The Liebster Award!

Liebster AwardI was nominated by my lovely blogging pal Amanda over at The Next Seven to do this fun and insightful post! If you haven’t yet, please check out her blog all about living life to the fullest! I can definitely get on board with that!

I always enjoy doing posts like these-I find that they’re a great way to connect with other bloggers and to learn more about ourselves and each other. The Liebster Award is usually given to newer bloggers so other bloggers or readers can learn more about them (I decided to tag some cool bloggers who aren’t necessarily new!).  Anyway, should you choose to give it a go, here’s how it works:

1. Thank your nominator 🙂

2. Answer the questions he/she has created for you.

3. Create 10 new questions.

4. Nominate around 6 bloggers for this award and include their links in your post!

So anyway, here are my answers to Amanda’s questions!

What’s the #1 thing you want to cross off your bucket list this year? Oooh! Well if we’re talking about from this October to next, maybe start growing our family? And that’s a MAYBE. We’ll see how life goes-certainly can’t promise anything. I would also like to continue growing as a blogger.

What does a good friend look like? To me a good friend is someone who is dependable, has a great sense of humor, and makes an effort to reach out somehow whether it’s through a text to say “hey” or making actual plans to hang out- something, anything. Life does get very busy so I know that isn’t easy to do- I am not always the best at it myself. But you don’t realize how much any of it matters, but if it’s missing….you notice.

Tell me about the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done. The most adventurous thing I’ve done up to this point was become a mom. It’s a constant adventure as I’m sure most moms will tell you! Starting a blog (which made me a bit nauseous at first) has definitely been adventurous, as well as going to Europe for two weeks! That didn’t make me want to throw up, however.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? That would be a toss-up between time travel and being two places simultaneously. Time travel because I’d love to revisit my childhood/grade school days, or other great moments in my past.  The latter because I don’t like missing out or having to choose when there are conflicts with scheduling.

Who is your hero and why?  This would include (but isn’t limited to) my parents, brothers, and artists like The Beatles. Too many in the music/entertainment world and people I know personally. I also had some great teachers in my life. I feel like anyone I can look up to or has inspired me to find or create myself in any way has truly been a hero to me.

Where is your happy place? Describe it for us! Playing with my son and hubby outside on a Thursday after work! With all the craziness that life brings, the importance of family time is not lost on me. And when you have the whole weekend ahead of you?! Even better. Call me corny but I also love the mall-the energy of people bustling around gets me going! And I love my bed after a long day. Bonus if you’ve gotten a lot done on your to-do list!

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in the past year? If you always wanted to do something, do it! Life goes way too fast and before you know it years have passed! I honestly don’t know where the last decade went. When my nephew turned 11 this year, that woke me up a little. I knew I had to do something interesting that fulfilled me more than what I was currently doing, something I’d be glad I went for and tried. And that thing for me was- you guessed it- blogging.

What does success mean to you? Success to me means having what brings you happiness, satisfaction, and a sense of completion. In many ways I feel all three of those things in different aspects of my life but also think it’s an ongoing journey in other areas. But no matter what, it’s so important to be grateful for what you have now and look at what you’ve accomplished.

This is important: what’s your favorite flavor of Skittle? Grape!

If you could send one message to a large group of people, what would it be? Check out my blog! Joking. I’d tell people to do something positive for others or for yourself. Something to brighten someone’s day. We all need that sometimes!

Thanks again to Amanda for the nomination and for the great questions!

My nominees are: 

Jay at Blissful Beauty Bird

Hollie Ann at It’s Hollie Ann

Tarnya at Sweet Allure

Naomi at Naomi Rowan 

Holly at Holzie Loves 

Ashley at Ashley Nicole 

And here are your questions:

1. Have you figured out your life calling or is it something you’re still discovering?

2.Name one thing you’re proud of that you did this week!

3.You just won a million dollars! What are 3 things you would do or get for yourself?

4. What song are you really feeling right now? Any special stories or significance behind it?

5. Name your one strength as a blogger and one thing you’d like to improve.

6.What does a really good day look like to you? 

7. When life gets crazy, what’s your favorite way to de-stress? 

8. You’ve been given the opportunity to travel back five years to visit yourself! Name something about your life now that your former self would be happy to learn. 

9. Describe your favorite piece of jewelry. 

10. Name one thing you’re looking to buy. 

Can’t wait to read your answers! Enjoy, everyone!

-Jen <3

4 thoughts on “The Liebster Award!”

  1. Ooooo! Extending your family – TOO CUTE!! I love those superpower ideas. Never really would’ve thought about being two places at once! After a long day, my bed is one of the best places I love to be. Definitely a happy place! (I brought out the heated blanket the other day.. bliss 🙂 ) I love what you said on what success means to you. So true. This was great and I loved reading it. Thanks so much for nominating me 🙂 xo


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