Sunshine Blogger Award!

Sunshine-Blogger-AwardThe Sunshine Blogger Award is recognition award for bloggers who inspire readers by promoting positivity and bringing joy. I want to thank Hillary Tan for nominating me for this amazing award! I was completely blown away that Hillary would even consider me for such an incredible award, but do feel very honored she did!  

Hillary has her own fantastic blog at and if you have not already visited her site, I strongly encourage you to do so! Hillary shares very real life events through her writing and I find her to be very uplifting! I can connect with Hillary so much and feel that we have known each other for years!

The Sunshine Blogger Award of course has rules (surprise, surprise!). These rules ensure the success of this award, providing exposure to all the award winners. The rules are quite simple and straightforward.  I would like to nominate everyone that is reading this, but unfortunately I am not able to. I know how busy y’all are and I wouldn’t feel right asking you to do anything additional, so there is NO pressure at all! I am coming up with 11 new questions and would love for anyone that wants to play along, to do so!rules


  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

My questions from Hillary and my answers are:

  1. Why did you decide to start a blog? Originally, I started blogging because I have a real true love for writing. I also wanted to share my experiences about living with Multiple Sclerosis with others to hopefully make their struggles easier to manage. I know it can be lonely living with a chronic illness, so I wanted to show others they were not alone!
    2. What year did you publish your first blog post? The first post I published was in 2017.
  2. .What is your favourite thing about blogging? I think my favorite thing about blogging is the connections I have made with others. Many of my blogger friends have encouraged me when I was down and have helped get me though horrible times. I hope that I have been able to do the same for other bloggers as well!
    4. Do you own a pet? If so, what kind? I do own two amazing pets. Both of my pets are cats and bring SO much joy to my life. Our older cat, Chloe, we have had for 14 years. She is a precious little firecracker with a personality larger than her little 9 pound self. Our younger cat, Sundance, was adopted after his original owner past away. Sundance is a Himalayan and just a big ball of fur and love. His personality is pretty chilled. He loves to play and follow his big sister everywhere.
    5. Do you have any routines before you write a blog post? It depends on how I am feeling. If there is something I want to write about that takes research, I will write it out by hand first. Most often, I write straight from the heart and put my all into every post.
    6. What motivates you to write? Where do you find inspiration? Things I am passionate about motivate me to write. There are certain things that I can feel deep into my soul and want to share my thoughts. I want to write about things I have been through in life and how I made it through the struggles. I think if people are able to read about a struggle another has dealt with and how they managed because it gives hope to the reader.
    7. What country do you live in? United States
    8. Are you a coffee or tea drinker? I am not a coffee or tea drinker because I do not like hot beverages.
    9. Are you a morning person or a night person? I think I am more of a morning person. I say this because I tend to feel better until about 2 in the afternoon. It seems that after 2:00, the pain and fatigue hits me hard.
    10. What languages do you speak? Unfortunately, the only language I am fluent in is English. I did take Spanish in high school, but only remember a small amount. I want to learn more languages someday!
    11. What do you fear the most? I honestly think the thing I fear the most is people are going to continue to be full of hate. It seems like hatred has only grown and it breaks my heart.

1-My amazing nominees are:   


My questions for my fabulous nominees are:

  1. How long have you been blogging for?
  2. What are your favorite parts of blogging?
  3. What motivated you to join the blogging community?
  4. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
  5. Where did you go on your last vacation?
  6. Are you a beach person or mountain person?
  7. What brings you the most joy in life?
  8. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?
  9. What is your dream job?
  10. What is your favorite motto?
  11. If you had three wishes, what would they be?

I appreciate y’all visiting my site today! Message for my nominees, please do not feel any downloadpressure to participate, I know y’all are busy and I do not like adding pressure to your life! I will of course enjoy and love reading your answers to my questions!! Anyone that hasn’t visited the sites of my nominees, I do know you will enjoy reading what they share as I know I always do!

I hope the end of your week goes absolutely wonderful and you are all feeling the best you can! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all  LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤




48 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award!

  1. I just noticed that you nominated me for the sunshine blogger award and I deeply appreciate it. I hope you don’t mind but I am going to answer the questions here! 🙂 I have never been much of a rule follower 🙂

    1. How long have you been blogging for? I started blogging January 8th, 2018

    2. What are your favorite parts of blogging? I love the connections I have made with people I have “met” through WP. A side benefit has been that it gave me enough confidence to publish a book.

    3. What motivated you to join the blogging community? My husband. He had been encouraging me to start a blog for years and he set up the blog for me and told me to go for it. Such a gift!

    4. Do you prefer cats or dogs? I love both and I have a dog and two cats and 4 chickens

    5. Where did you go on your last vacation? vacations are very few and very far between but………Lake Michigan

    6. Are you a beach person or mountain person? i love them both equally……i wonder if there is somewhere i could live on a mountain overlooking a beach!?

    7. What brings you the most joy in life? my kiddos

    8. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you want to go? Italy, Bolivia, Greece, Iceland, India, the list could go on and on.

    9. What is your dream job? I had a dream job……..I was working at a VA Hospital but life got in the way.

    10. What is your favorite motto? carpe diem

    11. If you had three wishes, what would they be? (1) healing everyone from every illness and disease (2) bring an end to poverty (3) become a New York Times best selling author

    Thank you Alyssa for allowing me to participate in this award, Bless You! 🙂

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  2. Good morning, Alyssa! Thank you for writing this blog post, especially since I know that you are busy. Seeing your blog post made me smile. 😊 💕

    I really enjoyed reading your answers and definitely learned more about you. Writing from the heart is the best kind of writing because it’s authentic and real. ❤️ We have a cat too and just got him a couple weeks ago from the shelter. Cats really do being so much joy. Our boy is really playful and friendly compared to my grumpy childhood cat (she was a half-Persian and didn’t like people). I really like the names that you gave your cats! Himalayan cats are sooo cute and fluffy. 😍💕

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    • You are more than welcome, but I really appreciated you even considering me for this award! I had actually finished it a few days ago, but was trying to think of the nominees.

      I am glad you enjoyed reading my answers! Writing from the heart is the only way I know to write and it is a great feeling. Our babies are truly the light of our life and so loving. Our younger one is sassy and full of attitude. The Himalayian has asthma, so he gets medicine twice a day. He is nothing but love and fluff!!!! What is your cat’s name?


  3. Congrats on the well-deserved award! Off to check out Hillary’s blog now as I don’t think I’ve come across her’s before.
    I loved reading your answers. I think I would have picked the same about the favourite thing when it comes to blogging; the blogging community is priceless! Sundance is such a cool cat name, and how sweet that he gets on well with his lil sister  ♥
    Caz xx

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    • Thank you so much Caz! I appreciate your kind words!! I do think you will enjoy Hillary’s blog once you check her out!
      I am glad you enjoyed reading my answers. It is great to know we agree about our favorite parts of blogging and this amazing community! The friends I have made in the blogging community are priceless and precious! Sundance is a sweet little boy and is so laid back. Our two cats have very different little personalities, but love each other SO much!!!

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  4. Alyssa… I’m just reading this now. My apologies. WP did it again and disconnected me from following you.
    I’m actually playing catch up with a few bloggers that were lost in the midst of the WP wormhole.
    I am so grateful that you nominated me for the Sunshine Award. I will try to get in completed by tomorrow. Thank you, so very much from the bottom of my heart.
    Now it’s time to catch up on your blog!! 💗

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