The Spirit Animal Blog Award

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I was nominated for this award by the super dooper lovely Alex Könst at aaaaleivkai.wordpress.com. Check out her blog if you have the chance – it is a fantastic blog which is very insightful and written in a beautiful way.

Thank you Alex for nominating me!

Here are the rules (as written in Alex’s blog):

  1. Post the award picture on your blog (Tick!)
  2. Write a short paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you (Okeydokey…)
  3. If you could be any animal, what would you be? (Ooooh…)
  4. Pick ten nominees. (Right then)

My name is Emily, I’m 21 and I have Sensory Processing Disorder. My background: An occupational therapist diagnosed me with SPD when I was in primary school. I have found OT the most helpful form of therapy, I’ve tried lots of different therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and therapy sessions with CAHMS (child and adolescent mental health service, UK) however I found these unhelpful and these made me feel worse. I also have anxiety issues, mild OCD, hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) and severe dyslexia (I was only assessed and told I was dyslexic when I was 19!).

My blog is UK based I want to bring people everywhere together to discuss their sensory problems and how they cope with their everyday lives. I want it to be recognised that sensory problems aren’t something children necessarily grow out of but learn to deal with for the rest of their lives. 

Okay so I think I would be a… sausage dog! I just love them, they are so small and tiny and long and low to the ground and think they are so adorable and funny 🙂

Okay so my ten nominees are…

  1. https://closertohappiness.wordpress.com
  2. problemswithoo.wordpress.com
  3. https://mrsunimaginative.wordpress.com
  4. http://marcimentalhealthmore.com
  5. https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com
  6. https://lacymiri.wordpress.com
  7. https://autismthoughts.wordpress.com
  8. https://radliving1124.wordpress.com
  9. http://lyfwithem.com
  10. https://mariner2mother.wordpress.com

Also if you have a spare moment please vote for me in the UK blog Awards 2016! You can vote daily for me (even with the same email address although I know thats a lot to ask!)  Heres my link: blogawardsuk.co.uk/ukba2016/my-entry/21andsensory

Thank you in advance! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter:  twitter.com/21andsensory

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8 thoughts on “The Spirit Animal Blog Award

  1. Good to learn a bit more about you. And thank you for nominating me to receive this award. One of the reasons I follow you is quite personal; my 13 yr old son has SPD, dyslexia, ADHD, and can have anxiety. I was curious to know what life can be like as an adult with SPD. Have you discovered any of your gifts because of how your brain is wired? I was extremely lucky to have come across some wonderful intuitive people who have helped me to see my son’s gifts (plus I’ve read a few books about the gifts of dyslexia). Yes, there are challenges, but there are also some very incredible and useful gifts. (I’ll have to write about my son’s).

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    1. Not a problem – it’s lovely to know why you follow my blog too. It’s also great to know there are other people like me out there – seeing as I’m dyslexic and get anxiety too! Hmmm that’s a really good question actually…I think because all my senses are heightened all the time I’m quite observant of things and I like to people watch. I’m trying to think if I have anything that could be classed as a ‘gift’. I love to draw and I study design at uni. I’m a bit of a workaholic too obsessed with getting my work right which I don’t think is too bad a thing ☺️ I would love to read about your son and his gifts sounds like a lovely idea.

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