The lovely Anne R. Murray has nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you, Anne. I am truly honored. This award is about showing your favorite blogs some love and getting to know each other a little bit better. I’m always up for some good questions and connecting with others, so I am happy to play along!
If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?
My life is so wonderful now. I feel I’m living my dreams. I could always use more money, though, so I would change my life so that money is no longer a factor in all decisions. My husband and I are working on that.
What is your fondest memory? (Don’t be raunchy or offensive here).
One of my fondest memories is goofing around with my best friends from grade school. We used to get together and listen to the oldies. We’d sometimes bake something, dress up or make movies. We just had a lot of fun.
What is the most important lesson you learned in life?
Don’t follow others’ advice/words blindly. You know best what is best for you. Learn to listen to that inner voice. It cannot steer you in the wrong direction. Others, even those with more experience and better qualifications, do not know you and cannot tell you what is best for you. Listen to what they have to say, but then put it all through your filter and go with your gut.
What was the best advice you received?
Stop trying to be perfect and just be good enough. The person meant it for mothers, but I think it can fit everyone and most situations.
If you knew that tomorrow was your last day on earth, what would you do today?
I’d spend time with my husband and my son. We’d eat breakfast together, go out with the dog, go for a run, play some games, have an afternoon picnic in the park, and just have fun together.
What is the weirdest dream you have ever had?
I have weird dreams almost every night according to many people. I use dreams to work stuff out in my life, so none of them seem weird to me. Some even become inspiration for my stories and poems.
If you could only take 3 things with you on a trip, what would they be?
A book to read, a notebook to write in, and my Swiss Army knife.
What holds the most value (person, thing, or place) to you here on earth? Why?
My son. He is the greatest teacher of life. I want to be a better person for him.
Who did you admire most as a child? Why?
I honestly don’t remember. I know I wanted to be Anne, with an e, Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. I spent most of my childhood immersed in books. Life on the outside seemed pretty bleak back then for various reasons.
What is your dream job? (Get creative here)
Published novelist and poet, as in I spend all my time on my creative pursuits and putting my own thoughts into words.
Here are the official rules for the Liebster Award nomination:
- Each nominee must have under 200 followers
- Thank and link to the nominating blog
- Answer their 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees
- Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they’ve been nominated
- Write a post containing the questions
- Include these rules in the post
I have over 200 followers, so I didn’t worry about the first rule so much. Actually, I just picked 10 bloggers whose blogs I’ve been reading a lot lately. My nominations are (in no particular order):
Michelle of POEMdemonium
Geoff of TanGental
Sarah of Lemon Shark
Tricia of Poui Season
Frausto of urban po’E.Tree(s)
Louise of Baby Gates Down
My questions for you if you choose to accept the nomination are:
- What is your favorite food? (One of my university lecturers told us that food always connects us. I agree.)
- What motivated you to start your blog?
- What types of blog posts do you enjoy writing? Reading?
- What does your typical day look like?
- What is one of your talents?
- Who inspires you? Who are your heroes?
- What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
- What is your favorite way to self-care after a long day?
- What makes you smile?
Bonus question: Share your favorite poem.