Liebster Award


I’ve come across all kinds of wonderful people since I started blogging back in September. I really didn’t expect it. I thought nobody out there would actually want to read my ramblings – let alone come back for more.

So I was hugely flattered when my friend over at Rise of the Phoenix nominated me for the Liebster Award. I am so touched that so many people have read my posts, commented and emailed with encouragement and kindness.

As per Liebster rules, I’ll provide some answers to the given questions. And I will nominate a couple of my favourite bloggers to receive the award and to answer my questions if they fancy it.

Life isn’t easy, but it’s worth it

No I’m not OK.

  1. What is the best thing about blogging for you?
  2. What inspired you to start writing?
  3. What’s your favourite album / single?
  4. If you could change places with someone for a day who would it be and why?

Here are the questions I’ve been given and my answers.

Why did you start your blog?
I started blogging after I was discharged from hospital. I missed the community there, the interactions with people who can understand at least a bit of what I’m going through. I’d be journalling a lot about therapy and I just thought one day I would start sharing some of that material.

What is your most prized possession and why?
I guess she isn’t a possession as such, but I love my dog more than everything else I own combined. She always makes me laugh, she gives me a reason to go outside on the worst days, her cuddles are just perfect when I can’t bear to be around people.

What is your favorite quote?
That’s easy, I adore this one by Edward Everett Hale. It reminds me that just because I’m only one person, it doesn’t mean I am powerless to make a difference – to something, in some small way.

“I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”           

What is your favorite post you’ve written?
A difficult question to ask someone who is highly self-critical. I suppose I can say I am proud of some of my posts, in particular a few poems. I really like this poem I wrote a few months ago. I feel like it communicated a lot more that I could actually say at the time.

What is your favorite post written by someone else?
I don’t think it is possible to say, I read posts all the time that I find touching or that move me in some way. I am amazed by how courageous people are in opening their hearts through their blogs. In particular the two blogs I’ve nominated above do this. Those guys regularly write something that I can identify with, they bare their souls and that takes real guts.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. loomy9138 says:

    Congratulations again, well deserved!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cool! And thanks! I’m flattered! I will answer said questions and such- hopefully tomorrow. 🙂 huggggggs

    Liked by 1 person

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