Wow! So thanks to dianarasmussen for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Diana is an extremely inspiring blogger, and if you haven’t read any of her stuff yet I highly recommend you do so. She is someone who isn’t afraid to express her beliefs, and reach out to those who need it. I’m highly honoured to have been nominated by her!
There are some rules for this award – which remind me that we are paying it forward in our acknowledgement of those who inspire us. Here are the rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back.
So 7 things about myself.
1. As of today, I have managed to lose just under 20 pounds/ 1st 6lbs/ something kgs… following the Weightwatchers diet. I say following in the loosest way possible…I still eat like the worlds about to end and I’ve only just started exercising this week.
2. I was born prematurely by 2 months. I was so small that most of my relatives were afraid to touch me/refused to touch me. But I ate like a beast so in no time at all I was bigger than most kids.
3.I’m originally from Zimbabwe, but moved to England when I was 8 (back when no one had even heard of the place) due to the old mother getting promoted and getting a job here. Now I have an English accent that occasionally pronounces things in an American way… But I don’t think that’s due to spending the first 8 years of my life in Zimbabwe.. I think it’s due to me watching too many American sitcoms..
4.I went to a private school while I was in Zimbabwe and we had a summer aswell as a winter uniform. The summer uniform was a lovely light blue dress with a checkered dark and light blue collar. The winter uniform was a light blue shirt and royal blue trousers. My mum, being like most mums, liked to buy things that were too big in the hopes that they would last that little bit longer as I grew into them.Sometimes I even worried that I’d drown in my own clothing because they were that big! So naturally I shouldn’t have been as shocked as I was when one cold winters day, while lining up to go to assembly, my trousers decided that that would be a good time to fall down. Something that was just bound to happen.The memory still haunts me.
5. Following the fact that my mum liked buying me oversized clothes; One of my teachers back in Zimbabwe noticed my sports uniform was waaayy too big during a uniform check. She asked me “Why don’t you get your mum to sew it for you?” I simply said “My mums gone.” This then resulted in an extremely awkward silence. What I hadn’t followed up with, and probably should have, was that my mum was gone as in gone to England. She’d been in the UK for 2 years before the rest of the family came across. My teacher had asked this question during that awkward 2 year period.
6. I use to pretend to be vegetarian at school because I was convinced they use to get better food than everybody else.I kept it up for a surprisingly long time.
7. The June that’s just gone, I had an interview for an apprentiship/year long training job at Channel 4 in London. I came second…Well I say second, but it was more like joint second. It was an assessment day where it started off with 11 of us who’d been selected and there were 2 knockout stages. In the morning we had to do an individual presentation, then after that we had to do a group task. We then had lunch which, if you’ve ever watched the apprentice, felt a lot like like how I imagine the candidates must feel when they’re sat in that dark gloomy cafe just before one of them is fired. After lunch, we had the first knockout stage where they’d call your names out in groups and take you out of the room. Luckily for me, and 2 others, they took us downstairs and told us we were going through to the next round.The rest of the people were told to leave… We didn’t even get to say bye… The final stage consisted of a panel interview (you against 3 interviewers) and a bunch of tests..
So yeah that’s my 7 facts! Thank you for reading them! And here are my 15 bloggers! It was hard choosing just 15!
15 VERY INSPIRING BLOGGERS: