“Alright, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”
Well, maybe not just yet. After all, I have only been blogging for four months.
But thanks to readers like you, my day just got incredibly better. No Debt But Love has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. View the Nomination Here
You can learn more about No Debt But Love here https://nodebtbutlove.com/about/
No Debt But Love’s aim is to help those experiencing the casually given, yet agonizingly returned, the burden of student loan debt.
Please visit his website and tell him Depression is not my Boss says “hello.”
The Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity and joy.
No Debt But Love has asked me a few questions, here are my answers:
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to share my journey as I learn about my diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder.
Is there a story behind the name of your blog?
My blog is My Concealed Depression because that is what I did for over 40 years. I hid it, never faced it, and just wanted it to go away.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
The Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica
What is your favorite movie?
The Hunt for Red October
What is your life’s greatest accomplishment?
Three remarkable children
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Honey Nut Cheerios
What is the title of the last book you have read?
Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck
What is one way you relieve stress at the end of the day?
We built a deck on the back of our house in the mountains near the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. I relax by sitting in the hot tub and looking at the mountains.
What cities or towns have you lived in?
I was born in Sparta, New Jersey. I have lived in Mobile, Alabama, Silver Springs, MD, Lay hill MD, Rockville, MD, Seaford, VA., Hampton, VA Newport News, VA, Hopewell, Va., Dale City, VA, Woodbridge, VA. Lakewood, NJ and now Stanardsville, VA. just outside of Charlottesville, VA.
Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts?
My blog posts are from my day to day experiences. I am chronicling my journey through life with my depression. Some days are bad, some days are ok, some days are great, and somedays are really funny.
Do you own any pets?
We have a rescue beagle, Miss Rikki, three cats, and a wide assortment of wild animals that frequent our 5 acres, including black bear, deer, many rabbits, raccoons, skunks, lots of fox and an occasional bald eagle.
Here are my nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award.
Questions for the nominees:
- What made you start blogging?
- What gets your day started?
- How do you relax?
- What is your favorite place for take-out?
- What makes you happy?
- Do you have any specific goals for the rest of this year?
- What do you do in your spare time?
- How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
- What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?
- What has been your greatest success?
- Have you met anyone interesting/famous on your blogging journey?
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.
Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
Thanks again for visiting My Concealed Depression.
Please send No Debt But Love https://nodebtbutlove.com/about/ my best regards!
I appreciate and am humbled by the nomination.
No Debt But Love says
Wonderful responses! It’s great to know a little bit more about you!😃
Depression is Not my Boss says
It was fun. I got to think about the things I enjoy.
Congratulations on the well deserved nomination and thank you so much for nominating me!
Depression is Not my Boss says
Well deserved. You are inspiring!