Hello! I was nominated for the Liebster Award by erika! Thank you for giving me something fun to do, haha. I love making these kinds of posts because they’re more lighthearted.
1) Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
2) Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post.
3) Nominate 5-10 other bloggers and notify them of this in one of their posts.
4) All nominated bloggers are to have less than 200 followers.
5) Answer the 10 questions posed by your nominator, create 10 questions for your nominees to answer (or, you can repeat the same questions.)
6) Copy these rules into your post.
What gives your life meaning?
For sure, it’s my relationships with those around me. The relationships with my family, friends, mentors, teachers, etc are some of the most important aspects of my life. Being an extrovert, I am nothing without the people around me, especially those who are closer. They give me energy and happiness. When I am isolation, I’m just a lump. My loves, passions, and goals also make my life meaningful and vibrant.
What has brought you joy and happiness lately?
My best friends, meeting new people, trying new things, and being away at college! I’ve had a lot of fun while learning a lot of things, and it’s been a great time.
How old were you when you felt like an adult?
I think every year of my life I felt like I was grown up or mature even when I really wasn’t (like when I was 10), but in terms of adulthood, I still haven’t really reached that point. I’m 19 now, but I probably won’t feel like an adult until I’m 25 or something.
What is something you ask yourself all the time, that no one else asks you?
“What do you really want in life?” and “What would make you happy?”
Why did you start your blog?
I’m just going to copy and paste this one because I’ve answered it at least 5 times, haha.
“Like I’ve said many times, I started the blog because I wanted to try something new as I started a new life at college, and I wanted a space to put all of my ideas and share my writing with a community of people who relate to me (without being self-conscious, hence the anonymity). Over time, this blog has also become a motivator for me to write more often and with more variety, so I’m extremely glad I started this, and extremely grateful to everyone who has ever liked, followed, commented, or supported me in any way through this blog (or even just glanced at it).
This blog started as an experiment that I wasn’t sure if I would continue, but it has become a successful support system in its own way, a motivator consisting of small orange dots and stars and little icon faces that I am happy to see every day (and all appearing in such little time, wow). Not only does it motivate me to write often, it motivates me to write more things outside of my comfort zone and try different styles and topics that I’ve never touched before and never thought I would touch.
So, I guess this answer sort of went from why did I start blogging to why do I continue to blog. To summarize this, I started this blog as an experiment/new thing and as an anonymous outlet for my work. I continue to blog because it is a motivator in terms of writing frequency, writing variety (style, length, genre), and it lifts my mood in small ways every day.”
What change in the world would you like to see in your life time?
Oh so many things. The amount of people who care about and believe in global warming and the decrease of the effects of climate change, the dwindling of discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, etc, the lowering of sensitivity to non-political correctness, higher literacy rates, among many more things I can’t think of right now. There are also many more specific to America, but I won’t get into it.
How are you helping bring about that change?
I’m not doing the biggest things yet because I’m not in a position to, but through my everyday words and actions, I believe I am helping.
Who is your hero?
Poetry-wise, Edgar Allan Poe and William Wordsworth. In general, I don’t really have a specific one–anyone that is doing something to help people and the world. Maybe my old AP Lit teacher. She’s the best.
What are you passionate about?
Public health, creative writing, poetry specifically, and management.
What is something you are grateful to have learned the hard way?
1) How to be independent and resourceful.
2) How to make myself happy rather than care about what others think.
What do you find inspiring?
Those that have worked hard by themselves or against tough circumstances to get to their definition of success and happiness in life. Those who are open, accepting, forgiving. Those who help others with mostly non-selfish intentions (we’re all at least a little selfish in everything we do, biologically, haha).
1) Ranting Crow
2) People, Things, and Life
3) In Noir Velvet
6) Everyone else who wants to
*These are some great bloggers. Check them out!
(Totally not following the rules though… hehe).
The questions for them are the same as the ones above that I answered, so if you bloggers have any extra time on your hands, have fun answering them!