Sunshine Bloggers Nomination

Really excited at the moment – I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by my first online friend Messy Mama. 

Loretta is amazing, crazy inspirational, and one of the friendliest, down to earth people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing – do yourself a favour and go check out her blog!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

An award nominated by peers recognizing their fellow writers for their inspiring and creative blogs.

Here are the rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to the original post
Nominate 11 people and ask them 1 1 questions
Answer the 11 questions they’ve asked you
Have fun!!

Who inspires you the most?

My mother does. Her strength, determination, and drive are unparalleled. She raised my sister and myself to be strong and fierce like her, and she worked every single day of motherhood to make sure we knew how much we were loved and appreciated. I definitely want to be her when I grow up.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I’ve always loved writing, I crave the creative outlet. I started blogging about anxiety and parenting because I was tired of hiding that part of myself. Turns out there are lots of people like me out there, so it was worth opening up!

What’s the greatest advice you have ever received?

Good things happen to good people. My husband says this to me all the time when I’m stressing or feeling down and out. He tells me to just focus on being the good person that I am, and to focus on all the good that I have in your life. It really does work – thinking that way attracts more positive. Sure everyone goes through tough shit, and bad stuff happens – but doing good, feels good, so ultimately being a good person brings about more good in my life. (Just don’t go telling him I said he was right, he’ll never let it go)

What motivates you to write?

My daily experiences – being a parent, being a working mom who lives with an anxiety disorder. Hell sometimes even a beautiful day. Anything and everything that’s part of my existence.

What do you do for self-care?

I read books, I write, and I take some me time – that includes getting my nails done, or a new arts and crafts project, anything that gives me a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

I would turn everyone’s asshole meter off – why can’t we all just get along people? Seriously, it doesn’t seem that difficult! Every single one of us learns this shit in kindergarten… *face palm*

What is the best work you have ever written?

I’m working on something now, its been in the works FOREVER, because… life. I don’t know if its the best thing I’ve ever written, but its definitely the longest, and I’m definitely most proud of it.

Who is your hero?

I don’t know that I have one hero… if I was pressed to answer I would say see question number 1. Otherwise, maybe my son, as dorky as that sounds. He’s so cool – the way he learns new things and conquers all these obstacles that to us don’t seem like obstacles but to a toddler seem like MOUNTAINS in the way.

How long have you been blogging?

Almost 3 months! I’m a noob.

What was your favorite vacation / getaway?

ITALY TAKE ME BACK!!!!!!! Fell in love with Florence, not sure all of me returned.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I want back to Italy. I want to see ALL of it. With that being said… I really haven’t been that many places, lets just put Europe on here and assume the universe is going to throw that back my way in the form of plane tickets :).

I nominate these peeps (I know its not 11, but all the blogs I follow have already been nominated!)

The Life of a Glasgow Girl

Empty Nest Mummy

Healthy Living for Hot Messes

Momma Braga

Questions for you:

  1. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
  2. What are you most proud of in your life today?
  3. If you could be anywhere right now, in this moment, where would you be?
  4. What is the first thing on your bucket list?
  5. The one food you can’t live without, but probably should?
  6. The person you look up to most (who do you want to be when you grow up?)
  7. Your favourite article of clothing that you can’t seem to part with?
  8. A blog you follow that you can’t live without?
  9. Your favourite animal and why?
  10. Why you started blogging?
  11. How you would change the world if you could change it?

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