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The Liebster Award

Thursday, January 29, 2015carly

A big thank you to Sinead from Life of Sinead for nominating me for The Liebster Award.

The Liebster Award was created as a way for people to recognize and discover new bloggers.

The Rules:

// Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. 
// Answer the questions that they asked you. 
// Nominate 11 other newbie bloggers (must have less than 2000 followers).
// Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.
// Notify your nominees through their social media or their blog. 

The Liebster Award

Q + A (questions from Sinead)

1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An astronaut. This is still my biggest dream. I don't know why I never followed through with this. I think it's one of those things where people think of it more as a childhood dream so I never really got the support from my family, friends or teachers to actually turn my dream into a reality. Looking back on it, I don't think I gave myself enough support either. I knew I desperately wanted to be an astronaut, but when it came time to go to university, I settled on being a lawyer instead. Now I'm no longer pursuing the law and my dream of one day going to space is still as alive as ever!

2. What is your most watched film?

Moulin Rouge. I absolutely love it. Plus I've been there, and that makes me love the film ever more. 

3. Where is your favourite place you've ever visited?

I don't know if I can choose. I've been to so many places and I love them all. I lived in Sheffield, England for two years so that would definitely have to be a favourite. Also Peniche, Portugal where I learned to surf. And Nice, France is simply beautiful. 

4. What was the last book you read?

Currently reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. If you haven't watched the movie, go do that right now! It's my favourite movie (after Moulin Rouge of course). 

5. Who is your current favourite blogger?

I have a few blogs that I check fairly regularly. I'm not sure I can pick one favourite so I'll give you three: BLDG 25 - Free People, Sara Libby and Ready Gypset Go

6. Which do you prefer, cats or dogs?

Dogs all the way. I'm allergic to cats. Actually I'm allergic to dogs too but I've always had one so I'm used to them. I have a six year old Springer Spaniel named Belle. Fun Fact: Since my dad was a child, and all through my life, my family has only had Springer Spaniels and they've all been named Belle. 

7. What were your New Years Resolutions, if any, and have you stuck to them?

This year I decided to set Intentions for myself instead of Resolutions. Intentions are more about embracing who you are on the inside and becoming more self-aware. They involve figuring out what your values are and then putting those values into actions. 

I actually wrote a whole blog post on this which you can read here. Achieving my Intentions will take a lot of time and energy but I'm happy to say that after one month of practicing them, I'm well on my way to living a happier life.

Some of my 2015 Intentions are: 

     // To allow myself space and time for creativity. 
     // To always make time to travel and explore.
     // To be the creator of my own life.
     // To create a deeper connection with nature.
     // To live a more simple and minimalistic lifestyle.

8. What is something you would change about yourself, if anything?

I'm very happy with who I am, although I do wish I could draw and I wish I could sing. 

9. What is your favourite social media site?

Instagram. And Pinterest. Both are very inspiring. 

10. What is your most prized possession?

I have two. One is a heart shaped silver necklace that my parents bought for me when I was one year old on a trip we took to Denmark, they saved it and gave it to me as my grade 8 graduation gift.

The second is my very own star! (See question #1 about my love for space). For my birthday this year my boyfriend named a star after me. I cried my eyes out. It's something I've always wanted but I never told him. I was filled with emotion when I unwrapped a photo of my star and all the paper work that goes with it. 

11. What is something you do every day without fail?

Read. I always make time for it. Not only do I learn a lot this way, but it's also very therapeutic for me and I always carve some time out within each day for me to just relax. 

Here Are My Nominees...

Rebecca - Wanderdust
Steph - Peachy Life
Kathryn - Our Wolf Song
Stefania - The Something New
Jennifer + Katie - Like Her Like Me
Natasha - A Design Rookie
Brittany - Bonjour B

My Questions

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favourite quote?
3. Who or what inspires you the most?
4. What is your favourite song?
5. What is your favourite book?
6. What is your favourite sport?
7. Who is your favourite blogger?
8. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
9. What is something that you want to blog about but haven't yet?
10. Do you speak another language?
11. What would your dream job be?

I hope my nominees will participate in this. As small and/or new bloggers, this is a great way to support each other and help other people discover our blogs. Have fun!!

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  1. Aw I love this! Thanks for doing it.

    The thing about your boyfriend naming a star after you is amazing. Also you've got some great new year resolutions :)


    1. Thanks so much for nominating me Sinead! It's such a great way to discover new blogs that you might not otherwise come across.

      I, like you, have started a few different blogs over the years, just for fun, but I think I've found my niche with this one. So here's to us sticking with it and growing our readership!! :) Cheers!

  2. Just got to read this now! Loved reading all your answers—very sweet! Thanks for thinking of me! And can't wait to see you live out your intentions and become an astronaut :) xx


    1. Thanks Rebecca! Looking forward to reading your answers if you decide to participate :) And fingers crossed I make it to space one day!! xx