The lovely Fighting Through The Haze nominated me for the ‘Lovely Blog Award’. Compared to the last thing I got nominated for this feels like a lot more of a normal named thing and makes me feel a lot worried about what it could all mean.
So the rules are:
Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
List the rules and display the award
Add 7 facts about yourself.
Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know.
But if you read my Liebster post you’ll know I don’t really go in for nominating people. I follow and read loads of amazing blogs by loads of amazing people but I just feel pretty awkward in trying to fit into the group and make friends. If you want a tag then please ask, I’m sure my readers would love to find out about your blog and facts about you.
Seven facts about me:
1. I have a really strange accent. My mum grew up in the South West of England and my dad in Yorkshire. I lived in Yorkshire but pick up accents fairly easily. I used to live in Leeds and then went to a high school in Wakefield and people always used to tell me my accent sounded like neither. It made me really aware of it and I hate it and it’s one of the main reasons I am unsure of being a TV or radio journalist.
2. I’ve struggled with mental health issues for several years and sometimes struggle to remember who I am, who I am meant to be, what I used to be amd who I am meant to become. Some days are really dark and lonely and I don’t want to be here anymore. I focus on writing blog posts and finding things to talk about as a coping method.
3. I’ve always wanted a pet dog but for one reason or another never being able to. My grandad had a couple of dogs and one of them was my absolute favourite dog in the whole world and I’d do anything for a fun, loving and cuddly dog like that in the future.
4. When I was 14/15 I really used to experiment with make-up and on a non-school uniform day I once did a pink and blue eyeshadow combination. Nobody understood it but they were wild pop colours like those hitting the shelf now. I was only 6/7 years ahead of the times. Ever since this day I have pretty much stuck to neutral shades and avoided anything ‘daring’.
5. I’ve got a genetic heart condition called Marfan Syndrome. Apart from all the health related downsides it doesn’t really bother me. My everyday life doesn’t get too impacted on it. Sure there are some things I can’t do (such as having any piercings or tattoos) but it’s always been my life so I don’t think about it. Though I used to love football, archery and volleyball growing up and as well as injuries caused by my condition I could never do them competively because of the ‘banned sports’ list. That sort of hurts I guess.
6. I’ve been engaged to my amazing partner since January. We got together in February 2010 when I was just 15. We’ve gone through so much stuff together and it’s incredible that we live together now and will hopefully spend the rest of our lives together. We don’t have a date for the wedding because we’re still young and with youth comes a lack of high wages to be able to save for anything let alone such a special day.
7. I’m so clumsy. I used to want to learn to ride a motorbike but everybody feared for me at even just the idea being muttered. I then suggested driving and the same conclusion was found. I will forever be the direction giver and the passenger seat warmer. I mean I only tripped over the back step and ended up in A&E two years in a row. I only caught my finger to the bone with a coping saw in year seven because it was a right handed vice. And when I smashed my ribs in it wasn’t my fault an old woman blacked out whilst reversing her 16mph mobility scooter into my chair that was one of those attached to the table that was bolted to the ground.
That’s it from me. I have a review blog coming up this evening for you to check out but in the meantime I’m in twitter and instagram @DanniiLowe.