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!

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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!

Nominees:

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

In Silence We Suffer

Curious Queendom

Bookmark Chronicles

Meerkat Musings

Confessions

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!

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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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Rules:

  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.

 

Compassion:

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!

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!

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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 #9

I’ve just been nominated by Tabbi at Wallflower or Butterfly for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much, Tabbi!

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The updated rules for the 2016 award are as follows:

  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 about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog and provide links.
  4. Provide 10 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that have less than 200 followers for the 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 them.
  8. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

Current Favorite Blog(s):

I can’t just choose one, so I’m going to choose a few. These aren’t necessarily in order. One of my favorite blogs is In Silence We Suffer. Matt talks about the importance of sharing your experience with others! I also enjoy The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise, where Carla speaks about equal rights and other important issues. In addition, I love The Anxiety Chronicles, You’re Not Alone In This World, The Seeds 4 Life, Becca Does Life Things. Mary’s Average AdventuresBookmark Chronicles and The Bookish Underdog. These are just a few of my favorites! What makes them my favorites is how honest they are, in addition to how well written and helpful they are!

10 Random Facts

1.) I just started watching The Ranch on Netflix (Thanks C. , I love it so far!)

2.) I’m currently reading The Da Vinci Code

3.) I’m currently writing a ghost/fantasy story

4.) I hate most classic books. I know, such a bad English major!

5.) I didn’t really start listening to The Beatles’ music until I watched the movie Across the Universe. It’s a great movie by the way!

6.) I have two soundtracks to movies. I have the Across the Universe soundtrack and the Burlesque soundtrack.

7.) If I were to be asked to see anyone in concert that I haven’t already seen, I think I’d pick Gwen Stefani.

8.) There are a few singers and bands I used to love but no longer listen to. I no longer listen to Avril Lavigne or Maroon 5.

9.) My current  favorite TV show that I’m watching is Arrow! I didn’t think I’d like it that much, but I really do. Plus, Stephen Amell who plays the Arrow is so cute! That is not why I love the show though.

10.) I have a total of three Funko Pops. I think they’re so cute! My dad also has some!

Questions from Tabbi:

  • How did you feel when you were finally diagnosed with a mental illness?
    • I think I always knew that I struggled with anxiety. I do know that I used to think something was physically wrong with me. When I found out that nothing was physically wrong and that it was just anxiety, it did make me feel a little better. However, as many of you know, sometimes having a mental health issue is just as difficult as having a physical one.
  • What piece of advice would you give me about blogging?
    • Write about what you want! Don’t try to “fit in” with other bloggers, etc. You should be happy with your writing!
  • What part of the day do you look forward to the most? Why?
    • Morning and night, when I’m most relaxed!
  • How do you think that we should work together to stop the stigma with mental illnesses?
    • Share our stories, educate our family and friends, teach about it in schools, remind people that mental health issues do not mean that people are insane, dramatic, immature, etc. !
  • (I love to cook – So) If I could prepare you a meal, what would you want it to be?
    • Eggplant all the way!
  • Do you believe animals help people with mental illness? If so, do you have any?
    • Absolutely! I don’t have any at the moment, but I used to have a rabbit. It made me feel good to be around her and when she got sick, I pushed myself extra hard to be with her. Also, I’ve been around dogs and I think they’re so loving. They make you feel calmer just being around them!
  • Do you think that mental illnesses should be classified as a disability? Why or Why not?
    • No! I think that once you label it as a disability, everyone looks at you differently. It’s sad, but true. Also, I think the term ‘disability’ leads to a lot of misconceptions in general! However, I do think that some mental illnesses should be classified as illnesses and some as issues. I think it depends on a lot of different things actually.
  • If you and I could meet over coffee/tea, would you come? Why or why not?
    • Probably not. For one thing, I might be too anxious. For another, one can never be too sure who they’re talking to on the internet. It’s nothing personal though. You seem like a really nice person!
  • Tell me something that surprised you about mental illness.
    • How many people struggle in the world
  • Have you researched mental illness? Why or why not?
    • Yes, for myself and because I took a Disability Literature class in college that focused on literature about disabilities.
  • Name three things you love about your life.
    • Family, friends, writing

My Nominees:

Kissable Life

Poppy’s Best of Books

Alyssa Is Reading

Becca Does Life Things

The Wishing Well

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