Blogging Recognition Award

So once again I have been nominated for a blogging award this time by the amazing and ever so lovely Amy (whom I couldn’t thank enough!!) owner of Sassycatlady.com, a fantastic blog that I highly recommend you guys check out!

What is the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ exactly?

For those who haven’t read my last one, or haven’t come across a post like this yet or have yet to be tagged, I’ll just state again what this award is all about.

So the ‘Blogger Recognition Award’ is an award given out by other remarkable and phenomenal bloggers who have recognised the hard work and creativity/ originality sewn into their blog and blog posts.

Of course like with all these fun and amazing awards there are rules put in place to assure that it is fair, fun and that everyone get the recognition deserved.

The Rules


  • Write a blog post to show the award
  • Acknowledge the blogger who has nominated you
  • Give a brief story to why you started your blog
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Nominate at least 11 other fantastic bloggers who deserve the award!

Why I started my blogging journey


Before I had started this blog this year (4th February 2019) I couldn’t even message someone without hugely regretting it later, re-reading over my messages, wanting to take everything letter back, even if the message said as little as ‘hi’. I couldn’t bring myself to engage with other people on any level. I would spend my nights unable to sleep all because I thought I’d be able to message or comment on someone’s post.

But then I start this blog and I’ve found myself connecting with so many amazing, creative and just phenomenal group of people. I’ve found other ways to manage my anxiety, found more understanding in my mental health & illness problems, but more than that I have found my little drive for life again. I’m fighting a lot of invisible battles, a lot of it is unknown to me (but not for long) and I want my struggles, pain, fears, frustration, joy, small achievements, growth, good and bad moments to show through my blog.

I want people to see that through all the trail and error, the hopelessness and fighting oneself you CAN chase after your dreams and you CAN SUCCESS through a lot of hard work and not giving up or giving in.

I want to give back as much as I can. Something my mother always taught me while growing up and something that has always stuck was to help others who need/seek help. They way she would reason it to me was, “If you were in their shoes, what would you want you to do?”

I want to help spread more awareness on mental health and mental illness. The way I have decided I can best do that at the moment is by sharing mine and my experience/battle with it.

I want to help aspire others to chase after their dream (or as I like to say ‘write their dream.’). I want to help spread more positivity through the internet and help block out the negative/bad. I want to help other’s achieve their dream anyway I can, even if that’s just through continued support.

I created this blog to helped other authors get their books out there, to spread the word, to read more and connect with other people. I created this blog to help battle my own demons and show that the struggles (although incredibly difficult) is worth it. I created this blog to connect with other mental health fighters/ bloggers, to connect with other people battling their own demons and help support them, while learning new things about and new ways to cope with my own. I created this blog to help not only myself but other people, whoever they may be, whatever they may be going through.

I created this blog so people can know there is someone out there who does care about them, that there is someone out there who isn’t judging them, who DOES care about their health (both mental and physical) and well-being, who is here willing to just listen and to HEAR them. I created this blog to help achieve my dream and to spread my words, my voice, my thoughts, my…mind.

I’ve created this blog for so many reason and as the months grow on, so do my reasons for blogging.

The two pieces of advice I have for new bloggers are:

Do your research! You may not know it when going into it but blogging takes a LOT of work, time and effort. So many components go into making up your blog, I thought I had researched what I needed to know…boy was I wrong.

Here are 11 magnificent bloggers (never placed down in any particular order as they are all equally stupendous in their own ways) who have managed to keep my spirits high and blogging experience a great one but also produce some incredibly interesting, creative, original and simply astounding blog posts.

@EzziesBookshelf
@TheAnxiousTeac2
@PositivelyASD
@Beautyofmychao1
@LovePopcorn6
@Jessling1205
@Mahikswordworld
@AnnahMariahRuby
@cats_herding
@UnwantedLife_Me
@frantasmagoria1

I would just like to thank you all for taking the time to read my post and I hope everyone has a lovely week :D.

The Liebster Award

Before I start I just want to say thank you so much Hannah for nominating me for such a lovely award!

The Rules:

  • Simply, give a shout out to the blogger that nominated you for this award and make sure to link back to their blog
  • Write 11 facts about yourself
  • Don’t forget to post the award on your blog
  • And, answer the fun questions set up by the blogger amazing enough to nominate you
  • After that, Nominate 11 amazing bloggers who you feel deserve this award and don’t forget to tag them to help spread the blogging love

11 Random facts about me

I am deathly afraid of moths (though I feel as though I’ve mention this one somewhere before)

Until this year I never really watch T.V other than adult cartoons.

I’ll eat anything chocolate

I have three cats but want more in the future. (I highly doubt my boyfriend could cope with another cat in the around though!)

It’s no secret that I LOVE purple. But I also really like the colours Green and Blue.

I love books! But when I was a teen you would only ever find me reading things to do with vampires, werewolves and anything supernatural/paranormal.

I LOVE baking but HATE cooking.

I’m obsessed with anything tiny and/or cute. If it’s small I’ll more than likely impulse buy it and regret it later while taking loads of pictures of it…

When I was younger I used to refused to wear shoes unless they had some kind of heel that made that click/clomp sound as you walked by.

In truth, at heart, I’m still that little girl that only wants to wear loud high heels but now with my anxiety I can’t handle it as I feel it draws far too much attention to me.

And, lastly, I’m not at all an interesting person 🙂 .

11 Questions by Hannah

(1) If you could wake up in any fictional world, where would it be?

Any fictional world that has a unicorn. If I ever got to meet one, I’m pretty sure I’d become the happiest person alive.

(2) You can suddenly talk to just one species of animal, which would it be?

Umm, Cats. Purely because I’d really love to know what my cats are trying to say to me all the time.

(3) What’s the first memory you can remember?

Umm, being about five/six and running off to the skate park to do some skating, before venturing out into the “forbidden” Woods. I can’t really remember why everyone parents told us not to go in there, I loved it over there and even ended up creating my own little den for me and my friends when I was little older.

(4) What type of decor do you really need more of in your home/living space?

Books, I love decorating every room in books 😛 .

(5) You get a superpower of your choice, but you have to trade in three of your skills or positive traits. Which superpower do you get, and what do you trade for it in return?

I don’t trade anything or gain anything because my anxiety wouldn’t let me handle having a superpower.

(6) If you could only watch one movie ever again for the rest of your life, which would it be?

School of Rock without even thinking about it!

(7) Think back to your favourite place you’ve ever been. Where was it. and why did you love it so much?

The woods. Because it’s full of nature, animals, insects and critters, colours, peaceful sounds and usually no people.

(8) What are your most important goals that you’re focusing on right now?

  • Helping others through my blog
  • Writing my novel
  • Getting my candles out there into the world
  • Growing my blog and social media’s
  • Continue learning more about certain mental health topics
  • Gaining some control over my anxiety and depression
  • Keep focusing on getting healthier
  • Getting myself to the point I can up my yoga practice and do more demanding positions
  • Reconnecting with myself
  • Not to loose myself through my mental health again
  • Continue re-learning to do all the things I used to love, e.g, Reading a lot more, writing my own poems and lyrics again, drawing again, playing the piano/keyboard again and focusing more on the things that use to give me joy
  • And just in general to make it through each month without giving up or giving in.

(9) Would you rather never eat your favourite food again or never see your favourite animal again?

Never eat my favourite food again, I don’t have a great relationship with food as it is, but I do with my pets. I couldn’t bare not seeing them ever again!

(10) If you could learn any language, which would it be and why?

Gaelic, I’m not actually sure why.

(11) What’s a difficult lesson learnt in life that you’re now grateful for?

Not to judge a book by its cover. Which goes both ways, just because someone looks and acts good at first doesn’t necessarily mean they are and just because someone looks or acts bad doesn’t necessarily mean they are bad.

My 11 Questions for my nominee’s

What is you’re all time favourite book? Something you could read again and again?

  1. Do you chew your pens/pencils?
  2. What is your song of the week?
  3. What was your favourite childhood cartoon?
  4. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
  5. Have you ever been to a concert?
  6. What was your first ever concert?
  7. Are you named after anyone? (Example, family member, celebrity, Place).
  8. What was your favourite school subject?
  9. What is one hobby you would like to take?
  10. Do you any irrational fears?
  11. What are you looking forward to this year?

My Nominee’s

@KaraleeCupcake
@Jessling1205
@Missjoblogger
@Laurenreads1
@ChloechatsBlog
@BestieTalksBlog
@frantasmagoria
@jofalltradesb
@UnwantedLife_Me
@nyxiesnook
@Femenish