Writing this blog brings me a whole lot of satisfaction – I love knowing I’m reaching others, sharing information about Chronic Pain and Invisible Illness and helping others as they live their lives with Disabilities. I don’t expect much in return, so when my blog is recognized, it truly delights me. And that’s why I’m thrilled to say I’ve been awarded the Sunshine Blogger Award
So – what is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is recognition given to bloggers by their fellow bloggers. The aim is to honour those of which bring inspiration and positivity to the world through their blog content.
Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
- List the Sunshine Blogger Award Rules and display the logo on your site.
- Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions given by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers and ask them 10 new questions.
- Notify the nominees of their nomination.
I want to extend my thanks to Davis at Everything Starts With Tea. She nominated me for this award and it totally came out of the blue. I was touched and flattered that she thought of me and liked my blog enough to consider it for this award. Thanks Davis…I appreciate it so much!
What has been your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement in blogging has been being nominated for 3 WEGO Health Awards for this year (2019)
What is your motivation to blog?
I like knowing that my blog is reaching people who live with Chronic Illness and is helping them to find answers and affirmation that they are not alone. I work hard to bring information and humour to my posts – I want people to feel this is a solid resource when they have Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia or Invisible Illnesses.
What’s one thing you wish to accomplish before you die?
I would love to take a “Round the World” cruise before I die.
What’s your greatest dream in life?
There are two things – seeing my kids and grandkids have happy healthy lives and to find a cure for Fibromyalgia.
What’s your favourite book and why?
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. It’s a hilarious account of her life with mental illness and is truly “laugh out loud” funny!
Pick any moment in life you feel has defined you the most and tell us, why do you feel that’s the case?
I think it’s when I was a single parent and had just started my first job. I went into a position as a receptionist where there were 12 incoming lines, and the computer system was completely different than what I had just been taught in the computer courses I’d been taking to prepare me for work. I knew at that moment I could either sink or swim and I chose to swim. I learned the new system in no time, mastered all those phone lines and discovered I LOVED doing administrative work – I was well suited for it. I thrived and never looked back.
If we were all colours, what colour would you be and why?
I would be pink! Pink is happy and light and cheerful and always makes you feel good. Even when it’s dark pink, it’s still pretty!
Tell me, what is one mistake you’ve made that you’ll never make again?
I will never marry again!!! LOL…that’s because I finally got it right with my current husband…my second attempt.
If you had the ability to fix one of the world’s problems, which would you choose to fix?
I would choose to end world hunger. With a full belly, you can achieve so much, but when you’re starving, everything else is a huge challenge.
You’ve been given a genie lamp – what three wishes are you asking the genie to grant?
- Unlimited wealth
- Eliminate World Hunger
- Another lamp
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John Rieber – John Rieber.com
Fancy Paper – Fancypaperblog
Peabody Amelia – You Can Always Start Now
Jpr Arv – Jaipur Thru My Lens
Taylor Kozak – Best Wishes, Taylor
- What is your favourite movie and why?
- Where is the best place you’ve ever travelled to?
- Tell us about a life lesson you’ve learned
- What is the best advice you could give to an up and coming, new Blogger?
- What was your favourite class in High School and why?
- Why did you start blogging?
- Do you have a blogging goal?
- What is your favourite food?
- Is there a tradition from your heritage you’d like to share?
- What is your favourite holiday memory?
So there we go…the Sunshine Blogger Award! I hope you enjoyed reading through this and to those of you I’ve nominated, I hope you appreciate how much I care about you and your blog. Please accept the honour in the spirit it’s been given, but if for some reason you are unable to participate, don’t feel bad!!! I know that some people prefer not to share in these awards and my feelings will NOT be hurt in any way if you choose to pass.
Share with your friends and feel free to nominate your own winners! Remember…
There Is Always Hope