The Liebster Award!
For those of you that don’t know, the Leibster Award is an award given to new bloggers (Been blogging for less than two years), who also have less than 200 followers. i.e. newbies.
But it’s really great because it gets bloggers to know other bloggers and really helps build the blogging community.
The word Liebster is German and it basically means sweetheart, lovely, dear. It’s a term of endearment!
So I was nominated by the lovely and beautiful Leila of The Adventure of an Imperfect Bipolar Goddess. If you have never heard of her blog, you should check it out. She writes about mental illness, and about how imperfectly beautiful you are. I love her, and she has great content, and is super raw and funny!
So part of this award is that I must answer 10 questions Leila assigns me, then I give 10 random facts about myself, and nominate 10 other bloggers, who will then need to go and do the same thing! It’s like the biggest chain letter, ever. Ha! But it’s really fun!
Maybe this will help you get to know me a little bit better! I’d love to hear if you actually knew all this stuff about me, or if you learned something new!
My Assigned Questions!
Where is the most interesting place you have been?
Belize! I went there right after high school, and it is just so amazingly diverse! I would go back in a heartbeat!
What would be your dream job?
I wish I had something super interesting to say here, like a lion tamer, or an actress. But the truth is I’m a pussy, and I can’t act. So I’d love to be a writer. Publish books, go on book signing tours, make teenage girls cry, all that.
What is one thing you really like about yourself?
My sense of humor. I happen to be the funniest person I know.
What was a time when you got into big trouble with your parents?
Uhmm… Pretty much any time I opened my smart ass mouth. Haha! Sorry Dad
What would you do if you did not have to work?
TRAVEL! I’m assuming this question also means that money wouldn’t be an issue. But my husband and I have already talked about the fact that if we won the lottery, we would love to take our families to places that otherwise, they would never get to go to. Plus, we’d be there too.
How many times today did you feel happy? What was the best thing that made you feel this way?
I have felt happy pretty much all day. Not smiling alone like a crazy person happy, but content with everything. So far the best thing that happened today was logging in to my blog and seeing I got this award! I just added it to my Goals List yesterday!
When is the last time you paid it forward?
Ooh, this is a good one! I guess yesterday. We spent the entire afternoon and evening at my sister in law’s house because she threw out her back. So we changed diapers, bathed children, made dinner, all that. Does that count?
What two things do you consider yourself to be very good at?
Winning arguments and making food. Haha! Sometimes I can even do them both at the same time. Hashtag talented!
What was the last song that you listened to?
Back in the USSR by The Beatles. Listened to it with Jude in the car on the way to drop him off at school.
What was your favorite musical group/artist when you were in Junior High?
Oh my goodness! Shakira! My best friend, Erin and I actually made a music video in our windbreaker sweat suits in my living room. We even made my dad watch and film it. Sorry again, Dad.
Okay, so now 10 Random Facts about myself.
1.I’m have naturally blonde, curly hair.
2.I have been to 4 countries, but only 6 of the 50 states.
3.When I was a kid, I never wanted to get married, but I always wanted kids.
4.I can’t, and never have been able to, do a handstand.
5.I have a tendency to “collect” things. I can never have just one of something.
6.I love old 1920’s/1930’s jazz and blues. I bought Billie Holiday’s Greatest Hits when I was about 14, and I’ve loved her ever since.
7.I have been obsessed with Michael Jackson for as long as I can remember. I invited him to my 8th birthday party, went as him for Halloween, and danced to Billie Jean in the talent show at school. I cried into my pillow when he died. It’s a problem.
8.I genuinely love being a mom. My son and I have been through so much, and I wouldn’t change any of it. Our memories are the moments that have made us so close.
9.I’m a feminist, and a liberal. womp womp.
10.I won’t go to the bathroom anywhere but in a toilet. Camping gets weird.
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this mouthful of information!
If you’re here because I nominated your blog then below are the rules!
- Acknowledge and link back to the blog that nominated you and display the award in your own blog post.
- Answer 10 questions that the blogger gives you.
- Give 10 random facts about yourself.
- Nominate 10 blogs with under 200 followers.
- Notify the bloggers that you have nominated them.
- Give them 10 questions to answer.
Now here are your 10 Questions!
1.Why did you start blogging?
2.What’s your favorite quote?
3.Who is your hero/role model?
4.What has been your biggest life challenge so far?
5.Coffee or tea?
6.What is the last book you read?
7.Who is your most influential blogger right now?
8.What’s something weird that you only do alone?
9.What’s a moment that you’re incredibly proud of?
10.What are your top 3 favorite things about yourself?
Now go! I wanna know what your answers are! 🙂