And there was magic

You turned my world upside down, and it was pure magic.

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I choose to live in a world turned upside down, and separate from my fears.  Success is possible!  Beauty is everywhere!  Love surrounds us!  And – as if you would want to – there’s no going back ♥

What perspective will you choose?

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

The Sun Is Shining, And So Is This Blog!

The sun is shining, and so is this blog!  Thank you to Ally L Mare for nominating my little corner of the internet for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  I am truly honored, my heart beaming with, well, sunshine!

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The Rules.

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

So, in answer to Ally L. Mare’s 11 questions: 

  1. Will you be volunteering for any Mars expedition program? Only if there are kids in space who need dental care!
  2. Are you an adventurous person? Oh my, I am certainly cautiously adventurous.  And I love to make an adventure out of even a little trip to the corner store.
  3. Are you interested in travelling around the world? YES!  Thailand, The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, . . . YES!  
  4. On the scale 1 – 10, how high is your curiosity level? These questions seem to be ready-made for me: 10!  My evidence?  The first line of my dental school personal statement: “Curiosity got the best of me at a young age – in fact, it claimed my front tooth!”
  5. How do you deal with disappointment? I take a deep breath in, close my eyes, and accept that everything happens for a reason.  Then, I imagine what new possibilities this disappointment has unleashed!  
  6. Do you think you are the patient type? Most certainly!  Patience is essential in dentistry.
  7. Are you the one who usually wait for others or others wait for you? I am on-time, on Harvard School of Dental Medicine time.  In other words, I am earlier than early.
  8. Do you have your own favorite stars (in the sky)? I call them Frank and Frannie.  No, really 😉 
  9. Have you ever feel that you are doing something but you think that it is a waste of time? I have these thoughts now and then.  When I am writing and ‘should be’ studying.  When I am studying and want to be volunteering.  I wonder, ‘Could my time be better used elsewhere?’  And then I realize, these thoughts aren’t helping me.  In fact, imagine the freedom I would feel if I just let these thoughts go!  What if THIS were not a waste of time but a valuable use of time?  Because that’s all we really can do – use time.  In one way or another, the time will be put to use, and that is not good or bad.  Though time can be measured, its value just is. 
  10. What do you think will happen in the year 2100? In the year 2100, archaeologists will go on digs through Twitter!
  11. Do you have something that you know is old and worn but you do not want to replace? I love this question, because the answer is so simple: my Curious George.  Savannah, a fellow pediatric patient with CRPS/RSD, gave me this stuffed doll as a gift when I was ill.  She said, ‘Take him with you to hospitals and he will bring pain-free smiles.’  So, Curious George and I went to every hospitalization hand-in-hand, both of us dawning our hospital gowns.  When I went into remission, he still came with me everywhere, keeping me safe.  And now in grad school, Curious George is here, reminding me of my purpose: to always spread pain-free smiles.   (Of course, now that he’s due for his photo op, I have no idea where he is! #dormroomdilemmas)

Now, drum roll please for my nominations:

  1. A cornered girl
  2. Yvonne Novella
  3. Playing by my own rules
  4. Dave Kingsbury
  5. Discovering and Sharing Grace
  6. Cristen Rodgers
  7. Tony Burgess 
  8. Wanderlust Sara
  9. Learning to Live Like Water
  10. Endless Edits
  11. PJ Temple
  12. AND YOU – nominate yourself in the comments and join along in the chain-nominations, because YOU ARE A SOURCE OF SUCH BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE, TOO ♥

11 Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What is your first memory?
  2. What did you first want to blog about when you started your blog?
  3. What do you actually blog about these days?
  4. What do you hope to blog about in the future?
  5. Why do you keep on blogging?
  6. What is a blog post title you have been holding onto but have yet to release into the world?  Let’s let ‘him’ free!
  7. Are you annoyed yet with the word ‘blog’? 😉
  8. If you could write a word to replace the word ‘blog,’ what word would you create?
  9. What is your favorite place to spend a Saturday morning?
  10. Improv or stand-up?
  11. And, as follow-up to #8, why?

Yeah, so these are somewhat odd questions, but it’s all in the spirit of having fun!

Congrats to my nominees and thank you again to Ally L Mare.  Now, go forth and spread some sunshine through your blogs!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.