Hello all you warriors or words, wow for the third time this week I been nominated for a blogging award. I can’t tell you enough how grateful and humble I am with this second nomination. This nod comes from my friend and fellow blogger Jessica Mathis. Jessica is a blogger whom I considered to be champion of our community. Giving her time and knowledge so generously, I am grateful we connected. I can go on about Jessica but if you want to see how awesome she is follow her blog The Unplug Initiative and follow her on twitter @jessciamathis88 and don’t forget to subscribe. A personal thank you to Jessica for your continued support. Read Jessica’s answers: (Sunshine Blogger Award).


What is The Sunshine Blogging Award? It’s a award given within the blogging and writing community in support of other bloggers and writers for their thoughtfulness and generosity, spreading positivity, show of support as the community connects together. Anyone can nominate their favorite blogger/ writer or someone who made an impact.


“Rules of The Sunshine Blogger Award”
Rule 1.- Thank the person who nominated you, provide a link back to their blogging sites.
Rule 2.- Answer their questions.
Rule 3.- Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
Rule 4.- Notify the nominees about their nomination via their blog or social media.
Rule 5.- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in you post.


Answers To Jesscia’s Questions………

1.- Who is a personal hero to you?
a- My oldest sister is my hero. She was always there for me when everyone else abandon me or let me down, she is the light at the end of a dark tunnel.

2.- If you could be one animal for a day, what would you choose?
a- I would say my chihuahua dog qtip. She is spoiled rotten & gets whatever she wants with little to no working for it.

3.-What’s your favorite blog post that you’ve written?
a- I have two one about my transformation “Repair My Armor” & the other about the lost of my mother “Autumn”.

4.-Why did you choose your blog name?
a- my blogging name is a nickname given to me by my family and friends it’s because I always have a smile on my face bright and sunny as the sun.

5.- If you and I were to hang out for a day, what would you want to do?
a- I would take you to my favorite writing places in hopes these unusual places inspire you.

6.- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
a- Living in Scotland working as a successful author and blogger.

7.- What is an underrated song or artist that you want to call more people’s attention to?
a- This is a tough one because I have 2 artists that comes to mind both are my favorite I would say KT Tunstall. She’s is a brilliant song writer but her voice is so angelic. Her music brings me comfort in a time where my world is chaotic.

8.- If you had to pick a favorite song, what would it be? If you can’t, what are a few that come to mind?
a.- This is easy again I have 2 the first one is Battle of My Own by Def Leppard because if you listen to the lyrics it’s how I feel when dealing with my mental disorder one particular lyric comes to mind “Wake up screaming night time it just won’t wait so learn to love the things you hate”.
a.- The second one literally has changed my life that song is Feel The Love Go by Franz Ferdinand this song has help me come out of my fog and helped deal with folks who aren’t as nice. There’s a particular lyric “Think of a friend and wish them love, Think of an enemy like them wish them all your love” wow that right there is powerful.

9.- Do you write for a living? If so, do you just make money off your blog, or do you do other writing? If not your blog, how else does writing earn you an income?
a.- No I wish I can be clever enough to make a living writing at this very moment. As for my blog making money in the 2 years that I have this blog it only made a total of $2.14 don’t ask me how. I have a full time job which is the source of my posts.

10.- How long have you wanted to be a writer?
a.- All my life. I been writing in journals since I can write. My writing started out as writing lyrics them turned into poems which morphed into blogs.

11.- Do you play any instruments? If not, what would you love to learn how to play?
a.- Yes & No, when I was younger I played piano, flute, guitar and accordion. I can read and write music as well. I stopped when I graduated from HS I don’t know why music plays such a huge role in my life. I just lost the feel.

Thank you Jessica for those intriguing fun questions.


And The Nominees Are…….

1. @my_simplemind
2. @tiffanys_blog
3. @aidenhatfield
4. @pigletish
5. @thislifeasD
6. @caralisette
7. @cieloscent
8. @InsecureHW
9. @sydneysjourney
10. @disorderSad
11. @dogsndungarees


My Questions For The Nominees

1. What was your first concert?
2. What is your favorite lyric from a song that moved you?
3. What advice would you give someone who is first time blogger?
4. Describe in one world your personality.
5. What is your favorite movie?
6. While out enjoying a day of leisure what would you purchase a book to read or new CD?
7. Favorite place to write.
8. When was the last time you had a real good cry?
9. What blog post are you more proud of? & Post the link.
10. Best piece of clothing to wear?
11. Last movie you seen


Well that is fun. It’s always good to get to know fellow bloggers and have them get to know you. Good luck to all nominees and a special thanks to Jessica for the nomination. Please support these fine group of bloggers but subscribing to their website and follow them on social media.

Until next time…..



Hello all you champions of words, to my pleasant surprise, I am honored and humble to be a nominee for the Blogger Recognition Award. Nominated by my friend and fellow blogger Laisha and her remarkable blog Renew Inspiration Mind Body Spirit, Laisha have encouraged and inspired many bloggers to pursue the passion of blogging. Her continued commitment of support is amazing and I am glad she’s apart of our community. Thank you Laisha for being a champion. You can also follow Laisha on twitter @renew_lporter08 and don’t forget to subscribe to her website.


“Rules of The Blogger Recognition Award”

Rule 1.- Write a post to show your award.
Rule 2.- Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
Rule 3.- Give a brief story of why you started your blog.
Rule 4.- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Rule 5.- Nominate 10 blogger who deserve the award.


About Me

I am Sunny Larue blogger, storyteller, music lover, martini admirer and a manic depressive. I been blogging for over thirty years. My passion for writing started when I was diagnosed with manic depression disorder at a young age. Not understand what that meant I was often the target of bullying. Writing became a safe place. I started out writing journal entries that turned into poems that morphed into blogging. Trying to find a reasoning to the madness I started documenting my mood swings, my interaction with my disorder and how I relate to people. Today I am apart of a wonderful supportive community of family, friends & social media. I hope to inspire those to indulge in their passion and find a voice to speak their truth.


My Advice

Advice 101- Go at your own pace. Blogging is a learning experience. You learn more & more about yourself as well as getting to know fellow bloggers. Remember blogging isn’t a competition it’s a celebration of fellowship.

Advice 102- Be brutally honest no matter how much pain you felt at the time of a specific emotion. Blogging is just that opening yourself up to emotions that can be happy or terrible hard. Just stick with it and use your voice to speak your truth. Nothing else matters.


And The Nominees Are…….

1. @CraigHoffman11
2. @simplykatricia
3. @batmom85
4. @JeffrisTerry
5. @justmominit
6. @ItsNicoleCarman
7. @CPFalcone
8. @CuriosityConfes
9. @phandi
10. @Irishgirl692

Follow the nominees on the social media accounts and website. Don’t forget to subscribe. Again thank you to Latisha for her continued support.

Guitar Grin Boy by Vasco

Ch6 Page 6. The Memories you see through the eyes of a thought… Come with words once said by the loved one, of who’s Memory you sought⚘


Fun Facts About Catherine:

Favorite book is “The Outsiders” by Jack Kerouac

Favorite place to be creative is cemetary. (Peaceful, Serenity & Tranquility)

Her good friend Jon inspired her to write.

Please take a moment to read her incredible blog and don’t forget to subscribe.

You can follow Catherine on social media. “Irishgirl69” 

 Thank you Catherine for sharing your story.

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D I S C L A I M E R! I am not a licensed healthcare professional. This blog is based on my own personal opinion and experience and not to be used as a self diagnosis guide. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, self harm or showing any symptoms of depression; SEEK MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FROM A LICENSE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL or contact your local {Police Department}, {Fire Department}, {Hospital} or contact one of these facilities listed below or dial 9 1 1;

Vantage Point
National Institute of Mental Health
Substance Abused and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) 


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SURVIVING THE CHAOS, Warning Signs of Bipolar Depression

Hello all you masters of words, today I’m feeling a bit down and under the weather.  This week has been very tough in fact, this month has been very tough.  I feel like my words aren’t being heard and I’m falling deeper into my depression.  I put on a brave face, its all an act.  Whenever someone ask how I am doing my generic response is “I’m doing just fine” clearly not true. I should get the Academy Award for best fake-smile. I’m far from being fine. I’m far from being normal, I mean what is normal?  The truth is I’m scared, I feel beat-up and I’m worn-out.  I am terrified of the things I can’t control.  I blogged about this before where there’s such anxiety of things that haven’t happened that I spend weeks trying to control. It’s like your on a train the deer on the track you see it but this little time to react. Just buckle up and hope for the best.  I’m so worn-out I been play at this game with a defeater’s attitude.  The constant fighting is wearing me down, trying to be everything to everyone.  Struggling is a term that is often used when describing an bipolar depression episode, however, I am beyond struggling I’m drowning. No rock I can crawl under will help hide the pain I am in. 


The Difference Between Sadness & Depression

Sadness vs Depression: Most people who don’t understand the difference between depression and sadness often get the two confused. It’s very difficult to articulate what an episode is like. When you are in the grips of a full on bipolar episode it’s difficult to navigate the muddy waters of dangerous.  These dangerous waters consists of emotions of feeling angry, helpless, guilt and for some ending it all.  When you are sad you get a little down but you are able to bounce back. Depression is quite the opposite. Your dealing with multitude of emotions all at once and your whole being can’t quite get a grip on reality.  Basicly is like a skydriver taking that jump confident the shoot will open only realizing halfway down your in trouble and there’s no one there to help break the fall. This is how I been feeling lately.  This feeling is what I call the uncontrollable factor.


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