So this week something wonderful happened……(drum roll please….)
Fibromystory received a nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award 🥇 yay 🎉
The Sunshine Blogger Award
Being all about the research, I did a quick web search of The Sunshine Blogger Award, while I couldn’t find its origin, what I did find was pages from bloggers delighted to receive a nomination and keen to share the sunshine with their fellow bloggers. From what I can see, that’s the point of The Sunshine Blogger Award – to celebrate those who are creative, positive and inspiring. It’s a great way to create friendly communities which give a positive experience to both bloggers and readers.
It’s no wonder that I’m delighted to receive this nomination and for that I thank Casey @ This bipolar brat.
I’m delighted to introduce you to Casey, author of this. bipolarbrat.wordpress.com
In case you’re not familiar with her blog, Casey is a poet, writer of short stories, writer of everything in fact! In her blog she discusses her passions as well as her health with honesty and insight. I love reading her blog, she is a talented writer whose words capture and hold my interest – I’m not going to tell you more…. Go & enjoy for yourself!
What next…. the rules;
As part of The Sunshine Blogger rules once nominated, the blogger is asked to:
Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog. ✅
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.✅
Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.✅
Notify your nominees and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo.✅
Time to get personal – 11 questions and answers
1. Why did you start your blog?
Everything just seemed to come together at the right moment, the passion, the message and the time.
I have always had a passion for writing and feel that blogging is a great way to develop my writing skills. Plus, over the 4 years since my journey with fibromyalgia began, I’ve learnt a lot about fitness and strategies to manage it and finally feel in a happier, more peaceful place. I really wanted to do something with that knowledge and hoped that the blog would allow me to inspire and connect with others.
2. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far.
This is such a tough question but I think best summed up with this quote;
3. What’s your weakness.
My weakness is a mother’s love. My son.
I don’t know whether it’s simply because I’m a Mum, because he’s my only child, or the fact that he lives (brilliantly) with a learning disability which makes me over protective; (most annoying to a man in his 20’s I’m sure!) I’m learning to trust in his abilities and accept that I can’t save him from the world, he has to experience the good and bad. Being an parent of an adult child is tougher than I thought it would be….they even want to make their own decisions 😂😂
4. What’s your favourite band, singer, musician?
My tastes are really eclectic and very much dependent on my mood.
That said, I simply cannot answer this question without giving a mention to my step brother Joe Biddle. He is a talented musician and inspires me to live my dreams and pursue my creative ambitions.
Of course you think I’m a little bias and maybe I am? So you decide; I attach the link. He wrote this song – You and I and features in the video with his lovely partner.
5. What’s your worst habit?
I hate being wrong and this can lead me to wanting the last word and struggle to admit I got it wrong. Being a bit of a perfectionist I can also beat myself up for not being right. Completely irrational – We learn best from our mistakes.
Like everyone else, I am always ‘work in progress’.
6. What’s your favourite holiday and why?
My favourite holidays are in the Sun, close to the beach. The sun seems to warm bones and invigorate me. Bring on the Vitamin D!
I love family holidays, where everyone is relaxed and we all get to spend some quality time together before we all zoom back to our busy lives.
7. What’s your biggest advice to new bloggers?
– Don’t wait until your blog is perfect – there’s always something to learn.
– Stick to your aims. Enjoy each part of the process. Of course, we all hope our blog will be successful but aiming for success will place pressure on yourself and detract from the experience.
– Don’t be afraid. It can be really daunting to expose yourself and fears can creep in? Don’t allow your fears to stop you from trying.
– Be reassured by The Sunshine Blogger Award that the blogging community is based on the ethos of support and community. The support and connections I have made with others has been such a reward and source of motivation. We’re rooting for you!
– Reflect on your work – what can you learn to develop further?
8. What’s the biggest goal you want to achieve before you die?
The immediate answer that sprang to mind is “Staying Alive”!
My biggest goal I want to achieve before I die is to pursue self development- to find the path that’s right for me to bring peace and happiness.
9. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
People who do not use manners.
My Grandmother used to say that manners don’t cost anything, so there is no excuse. Hearing “Good Morning” or holding a door open for someone feels nice. Spread the kindness people, it comes back at you 💐
10. What do you think the biggest problem in the world right now is? How do you think we can fix it?
Greed seems to be the biggest problem in the world right now. I would like to think it can be fixed with an a more equal division of wealth. Yet, I simply don’t see that all of humanity will work together for the greater good. The class structures and notion of the survival of the fittest seem to prevail.
11. What is your favourite book?
Argh! How does a book fan choose one book as a favourite? I think I will have to say my favourite is Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. To me it’s a fun beginners guide to Philosophy – who hasn’t asked themselves “ who am I?”