The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Thanks so much Ms. Ethel Duck! Your blog Diary of a Recovering Codependent is truly inspiring. I am honored to receive this award from you.

This award isn’t like the others and is special to me because it acknowledges being a loyal fan and reader. I do pride myself in trying to keep up with reading the blogs of my peers. It’s challenging at times; but I feel it’s so important to show my respect and support.

If it weren’t for the support of my readers, I am not sure I’d be blogging still. It’s their loyalty that keeps me sustained.

Here are the rules to accepting the award:

1) DISPLAY THE AWARD CERTIFICATE ON YOUR WEBSITE
2) ANNOUNCE YOUR WIN WITH A POST AND LINK TO WHOEVER PRESENTED YOUR AWARD
3) PRESENT 15 AWARDS TO DESERVING BLOGGERS
4) DROP THEM A COMMENT TO TIP THEM OFF AFTER YOU’VE LINKED THEM IN THE POST
5) POST 7 INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF

I apologize for bending the rules; but, it was impossible for me to list only 15 and very difficult to stop at 20. Whether you frequently like my posts, or comment in times of need; I thank each and every one of you that has stopped to read my words.

Here are but a few of you:

1) https://poemsandpoemes.wordpress.com/

2) https://alittlecolorneverhurtsblog.wordpress.com/

3) https://kneal1.wordpress.com/

4) https://aunnielauren.wordpress.com/

5) https://ultimatesolace.wordpress.com/

6) https://mariabrinkley.com/

7) https://postcardsfromasemi-madwoman.com/

8) https://dianereedwiter.wordpress.com/

9) https://randomsbyarandom.wordpress.com/

10) https://meredithlbl.com/

11) https://knockedoverbyafeather.wordpress.com/

12) https://myambivalentexistence.wordpress.com/

13) https://inspiredstoriesandpoems.wordpress.com/

14) https://learningat40.wordpress.com/

15) https://theexceptionaleveryday.wordpress.com/

16) https://livinglearningandlettinggo.wordpress.com/

17) https://triumphantwings.wordpress.com/

18) https://cherished79.wordpress.com/

19) https://andrewmferrell.wordpress.com/

20) https://indelibleme2.wordpress.com/

The next part of accepting this award is to list 7 interesting facts about me. I’m not sure what constitutes interesting; but, here goes:

  1. My name: I am named after the Virgin Mary. Maria is the greek version of Mary. I also don’t have a middle name, because it’s greek tradition to use your father’s name; but, my mother protested. My greek last name is Kritos; however, when my grandparents came to America it was misspelled in translation and became Kriton. I use my mother’s maiden name Fairbrother. I always thought Maria Fairbrother would be a great name if I had made it as an actress.
  2. When I was 8yrs old, I decided I wanted to be a movie star. A dream I carried well into my adulthood.
  3. I attended both Modeling and Acting school. I worked as a model for many years, hoping it would lead me to an acting career.
  4. When I was 22yrs old, my movie star ambitions derailed; and I became an exotic dancer. I climbed this career ladder for 16yrs, and worked as a burlesque style showgirl traveling across the country.
  5. I was 25 when I moved to Hampton Beach, Nh. to perform in a Hypnosis show based on Star Trek. My hypnosis partner would later become my daughter’s grandfather. We also traveled to La to perform in Star Trek conventions where I had the oppurtunity to meet some of Star Trek’s cast members! Seeing Hollywood disillusioned my movie star dreaming heart. It was not as glamorous as I pictured.
  6. When I moved to Hampton Beach I also opened up a new age shop with my mom. It was called Mystic Visions. My mom did psychic readings and I made and sold candle, soaps, jewelry and more. These were very happy days.
  7. I met my (hypnosis show) partner’s son and fell in love. At 29 yrs old, I moved to Alaska in hopes of beginning a new phase of life. My relationship didn’t work out but a week after I came back home I found out I was pregnant! A new phase of life indeed!!!

None of these intriguing tidbits beat the fact that at 38yrs old, I lost my mom and had my nervous breakdown, leading me through the most interesting journey of my life. I am grateful you are all here with me. 🙂

 
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9 thoughts on “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

  1. You have done so well with yourself.👏🙌👌👐👍
    Thanks for sharing
    I also thank for the award
    You so kind.😘😘😘
    I hope i find some interesting stuff to share…😀😃

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