I was nominated for a Liebster Award! To be honest, I didn’t know what it even was until I was nominated. After some research I’ve found out that the Liebster Awards are a fun way to support and promote bloggers of 200 followers or less!
I’d like to thank the lovely Miss Apple Abroad for nominating me. My absolute favourite post from her is Quiet Riot: When Your Existential Crisis Moves Abroad With You. This post is so relatable for the wandering souls out there, and written very beautifully. Check her out!
Here are the rules:
My answers to Miss Apple Abroad’s questions:
Is there a chance you regret never having taken in life? What was it?
I like to say that I have no regrets, but I do wish I had gotten more involved in university. Carleton University in Ottawa had a student newspaper called The Charlaton, and I wish I had believed in myself enough at the time to submit some writing of my own.
Name three non-material items in life that you just couldn’t live without.
Wow this is a tough question. I’d have to say 1. My Labradoodle, Marley. He is my saviour when I feel any kind of upset. 2. Writing. I hate to state the obvious but, writing. 3. Sleep. I love a good nap.
What’s your secret talent?
It’s a not-so-secret talent to those who know me, but it’s something I haven’t shared on my blog yet. I grew up playing a lot of ice hockey!
Is there anything in life you’re afraid of? What is it and why?
I fear ending up discontent with life. I don’t want to wake up one day wondering how I got there, why I didn’t go after my dreams, and feeling wholly unhappy with how my life turned out. I always want to be true to myself.
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten whilst traveling?
I thought I wouldn’t have an answer to this, BUT ALAS, I’ve racked my brain and come up with one: When I was a baby (maybe 2 years old) I was on vacation in the Bahamas with my parents, and I swallowed a penny. My dad had to fish it out of my throat, poor guy.
Have you ever been in a scary situation whilst on the road? How did you get out of it?
In my latest blog post The Road to Vancouver: Part 3 I discuss how we almost got hit head on by an 18-wheeler. We got out of it with sheer luck and fate.
What’s your dream destination and why?
The world is my dream destination. I want to explore everywhere and everything. I feel as though I wouldn’t be able to answer this question until I see everything there is to see. But my next destination will be Sint Maarten in the Caribbean. A place I’ve always dreamed of visiting is Italy.
If you could have a secret power, what would it be?
I’d have to choose flying. I live across the country from my family and friends and I’d love to be able to fly home anytime I wanted to tell them how much I love them. Also, I’d fly all over the world!
What’s your guilty pleasure?
When I’m having a night in by myself, I love to watch Sex and the City. Carrie Bradshaw has the dream life, writing in New York City and always wearing beautiful shoes. I want to be the Canadian version of her, except I usually just wear Vans.
Who do you have a, “life crush”, on, i.e is there anybody out there doing amazing, inspiring things that you’d like to get to know better?
MalalaYousafzai! Her fight for female equality is so inspiring it gives me chills. She is so outspoken and honest, I wish I had a role model like her when I was growing up.
What do you do to shake up your routine when you get bored?
Quite literally move across the country. I’d like to say I was kidding about this one, but I’m not. Travel is my answer to boredom.
11 Random Facts About Me:
This section appears to be optional, but I thought I might as well:
- I am an introvert
- I have an LG G4 phone (R.I.P Iphone)
- I bite my nails (I know it’s gross)
- I only recently became more confident in sharing my writing online
- Pizza is my life
- My boyfriend and I have a Labradoodle named Marley
- I ache to travel more
- I dislike drinking
- I love yoga
- I am not religious but I love the study of religion
- I love connecting with other bloggers
My Nominations and Questions:
- The Files of a Traveling Daydreamer
- Love, Life & Linguistics
- A Writer’s Blog
- Something embarrassing that has happened to you?
- What is your all time favourite book?
- What is the biggest life lesson you’ve learned?
- If you could be or do anything you wanted in the world? what would you be/do?
- Something on your bucket list?
- Who is your role model and why?
- Who is your favourite blogger?
- What do you order when you can’t be bothered to cook?
- Your all time favourite place to travel?
- If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
- Is there something you wish you could have said but never had the chance to say it? If so, what is it?
What a beautiful start to my morning!