I feel beyond honored to have been nominated for such a fantastic award by an incredible fellow blogger, Yaa Yaa https://scribblesandtostitos.com/ . It means so much to be recognized by someone who is as inspiring as Yaa Yaa is to be someone who brings uplifting meaning and inspiration to the blogging community! Thank you SO much Yaa Yaa and anyone that has not already been able to view her site, I strongly encourage you to do so! I feel that you will love her posts as much as I do!!
What is The Sunshine Blogger Award About?
The Sunshine Blog Award recognizes bloggers who are positive, uplifting and inspirational adding so much value to the wonderful blogging community. It is an amazing way to connect with other bloggers and show appreciation and respect for their work! We are all part of such a supportive community and this personally makes me so proud to be part of it! My goals for every post I put out is to add as much encouragement and be as uplifting as I possibly can to everyone reading. I hope it shows that with every word you read, I do always write from my heart and soul!
Once nominated, a blogger is required to:
1) Write a post in which they thank the blogger for nominating them and link back to their blog.
2) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3) Nominate 10 other blogs.
4) Give them 10 questions to answer.
5) Notify your nominees and display the rules and The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
Here are my answers to Yaa Yaa’s great questions!
- Why did you decide to blog?
I made the decision to start blogging in July 2017, as a way to encourage others that battle with any chronic illness to never give up on life. I also wanted to be able to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and show those dealing with this illness that you can still achieve your goals in life and that MS does not define who you are in any way! My goals have always been to be encouraging and inspiring to others and bring positivity to a world that appears to have lost the ability to do so.
- Where do you want to be in 5 years (personally, professionally, and physically)?
Five years from now, I am hoping to have found more ways to beat my battle with MS and be healthier. I have always been the type of person that allows stress to consume me and I am hoping in 5 years I will have found ways to live more and stress much less!!!
- Tell us about your favorite place in the world.
My favorite and most relaxing place is the beach. I find the sound of the waves to be comforting and calming. It honestly does not really matter what beach, I just LOVE the beach!!!
- As a kid, what did you do for fun?
As a child, I always enjoyed and loved writing. I would write small short stories and poems that I thought had a lot of meaning. All these years later, I still enjoy writing!
- What is your biggest tip for new bloggers?
My biggest tip for any new bloggers is to reach out to others with similar interests as what you are writing about. It is important to build a network with those with similar interests as this allows you to grow and learn from them. I also would tell new bloggers that making friends with other bloggers by commenting on their posts is extremely beneficial. Blogging is all about supporting and encouraging others.
- What false assumption do people make about you?
Honestly, I think one false assumption people often make about me is because I have MS, that I am disabled. This could not be farther from the truth. Even though I do have what is known as a disabling illness, I am not yet completely disabled and do not feel that I will be. I can still do just as much if not more than many others without MS.
- Besides blogging, what is something you’re currently working on?
Considering my love and passion for writing, I have a goal to write a book someday. I am trying to build a network of other writers that can help guide me through this journey. I even have an outline ready for the book I am going to write someday. I have started to say the book I am going to write instead of the book I would like to write because it seems to add to the goal!!
- What us your funniest memory?
All my funny memories are normally around my cats. They offer so much love and laughter to my life. Just the other day our youngest cat sat there for about 5 minutes bathing our older cat. Those two precious fur balls have built such a loving bond for each other and it always makes both me and my husband laugh!
- Tell us about your perfect day.
I think my perfect day will be the day when there is LESS hate and more LOVE in this world. We will never be truly happy and successful until we can all learn to have more compassion and acceptance of others. In my life, I have absolutely NO time for disrespect and hate as I feel no matter whom we are, we are all human!
- What is your favorite post on your blog?
I think one of my favorite posts on my blog has been “What I have overcome that has made me stronger” https://fightmsdaily.com/2018/05/29/what-i-have-overcome-that-has-made-me-stronger/ . This is one of my favorite posts because it shows that difficult things we go through in life can actually help make us even stronger and we can get through anything!
My Fabulous Nominees Are:
First let me just say to my nominees, I know that we all get very busy with life and the last thing I want to do is add any stress to your lives, so please do not feel obligated to participate with this award. I just wanted y’all to know how much I appreciate you and the posts that you share and all of your fantastic comments! Y’all are incredible and even though I would LOVE to read your answers, I do not want to add anything to your already very busy life!
My Questions for my fabulous Nominees
- Why did you start blogging?
- What is your greatest inspiration in life?
- What is one country you would love to visit?
- As a child, what did you dream of doing for a living?
- If you could choose any superpower, what would it be?
- What are your top five blogging necessities?
- What is one interesting thing about you that people do not know?
- What do you love most about blogging?
- If you had to listen to one song on repeat, what would it be and why?
- What is your biggest fear?
Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! The heat and humidity is absolutely INSANE where I live, but I hope where you live is a lot more comfortable! If you have not already viewed the sites for those I have nominated, please check them out as they are fantastic!!! And definitely check out Yaa Yaa site, https://scribblesandtostitos.com/. I think you will enjoy all of these! Thank you again Yaa Yaa for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, I love the title because it sounds so happy!!! As always, I am sending y’all LOTS of love and comfort!