The Modern Girl’s Guide to Being Sick has nominated me for the Liebster award! I feel so very honored. For some reason, every like, share and encouraging comment on my blog always catches me by surprise. I am glad people seem to be enjoying it. I started this blog to help fellow spoonies feel sexy and enjoy life. I’ve tried to do that with posts like this one and that one but this blog has really evolved into something more personal than that. The WordPress community has shown me support and and offered reassurance that could only come from another spoonie. I am grateful to have started this blog. I just wanted to write more. It is so therapeutic. The WordPress world has not only opened my eyes, its given me a home. Thank you!
If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
1. Thank the person that nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog.
3. Answer the eleven questions about yourself provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Provide eleven random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate five to eleven blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers.
6. Create a new list of questions for the bloggers to answer.
7. List these rules in your post.
8. Inform the bloggers that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post.
I was asked:
1. Why did you start blogging?
I just love to write. The fibro fog can make it difficult to find the right words though.
2. What are you most proud of?
I am proud of myself for always getting back up. No matter what life has thrown at me, I’ve managed to make it work and maintain a decent attitude (most of the time). There are times when my anxiety gets the best of me but I’d say I am coping well. 😉
3. What’s your favourite animal?
I have always favored animals over people. You could tell me my best friend was going to be a python, dog or whale and I would be quite content. I don’t like most bugs. Especially, the flying ones! Spiders are pretty neat creatures, though.
4. What’s your favourite book?
Oh how I love books! Go Ask Alice, House of Leaves, The Princess Bride, On a Pale Horse, The Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, The Highly Sensitive Empath, Atheist Yoga, I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space, Stop Your Bitching Naturally…… There are more! But that’s all i can think of right now.
5. What three things could you not live without?
Chocolate, internet, tea (not counting all the un-fun things I need like oxygen and medicine and stupid money).
6. What food do you dislike the most?
I do not like the sauce on most frozen pizza and that sucks because I love pizza and convenience.
7. What was the first record/cd you bought?
I believe it was a best of album by The Eagles. I was heavily influenced by my mother. Still like The Eagles though.
8. What is your favourite time of the year and why?
I love summer! I like it hot! Cold weather hurts my bones and makes me sad. I want to bask in the sun like a lizard all day, everyday.
9. If you could go back to anytime in history which time period would you choose?
Well, I think it would be neat to visit different time periods and see the dinosaurs or see Stonehenge be built. Imagine witnessing the Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty being built. There are lots of times I’d like to visit but I wouldn’t want to stay because people didn’t like that long and it was dangerous. I don’t think I’d do very well without central heat. I think I would fit in well in the 1920s because I love old gangster movies. I could have made a good mafia wife. The 1950s probably would have been alright too. I like the cars and the fashion from the 50s.
10. What is your favourite film genre?
When I was younger, I loved watching scary movies. I still do but the new ones just can’t compete with the classics. So, I’d say I love comedy. What spoonie couldn’t use a laugh? I love every Will Ferrel movie that I have ever seen! He cracks me up, so comedy must be my favorite!
11. What do you consider to be the greatest beauty product of all time?
Red lipstick. It is all you really need.
I have answered my eleven questions so, here are eleven random facts about me:
1.) I have terrible allergies.
2.) I don’t watch TMZ.
3.) I only drink non-GMO beer.
4.) I have too many stuffed animals in my house for a person my age with no children.
5.) Without Siri, I couldn’t remember a thing!
6.) My lips are always chapped.
7.) I love the smell of old books.
8.) I have large feet.
9.) I like it when it rains as long as I don’t have to go outside.
10.) I love British television.
11.) I’m incredibly awkward.
Now that I have done the facts, it is my understanding that I must nominate eleven blogs with under 200 followers. So, my nominations are:
MSy Though of the Day
Adventures in Existence
Kira Kira the Spoonie
The Sovereign Patient
Health and Fitness by Aimee
The Pretty Little Sparrow
My Battle with Fibromyalgia
Healing on a Budget
Life As Is
I truly enjoy every one of these blogs. It was harder than I though to just pick eleven. I was surprised that many of these blogs don’t already have over 200 followers. They are helpful and inspiring but most of all, they let you know that you aren’t alone. Most, if not all are also spoonies. When I was nominated for this award, I wasn’t really sure what it was. When I searched it, I learned it has German origins. The word “liebster” has several meanings and the rules may vary. The official rules can also be found here.
I almost forgot! Now, I am supposed to come up with my own set of questions for my nominees! Well, okay then. Here is goes:
1.) Do you have any pets?
2.) How many siblings do you have?
3.) What’s your favorite scary movie?
4.) Favorite book?
5.) If you could retire now, money is no object, where would you go?
6.) What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
7.) What is the most daring thing you have ever done?
8.) When was the last time you stayed up all night?
9.) Did you ever skip school? Get caught?
10.) What inspired you to start your blog?
11.) How many posts have you written?
Okay, let me check the rules one more time. I don’t want to forget anything.
Okay, looks like that’s it.