Although I have been a writer for many years and a published author for almost six months, I am a relatively new blogger. I have only been blogging consistently for about a month now, but during this time I have met several other amazing bloggers and had lots of fun both creating posts and reading other blogger’s posts. To my surprise, the amazing syncwithdeep nominated me for the Liebster Award. I love her refreshingly honest blog about what it’s like to be a woman in her forties. I feel so honored to be chosen, so let’s get started 😊
THE OFFICIAL RULES OF THE LIEBSTER AWARD 2018 (as seen on The Global Aussie)
The rules are:
- Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award logo.
- Answer 11 questions that the blogger sets you.
- Nominate blogs that you think are deserving of the award.
- Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
- Let your nominees know about their nomination!
So let’s start off with the questions that she asked.
- One best thing and one worst thing about you.
One of my best traits is loyalty, if you are my friend or family member, I will go to the ends of the earth and beyond for you. One of my worst traits is stubbornness. I can’t tell you how many times growing up I was called mule headed, lol.
- Do you have any regrets in your life? Why?
I turned away from sharing my writing when I was a teenager because of a bad experience with a vanity publishing house. I wouldn’t even share it with my family, my fear and anxiety were so great. My regret is that I didn’t trust those around me with this integral part of me. They have been nothing but supportive of me and I wish that I could’ve offered them the same trust as they offered me.
- What is your take on women?
As I am a woman, I say that I am in favor of them, lol. I enjoy being a woman and am proud to be a woman. Are there ups and downs? Yes, but that comes with just being a human being, not your gender.
- Do you have a Dare to Dream? Have you achieved your Dare?
I decided to dare to dream when I published my first book last October. It was one of the scariest things that I have ever done, but it has turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.
- Share a fond memory of your childhood.
Oh, that’s a hard one. I had a very fun childhood growing up with my three brothers. If I had to pick one, it was the summer I spent volunteering at a local library. The age requirement was at least 12 and I was only 10 that summer. However, they agreed that I could volunteer if my older brother did as well. It was close enough to bike to and that was one of the best summers of my life. I thought that I had died and gone to heaven. It was probably a really long summer for my brother though, lol.
- Truth or Lie? Why?
I would have to go with truth most of the time. One, it quickly becomes confusing and overwhelming when you lie and you can’t remember what you told each person. Two, honesty is the best policy. The few times I do lie, it is mainly to my niece and nephews and it is either to protect them from a situation or sometimes it’s because they won’t stop insisting on something and I’ll tell them that it’s all gone just so that they’ll let it go. Does that make me a bad person?
- What is something in you that you treasure?
My imagination. It can be a curse sometimes as I definitely have an overactive imagination. But I am never bored or lonely. I can see possibilities and entire new worlds. My imagination is my joy.
- What have you learned from commenting on blog posts?
I love seeing how many different takes there are on a blog’s subject. What I take away from a post or see in a blog post might be entirely different from what someone else sees in the post.
- Money or Peace? Justify with a reason.
I would emphatically choose peace. To me, at the end of the day, if you have money but don’t have family and love and peace, you are the poorest person on the planet. Money can’t buy happiness, that comes from within. But peace, true peace, is priceless and should be treasured.
- Tell something that defines you.
My quirkiness. I am not ‘normal’ by any stretch of the imagination, but I have decided that normal is boring. I have a zany sense of humor, I often argue with my characters, and can carry both sides of a conversation out loud when plotting a book. I often create my own worlds when writing so I don’t have to be constrained by the history or rules of our world.
- What would be your first question to your nominee?
What drew you to writing/blogging?
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So I am nominating five blogs:
- What drew you to writing/blogging?
- All time favorite color and why?
- What are the most words that you’ve typed in one session?
- How many pets do you have and what kind?
- What is your favorite genre to read?
- Share a book that impacted you in a meaningful way, either positive or negative.
- Did you have an imaginary friend as a child? What did it look like?
- What was the weirdest food combination that you’ve ever eaten?
- What genre/blog subject do you absolutely refuse to write?
- Where would your dream vacation be?
- What’s the big goal you want to hit in the next three months?
Thank you again, syncwithdeep, for nominating me. For my nominees, I can’t wait to see what your answers are. Happy Blogging!