HAWMC 2013 Day 29: Celebrating Awesomeness!




Welcome to the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge brought together by WEGO Health – a social network for all health activists.  Again, I am participating in the annual Writer’s Month Challenge in which I will be writing about my health activism and health condition based upon prompts given.

Today’s prompt reads as follows:

We all know Health Activists are awesome.  Share three things you love about yourself, things you’re great at, or just want to share.  Don’t undercut or signpost!

This I have to admit is a difficult post for me to write as I am not very good at paying myself compliments.  Often, I a self-deprecating and very rarely think about my positive qualities – I often have to ask people to help me pick out my best qualities as I have no clue!

Recently, I have started tapping into my creative side and making greeting cards.  At first, I started making them for myself to give to relatives and friends during times of celebration.  However, after taking them into my afternoon social group, I instantly had orders from the members asking if I could make some for them to give as cards.  Not only do I find it very relaxing sitting down and making the decopauge cards, it also takes my mind off the pain I experience.  I have had a lot of compliments from people regarding my cards; so at least other people think that  it is something that I am good if I don’t always believe it myself!  Here are some of the cards that I have made:



Writing is something that I love doing, and this blog has turned into a big passion of mine.  I love sharing my experiences and thoughts with others, and there is nothing more satisfying as a writer than receiving comments from others and telling me that they enjoyed my writing and they were able to relate to what I wrote in that particular post.  I have had the fortune to receive comments on my blog, Facebook or on Twitter how much people enjoy my writing, which means so much.  Writing is something that I have always been good at, and so was the main reason why I decided to start the blog as a way of raising awareness of neurological conditions.


My Brain Lesion and Me   Once Upon a Dizzy Spell… A Story of a girl living with a neurological condition


Another thing that I love is my breadth of my general knowledge!  I love nothing more than playing general knowledge quizzes whether this is watching quizzes on television; playing board games such as Trivial Pursuit or taking part in a pub quiz.  At my local group, one of my nicknames is ‘Quiz Bandit’ as I tend to know the answers to a lot of the questions asked, and many times have seen my team to victory!


So there are 3 things that I am good at!  Took me a while to even come up with these – but in the end I managed it!  So, what are some of the things you are good at, or love about yourself?  As ever, please feel free to comment below….


5 thoughts on “HAWMC 2013 Day 29: Celebrating Awesomeness!

  1. Rhiann, I’ll add one more thing you’re good at: friendship! In a world where true friends are hard to find, you are someone who takes friendship to heart. Often it’s the little things – liking a blog post or commenting, Follow Fridays on Twitter, a reTweet. While our friendship is conducted online, it comes from our hearts. So thank you for being good at being my friend. -Pamela-

    • Thank you so much for your comment Pam! I am truly touched by your kind words. I try to be a good friend to all my friends and am thankful that I seem to succeed at it. I am sure that we have both had troubles with one-sided friendships in the past; friendships that have hurt us, so I am truly blessed to have found such a great friend in you.

      Thank you

      Rhiann xx

      • Rhiann, Those who tend to be givers sometimes run up against one-sided friendships but then we find that special person who’s also a giver and a beautiful friendship blossoms.

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