The Sunshine Blogger Award


I have been awarded “The Sunshine Blogger Award. ☀️

This award was given to me by,  “The Go to Girl” blog. Thank you for the nomination.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate other bloggers and ask them questions.
  • List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

Questions from, “The Go To Girl:”

Do you have a true love?
Yes, my past pets have been my true love.

What would you change about your life?
That I wished I was able to have gained my confidence much sooner, than I did.

Do you like to travel?
Yes I do and I would like to see more of the UK.

Do you listen or speak?
Although tiring because of lipreading, I do listen, but sometimes, due to nerves, or excitement, my talking can probably take over sometimes.

Night or day?
This is a hard one. Daytime first choice, because I need the light to feel bright and cheerful. But at night, it’s nice to curl up and relax.

Sun or snow?

Cat or dog?
I like both, but I have owned mostly cats, as it has been more suitable to my lifestyle.

What scares you?
Sometimes though, the future does too, but I try to not focus on this, but I do wonder if I would die alone and no one would know.

Will you succeed or fail?
Succeed, but what I fail on, is a learning curve.

Ask nominee’s new questions:

  • Are you a city, beach, or country girl?
  • If you could choose to live anywhere, where would it be and why?
  • Do you have tattoos?
  • What are your favourite hobbies?
  • After a stressful day, what do you do, to help you relax at the end of the day?
  • Are you a spring, summer, autumn, or winter person?
  • Sweet or savoury?

List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post. My nominees are:

You don’t have to play along, but it would be nice if you did, as readers would get to know you better.

I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award

This is not the first time I have been nominated for this award, as I was nominated last year. If you would like to see that post, you will find it here.

This year, I have been nominated by Carol, over at 

1. Write about how and why you started blogging.

This blog started because I needed to write for therapeutic reasons, which it still helps me for that same reason at times and acts as a release for whatever is inside. But it also gives awareness and I have met like-minded bloggers through this blog, so I never feel alone and that same I hope you don’t feel alone when you read what I share. My blog has also grown, which shows I have as I share new challenges, or learn new things.

2. Mention the person who nominated you and write a short description about them.

As I mentioned before, Carol, at “Therapy Bits” nominated me for this award, which you will find her blog over at the link shared above.
When you visit to read Carol’s blog you will learn about dissociative identity disorder (DID), PSTD and she shares sometimes her therapy sessions, as well as other parts of her life.

3. Choose 15 other bloggers for nomination, for this award.

I am not going to list 15 other bloggers for this award as I find not many really join in, so I will keep this open and if you are reading this post and have never been awarded before, then please feel free to feel nominated. Should you wish to join in, then don’t forget to tag this post so I can come and see your post.

4. Write two different pieces of advice for new bloggers.

Just be yourself, as this will reflect across in your blog and write what you are interested or passionate about, as this will keep encouraging you write something on your blog. Don’t forget to visit other blogs that interest you and leave comments there, as well as replying back to your own visitors.

5. Let the people you have nominated know about you nominating them and send a link to your blog post.

See number 3, for who I nominated.

Mystery Blogger Award

I have been nominated by, Letters To Life, for the ‘Mystery Blogger Award.’


The “Mystery Blogger Award,” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
Okoto Enigma, Creator of the Mystery Blogger Award.

Rules for Nominated Bloggers

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  9. Share a link to your best post(s).

Three things about myself

  • Whether not feeling confident, or a bit of anxiety, to others I don’t seem to show it.
  • I have a dolphin tattoo on my left arm.
  • There will always be a bit of an introvert in me.

Three of my favourite posts

Questions for me from, Letters To Life

What is your life’s inspiration?
Friends and bloggers.

If this would be the last moment of your life, what would you do?
It would have to be time spent with my cat, Miley, my mum and a couple of friends.

Which was the best lesson 2016 taught you?
Get a bit out of my comfort zone.

Have you ever wished seeing a shooting star? If yes, what?

Is there any person whom you would not talk even if he/ she be the last on Earth? (Weird)
There are a few I can count on one hand, but I don’t name.

I am not going to nominate 10-20 people. Instead, if you are reading this, then I nominate you. If you would like to join in, then here are my five questions below:

  1. Which first, humans, or animals and why?
  2. Do you have tattoos? If so, is there a story behind them?
  3. Favourite place and why?
  4. At the beach, would you rather play in the sand, or play in the water? (Weird.)
  5. Future plans?

Blogger Recognition Award

I have been recently nominated for the ‘Blogger Recognition Award,’ by Megan from simplynorthern. Thank you Megan. 🙂


I have been following Megan’s blog for a while for a broad range of reading from mine and to read someone else’s views. If you have not taken a look, then do pop on over.


  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  3. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  4. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
  5. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to them

How I started

This blog started because I needed to write for therapeutic reasons. Although I could have done this privately, I decided to write this public blog because I also wanted to get rid of the shame I felt due to my childhood experiences affecting me now as an adult.

This blog was my outlet to release what ever I was feeling inside, while having counselling sessions and my blog has continued still after these counselling sessions have finished. This blog now helps others and maybe also gives awareness to those that read it. My blog writing changing depending on how my mood is, but I like to keep my blog as positive as possible.

Advice to new bloggers

  1. Be you. Being you reflects in your blog posts, helping your readers to get to know you and vice versa. This then reflects in your posts.
  2. Passionate. Write something that is passionate to you, or what you like, whether it be something on a personal level or a hobby you would like to talk about and share. By writing about something you are passionate about, you will continue to write about it, without it feeling a chore and you will enjoy it. Blogging is fun after all.

Bloggers I nominate

  1. A Kinder Way
  2. Nichi Health
  3. Courage Coaching
  4. Summer Starts To Shine
  5. Letters To Life
  6. Steve Rose’s Blog
  7. The Lonely Illness
  8. dbestptsdblog
  9. Patricia J Grace
  10. A Life Less Ordinary
  11. Sarah Returns To Life
  12. A Runnaround Life
  13. Nature Knows Best
  14. Free Your Soul

I do hope the nominated blogs will join with the fun.

The Run.Rabbit.Run. PTSD award

I have been nominated “The Run.Rabbit.Run. PTSD Award,” by Courage Coaching. This has been a lovely surprise to receive with this blog not even a year old yet. Thank you Courage Coaching. (This award was previously known as the Blogger Recognition Award).


The rules:

  • Thank the blog who nominated you, share the link and award on your blog.
  • Write a brief story on how you started blogging and any advice you would give to a new blogger.
  • Select nominees (max 15)
  • Advise nominees.


Why I started blogging

I started blogging as a releasing outlet for what I was feeling, which has now turned out to help others, or be an inspiration. My blog has reflected as I change accordingly, which I hope to keep my blog positive, but like anyone with depression, it could change on my down days etc…

Blogging became therapeutic for me and continues to do so and I have come across many lovely followers here since bringing my blog to WordPress.

Advice to any new bloggers

Advice I would give to a new blogger is to just be you, as this will reflect in your post.

I would like to nominate the following for The Run.Rabbit.Run. PTSD Award

These are just some of many, I have picked, that I love to follow for different reasons. I know some already have this award, so I don’t expect them to do it again and others that I have nominated I don’t know if they have. But enjoy the award either way.