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The Infinity Dreams Award

Sorry it took me so long to get to this and thank you (again) to Erika for nominating me!
(I honestly think this should be called the 11:11 Wish award or something, haha.)

Guidelines: 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Share eleven facts about yourself
  3. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer
  4. Nominate eleven bloggers and set questions for them

11 facts about me: 

  1. I’m extremely extroverted, and I get my energy from being around people. If I pulled an all-nighter and seem mopey, stick me in one of my groups of friends, and I’ll be hyped up in 2 minutes.
  2. I always put too much on my plate. Half-intentionally, half-unintentionally. Some call it impressive; I call it stupid.
  3. I’ve recently felt the flow of poetry through my veins again. I am back after a four month hiatus. Hurrah!
  4. I am happy. That is a great life achievement, I think… However fleeting that happiness is.
  5. This is really random but I like to play dress-up games a lot. Well, I like to play all games a lot, but I’ve stuck to this one really cute dress-up game on my phone in particular for a lot longer than I stick to most of my games on my PC.
  6. I smile at random strangers a lot–every single one I pass by–even if they seem anti-social or busy. I think it’s a good thing, but I’m really not sure.
  7. I see the world through rose-colored glasses. I see everything in a positive light. AKA I’m too trusting of the world and of people; I think everyone is innately good. I still think this is a positive quality regardless of what my parents say.
  8. Eight is my favorite number. Turn it sideways, and it’s infinity. Boop. (Get it? Infinity Awards. Please laugh.)
  9. I have a friend named Naing. It’s pronounced nine, and so I always give him a 9/10 rating. If I’m feeling extra generous, I give him a 9.9/10 rating.
  10. I have ten thousand worries every minute of the day. I need to relax more often.
  11. I make the same wish every single time I catch 11:11, whether it be morning or night.

Answers to the assigned questions:

1. If you could travel and explore a certain place in the world, which location would you choose?

Anywhere, as long as it’s with the one I love. England would be preferred though, haha. I might actually study abroad there at the University of Cambridge. Fingers crossed.

2. By the end of your life, what would you have wanted to have accomplished?

I have done one thing on my bucket list, and that is lead a protest. Oh, I’ve also MCed and made a roomful people face-palm at my puns ten times in one night. And, actually, I’ve also done some other things on my bucket list, but they’re a little sketchier so I’ll leave that up to your imagination. The other hundred are yet to be achieved, and I honestly don’t want to list them all out. Hopefully, my life will continue to be exciting though.

3. Do certain songs remind you of memories or certain times of your life?

Sort of, but I kind of always listen to songs throughout my life and not just in one period of time. I guess some specific ones do, but I can’t pinpoint any right now. Actually, there are some songs that have gotten me through rough times or allowed me to let me emotions out. One of them is Human by Christina Perri. The other songs are just a bunch of rock (which, by the way, is my favorite genre).

4. When we live our every-day lives, we will most likely come into contact with others, and in the long run, we impact those individual’s lives for better or for worse. So! Do you think that our society has been a good steward with such a power?

Yes and no. I’ve read up a lot about the sh*t going on in the world, and I’ve heard from those close to me about all the bad things that happen to them or around them. And I’ve experienced bad things myself of course. But on the other hand, I’ve experienced so many good things, met so many good people. I personally have faith in humanity, and I try to be the best human I can be.

5. Would you rather travel by plane or by train?

Plane, probably. Actually, I haven’t experienced a train yet. I honestly would not know until I experience both. Probably either one. I only get motion sickness in the car. I love plane rides and boat rides. I just don’t know about train rides.

6. What steps can you take to ultimately reach your dreams and goals?

Well, my ultimate goal is happiness, and I don’t want to get into the specifics of all my dreams and goals, so I’ll leave it at that. My steps to happiness… well I’m already working on that with a lot of effort, reflection, self-care, and half-hearted relaxation techniques (which may seem sort of contradictory, but whatever).

7. What are your top three most FAVORITE quotes?

#1 is from my About page: “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (William Wordsworth).

#2 is: “Always do what you are afraid to do” (Unknown). // “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life–and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do” (Georgia O’Keeffe).

#3 is: “Don’t let people make you feel bad or guilty for living your life. It is your life. Live it the way you want” (Unknown).

8. If you could eliminate one thing from your life, what would it be?

Fear.

9. Which do you prefer: a rainy day or a sunny day?

I like both. I prefer it sunny 75% of the time and rainy 25% of the time.

10. About what percent of your day do you spend on social media?

I spend pretty much all day connected to social media in some way, shape, or form. Unless I’m doing something where I really need to be in the moment like say a protest or an important class/lecture.

11. What’s your favorite game to play with a large amount of people?

Hot Seat or Never Have I Ever. Great for getting to know people. Mafia, cards, League, Terraria, or CounterStrike is fun too.

My nominees:

One of my best friends (I only have 2 right now you know), Wordsmith, …Et Cetera

And then everyone else, haha. I don’t like tagging people much. Feel free to do the 11 facts and 11 Q&A if you feel up for it.

Questions for the nominees:

Same as the above. I enjoyed answering them.

If you made it this far, thanks for sticking with me and listening to my boring life story! I hope to do more of these in the future. Thank you all again for reading!

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The Liebster Award

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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.

Rules

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.

Answers

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).

Bloggers/Nominees*

1) Ranting Crow
2) People, Things, and Life
3) In Noir Velvet
4) Kosmogonic
5) thefeatheredsleep
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!

The Blogger Recognition Award

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I’ve been busy with college and all lately (sorry for not posting as often as I used to and sometimes posting old things), but I’m taking the time to make a very long post now because Ramexa nominated me for The Blogger Recognition Award! It’s not the award so much that attracts me–it’s the opportunity to reveal a bit more about myself (and make a nice long post), so I decided to take some time from my hectic college schedule and do it!

(The following are the rules for this award, though I may not follow all of them because it sounds too much like advertising):

1) Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
2) You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
3) Write a post to show your award.
4) Give a brief story of why you started writing a blog.
5) Give a piece of advice to new bloggers.
6) Attach the award to the post (right click, and save then upload)
7) Comment on each blog and let them know that you have nominated them.
8) Provide a link to the award post you created.)

Why did I start blogging?

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.

A piece of advice?

The same old cliches: be yourself, be creative, and try new things. It’s cliche, but sincere, honestly. I think those are the three most important things in terms of blogging. You have to do what you want with your personal blog and have some fun with it, whatever that means to you.

The bloggers I nominate for this award are:

Blair King, In Noir Velvet, Kosmogonic, E.I. Wong, and thefeatheredsleep.

Sorry it’s not “15 bloggers”, and I won’t be commenting with my link on their site, but if they happen to come across this, that’s great.

Side note:

Even if I have nominated you, you don’t have to do this–I know it takes a lot of time and whatnot, but just know that I like you a lot, haha. I did this purely for fun and to talk a little more about myself (as if there isn’t already enough of that, right?), and also I think it’s good for building community and whatnot. Anyway, thank you all for taking the time to read my ramblings! (I still can’t believe you guys do sometimes. You’re all the best, really.)