http://inspirationalgem.wordpress.com/ has nominated me for the Sunshine Award. I am trying not…
http://inspirationalgem.wordpress.com/ has nominated me for the Sunshine Award. I am trying not to repeat my thank-you’s for the same award. But this time I will because the award has a new face and I want to share it with you.
I thank-you for this award. It is beautiful. You have lit up my soul and hopefully I can remain shining for other people as I walk this great earth.
Thank-you again and big hugs.
I was nominated by Billie over at
http://willeke73.wordpress.com for the Sunshine Award. Thanks so much Billie.
In Billie’s words, this is what is said about why to blog.
Have you ever heard of bibliotherapy? Wikipedia describes it as ‘a therapy that uses a person’s relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words and it’s often combined with writing therapy.’
Where other people might need bibliotherapy, I consider writing a help to ease past issues like being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005. However, when I started my blog, I didn’t think writing would become some sort of therapy I would find useful and it was not the initial goal. That goal only became clear after blogging for about a year, and realising it helped me settle my relationship towards my illness and eventually, seeing things in a more realistic way.
Because of my background – immigrated to Ireland 10,5 years ago, diagnosed with MS 8 years ago, losing a few family members in the space of 3 years interwoven with lots of funny stories and optimism – some people suggested I should write a book about my experiences of the last 10,5 years.
In a perfect world, I would like to sit down and start writing that very book, but being a perfectionist, I thought it would be wise to check out blogging to see if I could find an audience interested in my blah-di-blahs of daily life. Granted, I really do want to write a book, but it rather scares me having to look back and go over emotions that kept me busy shortly after being diagnosed and losing family members.
Creating a blog solely dedicated to living with MS would be interesting, but quite soon after starting it, I realised that I wanted to write about much more than just MS because I am more than just my illness. I am a daughter, sister, auntie, lover of life, of art, literature, libraries, museums, photography, psychology and another gazillion other things. Writing about MS only would mean that I would have to return to issues related to it over and over again every time I wanted to write and eventually I would run out of ideas faster than I can say ‘hi’ in English. MS does give me something to think about every day, but often it is about things I would not necessarily want to share (yet). However, adding posts about life in Ireland and my love for books and literature meant that my blog would be balanced enough, as long as I created one that would clearly show my other blog posts besides those about MS. A famous saying goes like this: ‘I may have MS but MS does not have me‘ MS does not rule my day anymore, it is here in my body but I refuse to let it take over my mind and I want that to be clear in my blog.
My aim is therefore to write about times like the ones I just described. I decided to stay in Ireland after my diagnosis for several reasons which I already wrote about in other blog posts. The biggest reason was living in a country where the weather is good for me and ride on the waves of life the slow way. That is what my life is like now… moving forward slowly but utterly enjoying everything I do. Because life is too short for regrets. And for dreams that cannot come true because you think you will not have enough time to fulfill them. If you can find all of this in my blog, then woohoo! Mission accomplished!
So read. Write. Dream. Be happy. Blog. And just breathe. Simply take a step back, breathe, and before you know it a new blog post is born.
Thanks again my friend~
Taz is an author over at http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com.
She has nominated me for the Sunshine Award. Thank-you so much Taz.
1-Link back to the person who nominated you.
2-Add the award logo to your blog.
3-Share 7 things about yourself.
4-Nominate 10-15 bloggers and link to them, and tell them about their nomination.
Seven things about me?
1. Did you know my brother and I are both left-handed. They say left handers are unique. LOL
2. I like antique crocks
3. Thursdays I always change my bedsheets.
4. I collect chickens
5. I lay on my stomach to go to sleep and end up in the mornings on my back.
6.One of my dreams is to be an artist, to paint one painting. I don’t know why.
7. I am a sucker for Dairy Queen ice-cream cones.
jack joseph’s mom
My friend over at http://creativemysteries.net has nominated me for The Sunshine Award. With this being one of the very first days that there is some warmth and sunshine, this couldn’t have been brought to my attention at a better time.
With the battles that I fight for my brother and the new war on his gigantic bill, I feel like a big ball of sunshine. I am on fire. I am willing to fight until someone tears my shield a way from me.
The rules for the Sunshine Award are as follows:
Ivonne is clever, funny and has is so very nice. Go over and meet her if you have not already!
There is nothing else I can say about myself and no more questions that I can answer. Please forgive me for not going into great details about my simple life.
Thank-you again Ivonne!
Stacie over at
awarded me for the Sunshine Award.
Thank you very much Stacie. I always thought the flower representing sunshine was such a positive symbol for a bright, sunny day.
Here is what Stacie says about herself:
I am married to a wonderful guy and the mother of 2 wonderful boys. I live in the best part of Southern Louisiana. I love reading, riding my bike with my family, well I love to do anything with my family. Just like most people I live in a crazy, non-stop world that is mostly caused by my children. I wouldn’t change any of it….
I have had Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue for 10+ years, among other conditions such as Candida. My purpose of this blog is for a release and is very personal. I am not in any way a writer. I’ve just always been better at putting my feelings on paper then with words. Please feel free to ask any questions or leave a comment. I’m from the South, we love to talk…….. and GEAUX TIGERS!!!!
The rules are to place credit to the one who nominated you.
Tell a few things about yourself.
Nominate a few others.
If you have read my other blog I posted earlier today, you will realize that I love antiques!
On Sundays I watch Joyce Meyers, Dr. Charles Stanley, and in off times, I listen to the oldie shows, such as what is playing in my ear right now, The Brady Bunch. I am still a kid at heart, or else, I refuse to move forth to violence in today’s programming.
I am a thinker. I don’t know what the legal term is for that, but my mind is always thinking about someone or something I can do to change things about my life.
Nominations today are:
Free Tag Zone
Thank you once again for this award!