Liebster Award 2018

Hello Friends,

So, back in April IvesTrendyTopic nominated me for the 2018 Liebster Award. I know, that was almost five months ago, but I am always truly honored when someone loves my writing so much that they honor me with a nomination. Even though it was five months ago, I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to IvesTrendyTopic for thinking of me. I love you, GIRL!

Do me a favor, friends. Please check out her blog by clicking HERE. She’s so funny and humble in her writing. She has the ability to warm your heart and educate you on health, makeup, and beauty at the same time. She is truly a gem.

Many of you may know the rules of being nominated, but for those who don’t, I’m going to lay them on you.

♦♦ Thank the person who nominated you

♦♦ Repost the rules

♦♦ Answer the questions that were asked of you

♦♦ Nominate 11 people who have 500 followers or less

♦♦ Ask your nominees 11 new questions

That’s it. It’s that simple. The rules always vary, so I did the best I could to remember. So, if you are nominated by various bloggers and the rules are different, ignore the ones I told you. Ha!

Ives 11 Questions for me

  1. What was the happiest day of your life? I would say when I had my children. There is nothing like holding the most beautiful creature in the world all while feeling a flood of positive emotions.
  2. What sad event would you change if you had the chance to? I wouldn’t change any sad event. All have shaped and molded me into the person I am and meant to be.
  3. Dogs or cat? Dogs. Cats never listen. Ha!
  4. What’s your favorite series? It used to be Game of Thrones, but I’m not sure at this moment.
  5. If you saw a celebrity, how would you react? All depends. If it were Leo DiCaprio, I would throw my underwear at him. If it were 50 Cent, I would throw a raw egg at him.
  6. Whats your idea of fun? Laughing and playing games with my family.
  7. Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? No, and never would want to be.
  8. What is your inspiration in life? My children and husband. Everything I do is for them
  9. Are you a foodie? Amen!
  10. Would you be in game of thrones if you had the opportunity? No! Noone is safe. When you think you’re going to be the main character, you suddenly die in a tragic death. Nah, I’m good.
  11. What has God done for you this year? God has saved my life, saved my marriage, and helped me grow closer to my kids. Thank you, Jesus.

Thank you all for reading my thoughts and thanks again to IvesTrendyTopic for the nominations. I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to share this journey with me. Love you all and remember, please pray for one another.

Liebster Award

Thank you so much to Englepip Blog for nominating me for the another Liebster Award. This is way overdue because I was originally nominated back in March, but I really appreciate when you guys take the time to nominate me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for thinking of me. I am always truly honored when you guys pick me out of millions of others bloggers. So, again, thank you!

Please check out my friend’s blog, Englepip Blog, to check out their wonderful content; poems, pictures, and short stories.

So, let’s get this party started! Since I chose to accept the Liebster Award nomination, the rules are simple:

♥Acknowledge the blog who nominated you.
♥Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked.
♥Nominate 11 other bloggers.
♥Ask them 11 questions.
♥Let them know you have nominated them.

Questions from Englepip Blog

1. When and why did you start your blog?

I officially started my blog in March 2017 because I love to write, but then throughout my recovery, it has developed into something so much more.

2. Who has most influenced your life choices?

Definitely the Holy Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

3. Where have you spent most of your life and what is good/ bad about living there?

I’ve spent most of my time in my town, St. Louis, Missouri. The worst thing about living here is the violence. The best thing about living here is the history.

4.What is your favourite food and what makes it so special for you?

My favorite food is pancakes only because they are extremely delicious.

5. If you could do something for the world what would it be?

Save it

6. What is your favourite film and who did you see it with?

My favorite movie with Nightmare Before Christmas and I dont remember who I first saw it with. I believe it was by myself.

7.What would  be your favourite holiday?

My favorite holiday is definitely Christmas

8. If you could have your life again what is one thing you might you do differently?

Nothing. Ever thing has happened the way it was suppose to happen. I wouldn’t want to risk a “Butterfly Effect”

9. If you could meet anyone from the present or from history, who would it be and why?


10.How much time a week do you reckon you spend using the internet? (Include time spent using internet at work, please.)

I maybe spend about 2 hours a day on the internet

11. If you had three things to do or achieve,  on a bucket list, what would they be and why?

Not sure.

Thank you again so much for the nomination and I apologize for taking so long. If you are new to my blog, then I will tell you that I like to nominate all of my followers. Everyone who takes the time to share their knowledge, facts, and/or opinions with the world are worthy of a nomination.

Love you all so much! I pray you all are having a wonderful day.


Liebster Award 2018

Aye! So one of my favorite bloggers, SheSpeaks Blog nominated me for another Liebster Award. How do I say, you are awesome-sauce in Patwah, sister girl?

Please visit her page by clicking the green link above to read her awesome, intimate God fearing articles. I am truly honored by your nomination, sister. Thank you.

Let’s get to it!

6 Rules for Liebster Award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you. √
  • Share 11 facts about yourself. √
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you. √
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who deserve the award. √
  • Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer. √
  • Let them know they’ve been nominated. √

11 Fun Facts About Myself:

  1. I technically I have (4) children, one of which is in heaven
  2. I’ve never traveled outside of the country
  3. My grandmother named me after a movie classic “Gone With The Wind”
  4. Everyone I meet thinks I’m under 25 years old (I’m not complaining)
  5. I love all genres of music except for hard metal (only because I am unable to connect to the words)
  6. I have approximately 24 brothers and sisters combined on my moms and dads side.
  7. I love Jesus
  8. I am apart of (4) small groups at my church
  9. My toes look like fingers
  10. I’m afraid of man feet
  11. I used to have an imaginary friend from age 10 to 16

(11) Questions Asked

∗What is your favorite trait about yourself?

I would have to say my creativity. Although sometimes I doubt how talented I am, I always have people reminding me to continue to nourish my talents.

∗What is one silly moment you’ve had that you’d like to share?

One time, I was in such a rush to drop my kids off at school and make to work on time, I sped down the driveway and knocked the trashcans over into the neighbor’s yard, which made me even later.

∗What has been your biggest blessing through blogging?

Meeting you wonderful people and growing closer to God by being obedient to his will

∗What is your favorite dessert?

Anything cake!

∗What is your favorite genre of books to read? Or TV shows/movies to watch?


∗What is the number one thing you want to experience before you die?

Hang gliding

∗How do you like to spend your downtime/time off?

Blogging and spending time with the Lord and/or my kids. Both are always so amazing and fun to be around

∗What do you love about where you live?

That I’m black and still alive

∗Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully, ministering to the mentally ill

∗Who is your biggest design inspiration and why?

Not sure, never thought about it.

∗What do you do to motivate yourself on days when you just don’t want to get out of bed?

My children and their need to have an active, productive mother.

I would like to nominate all of my followers! All of you guys are so awesome and I love that each one of you takes the time out of your lives to blog about your passions. There are so many people in this world who wish they had the courage that you have.

(11) Questions for my nominees/followers

  1. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
  2. What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own/owned?
  3. What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
  4. What would your perfect room look like?
  5. How often do you play sports?
  6. What fictional place would you most like to go?
  7. What job would you be terrible at?
  8. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
  9. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?
  10. What job do you think you’d be really good at?
  11. What skill would you like to master?

You’ve been nominated! You’ve been nominated! Everybody’s been nominated!

What?? I Was Nominated Again!


I would like to take some time to thank Faith Nyawira and Shoumodip for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  You both are amazing writers and I feel truly honored to be recognized by you all. Please visit their blog by clicking the links. You won’t be disappointed. There was someone else and I am so sorry that I am unable to find the notification that I received when you nominated me. To whomever that is, I am deeply sorry, but I would like to include you in this thank you as well.

When I first started this blog, I was in a really a dark place. I would force myself to write because I knew it was an outlet for me to express my symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and Lupus.

I did not expect to be greeted by so many people who understand how I am feeling and what I am going through. On top of that, wonderful people such as Faith, Shoumodip, Dee Kay, and “unknown person” thought it was a good idea to recognize me for my writing.

There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to verbally express how grateful am I for my WordPress family. I’ll admit, it was scary sharing so much of my life. People can be cruel, especially online. But I haven’t received any hate or dismay. Everyone that has commented has been so sweet and encouraging.

I am unable to respond to your questions right now, but I promise I will get to them. Thank you again for your nominations. Thank you for reading. Thank you for loving my thoughts. Each and every one of you truly inspire me everytime I open my WordPress App and see your wonderful avatars. 🙂

Love you all very much. Have a wonderful day and God bless you all!

Guess Who Was Nominated for The 2017 Liebster Award? ME!!!!

8948E1F7-669A-4A17-B756-BFF58463E0D4Dee Kay from The Immortal Arts Blog was kind enough to nominate me (yes, me!) for the 2017 Liebster Award. I am truly honored and thankful to Dee Kay for considering me and a few others blogs for this wonderful award. It is always encouraging when others recognize the hard work that goes into writing and managing a blog. Thank you!!

I would encourage you to check out his blog by clicking here. He blogs about all forms of art, including written and oral short stories, poems, singing, etc. Trust me, you’ll love it.

There are rules and regulations to become nominated. You can check those out by clicking this link Liebster Award Official Rules.

If you choose to accept your nomination, you must:

  • Create a new post thanking the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog.
  • Include award graphic.
  • Answer the questions provided.
  • Make a new set of 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate 5-11 upcoming or recently followed bloggers and share your post with them so they see it.

Below are my answers the questions that Dee Kay asked for his nominees:

1. What is YOUR story? Write it in less than 250 words.

My story is a long one, but 250 words or less should be doable. I come from a long history of mental and physical abuse that, for the most part, stems from mental illness going back as far as my grandparents. I suffer from a mental illness that makes it harder for me to get through life, but it is no different from any challenges that others may face on a day to day basis. For a long time, I was confused about what I should do with my life. It hasn’t been until recently that I have realized that my struggles throughout my childhood and adulthood are supposed to be a testimony to someone going through the same or similar challenges. I want to use what I go through to benefit others. Suffering never presents itself without a reward behind it. I’ve found that people like to give up when the suffering begins, but if you have enough patience to work through it and “get to the end of the rainbow” or “see the light at the end of thet tunnel”, then the suffering becomes a blessing in itself. My reward for my suffering is letting everyone know that things will get better with prayer, persistence, purpose.

2. What according to you has been the turning point in your life? Why ?

I honestly say that there has been a number of “turning points” in my life. I giggle to myself when thinking about it, because God has shown his grace so many times and so many times I chose to ignore it.  I would say, this moment, right now, has been the biggest turning point. I have made it up in my mind that I will longer allow depression, anxiety, lupus, and fibromyalgia to control my life and how I live it. I choose to live life helping others (I love helping people). Honestly, without this diagnosis, I wouldn’t have found my calling

3. If you are granted a wish to build a dream neighborhood, which 5 famous people (Past and present) would you choose and why ?

  • Ghandi-He would help me build and organize a spirtitual temple so people can have a safe place to worship, no matter what religion they are apart of.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr – He would help inspire the people in my neighborhood to come together to help maintain it for years to come.
  • Beyonce- She has the money and the fashion sense
  • 2pac- He would provide great music and vibe-age to any situation and/or celebration.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – For us women to have a little eye candy walking around.

4. What one message would you like to give to a teenager who is suffering from depression?

NEVER GIVE UP! Never allow anyone to convince you to give up. You will be so proud of yourself when you look back to say, “ I did it”, “I pushed through”. You are not alone. You are worthy of greatness. You are beautiful. You are wonderfully made.

5. If you have the power to change one thing/situation from your past, then what would it be and why ?

I wouldn’t change a thing. If what I’m going through or have been through, is preparing me for what’s ahead, I wouldn’t change a thing.

6. Name 5 movies that had a real impact on you?

Oohhh, yes. My favorite question because I love movies.

  • The Color Purple
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • The Lion King
  • Beaches “Did you ever know that you’re my heroooooo”
  • Loose Change: 9/11 Documentary

7. What is your take on WARS? Do you think wars are important to shape the world?

Honestly, I think if everyone smoked a little cannibus and had a meeting about their issues, wars wouldn’t be necessary. But maybe that’s the wishful thinking hippie inside of me.

8. What would be your final words to your loved ones on your deathbed?

Take care and protect each other with every fiber of your being.

9. Share an incident with us that was so overwhelming and touching that it still fill your heart with emotions?

Yesterday, I blogged about Jesus presenting himself to me. It was amazing because I was ready to give up and take my life, but His voice and appearance was so present, it brought happy, humbled tears. I’ve never felt anything like it. Please read Letting Go, Letting God

10. Write a letter to any of the following (500 words)

I know that things are confusing right now and I know that you are scared. Your mom is going through changes that you may not understand right now. Just know, that this will not last forever. Everything will get better. One day, she will no longer be able to say those awful things to you or make you feel worthless. Everything that she is saying to you is not true.

You are beautiful. You are worthy of love. You are going to grow up to be such a wonderful person. All of the pain that you are feeling, you will be able to use to help other people and make real changes in your life.

You are so smart. You are destined to become a great woman. If anyone says otherwise, ignore them because they are wrong. It may seem like they are right because so many people are telling you that you will never succeed. Don’t believe them. You are capable of becoming the writer and counselor that you want to be.

Believe in yourself, Ashley. It may seem like no one believes in you, but you have people that are helping you get through what you are going through. You may not see it or realize now, but there are people making sacrifices to help you. Stay patient, stay sturdy, and stay being you. You are loved!!!

P.S. Sex does not equal love. God will bless you with someone who’s going to love you beyond your wildest imaginations. Just so you know I’m serious, his name starts with a K 🙂

10 Questions for My Nominees

  1. How did you get into blogging?
  2. Was there anyone close to you that discouraged you from blogging? If so, how did you handle it?
  3. What inspires you to blog?
  4. Where do you see your blog in 5 years?
  5. What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a blogger?
  6. What would you say are your best personality traits?
  7. What are your (5) favorite songs? Why?
  8. If you had one wish to better this better our world, what would it be and why? (Describe in 250 words or less)
  9. What are your favorite (3) quotes that inspires you to get through hard times?
  10. What would you like to accomplish through your blog?

The nominate the following bloggers:

  1. Timeless Classics
  2. IvesTrendyTopic
  3. Understand546
  4. A Brave Mess
  5. The Bipolar Writer
  6. Rotimi Elijah
  7. The Anxiety Junkie
  8. Simofutet
  9. How to Beat Depression
  10. Lexx Speaks
  11. Speaking Soulish

I love all of my followers and your blogs. If I didn’t nominate you, please do not be offended. Nominate a blog that you love and spread the positivity.

Thank you again for nominating me, Dee Kay. Best wishes to everyone else who was nominated. I wish everyone could win.

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” -Oscar Wilde

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