This is an interesting post to write. Normally, I am knee deep in finding inspiration for this week’s Inspiration Tuesday or rounding up the best health tips I can find. There are also other nights where I am on my 3rd cup of coffee and barely holding on by a thread. But this weekend has proven to be great and wonderful for my soul and the blog. I received an unexpected message from a fellow blogger stating she had nominated me for the Liebster Award. Never heard of it? Neither had I, but I checked it out and it’s a cool little internet award for New Bloggers who are nominated by other new Bloggers.
I have accepted the nomination and in kind, I am posting my 10 random questions about myself given to me by Arune (my nominator) over at More Than a Plate. If you are looking for some new whole food recipes you need to hop over to her blog. Being an advocate to eat for fuel, staying healthy and active. Take a gander at her kid friendly grain free, sugar free recipes. They are simple and tasty, no crazy cooking skills needed. Go share some love with her!
Here are my ten answers for random information about me!
1. Why did you start your blog?
I wanted to have a place where some of my thoughts about life could come out. After we lost our son I found myself with more empathy than I knew what to do with. I knew of other mom’s who needed to remember despite all the curve balls and shitty obstacles in life; we have something to offer this world and we can make it a more beautiful place.
2. What do you struggle with on your blog/social media etc?
To be honest, I HATE figuring out code. I hate that I don’t understand it and that I need to figure it out at some point. Social Medica was a little bit of a struggle because I had to allow myself to be vulnerable to a world of people.
3. Where do you see your blog at in a year? Five years?
In a year? I see it making some good money, enough to be full-time blogging as a job. In Five years, I want to be more than just blogging. I want to have a couple of courses on Behavior change for wellness and building my biz with my GirlTribe (check them out here and here)
4. What do you do to stay productive?
Lock myself in our spare room so the toddler can’t bother me! In all honesty, it’s tough. I still work a 9-5 with a killer commute so staying productive I have to find all sorts of shortcuts. Canva.com and Writer Plus app are my go to’s for getting stuff done for the blog.
5. What is your favorite season? Why?
Used to be spring when we lived in the desert but now I love fall. Not because of all the pumpkin spice lattes but I love the change of the colors, the light breeze and the smell of woodburning stove (we live in a farming community)
6. Sum yourself up in 5 words.
I am one determined lady!
7. Where would you love to take a week-long vacation?
I have two answers for this: with kids, I want that killer Disneyland vacation. The one where you get to have breakfast with the characters, stay at the hotel that’s right there in the park in the coolest suite. Without kids; Hawaii or an Alaskan Cruise. Somewhere with hikes, nature, and lots of privacy.
8. What would you pack for that vacation if you could only take a carry-on?
HA! Vacation with kids- one carry-on? Ipad (movies for traveling), clean underwear (duh!), a hoodie, a t-shirt and most comfy jeans. Squeeze as much of their tiny clothes as I could. Vacation without kids- Hawaii; swimsuit, shorts, tank top, sports bra, and underwear.
9. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Hiking for sure. Where we live there are so many cool hikes and during the fall it’s the perfect time to explore the canyons.
10. Do you have any routines? Rituals?
My writing routine has become the following: blog storm with my writer plus app while husband is driving us on our commute, actual editing happens during bathtime because let’s be honest, that’s the only damn time my kid stops trying to “work” with me. Rituals would be my journal writing. I have been doing it since I was a kid, I have since begun keeping two journals and I actually love it. One is for all my soul-searching, mantra writing, self-loving manifestations; the other is for when I want to yell at the top of my lungs and need a glass of wine to get through the day.
My Turn To Nominate:
I have chosen five more blogs for this award. If you choose to accept the nomination please comment below and then again click here to follow the instructions. You will want to comment on The Global Aussie’s rule page that you have been nominated.
Who I am loving! The Psyco Parents, Julie and Jordan
They are witty and insightful. They talk about the realness of losing that connection with your spouse while fighting to keep tiny humans alive. They did some documentation of Julie’s cancer battle but kept on trucking with their inspiration and love. They are a blast on IG and I enjoy reading their posts. Check them out!
My Other Favorites:
Kathy- Inspire YOUR Soul ca
Laura – This Mom Blogs org
Cands & Stace – Me and My Sista
Questions for my nominees:
1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
2. What has been the toughest part about learning to blog?
3. Favorite color?
4. What is your favorite social media platform?
5. If you could LIVE-anywhere in the world, where and why?
6. What inspires you?
7. Do you have a celebrity crush? Who, why?
8. How long have you been blogging?
9. What is your primary goal with blogging?
10. Who is your favorite “big” blogger to follow?
Thank you again for nominating me, Arune! Be sure to check her out and all my nominees! Happy Monday!