What the MADs Mean To Me?

Its been a great year, I have been so lucky met so many great friends, some people I know will always be part of my life in one way or another. I have read inspiring posts that have made me laugh and cry.

Q Hotels and Disney came into our lives. They have treated us so well, made the boys feel so special, gone out of their way to accommodate Jack and his diabetes.

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And then came the news that our little blog is a finalist for the MAD awards wow. (I say our, because the boys contribute so much, Chris offers time, support and does the cooking so I can blog) I was in shock when I found out, I think Chris got fed up of me repeatedly saying, “I cant believe it”.

And in such company with some of my favourite bloggers whose blogs I have read since I started blogging, that is what blows me away most.

But do you know what it really means to me? It means I have achieved something I was told I would never do, I have been accepted as a writer, a blogger?

You see from being small all I wanted to be was a children’s author and a hairdresser, an odd mix I know. And then at high school a teacher, who was the worse sort of teacher, a dream taker, told me my writing was boring unimaginative that I would never be a writer. She suggested I concentrate on hair, so I did what any teen would do I gave up, don’t get me wrong it all worked out for the best, I have had the most incredible hairdressing career that I am very proud of.

MAD Blog Awards UK 2015 But that teacher; and the ridiculous thing is, the lady who crushed my dreams, well, I can’t even remember her name. Yet I allowed her to affect my life, until last year when I built up the courage after months and months of wanting to take the plunge, I posted that very first post.

And here I am doing both dream jobs, writing about my family and our travels, and teaching hairdressing. That teacher taught me a valuable lesson; to never be that teacher, to ensure my students believe they can achieve anything.

So that is what it means to me, I am so happy to be a finalist to be accepted as a blogger and to Mrs. Whoever I may not be an academic writer, but I am writing what I love and loving what I do, so in the end you were wrong. I just wished I had realised that earlier, but hey better late than never.

There is still time to vote for the MADS, but I will leave that up to you, that is your decision. I am happy sitting where I am at this moment in time and thank you so much for all the lovely votes to get me here.

16 Comments

  1. 10th June 2015 / 9:44 am

    Love you Sarah. You are an amazing person. Look at what you do and achieve. Super woman. You are such a worthy finalist. Such an exciting time you’ve been having and more to come for you and your gorgeous family. Xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th June 2015 / 9:45 pm

      Aw thank you Kat, you are such a great friend and one of the reasons I am so glad I started blogging x

  2. 11th June 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Oh Sarah, you are such an amazing writer, it is so sad that you were told that at such a young age, just think what else you could have done!! Look at you now though, I am so made up to see you nominated for these awards, so very well deserved xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th June 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Aw thank you Hayley you are such a lovely lady and such a great friend x

  3. morna piper
    11th June 2015 / 8:08 pm

    I’m so happy you are where you are today but I’m so angry with your teacher for destroying your dream. I remember an art teacher trying to encourage me to take art even though I was absolutely awful – that’s what teachers should do encourage and inspire not steal people’s dreams.

    Your blog is great and you have just inspired me to vote for you πŸ™‚

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      11th June 2015 / 10:09 pm

      Ah thanks Morna and yes, she taught me that sort of teacher I wanted to be, one that encourages her students and makes them believe in themselves and not someone that crushes confidence x

  4. 12th June 2015 / 8:22 am

    You’ve done amazingly well Sarah in SUCH a short space of time! Well done you and best of luck πŸ™‚ x x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th June 2015 / 9:32 pm

      Ah thanks Suzzanne that is so lovely, all I know is I am having a great time x

  5. 12th June 2015 / 1:18 pm

    You completely and utterly deserve it – and I am SO proud of you. You work hard on your blog, and yet you really do love it too, which shows through in your writing. I am with you all the way and hope you get the award. How very, very exciting πŸ™‚ Eeeeeek! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      12th June 2015 / 9:40 pm

      Ah thank you so much lovely lady and a fab friend x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      14th June 2015 / 7:45 pm

      Aw thank you Sara I know I am so excited and very in shock still xx

  6. 16th June 2015 / 1:20 pm

    My other half got fed up with me as well constantly repeating “I can’t believe it”. Congratulations from a fellow finalist πŸ™‚

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th June 2015 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you, ha ha it such a weird but wonderful feeling isn’t it x

  7. 16th June 2015 / 9:44 pm

    A ‘dream-taker’ – yes, I met a few of those teachers too. I am so glad you have realised your dream and proved her wrong. Huge congratulations! x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th June 2015 / 10:45 pm

      Ah thanks you so much and congratulations to you too x

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