Recently I was lucky enough to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award not once, not twice but three times in one day. I am mentioning each one and answering one question from each.
What small thing makes you smile?
When I am able to help my friends. To offer my own experiences not to say do it this way but to say this is what helped me, and leave it at that. I care so much about my friends and family that I always wish that I could wave a magic wand and make all their problems disappear.
What or who is your spirit animal?
Wolves are my spirit animal. They are very family orientated. They are strong and protective. Never mind that I find their howls soothing. My text message notification sound is a wolf howl.
What is a piece of advise that you would give someone who is struggling?
To please reach out and talk to someone. Whether family, friends or even a stranger (such as a help line) reach out. As trite as this sounds, it will get better. I have struggled with depression, I have struggled with life and yet I have always found that if I talk about it I can better put it into perspective. Or write. Writing has saved my life more times than I can count. Pouring out the feelings onto the page seems to purge them allowing me to move forward.
I love all three of these ladies and their writings. If you get a chance please do check them out. I have interacted with all three and they are brilliant young women I have been lucky to find within the blogging community. And I thank them for their nominations.
I chose to answer one question from all three as opposed to 33 questions in total. That would be a lot of reading and I truly am not that interesting. LOL
Again thank you ladies, you have honored me with your nomination. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.
This nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award came from Grateful Single Moms. Her blog is amazing. I love her posts as they are very relevant to what is going on in my life. You need to check her out.
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:
-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions asked.
-Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
-List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
What is your blog about and what are your goals for your blog? My blog is about myself, my son and the life we lead. I write about a variety of subjects including depression/anxiety, friends, poetry. I am not really certain at the moment what my goal is for my blog. I will need to think about that and get back to you.
What are you most grateful for? I am most grateful for my family. My family is not only those who I am related to by DNA but also my friends.
Who do you admire most in life? I most admire my mom. She is the one who taught me everything I needed to know. And she doesn’t fuss to much about the stuff I never needed to know but do.
What quote most inspires you? If you can dream it you can do it.
What is one characteristic you wish you possessed? Grace. I am super klutzy
If you could make a living doing anything, what would it be? Writing
What is your greatest victory? Coming back stronger and more aware of myself from this last depressive episode.
What are you most passionate about? T
What could you do to improve your life tomorrow? Buy a lottery ticket and hope that I win. 🙂
What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? Accepting that I have been through a traumatic event that I am unable to recall at all and that my brain is protecting me.
Who do you admire most? My mom. She raised two children after divorcing in an era where people were still of the belief that you made it work. She is amazing. And I would not be who I am today without her.
- Who is your favorite fictional character?
- Which writer has influenced you the most?
- What is your favorite food?
- What is your favorite song?
- Who is your favorite recording artist?
- How do you find inspiration to create?
- If you were to discover that a child was coming into your life what would you chose to name them?
- How much time a week do you spend reading?
- Who is your favorite historical figure?
- What is your favorite season of the year?
- What makes you laugh?
My nominees are:
Poetry and Art by Mandy
Love’s Deep Waters
The Gentle and Brave Writer
Mental Health & Killing the Stigma
Havoc and Consequence
Misadventures at 30something
I hope that you will take the time to check out those that I have nominated. Some are new blogs I am following that I have really enjoyed. Others I have been following for some time and I would like them to know how much I appreciate their works.