I woke up to some good news…well actually great news this morning!
I have been nominated for the Run.Rabbit.Run PTSD Award (Previously known as the Blogger Recognition Award)!!
I have been nominated for this wonderful blog award by the ever-inspiring Courage Coaching! Thank you so much! I feel both humbled and grateful!
I’ve been following Courage Coaching for quite some time now and her posts never fail to offer sound advice and have helped me dealing with my own mental health issues while offering me different perspectives and insights into trauma. Her blog is always a joy to read and I feel very grateful to have been nominated! Thank you so much Athina Ehlen! ❤
I can’t truly describe how I feel right now. How many times have I kicked myself and said, “You’re just a small town girl from that tiny rock in the Atlantic Ocean. Who would ever read your blog. Could you even offer encouragement or inspire anyone?”
Well, apparently my work is reaching out to others and trying to quell the butterflies in my stomach right now is almost impossible! My blog followers may consist of a small group, but I’m putting myself out there. I am trying to make a difference and today, waking up to that email has been the highlight of my week!
I’m making a difference for people living with mental health issues, even if it only does reach a small amount of people. I couldn’t ask for more!
So from the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Spreading awareness goes along way, as does helping others in sharing in this award!
The Rules to Sharing the Award:
Write a brief story on how you started blogging.
Any advice you would give to a new blogger.
Select nominees (max. 15)
How I started writing my blog: For me, it all started with Canada’s Bell Let’s Talk Day back in 2015. For the first time ever, I publicly told people about my mental illness. I expected a lot of negativity and regret, but I was instantly overflowed with positive vibes and encouragement. I am a writer anyway, and working on getting my manuscripts published, so last October I thought, “Why Not!” So I started my WordPress blog and started sharing my struggles with living with PTSD. I shared my story with the world and I’m really glad I did. I’ve met some inspiring people over these last fews months and I regret nothing!
Advice to a new blogger: If you never created a blog before. Have patience. It takes a long time getting into the swing of running one. How many times have I sat down to reformat my theme and realized I wasted three hours. It takes a lot of time, but it’s worth it. Also, don’t just focus on yourself. Interact and read other blogs as well! You’ll meet a lot of other inspiring individuals and you’ll be glad you did. I know I sure am!
My Nominees: I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the Run.Rabbit.Run. PTSD Award (previously known as the Blogger Recognition Award).
These are blogs that I follow on a consistent basis and ones that I take much inspiration from. Please, follow them as well! ❤
Story of My Life : Thank you David for sharing your experiences with PTSD. Living with PTSD myself and having family members who have PTSD from serving in the military, I relate really well to your stories. Please, keep blogging!
Courage Coaching: I have to nominate you back! I read/follow your blog on a daily basis and I cannot thank you enough for all that you do! Your words inspire me and your “coaching” has really helped me over these last few months! Keep writing and keep inspiring! ❤
And as always,
Fight the good fight!