The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. They are a ray of light to the blogging community. I’m proud to say that I’ve been nominated twice. I was nominated by Quietstorm of the blog Quietstorm Session and by Lauren M. of Bustin’ Out Beauty. Go have a look at there site. I thank them both for their nomination.
Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award
- Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Since I’ve been nominated twice, I decided to split the answers in half. I will answer the odd-numbered questions from Quietstorm and the even-numbered questions from Lauren M. I will be answering 6 questions from each of them for a total of 12. Also, if I land on a similar question, I’ll move on to their next question. Sorry if I skip a question you really wanted an answer to. Ok, here goes.
Sunshine Blogger Question and Answers
1- Quietstorm: What made you start blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted to get back into the habit of writing. I also felt a need to do something more with my life by helping people.
2- Lauren M: If you could pick up and go on an all expense paid vacation anywhere in the world, right this moment, where would you go?
Japan. I love their culture.
3- Quietstorm: What is your favorite color?
Black and don’t tell me it’s not a color. Next question. Just kidding. Seriously, I explain it in a soon to be posted interview I did with Quietly Ambitious.
4- Lauren M: Buy a house or rent an apartment? And why?
I’m currently paying on my home. I like the idea of working towards ownership. I don’t want to spend over $200,000 on something and have nothing to show for it if I move. A house is also something I can pass down to my kid. He can live in it or he can sell it.
5- Quietstorm: If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I’d work on making a great blog and write novels.
6- Lauren M: Favorite blog post you’ve ever written?
Right now it’s Don’t Let Fear Keep You In Debt. It was a very personal piece for me and I actually learned more about myself by writing it.
7- Quietstorm: Are you usually early or late?
Late. I always wait until the last possible minute to leave when I have to go somewhere.
8- Lauren M: What is at least one of your long-term blogging dreams?
One of my blogging dreams is to be able to do this for a living. That way, I can quit my job and work from home or while traveling.
9- Quietstorm: Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
This may be an unusual answer, but after thinking about it, I have to say college. I grew up in a small town with a population of 800. Everyone had the same background. When I got to college, I was amazed by the different races and cultures. Not only that, everyone got along. It was this interesting microcosm of the world’s potential.
10- Lauren M: What book or podcast has recently inspired you, and how?
Right now, I reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. It’s really opening my eyes to how I worry about things that aren’t important. I’m learning to give more attention to the things that actually matter in life.
11- Quietstorm: What’s the best way to start the day?
I start with a good breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day.
12- Lauren M: What is your favorite way to unwind and relax?
I love to Netflix and chill. Give me a good movie from any decade and I’m happy.
Whoa, those were some great questions from Lauren M. and Quietstorm. It’s time for my nominations. These were tough as I wanted to nominate someone who hadn’t already been nominated.
Natalie Muschett- Quietly Ambitious
Anika- What She Did Next
Cici Ward- The Most Rewarding Life
Ashley Girres- A Fierce Mind
Al Bell- A Simple View
Mr. Thrifty- Thrifty Enough
Nele Giese- Global Introvert
Shannon Eggleston- Idaho Mommy
Daisy May- Decidedly Altered
Tiffany Pearson- Passion 4 DIY
Bob Haegele-The Frugal Fellow
My Questions For You
1- What made want to get into blogging?
2- Are you a cat person, dog person, or other?
3- What has been your biggest struggle when it comes to blogging?
4- What is your favorite way to travel and why?
5- What is your favorite part of blogging?
6- What books or movies have inspired you?
7- How do you make time to blog?
8- Where do you see your blog in 5 years?
9- What is your favorite social media platform?
10- What do you do to relax after a long and stressful day?
11- Can you name a random fact about yourself?
Thank you everyone!