Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

 

I am so incredibly honored to have been recognized by these amazing bloggers.  These are women I respect immensely so it is even more exciting to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by them.   Having only been blogging for a short period of time and having much more to learn, but this shows that I’m doing something right LOL.

 

Here are the rules to the Blogger Recognition Award:

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and add their links

2.)  Write a post to show off your fancy award

3.)  Share story of how your blog was started

4.)  Share 2 pieces of advice for new bloggers

5.)  Nominate other bloggers

6.)  Comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them

 

3 Lovely Ladies Nominated Me

 

So, 3 amazing lady bloggers nominated me (YAHHH)

Elizabeth from Betty’s Battleground

Alison from The Nut Factory

and

Heather from Heather LeGuilloux

 

My Blogging Story

 

Here’s my story (sad but true), I started this blog to get my feelings out about my sister ending her life.  To say my sister was my best friend would be an understatement, she was part of me, etched on my soul, as my other half.  Seriously, we were creepy, we could speak by telepathy….no not really LOL but we could make each other laugh, while not even saying a word.  It was like we read each others’ minds.

When my sister killed herself, it was like a piece of me died.  Thank God I had such a strong support system including my fiancée and my best friend or things could have turned out very differently for me.  Of course I had my family also, but they were suffering in their own personal hells, right along with me.

After a couple of months, I knew if I didn’t do something I would lose my mind slowly.  I turned to something my sister loved, holistic health.  I learned everything I could about essential oils, meditation, yoga but I really loved essential oils.  I started helping friends and family with their ailments and they would always call me an hour later and say “Holy shit, those snake oils really work!!!”  LOL

I’ve never considered myself much of a writer but one day I read a blog post by Lena Gott from What Mommy Does and I decided to learn more about blogging.  I took Lena’s blogging email course and after emailing her my story, and her saying definitely do it, I decided to start my blog.  The rest is history…… like Nicole Reed said, “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”

 

My WHY

 

My “WHY” has evolved the last couple of months.  It seemed like every time I turned my computer on, there was another story about a young child killing themselves.   My goal now is to go to schools and ask for a formal suicide prevention program be put in place.  If I have to go to every school in the county, state, and country, that’s what I will do to try to stop this heartbreaking epidemic.  Also, I want to start empowering parents with the knowledge they need to help their kids who may be suffering.  Mental health has such a stigma around it.  If we can start this conversation, youth suicide could be preventable, but it takes every one to make that possible.  Schools, communities, parents, friends, the more we talk about it opening, the better it will get.

 

2 Tips for New Bloggers

 

Don’t give up!!!  When you start blogging, you think it’s just going to be writing until you purge the demons….well it’s not.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

If you’re not tech savvy, you won’t be where you need to be in the beginning BUT play around on your site.  Figure out your theme, figure out how to make Pinterest pins in Canva.  Keep trying to do something anything, I still have no idea what I’m doing LOL

 

Blogger Recognition Award

 

My Nominations

 

My girl Kristie at theofficialceomom

Ashley at You me and PTSD

Maria at imommy.co

Azalea at disorderedliving

Kristin at fourprincessesandthecheese

Laura at bylauraiancu

Jen at womenwinningonline

 

So, there’s my nominations, it feels good to be nominated for something.  It really validates all your efforts.  A lot of other ladies have helped me along the way but I literally am drawing a blank.

 

Who is your favorite blogger????  Let me know in the comments

 

Have a great weekend