I love Bree! She is my online soul sister!
Thank you so much Bree for nominating me for this award! It really means so much to me coming from you! *A thousand hugs*
Seriously, she is awesome, you should go check out her blog @ Live. Learn. Write. She is a wonderfully talented writer too and writes super encouraging writerly posts!
I also want to thank my newest online bestie, Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm. I love getting all fan-girly with her. She is really funny and super genuine. Like an all around really awesome person. Go to her blog, follow her, she’s amazing. You won’t regret it!
Standard Issue Rules Here:
1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. You must list the rules and display the award.
3. You must add 7 facts about yourself.
4. You must nominate 5 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
7 Facts About Me:
1. I am very honest, almost to the point of brutal.
It depends on the situation. I am not a judgmental person. I’ve run the gamut of making mistakes made in life, so if you’ve got something going on, you won’t get no judgment from me. But I am harsh when it comes to criticism of things I expect to be done well. If I don’t like the way something has turned out, then I will say so straight up and list reasons why it’s awful. This is really particular to business. I am cutthroat when it comes to business stuff. Ask any of my friends from college, they ALL can attest to this.
2. I cannot leave the house without my sunglasses.
I think this might have something to do with the fact that I went to college in Southern California and since the weather is always sunny I got into the habit of wearing them all the time. I’m not really sure, but now I literally cannot walk out of the house without them. If I do, I feel like a bat coming out into the daylight from its cave. No bueno.
3. I am a perfectionist.
I’m really bad at overcommitting myself because I think I can do everything. (Not necessarily because I think I can do it well, mind you, I just always want to help in some way and because I want to.) Also, when I latch onto a project, I will go full force until I collapse under the pressure I put on myself or until I literally get sick, whichever comes first. Sometimes both happens at once. I try to stop myself from going over the top, but it’s very difficult for me to reign in the enthusiasm for something. If I think I can finish a project, I want to do just that, finish it, even if that means staying up all night to do so.
4. I’m terrified of failure.
There is so much that I want to get done, so much that I want to accomplish and deep down I fear that if I don’t keep pushing hard, I’ll never find this momentum again and I’ll just end up failing. And really, that is the scariest part for me. Failing before I have really even begun. I know this is a mental block, that continuing to work and pursue our dreams is what it’s all about, and this fear is something I need to overcome. I’m working on it. It’s tough, but hey, it a fact that I struggle with this.
5. My favorite food is Sushi.
I’m literally salivating just thinking about it. I love cooked or raw sushi. The first time I tried sushi was when my family and I lived in Japan when I was a little girl. I think the first roll I had was a Cali roll. Hmmm… so many levels of yum. I would eat sushi every day for lunch and dinner if my budget allowed me to. Since it doesn’t, I have sushi once every few months. When I lived in LA this was a much simpler task to accomplish because we found a sushi place that wasn’t devilishly expensive. But here in Albany? Ha, good luck with that!
6. I believe in equality.
It’s as simple as that. I think we should all be treated fairly and as humans regardless of our gender, orientation, skin color, etc. It actually does grind my gears when one group of people is trying to bring down another. Like, that’s just not okay. In what universe is that ever okay? The injustices of this world deeply trouble me.
7. I married my college sweetheart.
I met Kevin my freshman year of college in Calculus class. (I went to college to be an engineer before switching my Junior year to Creative Writing.) We started dating 2nd semester of freshman year, dated throughout college and then got married the summer before our super senior semester. During that semester, our daughter was born (she is now 4) and 16 months ago, we had a son, Kevin Jr.
These are truly my favorite blogs, these bloggers are my online besties, they totally get me and I know some (okay most) of them have already done this award but I wanted the nominations for this award to be 100% genuine because I love them so much!
*Don’t feel obligated to do the tag if you don’t want to or have already done it.*
Who are some of your favorite lovely bloggers? Tell me all about their awesomeness! Oh, and for a little bit of fun, what is one random funny fact about you? Can’t think of something funny? (I’m one of those people who can’t think of anything funny the moment someone asks me for something funny….it’s like telling not to think about the pink elephant.) Then tell me what your favorite food is!