Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award | Life Chats, Self-Love & Getting Out Of A Slump!

Honestly, I’m a little bit drained of energy, Although I am incredibly excited to write this post, my eyes are barely open. I’m sat in a really thick jumper on a summer day, and I’m still cold. I don’t know what is wrong with me! Perhaps it’s because all I’ve eaten today is watermelon and cake mixture… and a cookie… oops? Although my window looks out into the garden so I can see a barbecue being cooked up outside. No meat for me, just a veggie skewer, but exciting all the same.

This morning I woke up at the grand hour of 9:00. That’s very late for me, but it did not deter me from having a good day. I ate watermelon for my breakfast, then baked a cake. I washed up the breakfast dishes, let the bunnies out for a run, then took a ton of bookstagram content. From tomorrow, the first official day of the summer holidays, I am going to be posting on my bookstagram every day. Make sure to check out my account to stay up to date with all of the bookish content!

Following that, I went for a walk with my brother (that autocorrected to bother, which is a little bit hilarious). We had a nice chat while walking in the sunshine! Once I arrived back home, I decorated the cake I had baked previously that morning. Of course I put on an episode of Doctor Who while doing so.

We didn’t have lunch, because we are having a mid-afternoon barbecue. I don’t know why we decided to have it mid-afternoon, but oh well. Hopefully I can eat soon! I’m terribly hungry! 

Oh, and then I sat in the sunshine editing the photos I took in the morning. While doing so I listened to Niall Horan. I absolutely LOVE his album Flicker, so it’s been playing on repeat.

That brings us to now, quarter past three in the afternoon where I have decided to write a blog post. I’m really excited to bring you this post, the ‘Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award’. I was kindly nominated by the lovely blogger behind ‘Hiddenzzzzz’. I highly recommend you check out their awesome blog! They are so lovely too. I look forward to answering the questions, so I hope you look forward to reading them!

Stick around until the end to see if you have been nominated. Without any more rambling, let’s get into the post:


1. Thank the person who have nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog

2. Answer their questions

3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions

4. Notify the nominees by commenting on their blog

5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo

6. Provide a link to the creator of Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award: Rising Star


What motivates you to keep growing your blog?

Seeing my impact on other people’s lives inspires me to continue branching out to other creators, therefore growing my blog. ‘The Plastic Plan’ in particular (my climate change series) has gained so many positive responses from young activists like me. Seeing my writing help other people be more environmentally conscious will never fail to inspire me. Because even my small platform of 730 followers can make a difference. That’s a school full of people that want to listen to my ramblings!

These were some initial ideas for The Plastic Plan series!

What message do you want to give to the world?

I wish for my lasting legacy to be kindness. Sometimes, more often that I’d like, I snap at people. I might give up on something too soon because I’m tired of it. I want to build resistance against that, I want to be less selfish and give my time to worthy causes. When I eventually depart from this planet, I hope the small amount of people who did know me remember me as the kind one.

What is your current favourite book?

I can’t answer that question! There are so many current favourites. But also I’ve been in a reading slump which isn’t fun. With the libraries not being open, I haven’t been able to get my hands on any physical books. Although the eBook option is available (which I’m eternally grateful for) they don’t spark the same sort of magic. I’m sure readers will understand what I mean! If you do love reading, you should check out my bookstagram. Cheeky little plug I know! But I post bookish content every day on there.

These are the sorts of photos I post on my bookstagram!

When was the last time you felt uninspired?

Probably last week. I wish I had a better relationship with inspiration. It naturally comes in waves, but those waves differ in size. At the moment I have loads of ideas, but I’m too excited by them that I don’t have the commitment to sit down and properly write them out!

Sneak peek to my August bullet journal set up!

What do you love about yourself?

I love that I don’t care what people think about my blog. Offline, there are bitchy girls that tease me about my blog. But it doesn’t affect me in the slightest. I don’t even know what their aim is, because they would never be able to stop me from blogging. In fact, the more they tease me, the more motivated I am to prove them wrong! I like that part of my personality. I know some people are really sensitive to teasing. 

I Nominate

Francine @ Ancine’s Alley

Meg @ What Meg Means

Jessica @ Jessica E Larsen

Pooja @ Life’s Fine Whine

Rachel @ Little World Of Rachel

Everything Me

Victoria @ The Cozy Potato

Anushka @ Times Of Trials

Rose @ Girl Online

My Questions

  1. What book are you reading?
  2. What song/s have you playing on repeat recently?
  3. How do you stay motivated?
  4. What tip would you give to anyone trying to get out of a writing slump?
  5. What is the most valuable piece of advice you have been given?

Right, so that’s it for today’s post! I’m really looking forward to seeing your responses. Don’t forget that if you weren’t nominated you can still take part! Just copy and paste this link into your post so that I can see it. Hope you have liked the rambly posts this week! I will probably go back to a less chatty style on Friday’s upload. Please leave your honest opinion on the long posts this week! I don’t mind receiving your criticism. 

What song/s have you been playing on repeat recently?

Stay tuned, because I might react to your favourite songs in a later post!

catherine x

My Instagram: full of cats, flowers, and little chats.

Check out what I’m reading via Goodreads.

For all the bookish content your heart desires: click here! I now have a bookstagram where I post book photos every day. 

35 thoughts on “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award | Life Chats, Self-Love & Getting Out Of A Slump!

  1. Enjoyed reading this post so much, Catherine! That cake looks so delicious! I want to eat chocolate cake badly now! And I love how you said that your blog inspires you and that your readers inspire you and motivate you to keep going! It’s honestly the same for me! I love that my blog helps other people in some teensy weensy way! 🙂

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    • Thank you Manasa! I didn’t know I wasn’t following you, but I’m so glad I found out haha. The chocolate cake went pretty quickly – so hopefully everyone enjoyed it. My readers will never fail to inspire and motivate me! Just this little comment makes me want to write a ton of blog posts hehe. Take care! x


  2. I loved reading your answers Catherine! Congratulations on the award and thank you for nominating me! 😁 I admire you for not letting people get to you and that they actually motivate you to keep on blogging! 💖


  3. I would love to see more posts about a day in the life of Catherine! It was fun to read

    I absolutely love your answer for this question “What message do you want to give to the world?”. I’m fairly sure you’re already achieving your goal in leaving traces of kindness. It’s quite inspiring!

    About the fave book thing. I loved the Hunger Games, but I felt that the second and third books ruined the series. Idk if it’s just me, but I felt that the author rushed through the book which left the plot shallow. I just didn’t like the character development or the way things ended. Maybe it’s just me 🤷‍♀️

    Honestly each genre of music has a fave
    For metal, it’s break me by Fragment. For pop or a chill song it’s Silver Lines by Traces. For hip hop, it’s I Miss the Days by NF. I also like Would Anyone Care by Citizen Soldier and I Can’t Breath by Bea Miller. So many things sorry for ranting 😂😂 what’s your fave??

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    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it, I didn’t expect many people to. Aww, that’s so sweet of you! I definitely have a way to go in being kind. One random act a day, I try to stick to. That’s what I was taught in Brownies hehe. The Hunger Games were great, but I do agree that the first one is better than the rest. Although it works well as a trilogy, I think it could have been done a bit better. I don’t really know, I’m not an expert author myself. Ooh I love how you’ve responded to my questions! Especially the music one. I could not choose a favourite song, but I could choose my favourite artists. For pop, it’s 1D, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and The Beatles. For Indie Rock it’s Arctic Monkeys and then rock probably David Bowie? All the classic British artists in there hehe. Don’t worry – I LOVE responding to long comments 🙂 x

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  4. I enjoyed reading your answers!
    It’s great to see how you try to bring up a change in the world with the help of your blog. Keep going! I feel the same way about eBooks, I’ve downloaded plenty of books but didn’t start reading any of them. It’s just not the same as physical books. Your blog is amazing and you’ve worked hard to get it here, anyone who says the opposite is just jealous of your accomplishments!

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    • Thank you! It was a very long post, I’m impressed that you read it all the way through. Gracie Chick is my hugest inspiration when it comes to change making. I’m glad I’m not alone in that. Cannot wait to return to the library and properly browse around. AWW YOU’RE SO NICE! I’m blogging on a lack of sleep so you’re making me tear up… thank you! x

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  5. Honestly, it sounds like you had a good day. Food coma is always welcome. I enjoyed reading your answers, particularly love how you want your legacy to be kindness and that you do your own thing on your blog and are super motivated. Well done!

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  6. I loved this long chatty blog! The style really made me smile! Vegetable skewers are the BEST part of a BBQ I have to say! You are really motivational to so many people in so many ways but especially in the last question about girls teasing you. I’m not sure how I would react if people made fun of me for my blog (luckily so far only my sister has and I can deal with her) but the way you can just ignore them is so good! I’m not a music person but I do love a good song from a musical! My two favourite are ‘for good’ from wicked and ‘apex predator’ from mean girls! lots of love, meg x

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    • Aww I really appreciate your comments, Meg! Veggie skewers are the only things I eat, and maybe a veggie burger too. That’s so sweet of you! I never realised I could inspire other people… that’s made my day. People making fun of my blog doesn’t get to me, think of all the amazing people I’ve met through this platform. Why would I throw that away so I can be accepted by some teenage bitches? I’m not a ‘musical’ person myself. Mamma Mia is the only one I’ve watched, on top of Disney films. Lots of love to you too x


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