Are You Ready For Your Close-Up? 32 comments

Hello Fellow Bloggers!

Thank you for visiting. If you are new–WELCOME, I’m Kimberly. If you are returning–I’m happy to have you here again.

I am thrilled to share the first day of my September Sapphire Even Day Blog Challenge with you. If you don’t know about it already, click here and read all about it so you can participate. If you have a post ready for today’s writing prompt, check out mine and then link up yours below. And if you just want to hang out, that’s all right too. I’m from the South, baby, takin’ it easy is what we do.

On my birthday, September 12th, I will be doing a giveaway to celebrate in true fashion. I am also awarding additional prizes at the end of the month.

Because I appreciate the community that blogging provides and promotes, I will be following–via at least 1 form of social media–every person that links up. I hope you do the same for me and at least 2-3 other bloggers.


Who am I in 10 words or less?

I survived chickenpox, Catholic School, cancer, and childbirth.

Why did I start blogging in January 2013?
Because I needed an outlet and a motivator to continue writing every day in some capacity. I’m  finishing my first novel, an e-book, as you read this. It’s been 16 years in the making. While approaching 40 last year, I set 5 goals for myself: take swimming lessons again (check!), take a trip for my 40th birthday (check!), quit my full-time job to be self-employed (check!), improve my smile with braces (check!), and finish writing that book (ERRRRRRKKKK…not yet)!

What is the meaning behind Being A Wordsmith?
I have always been fascinated by words, grammar, and the English language in general. Writing began as a hobby when I was a kid, but acting was my first love. One day in 2000, I realized my headshots were on the floor of my closet while my story ideas were always scattered nearby. I picked up a pen and never looked back. Additionally, wordsmith is a “play on words” for my last name–Smith.

What do I blog about?

  1. Reality TV, Young & The Restless, and other hit shows
  2. Raising an only child (it’s his world, we are just living in it)
  3. Easy recipes
  4. Living in Louisiana
  5. Organization and productivity tips
  6. Being happier, healthier, and wiser


Link up for today’s prompt below.

Which of my writing prompts are you most looking forward to during the challenge this month?
Do you celebrate your birthday all month, all week long, or just for the day? 

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32 thoughts on “Are You Ready For Your Close-Up?

  • prowessandpearls

    Hey Kimberly!! Yayy…I found one of your challenges I can do right now, lol! I'm sooo late! Here I am telling Alison over at her blog about submitting her post late…”better late than never, but never late is better”…yeah right! Who am I to talk, lol! I guess I have to eat my words! 🙂 What a blessing you survived cancer…AWESOME!! Have a good one Kimberly!
    My recent post "Michell's Weekly Pearl"

    • BeingAWordsmith

      It's interesting when what you thought was the reason behind the blog name isn't it at all. I was so excited to be picked as a feature for the Show Off Party. I'll be back next weekend. Thanks for stopping by, Michelle.
      My recent post They Broke My Funny Bone

  • Amy The Breezy Mama

    Love the reason behind the blog name – I, too, have a fascination with grammar and words, which is why I'm studying education and English! I also love your perseverance. You seem to take life head on and roll with it. That's great! Looking forward to joining in the rest of this challenge with you!

    • BeingAWordsmith

      So sweet of you to say. I am my own worst critic, but I just can't seem to wallow in self-pity. I've been low before, real low, and I vowed never to be that way again. My life is filled with so many blessings. I choose to be grateful. Thanks, Amy.
      My recent post Perception Is Reality

  • Kenya G. Johnson

    Nice blog challenge. I just peeped the list. Happy early birthday and congrats on the upcoming book. I think my 40th birthday was the one I celebrate more than just one day. But for the most part I can't make it all about me. Me, my mom and my son's birthday's are three in a row in December. Then my husband has his two weeks after ours. So I can't hog up the whole month. 😉

    • BeingAWordsmith

      Ha! My mother, father and I are all in September. And my mother-in-law's is the day after mine. So I know just what you mean. Thank you for stopping by, Kenya.
      My recent post Recap of NaBloPoMo August 2013 Posts

  • Mandi Noel

    I missed the first challenge because I was on vacation (and will miss a few others for the same reason,) but I am excited to participate as much as I am able! I absolutely love all of your goals for your 40th! There's nothing better than being able to check a goal off of a list! Can't wait to get to know you and others better during this challenge!
    My recent post The First Non-First Day of School

    • BeingAWordsmith

      There will be a link up on each post for the challenge to link up your applicable one. Even if you miss the day it first appears, the link up will be active until the end of the challenge. So join in whenever you can, Mandi. Thanks.
      My recent post Celebrities Who Need To Go Sit Down Somewhere

  • prowessandpearls

    Hi Kimberly! Don't know how I missed this one…duh! 🙂 I won't be able to do them all, but I can do a few of them. Looks like fun though…looking forward to joining you! Have a wonderful evening!!
    My recent post Michell's Weekly Pearl

    • BeingAWordsmith

      I am excited about any participation you can give, Michell. Thank you for stopping by.
      My recent post Top 5 Reasons To Watch Season 1 Finale of The Haves and the Have Nots

  • Vivi

    That's awesome that you've survived cancer! Man, #FuckCancer.

    Wellst. I'm Vivi. The name of my blog is Heart, Print & Style. The breakdown of my blog name –
    – Heart: I have a huge heart. I empathize pretty easily. Also, I love the shape of a heart.
    – Print: I love to write and we mostly write in print. Also, when we type it's in a print format. Reading is one of my hobbies and I enjoying reading newspapers, magazines, books. Finally, I love wearing prints!
    – Style: Style is my life. I enjoying styling friends and family. I enjoy looking at style. I enjoying styling myself. I just dig style.

    I just celebrate my birthday the day of. I'm actually prefer celebrating birthdays of people that I love/adore than my own.
    My recent post HPS Giveaway: Accessories by Abiye

    • BeingAWordsmith

      Love your passion, Vivi! Thank you for commenting. BLM Girls support one another! I appreciate you stopping by to share your blog and its meaning.
      My recent post Recap of NaBloPoMo August 2013 Posts

  • Hope

    I love this post. I won't be able to committing to the entire challenge, but there are certainly a few topics I'm looking forward to like sharing my homemade pancake and syrup I made this
    My recent post The tooth fairy vs the 6 year old

  • Eat.Style.Play

    So glad to hear you survived Chickenpox….Tough stuff! Kidding but seriously I have an aunt who i took care of throughout her Cancer battle and it changed my life. I have nothing but respect for those who manage to get through it and stay positive. Anyway my name is Elle I Run I blog about Food, Fashion and Fun which explains the blog name. Took me a year to come up with it haha.
    My recent post Style- Striped Jeans

    • BeingAWordsmith

      Hi Elle! Those “C”s are a beast! I always appreciate the support I get from other BLM girls. I hope you'll join in the challenge. Thank you for commenting.
      My recent post Celebrities Who Need To Go Sit Down Somewhere