Compassionate Blogger Award!

I was just nominated by Tabbi over at Wallflower or Butterfly for the Compassionate Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Tabbi! You are so kind and wonderful!

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  1. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
  2. Describe what compassion means to you.
  3. List three things you have done in the last month that showed compassion to others.
  4. List three things you hope to do to show compassion to others.
  5. Nominate three people you think are compassionate as well.



To me compassion means: being there for others, trying hard to understand what others are going through, and caring for others.


3 Things I’ve Done In The Last Month To Practice Compassion:

1.) Shared my story and advice for those struggling with anxiety

2.) Checked on family and friends to see how they were doing

3.) Commented on blogs and showed my support


3 Things I Can Do To Show More Compassion:

1.) Read more blog posts, even the ones that I might find a bit long

2.) Really invite others to share their thoughts with me

3.) Help around the house more (cleaning, cooking, etc.)


My Nominees (In No Specific Order):

Carla from The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

  • For always being there for me, supporting me, and looking out for me in general. Also, Carla is constantly standing up for others. She’s amazing. Period!

Matt from In Silence We Suffer

  • For talking to me both when I need him the most and in general, for sharing his story with others, and for reminding us that we don’t have to be alone in our struggle!

Amber from My Journey to Freedom from Anxiety

  • For being there for the blogging community, standing up for her beliefs, and helping me in so many ways!

Choosing only three people to nominate was not easy. Thank you to all who support me!

Liebster Award #10

C. from You’re Not Alone In This World just nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much, C. ! She’s a great blogger and is openly honest about her struggles. Please visit her wonderful blog!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog.
  3. Write a 150-300 word post on your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why this blog is your favorite and provide links.
  4. Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5-11 bloggers that have less than 200 followers for this award.
  6. List the rules in your post.
  7. Inform your nominees that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for their blogs.
  8. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

Current Favorite Blog(s):

I actually currently answered this question. Please check here! The truth is that there are a lot of blogs that I love – almost too many to name them all. I feel bad just naming one or even just naming ten! So please know that the ones I listed are just a few of my favorites!

10 Random Facts

1.) I’ve never had lobster and have absolutely no desire to try it.

2.) So far, I personally only own one full series of a TV show. That show is Friends. However, as a family we own more full series than one. I’m trying to get all the Haven DVDs. So far, I have three of the six!

3.) Of all the characters in Friends, Rachel is my favorite of the women and Chandler is my favorite of the guys!

4.) Between my dad and I, we have a total of six Funko Pops! I want more!

5.) I used to collect Beanie Babies. I still have a lot of them. I find it too hard to part with them.

6.) So far, I’ve had two rabbits, two hamsters, and a lot of fish. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a fish again (unless of course I eventually have kids and they want one). I did not have the best of luck with fish. 😦

7.) I think the first “scary” movie I saw was Secret Window with Johnny Depp. Good movie!

8.) I used to hate Tom Hanks as an actor! I thought he seemed so conceited! He still kind of does give off that vibe but I don’t dislike him as much as I used to!

9.) I just saw an episode of the show Houdini and Doyle. I’m not sure if I’ll be watching more.

10.) After I finish reading The Da Vinci Code, I think I might re-read Wicked!

Questions From C. : 

  1. If you could go back in time before you where diagnosed with a mental illness, what would you tell youself? 
    • I’d tell myself to try to enjoy life and not obsess about everything! Obsessing sends you down a very dangerous path and leads to overwhelming amounts of anxiety!
  2. Where all have you traveled in your lifetime so far? 
    • I’m just going to name a few: Chicago, Florida, and New York City.
  3. Favorite college? 
    • I’m gonna skip this, but where I went! 🙂
  4. If I was to ask 10 year old you, “what do you wanna do when you’re grown up” what would 10 year old you have said? 
    • Wow, good question. I liked to write and read then, but I’m not sure I thought of it as a possible profession. Maybe I would have said a fashion designer? Or maybe I would have known then I wanted to be a writer.
  5. Your definition of a bad day? 
    • When my anxiety takes control and causes me to not do what I want. When it stops me from enjoying myself.
  6. What food do you hate that most people seem to love? 
    • I’m gonna go with scrambled eggs. Disgusting!
  7. See any new movies lately? If so, what was it? Would you recommend it? 
    • It’s not a new movie in general, but I hadn’t seen it until a few days ago. It’s called Firewall with Harrison Ford. It’s on Netflix and I’d recommend it. It is a little violent though. I also just saw The Da Vinci Code which was great!
  8. Favorite subject to study? (Can me middle, high, college, etc).
    • English!
  9. Did/Do you play sports? If so, what sport(s)?
    • Ha, ha, ha. NO!
  10. Favorite holiday tradition?
    • It used to be when my mom’s side of the family came over on Christmas and we all opened gifts and then my dad’s side would come later to eat dinner with us. We haven’t done that in a long time though. I’d have to say maybe going to my Grandpa’s on Thanksgiving and then going to my Uncle’s.
  11. Black n white or colored photos?
    • Colored photos!

My Nominees:

Fox in Multicolored Socks

I Am My Own Island

Bookshelves and Biros

Daisy in the Willows

Everyone who reads my blog!


Questions For My Nominees:

1.) What’s your favorite personality trait that you possess?

2.) What’s the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?

3.) What would your dream office look like?

4.) What issue do you feel most strongly about?

5.) If you could choose one event in your life to do over again, what would you choose?

6.) Have you ever woke up from a dream crying? If so, what was the dream about (if you don’t remember or want to share, that’s fine!)

7.) Favorite sports team?

8.) Favorite brand of Shampoo?

9.) Favorite genre of book to read?

10.) What was the last movie you saw that you didn’t like?

11.) If you could be an actor/actress in a movie, which movie would you choose? Why?

Blogger Recognition Award!

Thank you so much to C. at You’re Not Alone In This World for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! If you haven’t checked out Cyerra’s blog, please do! She writes great posts about mental health and also has a lot of creative posts as well! She’s a great blogger and friend! By the way, whoever designed the above picture for the award did an amazing job!

How It All Started

I started my blog to write about my anxiety. The advice to do so came from my dad and my therapist. I’m happy that I went through with it, because I’ve met a lot of wonderful people!

Advice for Bloggers

1.) Write what you want to write! Don’t worry about what’s popular, etc. Make your blog about what you want it to be about. Try not to worry about how many “likes” and followers you get.

2.) Be careful, but also don’t rule out the possibility of making friends. I’ve met a lot of great people through blogging, but it’s always important to remember not to give out too much personal information.

3.) Be honest. Be honest with yourself and others through your writing, but again, don’t give away anything too personal!


I Nominate:

Ocean of Myths

Wallflower or Butterfly

Out of My Thoughts

My OCD Voice

Wanna see if you’ve been nominated for this award before? Check here!


The Entertainer Blogger Award!

I’ve just been nominated by The Bookish Underdog for The Entertainer Blogger Award! Thank you so much!

The Rules:

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Add these rules to the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer these questions down below!


1. Why did you start a blog in the first place?

It was suggested by my dad that I write about my anxiety and by my therapist to blog about it.

2. What is your favourite book?

I always say that my favorite book is Dead Lines by Greg Bear, but I haven’t read it in a while. I also like Tell No One by Harlan Coben. I have a few other favorites as well.

3. What do you dislike the most?

In general, cruelty and when people are mean. About books? Bad ones? I don’t know.

4. What is your favourite food item from the mall?

Well, this is kind of weird. I normally HATE soft prezels, but I love the Cinnamon ones from Auntie Anne’s! 🙂

5. What is your favourite pastime activity?


My Nominees (In no specific order):

Mary’s Average Adventures

In Silence We Suffer

My Journey To Freedom From Anxiety

Curious Queendom

The Seeds 4 Life

Peace, Love, and Patchouli

Dash of Fashion Girl

Inspired Beacon

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

You’re Not Alone In This World

Becky Due

Reads and Treats

Home and Loving It


Bookmark Chronicles

And anyone who wants to participate! So many of you have great blogs!

The Versatile Blogger Award #7

So I totally didn’t realize this until now, but C. from You’re Not Alone In This World nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so much!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to his or her blog!
  2. Nominate 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered and/or follow frequently.
  3. Notify these 15 blogs.
  4. List 7 facts about yourself.

My Nominees:

Tori’s Stories

In Becky’s Head

I know I didn’t nominate a lot of people this time, but I’ve nominated a lot of bloggers for this award. Please know that just because you weren’t nominated, doesn’t mean that I don’t love your blog. To check for past nominations, click here!

The Facts:

1.) I just watched the movie Unforgiven yesterday

2.) I’ve been interviewed twice for blog interviews

3.) I like pizza, but I’m very picky about what kind I like (as in, where it’s from)

4.) My favorite restaurants are Chili’s and Applebee’s

5.) I’m looking forward to getting season 2 of Haven on DVD!

6.) I started watching Cuckoo on Netflix. The first season was funny, but then I didn’t watch more than one episode of the second

7.) Of all of Snoopy’s different hobbies and identities, I love him most as the Literary Ace! 🙂

The Versatile Blogger Award #6

Sharon from Curious Queendom nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award! Sharon is such a caring and talented friend and writer. Please take the time to check out her blog!










The Rules

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. It’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you cannot figure that out, go to their nomination post and thank them personally.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly who you deem as versatile and excellent in their writing and nominate/award them with the Versatile Blogger Award. (If you don’t nominate 15 bloggers, it’s ok)
  • List seven facts about yourself


The Facts

1.) I’ve seen both the movie Limitless and I watch the TV show. I didn’t like the movie but I LOVE the show!

2.) I like some time travel shows and movies, but I personally don’t think it could ever be possible.

3.) I just recently saw the movie Zootopia. It was good, but I expected better

4.) Of all the different kinds of jewelry, bracelets are my favorite

5.) My least favorite subject in school was Math.

6.) I know someone who has met a famous author!

7.) John Mulaney is my favorite comedian


My Nominees:

Informatic Cool Stuff

Messy Ideals

Unique Love Harmony

Michelle, Books and Movie Addict

If you’d like to see if you’ve been nominated by me for this award before, click here!




Infinity Dreams Award #2!

Hey guys! I’ve just been nominated by Matt over at In Silence We Suffer for The Infinity Dreams Award! Thank you so much, Matt. Matt is a wonderful friend and writer. If you haven’t done so already, please check out his blog!

The Rules:

  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and set 11 questions for them.

The Facts:

1.) This morning I accomplished something amazing! I’m especially proud because while I was anxious, I still got it done and did a really good job!

2.) I don’t enjoy watching the news. I find it really depressing. I already know horrible things go on, why would I want to watch it?

3.) I like Johnny Depp, but mostly for his role in Secret Window and other movies other than Pirates of the Caribbean.

4.) When I was younger, I was in love with the Disney movies The Lion King and Aladdin.

5.) For my last birthday, my mom made me a typewriter cake. It was awesome!

6.) I like a lot of Italian food

7.) I love hard boiled eggs but hate scrambled

8.) I’m not really a fan of sports, but I like baseball way more than football.

9.) So far, I’m really happy with the story I’m working on! It’s a ghost story!

10.) I’m looking forward to maybe seeing Zootopia this weekend.

11.) I just recently saw the movie E.T. for the first time! I thought it was pretty good/cute.

Questions from Matt:

  1. Do you have a favourite quote? Please share 🙂

    • Yes. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it” — Toni Morrison
  2. What is your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
    • Hash browns from McDonald’s! No contest!
  3. What do you miss most about school? If you haven’t left yet, what do you think you will miss most?
    • It’s funny, I don’t miss having to go, but I do miss the interaction. I miss the debates and talking amongst other students. I miss the feeling of accomplishment that you get from going.
  4. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
    • To be able to manage my anxiety better
  5. Best advice someone has given you?
    • To practice on a consistent basis to get through my fears (when it comes to getting through anxiety).
    • To read and write a lot (when it comes to becoming a better writer).
  6. If you could go back in time, just for a week, and witness an event for the first time or relive a memory, where and when would you go?
    • Maybe when I went to the bank with my mom. Maybe I’d try to do better? Of course, I could always do worse and that wouldn’t be good!
  7. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
    • Being able to help myself and others
  8. Do you have a favourite post that you have written? If so, which one? Feel free to link! 🙂
  9. Do your friends and family know that you blog?
    • Some do, yes. Some don’t. Some actually read it as well. E and C, if you’re reading this, thank you!
  10. How would you spend your perfect weekend?
    • My perfect weekend? Going shopping somewhere with my mom with no anxiety.
  11. Any blogs that you’d recommend a follow of?

My Nominees:

You’re Not Alone In This World

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

Curious Queendom

Befriending Anxiety and Depression

The Anxiety Chronicles

Peace from Panic

Diary of a Compulsive List Maker

Anxious Ramblings of A Fragile Mind

Dream and Flutter

Lost to the Dark

Introvert Cave


My Questions For My Nominees:

1.) If you could be famous, what would you want to be famous for?

2.) What do you like better, burgers or hot dogs?

3.) If you know what you want your dream job to be, when did you first realize what it was?

4.) What’s your favorite holiday?

5.) If you could study any religion other than your own, which would you study? Why?

6.) Do you prefer comfort over style or style over comfort?

7.) What’s your favorite time of day? Morning, noon, afternoon, or night? Why?

8.) If you could, would you go into space? Why or why not?

9.) What TV shows, if any, are you currently watching?

10.) What’s the next movie, TV show, or book you are looking forward to?

11.) If you had to play a sport professionally, which would you choose and why?







The Miranda Sings Award!

Hey guys! I’ve just been nominated for The Miranda Sings Award by C. from You’re Not Alone in this World! Thank you so much! Please check out her wonderful blog! She is so kind and thoughtful!

The Rules:

  • Announce your win by labeling the post, and tag who nominated you!
  • Include the featured imagine in your post.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers and link your nominations in the post.
  • List 7 things you love about yourself. (Can be appearance, personality, skill, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation. For example; don’t say “I’m prettier than the average person.”

7 Things I Love About Myself:

1.) I’m caring and try to help others

2.) I’m honest

3.) I’m a good writer

4.) I enjoy reading

5.) I’m passionate

6.) I love animals

7.) I have good morals

My Nominees:

1.) Mary from  Mary’s Average Adventure’s

2.) Amber from My Journey To Freedom From Anxiety

3.) Kim from Peace, Love and Patchouli

4.) Matt from In Silence We Suffer

5.) Carla from The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

6.) Sandy from Sandycademy

7.) Rae from Bookmark Chronicles

8.) Kaylaa from Common Sense Gal

9.) Rachel from WE HAVE APPLES

10.) Sharon from Curious Queendom


The Versatile Blogger Award #4!

I’ve just been nominated by Sheilagh from The Bag of Nerves Lady for The Versatile Blogger Award! Sheilagh is a great person and blogger! Please check out her wonderful blog!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person that has nominated you & include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice. I’m changing this rule. If you can’t do 15 that’s fine.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
  4. Share seven different facts about yourself.

My Nominees (I won’t be doing 15 this time around.)

Fight or Flights

Bookmark Chronicles

Gina’s Blog

Dear Hope


1.) I’m currently working on a few stories. However, I’m mainly working on one right now as the other two have been put on hold.

2.) My birthday is in a couple of months! Sorry, I won’t be getting more specific than that.

3.) My style icon is Gwen Stefani. I love her style (at least on her I do. I don’t think I could really pull it off).

4.) I’m looking forward to reading Harlan Coben’s new book, Fool Me Once, that is coming out March 22nd.

5.) I prefer silver over gold

6.) I love leather jackets and have two leather ones and one suede one.

7.) I’m a huge Netflix fan!



Versatile Blogger Award #3!

I’ve just been nominated for another Versatile Blogger Award! This time I was nominated by Amanpan from Brew N Spew. Thank you so much!








The Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice. When considering a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, keep in mind the quality of their writing, the uniqueness of their subject matter and the level of love displayed on the virtual page.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know about their nomination.
  4. Share seven facts about yourself.


My Nominees:

1.) Chanel from The Real Life/Real Talk

2.) Becky from In Becky’s Head

3.) Mel from ‘Enability’ Blog

4.) Abbie Lu from Café Book Bean

5.) Jade from Jade Moore and Letters to the Mind

6.) Jen from The Anxiety Chronicles

7.) Caitlin from Confessions of an Anxious Mom

8.) Kaylaa from Commonsense Gal

9.) Swetha from BODHI

10.) Saloni from Vintage Sapience

11.) Kristen from Pride in Madness

I know I didn’t nominate 15 bloggers, but I’ve already nominated a lot of people for this award and others lately. If you’d like to see if you’ve been nominated by me before for The Versatile Blogger Award, please click here!


1.) I’ve been watching One Tree Hill on Netflix. I never thought I’d like it, but I do!

2.) I once won an award for jump roping in school. I think I got third place or something…?

3.) I once had an article written about me in my high school newsletter.

4.) I took three years of Spanish in college (which is too many if you ask me. I wasn’t too good at it! I’m okay at the vocab, not so much with the grammar!)

5.) I once had a poem published in an anthology

6.) I just recently started reading ghost/horror books.

7.) My dad has every one of Stephen King’s books but I’ve only completely read a few of his short stories. I hate to say this, but I find his writing slightly overrated. Not so much his ideas, but his writing style. Then again, I never read many of his books. Speaking of Stephen King, I’ve seen (and love) the movies and TV Shows: The Dead Zone, The Langoliers, and Storm of the Century. I also like Shawshank Redemption. Also, I love the show Haven (which according to my dad is very loosely based off of The Colorado Kid).