I always dreamed of winning an award, perhaps a Grammy or a TONY but "understudy", and "runner-up" were more my reality. I did win a pie baking contest once. I was the only one entered in my division. I've discovered that not winning awards is okay with me.
I don't need to be THE best, I need to be MY best. Not winning gives me space to improve and takes the pressure off. That's one reason I got into Kindermusik. Previously I was teaching private voice lessons where everyone wanted to be the next super star. They weren't enjoying the music, they just wanted the awards.
Oh but wait... the title is about me winning an award. I have at long last won something and have been given the honor of a Bloggy Award.
Liz, at http://twirlsncurls.blogspot.com/ has given me an award! It's the Sunshine award, and you're supposed to 1) post it on your blog (I saved the image and uploaded it), and 2) pass it on to 5 people who have brought sunshine into your life by listing them and a link to their blog. Here are the people in my list, do stop by and check out their cute sunny blogs:
and a "runner-up", because I think runners-up are awesome ;)