My lovely blog friend Terri from Reclaiming Hope, nominated me for a new blog award which Pamela Jensen from There is Always Hope has created.
Terri writes a lovely blog on learning how to thrive, not just survive, with Fibromyalgia. Terri is a regular visitor to my blog and always writes lovely enthusiastic comments on my blog posts. Her Wellness Wednesday posts are full of tips to improve or inspire you with the odd recipe thrown in every now and again.
When I started writing my blog back on 2007 it was a way of me writing down how I felt on my bad and good days and I soon found solace in my blog friends and have never looked back since. It still amazes me how I can have blog friends from all over the world. Receiving an award like this just makes it even more worthwhile. If Terri had not nominated it for me and someone else had Terri would have been on the top of my list to award her with one. Many thanks Terri, you know how chuffed I am.
The Chronically Hopeful Award is, in Pamela’s words, “to recognize the incredible people who blog about chronic illness, mental health. ”
Here are the rules:
• Thank your nominator
• Recognize Pamela from There Is Always Hope as the creator of this award with a link.
• Use the Chronically Hopeful Award logo somewhere in your post
• Copy these rules onto your post
• Answer your nominator’s questions
• Write 5-10 of your own questions (they don’t need to be illness related)
• Nominate 5-10 other chronic illness, mental illness, or disability bloggers
• Comment on each of your nominees’ latest posts to tell them they have been nominated
Terri’s questions to me...
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned since starting your blog.
That it doesn’t matter where you are in the world the chances are you will get to know someone through your blogging who is going through the same as you
If you could tell people ONE thing about living with a chronic illness, mental illness or disability, what would you want the general public to know???
Never, ever, ever give up hope. I have a tile in my bathroom which has this written on it.
Why did you decide to start your blog/advocacy work?
I felt very lonely and didn’t have anyone to talk to about my conditions and started looking online (back in 2007) and found out all about blogs and I was hooked from the word go.
What is one thing you’re really good at? Don’t be modest — tell us something you have a talent for!
Talking, I hardly ever stop. 😀
What do you like to do for enjoyment?
Blog (obviously) make gift cards, knit, and short breaks in the UK.
My nominees, all of whom I think deserve this award are…
Beverley Dickson from Blooming Mindfulness –
Lee Good from Fibroblogger Directory –
Carole Sian Scranton from Fibro Flutters –
Poise and Prescence from Alexander Technique –
Cindy from Validating Chronic Pain –
Claire Saul from Pain Pals Blog –
My questions for my nominees are …
1. How long do you spend blogging and do you blog daily?
2. What got you into blogging?
3. What three things do you love about Sunday’s?
4. Dog or cat?
5. Heat of cold when you are in pain?