I am a member of Damsels in Success, a business network for women. Every year, they run the Women Inspiring Women Awards, which is a national thing for... well, women who have inspired other women.
I knew the awards existed, and I knew the voting had opened for this year, but I didn't really think much of it after reading the initial email.
Then, a couple of weeks ago I opened my inbox to find an email with the subject "you've been nominated!" Shocked, I opened the email to find that a lady I barely know had nominated me for a Women Inspiring Women award in the Author/blogger category.
After that, I made a half-hearted attempt to ask people to nominate me for the award, but didn't really put much effort into it. Imagine my surprise earlier this week then, when I received this email:
I made that pretty big, so you could see it!
So now it seems I am in the running to win an award - one of seven shortlisted in the Author/Blogger category. And as it turns out, I'd quite like to win!
So here is the bit where I make a shameless plea for votes: I would absolutely love it if you would vote for me to win this award. I cannot tell you just how much it would mean to me, to win an award - not just for writing, but for inspiring other women. As someone who started this blog in the pit of despair, as a way to try and find some sense of what was going on in my life, the idea that I might have inspired anyone is a massive thing for me. To win an award for such a thing would just blow my mind.
Thank you for your time!