Little Engine Tag + It’s A MONDAY

Last tag to do, yippee! 🙂 Then, I’ll be all caught up. 🙂

RULES

  • Each answer you give to a question has to be more than two sentences long. Or at the very least, you have to make those two sentences meaningful.
  • There will be two bonus questions at the end, that the blogger gets to change to whatever they want to ask when they nominate someone else. The first six questions, however, are set in stone.
  • At the end you must nominate three to five other bloggers. Okay, so you don’t have to, but that would be nice if you could.

 

So, I was nominated for this tag a couple weeks ago by Jay who is a pretty awesome gal with a very neat blog! She’s super artsy too, so go check her out! 🙂

Onto le questions!

  1. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? Well, one is when I want to give a compliment to someone in public but they have their earphones in so I wind up not giving them one :O
  2. What is your favorite song at the moment? I also agree, I’ve been listening to Adele’s ‘ Send my love to your new lover’ a WHOLE BUNCH. 98 repeats on listenonrepeat.com :3 Hehe
  3. What’s the nicest thing you’ve seen someone do recently? I can’t really think of anything, as of right now as I haven’t been out of the house in a few days, but I’d say that I’ve gotten some wonderful compliments about my writing and this blog so that’s sweet and swell. :3
  4. What’s something you regret doing? I don’t have many regrets, although I do regret not knowing about mental health struggles in high school, as I think I could have offered more to my friends who were going through hard times. At least, for other peers now I can be of better help. 🙂
  5. If you could take only three items with you to a desert island, what would they be, and why? Fuck items, I’ll bring Jeanine and Queen Bee with me, at least we’d have a fun time there! And lastly I’d bring some art stuff, so we can also be creative as we likely slowly die on that poor island because I dragged my friends down with me for company lmao. You’re welcome!! *salutes*
  6.  Explain the meaning behind your blog title.  Recovery to Wellness means stretching from one pole (recovery) to another (wellness) and moving through everything in between that (like Struggle Lane, Lapse Circle, Relapse Blvd) and overcoming our bad days by finding the positive in them and making our good days EXCELLENT days. Recovery to Wellness is the pursuit of getting better from mental health issues. 🙂
  7. What is one memory that makes you smile? These videos:

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4. The time me and three of my friends were in college in our first year and we laughed hysterically and awesomely for legit two hours straight. It was the best time EVER. It was freakin hilarious. We were in the old science building and people could hear us from down by the girl’s room, it was AWESOME. And we cleared out the building pretty well 😉 We were laughing so much we were laughing about our laughs. 😀

 

Quick Post

So I forgot how I had a perfect video to link to for yesterday’s daily prompt | Island so I’m going to make it right here and also mention a little something something else.

It’s a really great song and an awesome music video!! Very artsy and symbolic, do go check it out! 😀

 

The other thing I’d like to quickly say is I am now reading that BPD book and that I’m going to spend some time thinking and tinkering around with that #RecoveryHome tag thingy for tomorrow to start. I may wind up making it up as I go along, but if you’d like to participate in it, either let me know or stop on by when I make an official post about it!! I’m hoping to have it be artsy in nature but also do some type of journaling/blogging component about answering some questions and such. 🙂

 

I hope it’d be fun though!! 🙂

So, stay tuned!!

The Entertainer Award

This post is brought to you by:

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By which I was nominated by the oh so lovely and wonderful and very interesting and awesome blogger: Mental Health Land

So without further adoooo, let’s jump on in! OR we can hop scotch our way in! LEGASP

The Rules:

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer the 5 questions.

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When I think about entertainment, it encompasses a range of implications…

…. Did I laugh?

…. Did I cry?

…. Did I learn? >> I actually hadn’t ever considered learning to be in the category of entertainment before now, but it does make sense to me. This little bit encourages me more too, as I use a lot of Youtube to learn stuff! Just my little 5 cents! 🙂

The following people have made me do one of those three things. I’m sure they’d do the same for you as well.

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  1. Why did you start a blog in the first place? 

Oh, me and this question, we go WAY back!! XD I started a blog in the first place because I was angrily searching for jobs and couldn’t find any to my taste (AKA within the mental health field that’s non-degree), so then I started looking for writing jobs and I did stumble upon one website that offered an outlet, but the application process was rather long and I hadn’t any experience in blogging so I angrily came to WordPress and spontaneously made an account. That’s how it really happened, although the name I used for this blog is from an art group I made on DA where the mission for that is the same for this blog: to spread awareness about mental health issues and, maybe more importantly, spread the positive word about Recovery and striving for wellness and getting better and living and loving life, despite the bullshit it throws our way.

I hope to be of helpful service-ness through this blog, by sharing and opening up about my own mental health struggles and what I’ve come to learn through my time in treatment. I’d like to think to myself that I’m already making an impact, which is super awesome and honorable. I can’t wait to see how much farther we can all go!! 🙂

2. What is your favorite book?

Oooo, um, well I really loved “A Pleasure and A Calling” by Phil Hogan. I also enjoy reading “Kitchen Table Wisdom” by Rachel Naomi Remen. I used to love the Animorphs and Avalon and Goosebumps books from waaayyyy back in the day!! I also loved ‘You Came Back’ by Christopher Coake. And I like the Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer. So yeah. Oh, and Fuck Feelings by Michael & Sarah Bennett. 😀

3. What do you dislike the most? 

As my fellow mental health blogger stated, I’d say terminology/word choice and mental health. I absolutely cringe at the terms ‘crazy’ ‘insane’ ‘committed’ suicide or maybe the worst “successful” suicide. Ooof. I also cringe at “my” X (whatever illness that may be). I just tend to correct people in my head and sometimes aloud. I do understand that words mean different things to each people but unfortunately in the media and entertainment terms like ‘crazy’ and misconceptions about suicide are flung around without the ignorant fool realizing what they’re doing. Oh boy, does it make me mad!

4. What is your favorite food item from the mall?

I’m a sucker for sweets, so like smoothies or ice cream or froyo. I’m a sucker and a goner for ’em!

5. What is your favorite pastime activity? 

Oh boy! Art in all of its many branches, for sure. As well as relaxing to some Youtube videos, listening to music, blogging and reading. 🙂

 

For nominees, 12 is a LOT and I’m feeling some levels of my laziness. And I can’t quite recall who is and who isn’t an award free blog, but I’d recommend any of my fellow mental health peeps out there as well as any fun stranger who happens across this and is interested in taking part!! 🙂

 

That’s all for this post!! I’m likely going to have up another quick post after this one 🙂

Stay safe, peeps!

 

Happiness Tag

*Lovely sigh* So, today is the day for some tag/award posts 🙂

I’ve thus far today, napped, ate, made 3 new bracelets (it’s been a LONGGGG time since I’ve done this!! And of course I’m gonna show you guys!) and am now working on some blogging stuffs and probably do some reading later tonight. I think I’m going to read the book I have out on BPD first and then once I finish that, I’ll read that Procrastination book. Mainly, I have these two and two others that I finished all due on July 14th, so I’ve got to be smart about having time to read them and book review them, which so far takes about 2-3 days on average. Including the reading, depending on its length and how into the story I get. :3 As of this weekend, I’ve also gotten the bookworm inching its way into my current books that I own, so I want to look into those once I finish my library check outs.

When I start my Stats class, I’ll have to learn to balance everything, but I think if I can keep reading into the summer that’d be swell. I have some other books I can read for exposures, too. Essentially, I’ve got some lists to go through, hehe.

But, update aside! Let’s proceed into this happiness tag!!


Happiness Tag

Image from Google! 😀

So, I got this happiness tag from the ever so lovely Queen Bee

And because it’s been a few hours since I last started this piece, let’s just jump right in! We all know by now how utterly amazing, inspiring, badass and what a SURVIVOR Queen Bee is anyhow 😉 Love ya, cinnamon bun!! ❤ ❤

5 Things that make me happy:

ART

Whether it’s looking at other people’s artwork here on WordPress or on deviantART, or through stores (like Pier 1 Imports) or magazines or museums (although I don’t often go to them, I tend to find them boring :P) , or my friend’s artwork, I just LOVE art. From my own photography to bracelets to creative writing to fanfiction to drawing and painting and watercoloring and COLORING in general, man, it’s a wonderful list!! I love those little polymer clay things people can make, and I’ve made a couple of tiny things myself. I love nail art and just the wide VARIETY that exists in the artistic world.

Particularly, I enjoy drawing from that core of art therapy and mindfulness. Where it doesn’t matter how the product comes out, and you don’t judge it for ‘good’ or ‘bad’ it just is and you live through the process of creating it. It is so very LIBERATING and it’s gotten me to see all the creativity and artistic talent that exists in the world–from super gifted artists to more simplistic creations.

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Title: ‘Hippie Light’

STATIONARY

I just LOVE the Target Dollar Spot, where items are $1 to $3 and there’s so much fancy, creative things. I love the idea of planners (I don’t have enough going on in my life to really make use of them though), and stickers, and WASHI TAPE, and STICKERS, note pads and PAGE FLAGS and just really adorable things like that. ^^’ *cries out of its beauty*

I love watching people do haul videos of this creative stuff, like Cheap Crafty Girl’s YT , Coupon to Provide YT , and just a bunch of other Youtuber’s who do crafty things and planner organization shit. Fucking love it.

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Recovery Key! Bracelet from 2015, inspired from a drawing in my first sketchbook that I’ll eventually upload for you guys 😉

READING

Getting back into reading this year has been OH SO wonderful. 🙂 It started from a couple of books I took out at the library and then I had 9 out and I’m down that list onto 6 more to read of my current batch and then another 10 to read afterwards and then the ones I have within my own bookshelf. 🙂

Reading makes me happy because I get to explore creative worlds and brush up on my own creative writing and add ideas to my brain and creative outlets. I also like getting to learn about different things and it’s been especially nice branching out into doing book reviews on here. Which leads me toooooo….

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BLOGGING

Blogging is super fun and I really enjoy it. It’s definitely helped to keep me busy over this past month of June, and I’m surprised June went by as quick as it did! I also like being able to share my voice into the world and gaining such loyal friendships through my short time here so far. It’s a little mind boggling still to think that some people will be able to find my what’s still new work, as old work some time into the future, but that’s also very exciting too! Now if I can only learn to balance myself from here and DA…. ^^’

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Title: ‘Cyborg’

RACHEL PLATTEN

😀 I cheat! But she herself, as a person, and her music definitely makes me happy! Which is a good segway seaway, whatever that’s called!


5 Songs that Make Me Happy

RACHEL PLATTEN: Fight Song, A Better Place, Lonely Planet and pretty much everything else on the Wildfire CD 😉 Which I totally went out and BOUGHT. THAT’s DEDICATION AND TRUE LOVE. I’ll link Fight Song here, it is the body electric of this blog 😉

I also like this song :3

Haven’t listened to this one properly in a while, but it is a fave!

I just heard this one on the radio yesterday, but I like the concept that you can never live if you’re too scared to die. ❤

And this one!


I feel it would be best for me to take the time out of my day and the midst of this post to go find other bloggers to nominate this award to, but, I’m just too lazy today lmao. Sorry! ^^’

If YOU want to do it, DO IT! It is fun and we get to share our happiness with the world, hooray!!! 😀

Until next time!! 😀

 

Stay safe! ❤ And spread that damn positivity! 😉

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Go out there and live like this colorful butterfly rainbow inspired gem!! 😀