So I have to admit, I’ve been nominated a few times for the Liebster Award and have never followed-up on the nomination. It’s not that I don’t truly appreciate the thought, it’s just that I haven’t taken the time to fulfill all of the requirements of the award. In case you aren’t familiar with it, the Liebster award is given out by fellow bloggers. It’s a way to connect with bloggers and learn more about each other. The nominator sends a list of ten questions to answer and the person receiving the award passes it on to others. Yep, it’s kind of the blogging version of a chain letter.
I decided to take the time to accept this award because Sharaya’s nomination was so nice. I also really like her questions and so many of them are a good fit with what I already write about on my blog. Take a look at her blog, She Loves Happy, when you have a chance to check out her beautiful photos and posts on home decorating, cooking and design.
Here are my responses to Sharaya’s ten questions…
1. Describe you dream vacation.
I’ve taken some amazing trip to the west coast (Seattle, San Francisco, Oregon Coast) and have really fallen in love with Oregon. That being said though, I would love to go to Europe. I’ve never been there and Spain, Italy and Germany are on the top of my list of places I’d like to visit.
2. What is one goal you hope to accomplish with your blog?
I started my blog as a way to share my photos and travel experiences. I hope that it makes me a better photographer and gives me more motivation to take pictures now that I have a place to share them.
3. What is your favorite holiday?
The 4th of July is definitely my favorite holiday. I love that it is a day just for relaxing and spending time with friends and family. Throw in good food, warm weather and fireworks and it’s always a great day.
4. What is one food you will not eat?
I’m not a picky eater but do have a handful of things that I don’t really like. Ham, pumpkin pie and cottage cheese are a few that come to mind.
5. If you could speak any language, what would it be and why?
I minored in Spanish but know that I’m really starting to forget a lot of what I learned. I’ll be going to a wedding this summer where part of the family only speaks Spanish so I really need to brush up on it!
6. Are you a good dancer?
I took tap and ballet for years when I was younger and was always decently good, but not fabulous. Now most of my dancing is just around the house and probably wouldn’t be classified as “good,” but is definitely fun!
7. Do you prefer bubble baths or showers?
I love a long hot shower after a run on a cold day – It’s so relaxing to me! Baths are nice occasionally, but I always think it’s hard to keep the water warm enough and I feel like I need to take a shower after I get out.
8. If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?
I would want to know what I currently take for granted that I should be more appreciative of.
9. What other countries have you been to?
I have been to Mexico, Canada, China and a handful of countries in the Caribbean. I’d really like to do more international travel in the near future.
10. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
I had alligator once when I was traveling in Georgia. I tried some unique food while I was in China, but none of it was that weird. I avoided the street vendors selling bugs and other weird things on a stick!
Well that’s it for my questions and answers. Hopefully you learned something new about me that you wouldn’t learn from my typical blog posts. I’m breaking the rules of the Liebster award and not specifically passing on the nomination. If you want to answer the questions though feel free to grab the badge and go for it!