Thank you kindly to the sweet Nessa. Nessa is a talented writer (though often a painful story, they’re always filled with raw emotion and always told beautifully), if only I could give advice the way she does … please visit and show her support! xxx

The Rules are:

1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.

Thank you again for thinking of me Nessa!

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

  • I am obsessed with anything pink and sparkly, have several stuffed animals and Hello Kitty items. When shopping for something I need or want, if it comes in pink – you can be certain that’s the one I’ll pick out.
  • I’ve 7 brothers, no sisters, 3 sons, no daughters. (Likely justification for the above, self-explanatory I think! Lol)
  • I’m terrified of most bugs, spiders are the worst. Refuse to go through car washes (scared. to. death.), birds scare me and I’m moderately claustrophobic.
  • Over the past year have been diagnosed with BPD, borderline bi-polar (I’m uncertain as to what borderline means, to be honest) and manic depression.
  • I’m currently in a competition to lose weight, in which the winner could potentially win a prize of $5000. I have until July 1st to meet my goal of 130lbs.
  • I enjoy decorative painting, reading and designing websites. But with that said, am easily distracted, have a hard time staying on task so it can sometimes take me quite a while to actually finish anything I’ve started. Sometimes, I do have major boosts of energy and will-power where I’ll get things that have been lingering, ignored or put off for weeks, finished up in an afternoon.
  • I no longer consider Marijuana “harmless”.

3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading.

15 10 is a lot, this won’t be easy! These are in no particular order …

1. The Musings of Dave I’ve actually just stumbled across his blog and find he covers some rather interesting topics and can be a little humoursly entertaining to boot!

2. Luke Dear Lukey. Not for the faint of heart perhaps (I don’t know how else to say it). The man is very direct regarding his experiences, needs, wants, etc. But with that said, he’s grown on me and I’m interested in following and watching him discover the “Why do I’s”.

3. Melissa Melissa has a lot on her plate. I appreciate the honesty in her posts and feel I ‘connect’ on a variety of levels.

4. Frisky Mittens I love reading her honest and emotionally filled poetry, though it often leaves me teary eyed. Sweet girl, she deserves all the support in the world. I’m so thankful for the support she’s given me. ♥

5. SMHB Sweet guy, also on a mission to better his health and lifestyle … please show him some support!

6. A Lonely Runner A gentle man, but so hard on himself … he’s going through a rough time and I wish him the best in 2012. ♥

7. Amber One of my biggest supporters … I only wish I could give her advice as valuable as she’s given me. Beautiful writer and there hasn’t been a post yet, that hasn’t held my interest and kept me coming back for more. ♥

8. Brenda I love her fun and ‘crafty’ recipes. I know it sounds a little odd considering I’m on a lose weight endeavour, but have a look – and you’ll see why I’m so addicted to least checking each and every one of her posts out! 😛

9. Alyssa Need some advice? Here’s a go to girl … Alyssa posts some interesting stuff and with her witty comments, it always makes for an interesting and fun read.

10. Melanie Melanie is beautiful, honest and I find her so motivating … she has a huge influence on me and my want to get healthier. ♥

4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

And I’m off!