Leibster Award

I’ve been nominated for an award?!?! What? No way! I actually almost missed it. It had gone to my spam folder and I was checking my notifications and boom!
Before I continue to share my excitement, I guess I should explain the award. It’s for newer blogs with less than 200 followers. I didn’t expect to be noticed and yet here I sit writing about an award. I think there’s something nice about an unexpected award. It’s only happened to me once before, I was volunteering at an event, ended up leaving with an award and I didn’t expect it. I love it. People recognizing the skills and abilities of others. I like it.

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So first of all I want to thank Good Woman for the nomination! It really means so much to a newbie to have been recognized by someone who has been nominated for this award three times! I cannot wait to pass on this awesome feeling that I’m feeling.

Oh, I should mention the rules right about now right?

1. Thank & link the person who nominated you. [x]
2. Answer the questions given by the nominator [x]
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers, with < 200 followers & link them [x]
4. Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer [x]
5. Notify the Nominees [x]

Here are the answers to my questions!

What is the best advice you ever received?
The best advice…mhmmm…my parents give a lot of good advice. I think the best one is to focus on myself first and then others. It’s important to have a healthy relationship with yourself first before you go and help others. If you can’t help yourself, you really can’t help others.

What is one skill you wish you had, but sadly lack?
Playing the piano. I can sing and I wish I had taken more time to actually learn to play. I sometimes try but like all things in life, I have to find the time still.

How do you fit blogging into your life?
I have always been writing from a young age, I’ve always kept a journal so transitioning into the blogging world wasn’t too difficult. I try to write as much as I can and it really helps me feel great.

What one post on your blog are you most proud of?
The blog I’m post proud of is Mirror Mirror… because I really poured my heart out. I was so afraid of what my friends or people would think when I exposed myself as a person but I have never regretted it.

What is your favorite place in the world?
I have five of them. Is that weird? In the summer, my favourite place in the world is on top of a mound at Blackie Spit Park by Crescent Beach in White Rock, Vancouver. I like going there when the grass is this crusty gold colour and I like to sit there and just smell that ocean breeze and close my eyes. I’ve gone to cure heart aches there. It works. In the winter, my favourite place in the world is Whistler. When I was younger my family used to drive up all the time for the day and as I got older, we went less. I love Whistler though. I love the snow and the atmosphere. I just like walking around and taking it all in. Whistler reminds me of my freedom. The next place is actually my room, it’s my oasis when I can’t go to my other places. It has music, lights, candles, over 100 books and pillows. I sometimes love just locking myself in there and lay on my bed while I read. It’s a mini vacation. The fourth place is any bookstore. Weird right? Books have always been a thing for me. They have always been a part of my life. Whenever I’m stressed I just walk across the street and hang around Chapters for a good few hours even if I don’t buy anything. I just feel such comfort. The last place is the Pekoe Tea Lounge. It’s a cute little tea shop. I was going through a tough time after a break up and my moms health, so while she was in the hospital, I was across the street reading and drinking tea. What I love about it is that you’re able to pick the tea cup you want to drink out of.

What three words would you use to describe your self?
Ambitious, Friendly and Weird

What is your favorite color and why?
Another favourite’s question? ahhh. I have so many favourites. I literally can’t pick just one but I’ll try. PURPLE. BLUE. GREEN. Purple. I love purple because it’s not pink. Blue & Green because they make me happy plus if you’re a Vancouver Canucks fan…I love rocking my jersey!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
OLD CITIES! Think of Paris, Amsterdam, Rome…you know places with cute little coffee shops and amazing country views. Where the buildings are so magnificent and tell a story.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Walk around with my sister. We tend to have amazing life conversations and silly ones as well. She’s my best friend so whenever we do something, whatever it is, it’s a lot of fun.

Do you prefer dogs, cats, or neither? Why?
I used to be only a birds, bunnies and dog person until we also got a cat. Oh, we also had a fish! Most of them rescues (actually the majority of our pets have been rescues), we like animals. We want a farm. Almost there!

What personal habit in others annoys you the most?
Eating Habits or when I can hear people breathing. I know some people have conditions but if you’re eating and I can hear you breathing…it really makes me cringe. Apparently that’s some sort of brain disorder…but whatever.

Now that we’ve got my questions answered, I guess I should tell you my nominees!

My Nominees are:
1. Hometown Memories
2. My Random Musings
3. macarons & paperbacks
4. Photographs by Grace
5. Expanding Desire
6. Unicorns, Rainbows & Glitters
7. My Point of View
8. Thistles & Whistles
9. Lost Girl
10. The Green Jeep Adventure
11. From Hiding to Blogging

I can’t wait to see your responses! Also, here are my 11 questions:

1. What is one important thing you’ve learned?
2. Tea or Coffee?
3. If you were stuck on an island, what would/who would you want with you? Why?
4. Would you rather travel for the rest of your life or stay in one place?
5. What’s your favourite part of blogging?
6. What is your biggest fear?
7. What do you plan on getting out of blogging?
8. What was your favourite topic in school?
9. What is your favourite season?
10. Books or movies?
11. Name one thing that bothers you about our society.

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