Nominees, in order to accept this award you must:
– Thank and link back to the person who awarded you – thank you much, Elizadolly (an amazing woman).
– Write seven random things about yourself
– Award seven other awesome and inspiring bloggers.
I’m half-convinced that somebody out there is setting me up with all these awards. It’s very unexpected. Seven more things about me? I’m going to start repeating myself. My memory’s bad enough as it is.
1. I have a ‘thing’ for movie soundtracks. I spend a lot of time reading about them online and downloading them. I don’t know what the attraction is, I just like listening to an album and following a sort of story with the music.
2. I’d love to learn Russian, but don’t actually have the motivation. I think it’s a gorgeous language, but I’m convinced I’ll fail before I even try. I do this a lot with things.
3. I’ve looked out of a window on a moving train while listening to music, and pretended I’m in a music video. Don’t tell me you’ve never done this.
4. I used to buy books just to look cool. As a book-lover, the very idea horrifies me, but in my early teens I felt I had to live up to my bookworm/geek status and impress people with my extensive reading list. I did read a lot, and got through a lot of classics, but I do still have books on my shelf which were bought just for show, and which I’ve never read. I should probably read them now, since I no longer care.
5. I have absolutely no concept of the space my body takes up in the world, and as a result don’t have a single item of clothing which fits. I buy everything too big, or too small, having no idea how they look in relation to my physical self. I find it difficult putting my hand on my belly, because I’m always convinced it’s somewhere else. It’s like I can’t connect with how I am physically, after so many years of eating disorders.
6. There’s no point in me buying jewellery, because I’ll lose it within hours. Despite this, I spend too much money on necklaces and rings, because I like wearing them. I need to learn.
7. I haven’t used my walking stick yet. I’ll feel like such a twat using it.
Nominating seven bloggers is going to be difficult, simply because I don’t want to keep repeating the same names and being accused of favouritism; I worry a lot, shoot me.
So I’m going to nominate the seven bloggers who have recently supported me or offered me helpful advice, or who have simply been good blog friends. People I really appreciate, and have a lot of respect for.
5. Tiny Temper
Some of these blogs are new to me, and I’ve been moved by the support the writers have given in my recent post about chronic illness.