When you read this I will be in Melbourne and tonight I will be attending the 2018 Bupa Blog Awards dinner event where the 2018 Bupa Blog Award winners will be announced.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’d know that by some miraculous good fortune, someone nominated me and then I was selected by the judges as a Finalist in the Personal Category of the Bupa Blog Awards. You’d also know that I’m excited, and that I’m anxious! I also have a terribly nasty inner critic that becomes even worse when I’m anxious, but I am stronger than her and my anxiety. In fact, one of my favourite songs (This is Me – from the movie ‘The Greatest Showman’) is my new mantra and listening to it, REALLY listening to the words, gives me strength and fortitude, so Bupa peeps and fellow finalists – look out ’cause here I come, and I’m marching on to the beat I drum …
I’M NOT SCARED TO BE SEEN
I MAKE NO APOLOGIES
THIS IS ME!
I AM BRAVE
I AM BRUISED
I AM WHO I’M MEANT TO BE
THIS IS ME!
Note: As I’m away at the moment I most likely won’t be able to respond to any comments, or read and comment on any linked posts until I return home.
Link up here at WOTM or with another of us in the Lovin’ Life Linky team:
Leanne of Deep Fried Fruit | Kathy of 50 Shades of Age |
Deborah of Debbish | Jo of The Hungry Writer – Joanne Tracey.
It doesn’t matter where you link up as it will magically appear on all five blogs.
Have fun and enjoy yourself, Min. You’ve got this! #teamlovinlife
Thank you Natalie! I did have fun. It’s all over red rover now. xo
So proud of you and excited for you. Enjoy!
Thank you so much Jo! I did it! Little me in a room full of incredibly inspiring, creative, intelligent and witty people! It was a blast. 🙂
So exciting Min and just think how impressive it is to have been listed as a finalist when I’m sure so many people would have loved to have been there!
I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time and you most certainly deserve to be there! xx
Thank you so much Deb! I still don’t understand how I came to be there but I’m so very grateful I was. It was amazing. Such fun, and I’m so excited for the year ahead. 🙂 xo
I’m so excited for you too Min – I feel like you’re our Midlife Rep and you’ll do us proud. You are incredibly brave to front up to all this by yourself (much braver than me!) and I hope you have an absolute ball xx
Thank you Leanne! I was certainly one of the um … more mature ones there! lol Well I did it! It was kinda overwhelming, kinda amazing, kinda fun, and over way too quickly!! I met some amazing people! 🙂 xo
You have already won, Min just by stepping out of your comfort zone and attending the awards on your own. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Congratulations!
I have won Sue. I totally agree! I was so scared but I did it anyway. I’m also very excited about the fact that I’m now welcomed into the Bupa Alumni and have opportunities to learn from them and work with them during 2019! 🙂 xo
So exciting! Can’t wait to hear about it. Good luck!
Thanks Sanch! I had a ball. It was all over way too quickly though. I needed a pause button! lol xo
Best luck to you!! What wonderful news and I think it’s so wonderful!
Thanks Jodie! I had such a wonderful time. No official wins but I didn’t need that anyway because in my mind I already won! xo
Go Min!!!!!!!! Anxiously waiting to hear the news …
Thanks Janet! I had a wonderful time! No official wins for me but plenty of win, wins in my mind. Looking forward to the year ahead learning from and working with Bupa. So exciting! 🙂
I now know how you went and you nailed it. Well-done on enjoying yourself in a place that was bothering you. I hope things continue to go well Min. You are already a winner! Denyse x
Oh thank you Denyse! I don’t know about nailed it but I sure did it and had a great time. It was surreal at times but I drank it all in … so much so that I didn’t take any photos which will make my blog post on the night a bit boring! lol xo
YAY FOR YOU!!!! Just making it to the finals and being in a room full of like-minded inspiring people is a win. So empowering. How did you go? Can’t wait to hear all about it. #teamlovinlife
PS I watched the Greatest Showman for the 4th time on Friday night with my grand daughter. Best movie. Such an empowering soundtrack.
Thanks Leanne! You’ve seen how I went now in my post today. I love that track from The Greatest Showman! I have only seen the movie once but would watch it multiple times. It’s one of those movies! 🙂