Shit the bed. Those were my first thoughts as I picked up my phone to see why so many notifications kept flashing across the screen. Best Lifestyle Blog…Blogger’s Blog Awards. My mouth gaped open like my pet goldfish. Moments earlier, I was engrossed in Moana (specifically that scene where Moana’s nutty Grandma is dancing in the sea with the manta rays) A mistake, surely. But there it was, at the bottom- The Awkward Blog, nominated. Get in, you weirdo!
I have imposter syndrome for the nomination. I still don’t really believe anyone reads this blog regularly apart from my Mum (who leaves an emoji or a ‘well done’ on posts she likes on Facebook)
I am that person that awkward memes are made of.
I will be the person at the party stroking the cat or dog.
I’m the person who says things like shit the bed
The one that feeds squirrels in the park, who will be wearing checkerboard Vans until she’s 80, the one that chewed gum throughout her wedding vows.
I’m not wild or crazy (but maybe one day I will tell you the story about making illegal booze runs)
I don’t do heels, I don’t do cocktails, I can barely string a coherent sentence together and I call everyone dude even though, you know, they might be called Doris and using a mobility scooter. It’s happened.
So, to those that voted for me, thank you. You have made this Janis Ian happy.
Voting is now open until the 10th September
And well, shit the bed guys. Thank you x