Archive for the ‘awards’ Category

dragonloyalty

This is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.  I am very humbled to be nominated by Chelise at Caterpillar To Butterfly. I am blessed to have Chelise as a friend 🙂

In turn here are my nominees:

1. amusingmyselfmusings

2. A Strawberry Pushes Through Insanity

3. Survivor Scrapbook

4. abbiegrrl’s recovery blog

5. betternotbroken

6. Souldier Girl | Poetry from a heart on fire

THE RULES:

  • DISPLAY THE AWARD CERTIFICATE ON YOUR WEBSITE
  • ANNOUNCE YOUR WIN WITH A POST AND LINK TO WHOEVER PRESENTED YOUR AWARD
  • PRESENT 5 AWARDS TO DESERVING BLOGGERS
  • DROP THEM A COMMENT TO TIP THEM OFF AFTER YOU’VE LINKED THEM IN THE POST
  • POST 7 INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF.

Here are my 7 facts about me:

1. I am survivor of Domestic Violence, rape, physical & mental abuse.

2. I love the Patriots! Can’t wait for football season to start again.

3. My Grandmother is my hero.

4. I love all genres of music, Yanni being one of my favorites (go ahead laugh & judge me hahaha)

5. I’m an introvert.

6. I have never known who my father is.

7. My birth mother was an alcoholic and a junkie, no one knew she was pregnant until I was being delivered in my Grandparents upstairs apartment by my Grandfather.

once-a-victim-now-a-survivor-award

Once a Victim ~ Now a Survivor Award

I  would like to thank Surviving the Specter  who nominated my blog for this award. This award is for those who have gone through mental illness of any kind, abuse, trauma, and especially PTSD. Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you
  2. Nominate 7 or more bloggers whom you feel deserve the award
  3. Post 5 questions for your nominees to answer (you may use the same as these below)
  4. Inform your nominees and post a comment in their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated

The questions for me were the following:

When did you start your blog and what inspired you? 

I started blogging a few months ago after I was introduced to it and given the great suggestion to do so. Blogging is a safe place for me. My inspiration was the incredible community connection for Mental Illness. I am a Domestic Violence, trauma, and Suicide survivor and have been greatly impacted by the enormous amount of support we all share on here.

What types of blogs do you follow?

I follow mostly blogs that have to do with trauma, PTSD, depression, suicide survivors, Domestic Violence, Anxiety etc. A few blogs have come across my reader or suggestions that are totally unrelated to mental illness that I enjoy reading.

How many revisions does it take before you push the publish button?

Ha! Probably atleast 5.

What’s the best thing about you and what have you learned from blogging? 

Right now probably isn’t the best time for me to be answering this question but I’ll try anyway. I am an extremely open minded & nonjudgemental woman. I have been told I am a rare breed & how important it is to be so unique. I have learned there are so many other surivivors of suicide and people just like me living with mental illness. I really don’t consider it an “illness” because generally speaking we are all much more intelligent and have so much more to offer than the world gives us the chance for.

Do you have other blogs?

Yes. I started a blog on Tumbler about 2 months prior to WordPress and one on Google. I don’t keep up on either of them regularly.

Here are the inspiring bloggers that I nominate:

Surviving the Specter

The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

Rose with Thorns

Gentle Kindness

And here are their questions:

  1. When did you start your blog and what inspired you? 
  2. What types of blogs do you follow?
  3. How many revisions does it take before you push the publish button?
  4. What’s the best thing about you and what have you learned from blogging? 
  5. Do you have other blogs?

liebster award

I would like to graciously and humbly thank Surviving the Specter for nominating me for this award. It is awarded to blogs with less than 500 followers. Chris asked me the following questions (bold), and I’ve followed with my answers in non-bold text:

How would you describe your blog content to someone who has not read it? 

My blog is a combination of my life as a woman living with PTSD, ADHD, Severe Anxiety as a trauma survivor and random posts expressing my deepest thoughts on the journey of life in who I was, who I am to who I am becoming. Focus on mental illness, the effects as well as my steps of self discovery over years of healing, and a touch of grounded morals I feel strongly about.

What inspired you to begin blogging? 

My initial inspiration to blog was my boyfriend. He is also a suicide surivivor and introduced me to this new world of expression in learning. Wanting to express myself, my story, my experiences, and be able to touch anyone else that feels the pain of living with mental illness. I am a Domestic Violence surivivor and a suicide survivor. I want to help fellow surivivors know they are not alone. We are a community that need the support and encouragement in one another that may save each others’ lives when least expected.

What have you learned about yourself from blogging? 

I have learned that I didn’t completely lose my imagination. I still have the creativity I thought was once lost to do years of abuse and trauma. As well, that I have a safe place to learn, grow, and connect with others without judgement. I don’t have to fake it until I make it because I am me flaws and imperfections and that is alright. I have been able to make a few new friends too. I’ve learned that I can be Transparently Honest with myself as well as those I hold closest to my heart without having to freak out because the words won’t verbally come out of my mouth. I hope this helps you all too.

What one piece of advice about blogging can you give to someone based on your experience?

Blogging is a transparent (like my blog title) opportunity to express, explore, vent, and grow. You have a vast world of touching others, connecting to people of all walks of life, and building character through whatever experience you are in. Not only can you expand your knowledge, you can indulge in others as well. Write your hearts out! Mental illness is a serious thing but is NOT a fault.

Here are the bloggers that I nominate for this award:

All you need to do is answer the questions below, display this award on your blog, and nominate more people (usually eleven) who have under 500 followers. Here are my questions to my nominees:

AMUSINGMYSELFMUSINGS

ismeisreallyme

Looking for the Light

  1. How would you describe your blog content to someone who has not read it? 
  2. What inspired you to begin blogging? 
  3. What have you learned about yourself from blogging? 
  4. What one piece of advice about blogging can you give to someone based on your experience?