Sunday, 3 August 2014

Liebster Award!

It never rains but it pours.

There is often not much happening in my life, but then something changes and all of a sudden I have a million things going at once. 

One of the things going on at the moment is that I have been nominated for a Liebster award. That's pretty exciting right?

It's great to know that my writing has made an impact on people in the few short months that I have been blogging. :]

I'm super flattered and apparently I have to write this...

I was nominated by Kate Arbre because apparently she enjoys what I do. (crazy, right?)

Kate is pretty rad, she writes a blog called Our Wolf Song (I know what you are thinking, greatest name for a blog). It's about finding great music, as well as helping people who struggle with self harm.

This award is a pretty good way for readers to discover new and awesome blogs, as well as a way for us bloggers to get more exposure. Basically, it is a great way of connecting people and strengthening the blogging community.

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:
1. Thank your nominator!
2. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the questions your nominator asked.
4. Nominate people (with smaller accounts) and tell them!
5. Write 11 questions for your nominees.

11 random facts about Sasha Heart:
1. I'm not a fan of religion, but I am a very spiritual person and meditate quite regularly.
2. I have experienced depression, and ptsd for most of my life. 
3. I love movies, books, music, and really any form of escapism.
4. I'm a horse rider and I currently own two horses. 
5. My room is purple.
6. Sometimes I cry in my sleep and wake up with tears running down my face.
7. Social situations make me uncomfortable.
8. I'm a pretty obsessive person. At the moment I can't get enough of tiny houses. 
9. I currently have two tattoos (planning on more) and nine piercings.
10. I believe that learning how to see things from someone else's perspective and understanding where they are coming from, even if you don't agree with them, is one of the best things you can do to become a better person.
11. I love toast so much, that sometimes I get so excited when I eat it that I get the hiccups

11 questions from Kate:
1. Pick 3 people for your Zombie apocalypse team (can be famous, fictional etc...)
Chuck Norris (obviously) because no zombie would ever be a match for him. He would do all the fighting while I just hang with the other two. 
Ian Somerhalder because he is a hugely inspirational person and I feel like he would be great to talk to.
Probably also Andy Biersack, because lets face it, he is a super hot, talented, and very cool guy. 
2. What is 1 item you can't live without?
I think I could live without pretty much everything. 
I have actually always thought that I might like to live a really simple life in the country with no power or technology. Just me and animals and nature. God that sounds so lame a hippy. 
I would probably struggle without some pens and paper to write with and a couple million books to read though.  
3. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging mostly for myself. I love to write and be creative and I figured that blogging would be a good forum because it would make me write regularly. 
Then I realised why I actually want to write a blog. 
It's because I have a story. A story that many people can relate to, but that very few people will talk about openly and honestly. 
I'm not in crisis any more, but when I was I was desperate to find something, or someone that I could relate to. Someone who would understand, and be blunt and honest. Not someone who would bombard me with virtual hugs and stupid, hollow, inspirational words. 
I never found it and I ended up hating the internet community for not being what I needed. It felt like everyone was just full of shit to be perfectly honest. 
There is a phrase that I have found to be very true of the internet in regards to depression and mental illness. It is "we are just a bunch of suicidal kids, trying to convince other suicidal kids that suicide isn't the answer".
That has stuck with me because it is so true. I don't want to be like the people I found on the internet, or just another suicidal person trying to tell you all that it isn't the answer.
I have no idea what the right thing for you is.
So now I write this blog about anything and everything, and I take the time to talk to anyone who wants to contact me. 
I tell my story, and also the story of a lot of other people that I have met along the way, in the hopes that someone will read it and it will help them to feel just a tiny bit less alone. 
What I write is often uncomfortable and controversial, but it is honest and it is important.  
4. What instrument do you wish you could master?
I am actually a flautist (that's a person who plays the flute). I played all through school and managed to get pretty good. 
I have also had some experience playing the sax, piano, trumpet, drums, and violin. 
Not to brag or anything. lol
5. What country do you want to visit the most?
I have actually been to a lot of countries. 
I would love to go back to Poland. That place is amazing. 
Of the places that I haven't been, I think it would be rad to go to Africa and/or Alaska. They both seem so savage and wild, something that I can relate to. 
6. What was the last dream you had?
I don't really dream. At least not that I remember. 
Sometimes I cry in my sleep, so maybe I have sad dreams. That's pretty weird, so I will elaborate. 
When I was younger, someone made fun of me for crying so much. That New Years, I swore that I would never cry again. That is a pretty hard thing to do and naturally, I failed miserably.
Skip to the present and I have recently realised that I have accidentally achieved that resolution. I almost never cry. But I guess it all just stays pent up inside me and the only time it can get out is when I can't control it, aka when I am asleep. 
7. Your happiest moment?
I honestly have no idea about this one. I don't really have any outstandingly happy moments. 
Maybe when I was walking out of the airport terminal, exhausted after like 24 hours of flying, and lonely after two months overseas on my own, and saw my parents and nan there waiting for me. :]
8. Fight or flight?
Neither. I am all about passive acceptance of the world.
I think that people should be able to say or do whatever they want unless it harms someone else.
If it really came down to it and I was in real danger, I like to think that I would fight but I would probably just escape into my mind and let whatever happens happen. 
9. Your favourite band?
That's a mean question. I have way too many favourite bands.
I am a fan of just about every kind of music and what I listen to depends on my mood. There are a couple of bands that I never get tired of listening too though, so I guess they would count and my favourites. In no real order...I love Soilwork, We are the Ocean, The Used, Alesana, Bullet for My Valentine, Breaking Benjamin, Parkway Drive (a great Aussie band), Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Birdy, Christina Perri, Deathstars, Falling in Reverse, Escape the Fate (when Ronnie was the lead singer), Imaging Dragons, and Fort Minor. 
10. What are your favourite YouTube channels?
I don't really like to spend/waste too much of my time on youtube. So I have no idea. 
11. If you could control 1 of the 4 elements, what would you choose?
Probably air, based on the idea that air is connected to the soul and the breath of life, but in terms of practicality and which would be the most awesome to use, I would go with water.

My Nominees
I am going to nominate Steph Ex, mostly for her creative writing entries.
Her writing is great and something that I can relate to.
I always love seeing her work pop up on my news feed.
You can see the creative entries on her blog here

I'm Also going to nominate Max Saunders, the post-apocalyptic writer from Exmouth.
His stories are weird and interesting. He is also great because his name is Maximilian James-Bainbridge Saunders. Best name EVER!
You can find his blog here

I would also nominate Kate Arbre, but she is the one who nominated me.
You can still answer the questions if you want Kate. ;]

I would like to amend these nominations to include a new blog that I have discovered and a new person I have met who 100% deserves this. +Christina Campbell Hughes .
Your blog is great. I really like reading about your adventures and looking at your amazing snowman and pink gumboot pictures. :]
You can find Christina's blog here

There are others who I would nominate because they are amazing, but most of them already have a fairly large following.

Questions for my Nominees
1. If you could become a character in any book (replacing one of the existing characters or entering as a new one) who would you be and what book would you be in?
2. Why did you start blogging and what do you hope to achieve with your blog?
3. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose to eat?
4. What was your dream job when you were a kid?
5. What superpower do you wish you had?
6. What is your favourite book or book series and why?
7. How many countries have you visited?
8. What do you value most in people?
9. Cats or dogs?
10. What medium do you use when writing creatively? (pen on paper, pencil, computer etc)
11. How do you feel riiiiiight now?

Thanks for reading, and remember to keep counting the seconds. :]


  1. Love it! And your zombie team seems pretty good (I'd get sooo distracted by Ian and Andy though!)

    I have just answered your questions too (thank you!). I've added them onto my Liebster Award post. So have a little look!

    1. I know right. Ian and Andy would be super distracting.
      It wouldn't matter though. With Chuck around it's not like we would have to do any fighting. :]

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me and for what you wrote in 'My Nominees', it means a lot! :)

    I enjoy reading your work also!

    1. No worries at all Steph.
      Your writing is great and I have really appreciated the comments and suggestions that you sometimes post on my work. It's super helpful :]