The Liebster Award and Ten Months

Presenting the Liebster Award…

…. and ten months of blogging bliss!!! YAY!

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What IS the Liebster Award? (Funny how my autocorrect function changes it to “lobster”) Darn spell checks!

In my ten months of writing, I have randomly seen this award on some of the blogs that I have come across, maybe, even vaguely noticed it. I know there are a couple of other blog awards out there but I never really put any thought to them at all.

But this afternoon when I checked my email and saw that I have been nominated by a fellow blogger, Miles + Mimosas for the Liebster Award, I was floored!!! Someone who is not a friend or family or an acquaintance noticed my blog??? That is just beyond amazing! I know, I know, nobody even knows what this award is. It is not the Pulitzer Prize people. Before you and I get too excited, I too, had to research its origins.

Basically, the Liebster Award is an award found only on the internet and is given to newbie bloggers (like me!) by other bloggers. It is some sort of “pass-it-forward-chain-letter” kind of recognition among bloggers.

But, yes of course, I am deeply honored and I accept it.

The fact alone remains that out of the gazillion other bloggers and internet users out there, someone finds my blog worthy enough to be nominated.

THANK YOU!

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* There are some rules that come along with the Liebster (with any honor comes duty, of course!):

1: Acknowledge and accept the Liebster Award by leaving a comment on the blog where you were nominated.

2: Copy and paste the Liebster logo onto your own blog.

3: Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

4: Answer the 11 questions put to you by the person who nominated you.

5: List 11 random facts about yourself.

6: Nominate and link 3—11 other blogs you enjoy that have less than 3000 followers

7: List 11 questions for your Liebster Award nominees on your blog.

8: Inform your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.

* Here are my answers to Miles + Mimosas 11 questions:

1 – Why did you start blogging? Three things: travel, photography, writing. Not necessarily in that order. I simply needed a creative outlet for all of them, creative journaling if you will.

2 – What is your inspiration? Life is my inspiration. Finding beauty in the smallest of things. I am inspired by people who travel and are not afraid to take risks.

3 – What is at the top of your bucket list? Hard question as there are a lot on my list. Sky diving, bungee jumping, meeting the Dalai Lama…

4 – What quote do you find you most relate to? The most basic of all, the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”

5 – What is your favorite type of food? Thai and Filipino

6 – Favorite place you’ve traveled to? Iceland!

7 – Where will you travel to next? Spain

8 – What would your BEST day include? Watching the sunset and just be with nature, be it the mountaintops or the beach

9 – Who is your greatest influence and why? My dad

10 – If you’re not currently doing your dream job – what would it be? Traveler/Photographer

11 – If you could live anywhere – where would you go? I am basing this answer on the countries I have been to and that would be the Philippines. Nothing beats home.

* Eleven random facts about me!

I am a night person. I have always worked nights and could never imagine myself working days!

I am crazy trying hard to master the crow pose in yoga.

Sometimes I think I have restless leg syndrome.

My husband and I don’t have any kids. No pets either.

I don’t like sushi or anything raw for that matter.

One of my pet peeves is when people write “would of” instead of would have, “could of” instead of could have, etc… hey, I am no grammar police either!

I hate math!

I am blessed to have lots of friends, some of them go way back in high school. You know who you are…

I love books, take note. Not kindle or the nook. Books.

A typical date night for my hubby and I involves watching movies. And lots of popcorn.

I’d rather spend my day/night reading or on the computer than watching tv.

* Fellow bloggers that I am nominating for the Liebster Award:

An American in Iceland
Angie and James Do Stuff
At20something
I Miss You When I Blink
Confessions of a Gypsy ER Nurse’s Husband

* And here are your 11 questions:
1. Why blog?
2. Who/what is your inspiration?
3. What is your favorite place?
4. Why? (see #3)
5. If you had one wish, what would it be?
6. What is your favorite book?
7. If the internet wasn’t invented, what do you think you would be doing now?
8. Mountain or beach?
9. What is your first childhood memory?
10. What is your favorite food?
11. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

and don’t forget your 11 random facts!

CONGRATS to everyone and keep on blogging!!!

And oh, by the way, a HAPPY Ten Months to me!!! What a way to celebrate eh?

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