Liebster Award 2018

liebster 2018

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I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Alyssa over at Queerly Texan. I found Alyssa’s blog shortly after I signed up for WordPress and I’m so glad I did! She writes about social justice and chronic illness. Thank you for nominating me!

Rules (if you choose to accept your nomination)

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Display the award on your blog.
  • List the rules in your post.
  • Share 10 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions given to you.
  • Nominate 5 to 11 other blogs. Don’t forget to let them know!
  • Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.

10 Random Facts About Me

  1. I’m watching last week’s episode of The Flash as I type this. This was a bad idea because now I’m too into this episode to come up with nine more things.
  2. The villain in that episode drove my dream car: 1970 SS Chevelle
  3. I get emotional at the sight of other people getting emotional. (Angry? Feel like you could cry? Overjoyed? Solidarity, sister!)
  4. My birthstone is peridot, but my favourite gemstone is actually rose quartz.
  5. It infuriates me when people act as if feminism is solely about the empowerment of white cis women.
  6. I started clearing out a dresser in my bedroom so I could get rid of it, but ran out of boxes, so now my room is in this sort of in between stage of organized chaos. I tried to put everything back, but somehow still have a bunch of boxes left over.
  7. When I was little, I hated ballet class, but to this day I find myself using those skills.
  8. Speaking of hating ballet class, I was pretty much against all things feminine back then. No dresses, no skirts, no pink, no nothin’. I was completely content with wearing my brother’s hand-me-downs and, though I sucked, I loved playing baseball. As I got older, my rules relaxed.
  9. I wanted to be an English teacher when I was a kid. Then I realized I’d have to wake up before the sun five days a week and took a hard pass.
  10. There are a couple of blog posts still live that I regret writing.

Alyssa’s Questions

  1. What is your favorite thing about the city/state/country you live in?
    My favourite thing about my town is the ice cream parlor that my family and I have been going to for around fifteen years.
  2. How do you come up with ideas for new blog posts?
    I have a list of post ideas saved in a Google doc. When I’m running low on inspiration, I pick something from that list. Although sometimes none of those ideas sound good to me and I end up doing a Dear Diary.
  3. What song means the most to you?
    This is tough! “Breathe (2 AM)” by Anna Nalick is my go-to when I need to sing some troubles away. I don’t remember how I stumbled upon it, but as soon as I did I sang it over and over until I got all of the lyrics right. There were many car rides as a wee teen where my family begged me to shut up.
  4. What was your favorite game to play as a child?
    There were a lot of PC games that I loved, but I can’t remember any of their names! For Playstation, though, I’d have to go with Spyro. My favourite board game was a tie between Candyland and Monopoly.
  5. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about you?
    I can’t remember anything specific (oops) but my day is made when someone tells me I made them laugh or that I’m a good person. Sometimes you just need that reassurance, ya know?
  6. What is a social justice cause you are passionate about?
    Disability rights, among other things. This can include awareness, equality, accessibility, and smashing stigmas to smithereens.
  7. Who is your favorite person to be around? and why?
    Can my dog count as a person? Seriously, I could be in the worst mood and then Milo will jump on me to tell me he deserves a treat for using his wee wee pad and all will feel right in the world again. I don’t know what I would’ve done without him these past nine, almost ten, years.
  8. Have you ever travelled abroad?
    We used to switch between Cancun and Aruba every year when I was in elementary school. To this day, my family won’t let me live down the time I threw a fit when my panty hose didn’t match my cover up. Maybe I’ll tell that story on this blog one day.
  9. What are you excited about this year?
    Getting my driver’s permit. This is the year, you guys, I can feel it! However, I am not excited about turning twenty-two already. Where’s a time machine when you need one?
  10. Would you ever want to be famous?
    I think fame is highly overrated. On the other hand, to be able to reach a wide audience and tell my story so kids in the future don’t have to go through what I did… Well, that’d be alright, too.

I Nominate…

Laura over at ribbonrx
Linds over at dysautonomiac
Becca over at becca leah holden
Mackenzie over at Life with an Illness
Catherine over at Finding my Miracle

My 11 Questions

  1. What’s your favourite quote?
  2. Other than blogging, what are your hobbies?
  3. If you owned a coffee shop, what would you name it?
  4. What’s one thing you want to have already done, but don’t want to actually do?
  5. If you had unlimited resources, what would you invent and why?
  6. Use three words to describe your ideal future self.
  7. You wake up one day and discover you have superpowers. Do you tell anyone?
  8. What’s your go-to comfort item in a flare?
  9. Where is your happy place? (Real or fictional.)
  10. What skill would you love to master?
  11. What’s your worst brain fog moment?

4 thoughts on “Liebster Award 2018

  1. Alyssa - Queerly Texan says:

    I loved reading your responses to my questions! I also think fame is overrated, and I like my privacy, but it would be cool to advocate on a large platform.

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