I’m so honored! ~

September 23, 2017
Posting three times in a week, wow! What a record for me!
The reason I’m writing this post is because I got awarded the Liebster Award by Tessa Van Dyk!
The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the Internet and was created to recognize and discover new bloggers. The earliest case of the award dates back to 2011 and since then it’s been a yearly award. It’s a way of recognizing new bloggers by fellow bloggers, commending their hard work and dedication to their writing. The award is recognized in the blogging community as an honourable badge of accomplishment. Nominees are selected by previous award nominees so the cycle of supporting one another continues.
Thank you again, Tessa Van Dyk! She blogs about motherhood and raising a child with Autism. I enjoy the awareness and openness she has on her blog. It gives another perspective on parenthood that doesn’t get spoken about as much as it should. Go check out her page.
As the rules go, the nominator asks a couple of questions( and the nominee, in turn, asks their nominees), and Tessa Van Dyk asked these questions:
  1. How do you structure your days? I’m quite fortunate to be working in a place where my hours are flexible, so I tend to go to work starting 7~ 9 am – 5 or 6pm. Currently, I’m applying to graduate school, so I have been working on my applications. I’m also enrolled in a course, so I’m studying for the course. After that, I would eat dinner, take a stroll or run(participating in StepBet & DietBet — read more here),
  2. Where and how do you work best?  For me, it really depends on what I am working on. My work environment ranges from being surrounded by noise (like at a café), being outdoors, or being in a solitude place.
  3. What tools do you find indispensable for accomplishing [task]? My planner/diary helps me list out the tasks I need to do at hand, and I like to be able to put a check mark next to the task after I’m done.
  4. How do you solve productivity? I tend to be able to gather motivation and complete the task at hand. If it is something that I don’t really enjoy doing, I set aside a time to make sure I complete it.
  5. What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now? This one is a bit tricky for me to write about, but in short, I would have done nearly everything different in my life. The what-ifs!
  6. What’s the best advice you ever received? The best advice…  I’ll come back to this one and edit this post when I think of it.
  7. Who are your biggest influences? Who do you admire most? Who or what inspired you to do what you’re doing now?  My favourite writers, philosophers, professors, a good amount of literature, science have all inspired me for different reasons.
  8. What is still your biggest challenge?  My biggest challenge I would have to say is my self-doubt/self-talk/thinking too much.
  9. What are your favourite books or movies?  Books – oh way too many to list here; Movies – The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 500 Days of Summer, The Grand Budapest Hotel, just on top of my head.
  10. What’s your best advice for handling criticism? Always listen to it. From there, you can either take it into consideration or just cast it aside. You should remember that you know yourself best.
  11. What surprising lessons have you learned along the way?  Have some hope.
One of my favourite blogs, though she doesn’t blog as often as before, is Daisy. We met through a mutual friend via blogging, and we have been friends ever since! One day we’ll finally go see each other and eat! Go check out her blog. Daisy, you’re my #1.
A couple of other blogs that I nominate are:
My questions for nominees:
1. What got you to start blogging?
2. What is your ideal day?
3. What do you hope to accomplish in five years?
4. What are your goals for your blog?
5. How do you get yourself motivated to do ‘x’?
6. What would you have done differently if you knew then what you know now?
7. What are your favourite books?
8. What is your absolute favourite restaurant?
9. What is your favourite quote?
10. What is your favourite dessert?
Rules if you got nominated:

Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well

Display the award on your blog by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.

For 2017 Liebster Award, I will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.

Provide 10 random facts about yourself (this is optional, but if you wish to engage with your readers it’s a great idea to include random facts about yourself).

Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award who have less than 200 followers (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information)

List these rules in your post. (You can copy and paste from here or simply include the link below to the official rules website).

Select 11 questions for the individuals/blogs you nominated.

Inform the people/blogs that you selected of their nomination for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post

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