All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…

The Sunshine Award: I don’t win many awards, so when I do I feel happy and humbled


Throughout my life I’ve won only a handful of things:

1) Age 7: Three books for painting the local Church (or to clarify, for painting a picture of the local church).

2) Age 15: A book for entering a competition in Doctor Who Monthly (ergo, it’s not a leap to suggest the book was Doctor Who related!)

3) Age 16: Another book for entering a competition in Doctor Who Monthly (ditto!)

4) Age 20: The ‘most insane backpacker award’ for skulling a concoction made up of: beer, wine, whisky, vodka, coca-cola, milk, nuts, wood chippings, ash, cigarette butts and hair (it’s safe to say that I was completley drunk at the time and this wasn’t an actual award)

Me, skulling the aforementioned concoction (and wearing a ridiculously yellow T-Shirt!)

5) Age 27: $480 from a $1 stake on a pokie machine (I won the jackpot on the very first press of the button)


6) The Booker Award

Now, courtesy of the wonderful blogger Slightly Manic Mummy (officially my favourite blogging nickname ever!) I can add the Sunshine Award to this esteemed list.

To say it made my day would be an understatement. Whenever I write my rambling words I always hope they will inspire others, so to know they do is deeply touching, especially at a time when my mood is a bit ‘weird’.

So a massive thank you to Slightly Manic Mummy for nominating me and putting a smile on this slightly insane man’s face :)

As with all awards, the Sunshine Award comes with a few rules:

♥ Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog
♥ Answer 10 questions about yourself
♥ Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
♥ Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
♥ Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

Ten Questions

Favorite color:  Purple (and red, I do like a nice shade of red)
Favorite animal: Turtle.
Favorite number:  Sorry, I don’t have a favourite number.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Tea (preferably Green or Peppermint)
Prefer Facebook or Twitter? I despise Facebook and deleted my account years ago; these days, I’m an occasional Tweeter.
My passion: Creativity; Writing; Photography; Art; Standing up for my beliefs; and seeing the beauty in the world.
Prefer getting or giving presents:  Giving. I’ve always been a giver. In fact, I’ve been abused for giving people too many presents.
Favorite pattern: Swirls.
Favorite day of the week: I don’t really have one. When you’re homeless every day becomes the same as every other and I’m still in that mind set. It’s also called boredom.
Favorite flower: Cacti.

My Nominations

There are many bloggers out there who bring sunshine to my life. Here (in no particular order) are the ten who inspire me the most

Restless Vagabond
Pride in Madness
Far from Paradise
The Curse of the Single Parent
My Crazy Bipolar Life
Bits n Books
The Bipolar Place
Voices of Glass
Just Live Life Laugh and Love

Each and every one of the above bloggers are beautiful, wonderful, inspiring, and legendary in every conceivable way.  Check them out :)


4 thoughts on “The Sunshine Award: I don’t win many awards, so when I do I feel happy and humbled

  1. Congrats & Thank you


  2. You totally deserve the award. You really do inspire me and I look forward to reading your blog. I hope you are feeling well today, Take care Karen. x

    ps. Yay Dr Who Magazine!


  3. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! My first blog award ever :)


  4. Pingback: The Booker Award « Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate….Ivonne's Journey

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