Tracy over at Makeup! Beautiful. nominated me a couple weeks back for a Liebster award. Now, I had never heard of such a thing but I do know a little bit of German, so I knew that the word “liebster” has several definitions, things like, dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, sweetheart, etc….all the positive words! And well, an award sounded pretty good, so I figured I’d look into it a bit and I love what it’s all about. It’s basically a cyber-award given out from bloggers, to other bloggers and works as almost a promotional type of thing, to help new blogs gain some traction and to let their readers know a little bit about the author. I really think that’s cool because who doesn’t love internet spaces where we encourage one another rather than tear each other down? I know I am all about that. So without further ado, here are the questions I was given from Tracy:
- What do you love the most about blogging?
I love that I get to take some of the things that I am most passionate about, i.e. Fashion, Writing, Eating Disorder Awareness, God, Healthy (and delicious) Food, and things of that nature, and share them with a larger audience than just with friends and family that I am able to see on a regular basis. I love getting to connect with people around the world surrounding topics that just make my soul smile.
- Where are you from? & What’s your favorite thing to do there?
I live in Nashville, TN. My favorite thing to do is go visit a local hot spot, like Frothy Monkey or The Franklin Juice Company and meet up with some friends over a cup of coffee or a bowl of acai. It makes for such a delicious and joy-filled day!
- If there’s anywhere you could be right now, where would you want to be & why?
Goodness….I don’t know….I am at work right now so preferably anywhere but here? Haha. Maybe Hawaii??? That sounds pretty incredible if you ask me.
- Do you collect anything?
Not really, anymore. I used to collect key chains from all the places that I visited but I think now, I’m moreso just interested in just collecting memories and pictures! of all the places that I travel to. That’s why I think Instagram is so cool! It really is the best kind of photo album…that you also can share with the rest of the world. Which I think is pretty neat.
- Favorite Hobby?
I love writing this blog, a lot. That is probably what I do more than anything in my free time. I love brainstorming ideas for new posts and working with my family, boyfriend, and close friends to make each new idea come to fruition.
- Favorite music or genre?
I’m sorta all across the board on this one…and my preferences come in waves. So, right now I am all about soft rock and sadly, a lot of what you’d hear on Top 40….I am an old soul at heart so that hurts a little bit to say. For some more of my top song/artist picks right now though, you can check out this post I did last month.
- What’s your recent favorite book or movie?
Probably, The Shack. I wrote about this in my March Favorites post. I read the book a few years ago and then went to the theater back in March with my family, when the movie came out. I bawled like a baby for the entire 2 hour time frame. It is a beautiful story, one that I think anyone who has ever experienced loss or the perceived absence of God, would really, really resonate with.
- Who would be the person you admire the most & why?
I would have to say, my dad. He is currently in the middle of writing his first book and I love that he’s really embracing a more creative side that I don’t think he’s ever really tapped into before right now. He asked me to help edit, so it’s been really fun to not only watch but to get to be a part of everything he is doing. 🙂
- The most vivid dream that you can remember.
When I was very, very little, I dreamed that every single bee in the world was chasing after me. It was honestly the scariest thing for me at the time, I’m not even afraid of bees haha but it just felt so real. I probably had that dream when I was 5 or 6 and I can STILL remember the feeling of how scared I was when I woke up.
- Describe yourself in 2 words.
- 3 things you haven’t, but must do in this lifetime.
Great question. I had to think about this one for a minute but I would definitely say, get married, have kids and ultimately, leave the world, in one way or another, better than how I found it (not quite sure what that looks like yet…but I love the idea).
Alright sweet friends, there you are! Hopefully you learned something new and cool about me today…maybe?? I nominate anyone and everyone that sees this post and is inspired to share a little bit about themselves, as well! Even if you just write it up in a Word document and never share it with the world, I think it’s still incredible to be able to take some time to really pay attention to who you are and I think these questions can help lead you in that journey of a little self-discovery and self-reflection.