Sunshine Blogger Award #5

So I feel really bad because I missed the fact that Daisy in the Willows nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Daisy! Please check out her great blog!



  • Thank whoever nominees your blog

  • Indulge yourself and answer any questions you feel happy to answer

  • Spread  that radiance to some other awesome blogs to keep the light shining brightly.

  • Use these questions or make up your own to ask your nominees

  • Tell your nominees that they have been nominated.

  • Put your preferred logo award on display . I chose this one.


Which decade do you miss the most?

That’s a tough one. I’d have to say the 90s.

To which poet do you feel most connected to?

This sounds horrible since I’m a writer, but I’m not sure I have one.

Your spirit cartoon character/TV show artist?

I’m going to go with Snoopy. I love him and he wants to be an author. I love him when he’s the Literary Ace! I’ve also been watching Crossing Jordan and really like her personality.

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How has your blog helped you the most?

It’s helped me talk about my anxiety, share my experiences with others, and use my writing to hopefully help others with mental health issues. I’ve also met some wonderful people!

I have nothing wrong with the above questions, but they’re a little difficult. I’m going to ask some of my own. However, if you’d rather answer the ones above, feel free to do so!

My Questions for My Nominees:

1.) What’s your favorite TV show that you didn’t watch while it was airing, but have come to love? When did you start actually watching it?

2.) What’s a book that everyone raves about and you have no desire to read? Why don’t you want to read it?

3.) What do you think is the ‘key to happiness?’

4.) What season best describes you and why? What holiday best describes you? Why?

I Nominate:

Life Lessons Around the Dinner Table

Sarah Warsi

By Hook or By Book

The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

Sunshine Moodlet’s Blog

Serenity Blog Award #3

The third Serenity Blog Award has just been given out! Congratulations to all the nominees!


Okay, I think it’s crazy that it’s already the end of November! However, it’s also a very exciting time of year. Not only do we have the holidays to look forward to, but since it’s the end of the month, the team here at Serenity will be giving out our monthly Serenity Blog Award which is described as the following:

The Serenity Blog Award is awarded to the authors of blogs whose goal is to spread peace and unity through love and respect, while shining light on important topics.

We ask that if you choose to display this award, you do so with your reasoning of why writing about peace is important to you.


This months nominees are…

Only See Your Good Side
Sarah Warsi
Healing The Mind’s Lie
Zone of Non-being
Doodles and Scraps

Congratulations to all the nominees! We wish you an amazing December!

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The Serenity Blog Award #1 !


Hey everyone! The team here at Serenity decided to create an award for some of the special blogs out there!

The Serenity Blog Award is awarded to the authors of blogs whose goal is to spread peace and unity through love and respect, while shining light on important topics.

We ask that if you choose to display this award, you do so with your reasoning of why writing about peace is important to you.

We will give out this award at the end of each month.

serenityaward2September’s Nominees:

The Seeds 4 Life

Peace From Panic

In Silence We Suffer

Up and Down the Rabbit Hole

My Friday Blog

Bookshelves and Paperbacks

This, On Purpose

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The Black Cat Sea Award!

I was just nominated for The Black Cat Sea Award by Kristian at Life Lessons Around the Dinner Table! Thank you so much, Kristian! I’ve never been given this award before and I’m super excited! Then again, I always get excited when I receive awards!


About the Award:

“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes” – Ella

The Rules

  1. Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers.
  2. The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator.
  3. The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  4. If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.

The Questions For Me to Answer:

  1. What are your all time 5 favorite quotes?
    1. “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it” –Toni Morrison
    2. “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way” –Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  2. If you had a different name, would you be a different person?
    • That’s an interesting question. In a way, I think that yes, I would be. I kind of believe in the whole ‘change one thing and everything changes’ theory. Then again, it is just a name. It’s not like I’d have different parents or something.
  3. What is your favorite music/song? 
    • Lyrically, my favorite song is New Wild West by Jewel. My favorite Beatles song is Come Together.

My Nominees:

In Silence We Suffer

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

Curious Queendom

The Seeds 4 Life

Writing Radiation

Bookmark Chronicles

Coalition of the Brave

Up and Down the Rabbit Hole


The Questions For My Nominees:

1.) Who is your number one inspiration of all time?

2.) How has blogging changed you as a person?

3.) If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?

The Blogger Recognition Award!

I’d like to give a special thank you to Icebreaker694 for nominating me for The Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you so much!


The Rules:

1.Write a post to show your award
2.Give a brief story of how your blog started
3.Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
4.Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
5.Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.

It All Began When…

My dad and therapist recommended me to write about my anxiety. They told me it would be a great way to help both myself and others.

My Advice To You…

1.) Write about what you want – Don’t worry about getting tons of attention. Write about what means a lot to you and hopefully you’ll get readers who appreciate your work. I know I did!

2.) Connect with others but be careful! – This is super important. I think it’s great and important to make friends and connections, but at the same time, you need to make sure you’re being safe. Don’t give out too much personal information and make sure that you’re watching what you tell others.

And The Nominees Are…

Up and Down the Rabbit Hole

What Katie Did Next

That Bookshelf Bitch

To see if I’ve nominated you in the past for this award, check here!


One Lovely Blog Award!

Daisy in the Willows has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you so much, Daisy!


The Rules:

  • Thank the lovely person who nominated your blog and follow them. YES FOLLOW ME!

  • Display the award and add this set of rules to your post so that your nominees will know what to do

  • Nominate 15 other lovely blogs listing them in your post and notifying them via a link in one of their blog posts.

  • List 7 interesting facts about yourself to the post.


My Nominees:

What Katie Did Next

Up and Down the Rabbit Hole

Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table

Hot Shot Headlines

To See If You’ve Been Nominated For This Award Before, Click Here!


7 Interesting Facts About Me

1.) Over the years I’ve developed a taste for a lot of science fiction shows – something I never thought would happen!

2.) I just started the blog Serenity with three awesome bloggers and friends: Carla, Ariel, and Rae

3.) I’m currently reading Stay Close by Harlan Coben and plan to read two James Patterson books afterwards: Chase and The Trial!

4.) I was given an amazing freelance writing opportunity! Once again, thank you to the individual that gave me this opportunity!

5.) Through blogging and writing, I’ve discovered that I’m more creative than I previously thought!

6.) I often find my dreams really interesting. I wish I knew a way to make them into a good story.

7.) There are certain foods that I used to like and now can’t stand them!

Bloggers Recognition Award #5!

Stephanie from Making Time For Me has been kind enough to nominate me for the Bloggers Recognition Award! Thank you SO much, Stephanie! Stephanie is wonderful and her blog is filled with inspiration and love! Please check out her wonderful site!

Also, to whoever created the picture below: I LOVE it!


The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Attach the award to the post.
  • Give a brief story on how your blog started.
  • Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you nominated them and provide a link to the award post you created.

In the Beginning…

I started this blog after it was recommended by my therapist to talk about my experiences with my anxiety. He thought that it would help both me and others who go through similar issues. My dad also recommended several times that I write about my mental health and that it might be helpful. I’m happy to say that he was right!

Some Advice:

I think it’s really important to write about what’s important to you. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to recognize what’s important to others, but your blog should be something that you’re proud of and should be about subjects that are close to your heart. ‘Likes’, comments, and follows are great but you shouldn’t write just so that you can become ‘popular’. You should write because you feel you have something important to say and because what you write about makes you happy or proud. Also, I think it’s important that you become involved with other blogs and bloggers. Be careful about sharing information, but at the same time don’t be afraid to share your experiences in a safe way. Just like Stephanie mentions, sharing and communicating with others in the blogosphere is an important step in being connected with those around you! Another piece of advice is to remember to thank those who show their support!

My Nominees:

Meerkat Musings

The Happy Life 101


That’s What Anxious Mom Said

Milly’s Guide to Happiness

Hot Shot Headlines

A Lifetime of Labels

To see if you’ve been nominated for this award before, please check here!

The Entertainer Blogger Award!

Thank you to Tabbi from Wallflower or Butterfly for nominating me for the Entertainer Blogger Award! Tabbi is so kind and helpful! If you haven’t done so already, please check out her wonderful blog!


The Rules:

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer the 5 questions.

Why did you start a blog in the first place?

  • I started Getting Through Anxiety so that I could help both myself and others. Through sharing my experiences, I hope that I can show others that they are not alone and offer support.

What is your favorite book?

  • Dead Lines by Greg Bear. To read my review, click here!

What do you dislike the most?

  • I’d have to say people misunderstanding my anxiety and what I go through. I’ve heard people say so many untrue things and it really hurts. I also hate cruelty in general.

What is your favorite food item from the mall?

  • Just like Tabbi, I don’t really go to malls at the moment due to my anxiety. However, when I used to, I loved the Cinnamon soft pretzels from Auntie Anne’s. The funny thing is that I HATE the plain ones!

What is your favorite pastime activity?

  • Writing!


The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

In Silence We Suffer

Curious Queendom

Bookmark Chronicles

Meerkat Musings


Mary’s Average Adventures

My Journey to Freedom from Anxiety

Coalition of the Brave

Michelle, Books and Movie Addict

The Seeds 4 Life

The Bookish Underdog

*I realize now that I’ve already nominated some of the individuals listed here for this award. However, you still deserve it!

**To see if you’ve been nominated for this award before, click here!

Real Neat Blog Award!

I’ve just been nominated by Tabbi over at Wallflower or Butterfly for the Real Neat Blog Award! Thank you so much, Tabbi! Please check out her wonderful blog! She is so caring and kind!









The Rules:
1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3. Thank the person who nominated you, linking to their blog.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)


The Questions:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

I believe the top two are the United States and United Kingdom.

2. What is your favorite sport?

I’m not really a fan of sports but I’d have to go with tennis.

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2016?

I’d have to say doing well with getting through my anxiety and getting such lovely comments from you guys! Also, doing so well with working on my story!

4. What is your favorite quote?

“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison

5. What was your favorite class when still at school?

I loved Creative Writing and English!

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

How to practice facing my fears on a consistent basis. I think if I knew that from the start, I may have made more progress by now.

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

I tried playing guitar when I was younger, but lost interest.

My Nominees:

Mary’s Average Adventures

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

In Silence We Suffer

The Seeds 4 Life

Becca Does Life Things

Curious Queendom

The Anxiety Chronicles

The Bookish Underdog

Bookmark Chronicles

You’re Not Alone In This World



Liebster Award #11

I would like to thank Matt from In Silence We Suffer for nominating me for the Liebster Award! Matt is an extremely talented and inspirational writer! He’s also a great friend! I highly recommend you check out his blog!

Questions From Matt:

  1. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
    • Helping both myself and others through sharing my experiences with anxiety along with advice on how to get through my struggles.
  2. What are you most afraid of?
    • Getting physically hurt, my anxiety not going away, not being able to live the life I want due to my anxiety
  3. How would you describe your paradise?
    • Instead of a place I’m going to describe a lifestyle. My paradise would be living without anxiety (or being able to manage it better), being a professional writer, being married, having a dog, and maybe some kids.
  4. Do your friends and family know you blog?
    • Some of them do, yes. Others don’t.
  5. What’s the one thing you wish you could write about, but you don’t feel comfortable actually writing about?
    • Sometimes I could be more specific about the anxiety I suffer with, but it’s extremely personal.
  6. What’s your biggest ambition in life?
    • To get through my anxiety and be a professional writer. That would be awesome! 🙂
  7. If you’re having a bad day what cheers you up?
    • Hearing kind words from my friends and family
  8. Can money buy happiness?
    • Nope!
  9. What is your favourite meal to cook?
    • I don’t really cook but I’ve heated up potato skins which I love!
  10. What quality do you most appreciate in yourself?
    • My kindness and the fact that I genuinely care about others
  11. Do you have a favourite post that you have written? Please share!:)
    • That’s a tough one…I’m not sure!

My Nominees:

Katie Gloria

Alifya Beautylife Talk

Out Of My Thoughts

Happy Alex

Want to see if you’ve been nominated before? Check here!


Questions For My Nominees:

1.) Favorite place you’ve ever been?

2.) What’s your least favorite animal? Why?

3.) Most unique movie you’ve ever seen?

4.) What’s the most amazing think in nature you’ve ever witnessed?

5.) Favorite flavor of ice cream?

6.) What does your dream wedding look like?

7.) Do you collect anything? If so, what?

8.) If money was no object, what would you buy right now?

9.) Last meal that you ate that you did not enjoy?

10.) What’s one talent that you wish you had but feel you don’t?

11.) If you could date any superhero, who would you choose and why?