The Blogger Recognition Award comes to me from A Spoonie’s Tale. Thank you to Tracey, author of this fantastic blog for nominating me for this award!! I am so honored!
The rules of accepting this award are:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Write a post and display the award.
3. Share in your post a brief history of how your blog started.
4. Give advice to new bloggers.
5. Nominate other bloggers you feel deserve the award.
6. Let each blogger know that you have nominated them.
How The Invisible Warrior came to be:
I started this blog 3 months ago because I felt like I had something to say but I wasn’t sure what. I have always loved to write and while other teens were out with their friends, I was posted at my “typewriter” at my grandfather’s desk, writing short stories.
I always knew I would write in some capacity but I didn’t believe that it would be for a chronic illness. I thought I would write humorous books on my adventures or children’s books and I still may pursue those dreams but for now my voice and my words are needed here.
I chose the name The Invisible Warrior because often times you cannot see the pain or the havoc that CRPS has imposed on me. I often stand in line at the store or glance at people in the restaurant ,thinking, they have no idea that I am in significant, soul crushing pain. No one knew the war that I was fighting everyday to live my life as normally as I could. I thought that by sharing I was sick it would make me look weak, unworthy & that people would judge me. What I found is that it made me stronger. As CRPS (also known as: The Most Painful Disease in the World & The Suicide Disease) attacks my body, my nervous system & now my respiratory system.. I am fighting back because I refuse to be destroyed. I have become a warrior.
This Blog has allowed for me to process my own life as it has unraveled in front of me for the last two months. It has given me the needed time and has created a space for healing. My writing allowed me to see how sick I really was and lead me to the importance of my health. Most of my posts are not pre-meditated and I never know what will come across the keyboard. I am learning things about myself each time I write and in this space it is okay for me to grieve the life that I was once had before an illness changed everything.
Advice to New Bloggers:
I write to have a voice. To educate people. To show others that it is okay to take your walls down. It is okay to be real. I also hope to help others in the world that are in pain. I don’t want people to feel alone. I don’t want people to give up. I want people to fight with me. My advice to new bloggers who are starting this journey is to be true to yourself. Write what your soul needs to share. Tear down the taboo nature of hiding our flaws and be you. Just Be you. Follow your instinct & enjoy the journey that your blog will take you on!
Nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award:
The following 2 bloggers are writers that I have followed for quite a while. Their blogs are filled with strength, honesty & inspiration. These bloggers are under no obligation to participate. I just wanted them to know how much their blog means to me. The 2 bloggers that I would like to nominate who have always inspired me are
With much Metta (loving-kindness),