WHY SHE INSPIRES ME – BECKY – CUDDLE FAIRY

Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

Today I want to introduce you to Becky from Cuddle Fairy.  First, how cute is her blog name?  It was the first thing that drew me to her website.  What also inspired me to explore was Becky’s positivity.  I often suffer from the ‘not good enough’ syndrome which probably most women suffer from.  So having a specific section for Positivity including quotes, positive thinking and the beautiful Happiness Series really draws me to Becky’s site time and time again.

 

Women have faced many struggles through time, alas those challenges and more still exist.  Becky understands this and regularly hosts a 3 day Posivitity Challenge.  I took part and I have to say I found the challenge to be the most rewarding thing I have undertaken.  My negative inner voice can be constant but each day Becky posts positive quotes and encourages us to choose positive thoughts.

 

Becky has really inspired me to change my thinking.  I’d love for you to get to know Becky below and sign up for her Positivity Challenge when you get the chance.

 

 

Why She Inspires Me

 

What makes you smile?

My three kids for sure. All three have great sense of humours and can be so funny.  Birds make me smile which might sound odd. I love to see them flying around and hoping from branch to branch in our back yard.  Anything loving or touching makes me smile.  And I always smile when someone is happy when they tell a story, their happiness shines so bright and makes me smile too.
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If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

Oooo now this is a tough one! I’d be going for someone spiritual and calm that I could learn from their energy and their wisdom. I’d say the Dali Lama but I would never know how to fill his shoes!
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What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I’m proud that I breast feeding my kids until they were around 12 – 14 months old each.  I’m also proud of my blog, Cuddle Fairy & my blog’s social accounts.
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If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

I’d tell myself not to stress and to take each moment as it comes in. I’d say to pause before I answer any question so I can answer the way I want to and not out of habit or out of a moment of anger. And to start reading philosophy and mindset books asap!
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What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

I started my blog for two reasons. One to spread positivity. Two to be a stay at home working mother. The aim to spread positivity is what keeps me going. It makes me really happy when people leave me comments about my blog posts or quotes and how they have helped them in some way. That honestly makes my day and keeps me going!
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WHY SHE INSPIRES ME – CELEBRATING FEMALE BLOGGERS – EMMA DREW

Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

Celebrating female bloggers is something that I am passionate about so today’s post is about the lovely Emma Drew from emmadrew.info .  I first came across Emma’s blog when it was from Aldi to Harrods over a year ago.  I had been considering starting a blog to showcase my vintage finds.  It was Emma’s blog that totally inspired me to start on this journey.  I could not believe that anyone could make a living from it.  From that moment on I was hooked.  I read Emma’s blog cover to cover (yes as if it were a book to be devoured!).  I was so inspired by her journey from employee to being self employed.  I was intrigued by the many unique and strange ways she shared that could help me make money.  Yes I had been saving money from the likes of Topcashback but didn’t know about survey sites such as Prolific Academic or selling smelly shoes on Ebay!  Emma’s blog had it all for me.  To be honest it did take me a little while to contact Emma to be part of my Why She Inspires Me Series because quite frankly I was a little star-struck!  Having admired Emma for so long, it was exciting and terrifying all in the same measure.

 

Emma is such a kind and uplifting person.  She is determined and committed not just to making a happier life for herself and her husband but sharing what she has learnt with others.  Emma strives to help others achieve the same level of success she has.  She is kind and generous, it is so lovely to meet someone who is trying to make people the best that they can be.  I really do hope Emma inspires you as much as she has me.   You too can help celebrate female bloggers by connecting with Emma below and all others in this series.

 

Emma Drew

 

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Why Jenna from A Balanced Belly Inspires Me

Why Jordanne from The Life of A Glasgow Girl Inspires Me

Why Michelle from Making Sense of Cents Inspires Me

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What makes you smile?

Smiling more is something that I am always working on, so I have started to make a daily gratitude list of things that make me smile. It could be anything from a nice warm shower, spotting a bargain, sleeping in, spending time with my cats or cooking something delicious.

 

If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?

I would love to trade lives with another blogger to see how they do things! I constantly have a massive to do list, and I live with daily imposter syndrome. I would love to know if other bloggers feel like this. Plus I think it would help me to work more efficiently if I see how other bloggers get things done.

 

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Getting to leave my full time job to blog is my proudest achievement. I absolutely love being my own boss and being in control of what my days look like. Alongside that I am really proud of being able to employ my husband now. It is hard work, but we get to spend our time working on a business to improve our lives.

 

If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

This one isn’t business related at all, but I met my husband when I was 16. He was 17 and on our first date he got his mum to drive us to the cinema and then pay for KFC afterwards. I was mortified and dumped him on MSN messenger shortly afterwards. We then found each other years later, but if I could go back I would tell myself to be a lot kinder to him!

 

What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

I was homeless for six months as a teenager, and I do not want to go back to that at all. That drives me every single day to do more and earn more. I also like knowing that if my mental health takes a dive, I’m not letting anyone down.

 

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Why She Inspires Me – Celebrating Female Bloggers – Francesca – From Pennies to Pounds

This blog series is me wanting to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.

 

This blog post is about Francesa who blogs at From Pennies to Pounds.  Francesca blogs about her journey of paying off debt, shares her hints and tips on saving money and making money too.  Her work to help others on the same journey is empowering and something I think is truly inspirational.  It’s an incredible thing to share such a personal journey as well as trying to help others achieve financial freedom too.  Francesca’s determination to help others is something that also adds to why I wanted to include her in my blog series which promotes wonderful female bloggers.

 

Don’t just take my word for it though, find out below a little more about Francesca and connect with her too via the links.

 

 

Francesca from Pennies to Pounds

 

What makes you smile?  

Playing hockey. I don’t take much time for myself, so when I play hockey I really treasure it. It’s the only time when I switch off from everything else and feel truly myself. I play with a lovely group of girls and we are pretty good too! I love improving and playing well.

My daughter of course makes me smile everyday too, she is so funny and kind as well. I adore her.

I love spending time with friends and family; I’m lucky that even the people I work with I get on with really well, so time at work is spent laughing all day.

Food…I love food. Basically, quite a lot of things make me smile! I am a very emotional person so I am easy to make happy.

 

If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?


Probably my daughter. She’s 6 years old and I think at that age you don’t really appreciate how easy you have it! I would love for someone to cook my meals for me, play all day with my friends and find the smallest thing the funniest thing ever!

I have very fond memories of being a child, but I would rather be her than me as a child as she is much more confident than I was at her age.

 

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Ooo that’s a hard one! I’m most proud of my daughter – I made the most perfect human being. I try really hard to act around her how I would like her to act, which is nice to see works.  I’m also proud of all of the sporting awards that I’ve ever won, such as in athletics and hockey, as I love team sports (and individual races too) and the sense of achievement that comes from sporting prowess is second to none.

I’m also proud of how well the blog is doing! I feel like I haven’t been doing it that long, and whilst I may not be making thousands of pounds per day, I get the most amazing messages from people saying that I have helped them so much, and that means the world to me.

 

If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

DO NOT DATE HIM. Hahaha!

Seriously though, it would be to just take life as it comes, but to save as much money as possible, as I would need it for the future. I’d also maybe encourage myself to go travelling. I would probably tell myself not to date anyone until I was 30! (I’m not 30 yet currently!).

 

What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?

Everything that I do comes from wanting to spread a little bit of kindness and positivity on the world. I feel like the world needs it right now!  I work hard on my blog because I genuinely want to help as many people as I can, but I also want my own business where I play by my own rules and don’t have to answer to anyone else.

I get a lot of inspiration from hugely successful bloggers, and that motivates me to achieve a similar level of success. I am also a huge fan of goal setting, and for a lot (ok, all) of my goals I need money to do so, so working hard to earn that money inches me one step closer to my goals every time.

 

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To read about other inspirational female bloggers:

Why Laura from Mum On A Mission Inspires Me

Why Katy from Katy Kicker Inspires Me

Why Jenna from A Balanced Belly Inspires Me

Why Jordanne from The Life of A Glasgow Girl Inspires Me

Why Michelle from Making Sense of Cents Inspires Me

Why Victoria from Lylia Rose Inspires Me

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