They say the best dreams are those that we work the hardest for and I agree ; since I was sixteen I dreamed of seeing my own little slice of journalistic heaven that would be as colourful and as thought provoking as I believed my character to be. When I finally plucked up the courage to create my own site last summer it was like a lightbulb had gone off in my mind and I knew that my future had been rewritten. It was my destiny to become a blogger and whether the world would like it or not I was ready to tell it how it was and I haven’t looked back since. I dreamed an impossible dream many claimed but look how far I have come…It seems unreal that here I am a year into blogging having already won two awards and just been nominated for my third award this week. Never in a million years did I think that I would get to where I am today and I am so thankful to you my readers for encouraging me and giving me the confidence to be myself. I spent so many years wasting time being hard on myself and refusing to accept change because I was scared of the unknown. When you spend so much of your childhood being told that you will never amount to anything it can be hard to get out of that mindset but there was one group of people who believed in me more than I could have ever have believed in myself and that was you guys, the readers. I never appreciated who I was and my differences until I started blogging because it was never seen as a positive and for the first time I felt acceptance. This was my destiny, this was my calling.
When I first received my third nomination I felt shame because I didn’t feel my site was good enough but rather than turning it into a negative it motivated me to completely change my site and spend money perfecting it until it became the colourful fantasy that existed so far only in the confines of my mind. And it worked, as more and more nominations were coming through I knew that I was finally ready to expose my blog to the world and let the media see it in all its new glory. Instead of feeling shame I felt elation and while I am scared to death there is no harm in trying. My blog is comparatively small ( and new) in comparison to the other blogs which are nominated and I can only feel honour that I am classed in the same league as these other brilliant bloggers. I might not win, I might not even get shortlisted but even to receive one nomination is an honour in itself. I am so grateful that I am finally receiving recognition for what I have achieved during my lifetime and cannot thank you , my readers enough.
It is because of you that I get up in the morning and work long shifts in jobs I hate because the promise of a brighter and better tomorrow is growing ever closer. It is because of you that I smile every time I receive a new brand email or a special Blogger package because by reading and commenting on my posts you are helping others acknowledge my teeny tiny blog too. And it is because of you that I sit here typing away with a smile on my face. because you my readers chose me to be entered into the public vote. And if I win the public vote then I can sit with a legion of other brilliant bloggers awaiting the judges vote in the hopes that we will be the ‘chosen ones’. Just this one nomination has given me confidence and made me feel happier than I have in a long time and I honestly cannot thank you guys enough. Someday when I have plenty of dollar I will treat you my readers to a wonderful meal and drink, toasting each others success but for now when I am still broke and fabulous I can only offer you my sincere gratitude and affection, I am nothing without you guys.
I have been nominated in three categories: Best ‘Lifestyle Blogger’ and ‘Best Fashion Blogger’ and ‘Best Fashion and Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger , it would make my day if you could spend a few moments casting a vote. I would be forever grateful.