Rhiann from My Brain Lesion and Me, Jordyn from The Chronically Unimaginable and Heather from Dinosaurs, Donkey’s and MS  have nominated me for the Chronically Hopeful Award. I am sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but I have been busy with a few things, mainly managing my diseases. 

The Chronically Hopeful Award has been created by Pamela, “to recognize the incredible people who blog about chronic illness, mental health and disability.”

The rules:

  • Thank your nominator
  • Recognize Pamela from There Is Always Hope as the creator of this award and link her URL – https://pamelajessen.com
  • Use the Chronically Hopeful Award logo somewhere in your post
  • Copy these rules onto your post
  • Answer your nominator’s questions
  • Write 5-10 of your own questions (they don’t need to be illness related)
  • Nominate 5-10 other chronic illness, mental illness, or disability bloggers
  • Comment on each of your nominees’ latest posts to tell them they have been nominated

Heather/Dizzy’s Questions

  1. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your illness?
    • Patience and pacing
  2. If you were a dinosaur, what dinosaur would you be and why?
    • After just binge watching the three Jurassic Park movies I’m not sure which is the best. They are all so violent. 😐
  3. What is your most embarrassing moment? 
    • I’m not ready to share this publicly, yet!!
  4. What is your favourite flower?
    • Sunflowers
  5. What makes you happy? 
    • A warm home, tasty food, excellent company and then a good book.

Rhiann’s questions:

  1. If you had to write about something other than disability/chronic illness/mental illness or special needs, what would it be and why?
    • It would probably be about my experience in managing businesses.
  2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    • Singapore: I have heard so many fantastic things about this city, to finally see it would be amazing.
  3. What is the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself since becoming disabled or chronically ill?
    • I am stronger than I thought, and I have something to share.
  4. What is your favourite comfort food?
    • Rosol – this a Polish chicken broth with steamed vegetables. It is very tasty and I enjoy it every time.
  5. Name a literary character you can relate. What is it about this character that you can relate?
    • Frodo Baggins- the illnesses I have are my ring, a burden to bear, but I have the strength to carry it.
  6. If you had to recommend one place to visit near to where you live, what would it be and why?
    • The Sky Road – The view is amazing, and I am humbled by the power of nature.
  7. What is your favourite TV show to binge-watch when you are having a bad day?
    • Game of Thrones
  8. What is the one blog post you are most proud of and why?
    • My recent post about XX
  9. If you could recommend one blogger or blog to read, which would it be and why?
    • There are a few I read, and they are my nominees. Rhiann you are one of them.
  10. If you were suddenly only able to use one social media site/app which would you choose and why?
    • Twitter, I really like the immediacy it gives.

JORDYN’s Questions:

  1.  What is your favorite color and why?
    • Orange – I love the brightness of the colour, its taste (as orange juice which I freshly squeeze every morning) and it is is the national colour of The Netherlands (I am half Dutch).
  2. What is your biggest inspiration for writing about what you do? Why?
    • My hope is by sharing my experience other will feel less alone.
  3.  If you had to pick one band/artist to listen to for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?
    • Pink Floyd and ERA. Sadly due to my headaches I cannot listen to them any more.
  4. What is your favorite imaginary animal? Explain.
    • Dragons – Do I really have to explain this, it is so obvious. 😀
  5.  Who is the most supportive person in your life?
    • My partner, every day she makes me feel loved.
  6.  What is the best feeling in the world? Why?
    • To be loved, and loved in return.
  7.  What is your absolute favorite book you’ve ever read or what are you reading right now?
    • The Lord of the Rings
  8.  Do you have any pets? If so, tell me a little about them. If not, tell me about a pet you wish you could have (real or imaginary).
    • I don’t have a pet, but my partner does, a cat. We tolerate each other.
  9.  When did you decide to speak up about your experiences?
    • I was looking for a creative outlet, and my partner suggested I do this, write about my experience in a public way, not just in a journal.
  10.  If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be and why? If not, explain why.
    • My life has been an adventure, and there have been many exciting times. If I changed one thing, I would be afraid all the good thing may not come to pass. I’ll stick with what I have.


I would like to nominate the following blogs:

My Questions

  1. Who has influenced you most?
  2. Why a blog?
  3. Where would you live, if you couldn’t live where you currently live?
  4. What is you biggest concern about the future?
  5. What device has helped you most?
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