Sunshine Blogger Award

A very long time ago I was nominated by Sharon Yvonne for the Sunshine Blogger Award, so thank you very much for nominating me, I’m sorry it’s taken me this long to get to it. I might have done this one before, but I’m going to do it again, because I have a lot of work to do so this is a good and quick post. Also, I leave in two weeks, like two weeks from today I’ll be in a plane on the way home, that’s crazy!

The Rules.

1.) Thank the person/people who nominated you.

Thanks again Sharon! I really appreciate it!

2.) Answer the questions from your nominators.

Down below!

3.) Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

After the questions!!

  1. Why did you decide to blog?  I’m sure I’ve written about this before, but I just wanted to. I was going to college and I wanted to document my view of it without judgement of social media that family and friends would see, however, I put it on twitter right before Christmas the same year, and on Facebook either right before or right after the New Year. 
  2. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why? I wouldn’t be so anxious. I would be one of those people who took everything with a grain of salt and lived life freely without anxiety because I would spend more time enjoying myself and less time annoyed/frustrated at the world. 
  3. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be and why? I would make all the terrible people feel love, love so that they don’t want to kill and terrorize the rest of the world. It makes me so sad to see that so many countries and groups are just fighting and fighting, I would change the world to make it stop. 
  4. When did you know that you were meant to do something creative with your life? I’ve always loved crafting, writing, I don’t remember a point where I thought I was meant to do it, I’ve just always felt like I needed to do it. 
  5. Are you still enjoying blogging? Do you still feel passionate about it? I still enjoy it, I would say it’s the only thing that I’m really passionate about. Obviously there are times when I get frustrated or annoyed with it, whether that’s my lack of ideas or WordPress issues or just not being able to do what I want, I still really enjoy and love blogging. 
  6. Have you had to give up anything to nurture your gifts? What was it and why? I’ve given up time with friends, family, and sleep, especially when I was blogging everyday. My time management skills aren’t great so there were times that I passed on going somewhere to blog, or times that I left, or times that I would go out that I would stay up to ridiculous hours of the morning to blog. It was however, worth it. I would say that if I ever were to daily blog again, I would utilize off days and schedule more posts and have work days rather than try to write everyday. 

I am actually going to nominate every blogger reading this with the following 11 questions:

  1. What did you do today?
  2. Where is the best place you have yet to travel and why?
  3. What is your favorite type of holiday cookie?
  4. Do you have a best blogging moment? Why?
  5. Are you a brand person or do you  not  care and just grab whatever you see first? This is for anything: toothpaste, makeup, etc.
  6. What is the best kind of weather in your opinion?
  7. Do you have a dream career?
  8. If you could pick one place in the US to live, where would you live?
  9. If you could pick any place in the world to live, where would you live?
  10. What is your favorite quote?
  11. Where is your dream vacation destination?

Please tag me or let me know if you choose to do this! I want to read some new blogs!

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Versatile Blogger Award

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Today I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Getting Through Anxiety. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! It really makes me feel better about my blog when I start doubting it with my bloggers block and all. However, we must get on with this post!

The Rules:

•Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to his or her blog.
•Select fifteen (15) blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered and/or follow regularly. (Choose blogs you find excellent!)
•Nominate those fifteen (15) bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award, including a link to the original VBA site.
•Notify your nominations!
•Finally, don’t forget to tell the person who nominated you seven (7) things about yourself.

Nominations:

  1. Katie from Blooming Through Dirt
  2. Loz from Girl In Between
  3. Tori from Tori’s Stories
  4. Getting Through Anxiety (you deserve it)
  5. Logan from Leaves of Logan
  6. Izzy from Anxious Izzy
  7. Hiba from Trying Novelty
  8. Anyone else who wants to this and if you do please tell me because I need to find more bloggers!

Facts about me:

  1. I find making the bed the most tedious chore of all.
  2. I’ve actually lived in another country for a whole month and it has flown by.
  3. I’m on a cleaning spree of everything. I just want to declutter my life.
  4. I think peanut butter is better in Ireland
  5. Netflix isn’t working right and they aren’t helping me and it’s very frustrating.
  6. I want to work for IHOP one day (like for the social media team).
  7. I dropped my first class ever this week.

Thanks again for the nomination! Again let me know if you decide to do this award to or if you have a blog I should check out or if you know of any blogs I should check out!

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Creative Blogger Award.

It’s late, whoops.  A very long time ago I was nominated for the Creative Blogger Award. creative-blogger

Here are the rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
Share 5 facts about yourself.
Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

So first and foremost, thank you to Liz Aivazis for nominating me for this award. I really appreciate it! I’m sorry it took so long to get to it!

  1. My obsession with giraffes continues to grow and may never stop.
  2. I have a growing lactose issue, but I finally got some of those pills for it after some major suffering.
  3. I have a weird relationship with art, I love it but I can’t do it and I try so hard. I just can’t put my thoughts to my hands.
  4. I hate shaving but I also hate body hair. It’s a strange toss up. However, I do like seeing the reactions of people touching my hairy legs because it’s hilarious.
  5. I really like working in retail, I find it much more rewarding than food service. I realize that sounds ridiculous but I really am enjoying it.

I’m actually just nominating anyone who reads this because I’m lazy and I always nominate the same people. So take a stab at it, and if you decide to participate let me know so I can check it out!

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Awards!

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I was going to edit pictures but it’s 9pm and I haven’t edited them yet so it’s not going to happen today. But, in the past week I’ve been nominated for THREE awards, so thank you to those of you who nominated me. I thought I would do two of them that I was nominated by the same person tonight so that it was collective. Nominations will be at the bottom.

The Kind Blogger Award

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I was nominated for The Kind Blogger Award by the creator of the award itself, the author of Getting Through Anxiety. I very much appreciate the award, so thank you.

It is asked that you have an image of the blog, continue with the nominations, and answer the following questions:

1.) Why is kindness and giving support so important? Kindness is important because why would you want to spread a bad message? Promote love and kindness rather than anger. Giving support is important because if you want people to know you love and care about them, you have to show support.

2.) What is your favorite thing about helping others? My favorite thing about helping others is seeing other people happy. Happiness is contagious and when you help someone their happiness grows.

3.) What do you think is the best movie for showing the importance of kindness? Oh goodness, this is tough. I don’t watch a lot of happy movies, maybe “Pay it Forward” even though it’s really sad.

4.) If you could give one inspirational message, what would it be? Life is better when you surround yourself with people who care, don’t waste your time on those who don’t. Be with people who want to see you thrive and not people who do everything in your power to make you feel small.

5.) Why did you start your blog and how long have you been blogging for? I started my blog almost two years ago (holy cow!) to blog about my literal average adventures with plans of documenting daily, very average things as well as vacations and such. It has kind of followed that plan, and also veered into it’s own category of blogging.

The Sandycademy Award

Again, I was nominated for this award by Getting Through Anxiety which is named for a blogger at Sandycademy. Here are the questions to order for this award:

1) What story have you shared on your blog that you feel was the most inspirational! Probably just sharing about my anxiety. This was the first place where I really talked about it, and I think it not only helped me to not feel alone but other people as well. 

2) What blog post have you found on here to be the most inspirational to you? I don’t know to be quite honest, if this is from Getting Through Anxiety, really all of the coping mechanisms help. On WordPress in general, I would say Lauren’s post about shaving her head. 

3) What is your favorite blog post you ever posted? This is harder than it should be, but off the top of my head I think my post about Traveling with Anxiety.

4) What is the nicest thing you did for someone? I honestly don’t know. I just try to do little things to be nice. I can’t think of anything huge I’ve done for anyone.

5) What gives you hope and happiness when you feel down? The fact that the feeling will be over. Sadness doesn’t last forever. 

6) What is your favorite song? Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift. Say what you want about her, I love it. 

7) What is your favorite movie? The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 

8) What is your favorite coping strategy? Knowing that everything will get better. 

9) What do you like most about yourself? My ability to listen and that I try to get people to see the best in themselves. 

10) Where do you see yourself in five years?  Hopefully with a job, maybe a serious boyfriend. And definitely a cat.

11) What is your favorite thing to do in summer? Work. Sounds super lame, but I hate too much downtime. 

12) Who is the most important person in your life? I wouldn’t say there is a most important person but I really value my family and friends. 

13) Who makes you happy most in life? Seeing what the world has to offer me and showing the world what I can offer it. 

For both of these awards I would like to nominate the following people:

Lauren

Logan

Katie

Tori

Hiba

If anyone else would like to do it, please let me know once you complete it!

Thanks again for the nominations!

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

So while I was gone Adi from The Happy Lifeaholic nominated me for an award! Which is far too kind of her. If you don’t know who she is, well you probably should. Go check out her blog. Thanks so much for nominating me!

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Adi’s questions:

1. You have one paragraph to describe your feelings about coffee. Go!

If only a paragraph was enough! I love coffee, especially iced as of recently. I can’t say I drank a lot of hot coffee this past winter even. I understand why people don’t like it, but it really is amazing. It’s one of those things that you love or hate. 

2. Do you prefer using Macs or PCs? Why?

I have only ever really used PCs because my dad is very anti-Apple. However, my life would be easier when it comes to data sharing across my phone/iPad/laptop if I had a MacBook instead of my HP. However, I do really love my laptop. 

3. If you could cast yourself as the protagonist of a story/novel of your choice, who would the character be and what would the story be?

Definitely Hermione from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I just have this connection, and the same birthday as her, so why not?

4. If you could have one of these 3 superpowers, which would you pick, and why? i) Mind reading ii) Water bending/manipulation iii) The ability to become invisible

I would also go for mind reading, but only if I could turn it on and off. I think I would like to be able to teleport because I hate driving. Finally I think I would also want telekinesis so I would never have to get up. 

5. What, in your opinion, is the worst movie you’ve ever seen?

I have watched a lot of bad movies, however, I would definitely say the worst is “Waiting Forever”. I rented it from Redbox and it was the biggest waste of a dollar. It’s now on Netflix if you want to waste a few hours with it. 

6. What color would you absolutely refuse to paint the walls of your house?

I would never paint my walls orange. It’s too bright for me. I would do yellow for some reason, maybe because my comforter is yellow. 

7. What are 2 of your pet peeves?

I am one of those people who has a lot of pet peeves. My first one is probably people ignoring me in the middle of a conversation and the second is probably people who are just disrespectful or irresponsible just in general. 

8. If you could go back in time and change one thing from the past year, what would it be?

I would definitely change who I choose to spend my time with. I think that it is important to remember that there are some people who care about you and some who don’t, hang out with the people who do. 

9. Sadistic question time: If there’s a cat about to get run over to your left, and a dog about to get run over to your right, and you can only save one animal, which would you pick? [I know, I’ awful. Sorry!]

I would have to outweigh which one is older, if one is someone’s pet, things like that before I make a decision. Also I don’t do well under pressure with life or death situations so I feel like by the time I would decide it would be too late. 

10. Assuming you have a best/close friend, tell us how you met that person! :)

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Here’s a picture of us last weekend

Eric is my best friend we met in Molly’s room. There was a lot of people and it was very overwhelming so I don’t really remember it. We didn’t really start hanging out until the fall though, that was also one of those random things. 

Rules:

  • Thank your kind nominator
  • Proudly display the award image on you post and blog
  • Answer the 10 questions sent to you
  • Nominate 5 lovely blogs for the award and let them know by linking them to this post
  • Ask them 10 questions too!

Nominations:

In no particular order, I would like to  nominate the following five people:

The questions I would like them to answer are as follows:

  1. What is your first childhood memory?
  2. What is the one thing you really want to do before you die?
  3. If you could have a pocket sized pet, what animal would you choose? It could be any animal, just extremely small.
  4. What has been your biggest blogging setback?
  5. Is there a point in your life that you wish you could put on repeat?

Congrats on your nominations everyone! Thanks again for nominating me Adi!

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One Lovely Blog Award

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Today I got onto my computer to find a lovely surprise, it was an award from Katie over at Tick Tock, thank you so much Katie! Honestly, she is way to sweet. She commented on one of my posts not long ago and she has been a gem ever since, I geeked out over Harry Potter and she didn’t even think I was too weird, and if she did she was nice about it! One of the things I love about Katie is that I feel like we have a lot in common, or a lot of the same ideas. We’re also both at the same place of unknown in our lives and I think that’s how she found me, or at least that’s what she commented on first. It’s refreshing to talk to someone who understands where I’m coming from too. If you guys don’t know who she is, be sure to go check her out!

Here are the rules for this award:

1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. You must list the rules and display the award.

3. You must add 7 facts about yourself.

4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

5. You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven Facts About Me:

  1. I try to fix everyone’s problems but my own, it’s really hard incase you ever tried.
  2. I get really emotional sometimes, and I’ll just start crying because I’m so happy/sad/excited/tired/anything but other times I just don’t care about anything and I can come across as really mean.
  3. When people meet me they tend to think I don’t like them, I’m just a standoffish person and it’s my personality. I have to warm up to most people to be comfortable with them.
  4. I’m obsessed with crafting currently and I’m really annoyed I left my crocheting stuff at home. I’m going to start painting with water colors now because canvases are expensive.
  5. My favorite pair of underwear are my Spiderman underwear and that’s probably way too much information that no one needs to know, oh well, I over share.
  6. I love briefcases and I would much rather stare at them on Amazon then do most things, like leave my room.
  7. I have a new found love for glitter and I want it on everything. My fingernails currently have gold glitter, and my toes silver. It may or may not match I don’t care!

Bloggers I Nominate:

This is always the hardest part for me and I feel like I always nominate the same people or not enough people. In order not offend anyone if you do this please let me know so I can read it! I’m going to nominate as many people as I can I just want to include everyone because it’s just great to be included!

  1. Kristin from Our Plans Have Changed
  2. Adi from The Happy Lifeaholic
  3. Hiba from Trying Novelty
  4. Maresa from The Lovely
  5. Lauren from Laurenthenerdable
  6. Alyssa from From Campus With Love
  7. Sophie from Sophie Brexx
  8. Getting Through Anxiety
  9. Taylor from Pinstripes and Lipgloss
  10. Jona

Okay so I’m short five, five more people do this!!

Thanks again to Katie! You’re too sweet!

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