#G2K

Eve over at revenge of eve does a series G2K where she asks questions and you answer them so other bloggers can get to know you better!

How to participate:

Create a post and title G2K

Use the tag #g2k

Create a pingback to this post to notify your participation

Answer questions honestly

Questions:

  1. How would you say others perceive you? Confident or Insecure? I think most people see me as confident!
  2. Are you confident or insecure? At times I’m confident, others insecure, it really depends on what I am doing at any given time.
  3. If your answer to 1 & 2 is opposite, define your behaviors that make this so. well I’m confident in social situations, when dealing with people on the phone etc, dealing with senarios that may cause problems, but then I’m insecure around my friends, over emotional, clingy, etc.
  4. Who do you attribute your confidence or low self-esteem to? I can attribute my low self esteem to my dad always putting me down during my teen years. My confidence? Well I attribute that to my teachers in the bording school teaching me how to deal with problems and be assertive and get my needs met.
  5. Write them a note in 20 words or less expressing your gratitude or feelings of injustice. dad, i hated when you treated me like shit, did it make you feel good? to do it?

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Get to know me! <3

I thought I’d do this I found it on another blog. I thought that it’d be fun to answer these and let you meet the girl behind therapy bits and get to know me a little more.

What are my strengths?
I am loyal, I love unconditionally, I have a good sense of humour, I am determined when I set my mind to something.
What are my short term goals?
Volunteer, get my 3 monthly shot, take nitro to get his vaccinations.
What are my long term goals?
Lose weight, Maybe start a new college course, Go on vacation, work hard in therapy.
who matters the most to me?
My family, my friends, my dog, my psychiatrist, my therapist.
What am I ashamed of?
Causing my family stress and worry, lying in the past to my partner and friends.
What do I like to do for fun?
Read, sing, knit, walk, swim, shop, hang out with friends or my dog.
What new activities am I willing to try?
I want to learn to bake, and crochet!
What am I worried about?
I’m worried about my dads health, my moms health, if I’ll stay healthy, death.
What are my values?
Humour, loyalty, independence, family time, friendship, belonging.
If I had one wish it would be?
To end mental health stigma!
Where do I feel the safest?
In my bed with my dog.
What or who gives me comfort?
My therapist, my mom, my friends, my psychiatrist.
If I was afraid I would?
Snuggle nitro, read, write or journal, call my mom or a friend.
What is my proudest accomplishment?
Getting a degree, training with my guide dog nitro.
Am I a night owl or early bird?
A nightowl, definitely.
What does my inner critic tell me?
You are a failure.
What do I do to show myself self care?
Take long showers and baths, read, talk to my friends, eat healthily.
Am I an introvert or an extravert?
I’m an extravert!
What am I passionate about?
Music, animal welfare, books, ending all kinds of abuse in the world, ending mental health stigma.
What do my dreams tell me?
That I’ve had a hard past.
What is my favourite non fiction book?
Will you love me or damaged by cathy glass.
What is my favourite fiction book?
dont have one dont read a lot of fiction as of yet.
What is my favourite movie?
Marley and me, annie, ghost, sister act, drop dead fred, and more.
What is my favourite band?
Evanesence, blue october, maroon five, pink, rihanna, katie perry, nikki minaj, eminem.
What is my favourite food?
Italian or mexican or chinese.
What is my favourite color?
pink all the way!
What am I grateful for?
My family, friends, guide dog, house, food to eat, my niece and nephew.
When I am feeling down I like to?
Write, shower, read, dance to music, cuddle nitro.
I know I am stressed when?
I have racing thoughts, I start to feel the anxiety building in my body, I start to catastrophise.

I hope you all enjoyed this I found it to be fun!
carol anne

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Blog awards

the lovely Kim over at this girls got curves
http://thisgirlsgotcurves.wordpress.com/
has nominated me for a couple of awards. The mystery blog award, and another one which the name of escapes my mind right now.
I’ve had nominations for these before and so I wont go through the whole process of rules and things and nominating blogs. But first I’d like to thank Kim, for thinking my blogs worthy of a nomination.
Second I’d like to answer her questions posted on the blog to her nominees.

  1. What do you want to be doing five years from now? Hopefully working, or more volunteering.
  2. Who do you most look up to and why (alive or dead, famous or family)? for family, my gramma and mom, for famous people, maya angelou and oprah winfrey
  3. What do you do first in the morning? Let nitro out, and get dressed.
  4. What is your favorite song? oh gosh I have so many to choose from but right now I really like perfect by ed sheeran.
  5. (Silly) What is the oldest thing in your fridge? Some plumbs lol they need to go they’re soft and unedible and are about 3 weeks old. 😛 gross, I know.

and her second list of questions for her nominees was…

  1. What is your favorite song? ok this time i’ll pick pinks song beautiful trauma.
  2. What state or country are you from and what are you known for there? I am from ireland. We are know for drinking alcohol lol!
  3. If you knew there was only a year left of time on earth, do you think you would be a better or worse person and why?hmm thats a tough one and I am not sure. I suppose I’d try to be a better person.
  4. What would you do if you woke up 5 years younger? lol I wake up five years younger sometimes already, when I switch between insiders!
  5. 5 years older? Say, man, I’m getting old!
  6. Suddenly there are no cell phones. Can you survive? Nooo, I need my phone. I am lost without it.
  7. Sun or Moon? Sun
  8. Why do you blog? it helps me purge my feelings, release them, and also to raise awareness of dissociative disorders and mental illness in general.
  9. Favorite food? chinese, mexican, italian
  10. Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi all the way 😛
  11. Post your favorite post.

Hmmm ok I am too lazy to go through to my blog and find a link, and anyway there is more than one I liked lately.

Share your world march 12th 2018

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?

I’d go on a cruise, donate some to my favourite charities, go on a shopping spree, and travel

What sound or sounds do you love?

the sound of wind chimes, the ice cream truck, rain falling when I am inside snug in bed, childrens laughter

Whats your middle name? Why?

Majella. After my momds besty at the time I was born.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

My week is only starting so I am not sure what I will appreciate this week but I hope it will be a lot of things.

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Question of the day

Are you sweet toothed?

My anser…I am very sweet toothed. I have always loved chocolate, cakes, biscuits, or cookies for my US readers, fizzy drinks/soda, etc. Now that I am losing weight I no longer eat any of that stuff, I will have something on occasion, like a latte, or something but I havent had soda, or chocolate, or cakes or biscuits in weeks now. I ate so much of that stuff for so many years and I put on so much weight it wasnt even funny. I have very bad will power usually, doing this diet is the first time I’m actually saying no to sweet things.

so how about you?
carol anne

Share your world March 5th 2018

What did you or did not like about the first place you lived without your parents?
The first place I lived with out my mom or dad was a bording school for the blind, I hated it, I hated everything about it, i went there from when I was 5 until I was 16, I did learn some good things while there, but it was also the place where the majority of my abuse took place, so life there was not pleasant most of the time, mostly it was really traumatic.
What is your most favorite smell/scent?

I have a few. I like vanilla, rose because eileen wears rose, I like the smell of cakes baking, or bread baking, I like the smell of cinamon, coconut, lavender, I love bath and body works scent vanilla and warm sugar too.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?

I do like snow. But I dont know that I would like it every year in winter. I like a little bit of it, but not so much that it disturbs my plans. I do like being indoors when its snowing and cuddled up with a book and a mug of hot chocolate. I think its pretty to though.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

This week I appreciated my family, my friends, my dog, and my health.

thanks to See for this wonderful challenge. Check out her blog for more!

Share Your World – March 5, 2018

Mystery blogger award

Thanks to ashley over at practicing imperfection for nominating me for this award! Her blog is great so check it out, you wont be disappointed!

the rules

Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

About me..
I am a night owl. MOst often you’ll find me awake very late into the night.
I used to be in stage school. I was a tap dancer, singer, did drama too.
I love to knit. I want to learn how to crochet also.

Ashleys questions to me

  1. How do you view your past? I view it as traumatic. But I also think of myself as being in recovery from it.
  2. How do you view your future? I view it as awesome! I want to get better and live!
  3. What is the most gooey, cheesy thing you like to eat? (the weird or funny one) Chili cheese fries! The cheese is poured over them and they are sooo good!
  4. If you changed careers for the love of it, what would you be doing? I’d be a social worker. I almost was but I got ill and couldnt finish the degree.
  5. Do you consider yourself to be good at math(s)? no, not really. I actually dont like maths.

My nominations
emilia
http://myinnermishmash.wordpress.com/
angela
http://iammyownisland.wordpress.com/
becky over at beckys mental mess
ashley over at mental health at home
barb over at bipolar barb

thanks again to ashley over at practicing imperfection for the nomination!