Hey everyone! So recently I was nominated a couple times for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I have been doing these ever since the first year I started this blog. I know it’s something every other blogger does, but I do think its a great way for your readers to get to know you even better. So without further ado, I’ll jump into the different questions from both BumbleBeautyBee and Tamsin. Thank you both for nominating me, and definitely check out their blogs!
- Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
- Answer the questions the nominator gave you.
- Nominate others for the award.
- Notify the other bloggers you have nominated.
If you had to live in a different country for the rest of you life, which one would it be? Definitely where I am right now. I grew up in Southern California and I’ve just always had such a love for it. I’ve seen a lot of the world and although I absolutely adore places like London and could see myself living there for a short time, I will always come home to California. I want to raise my future children here and give them a great life like I was given.
Favorite ice cream flavor? I am a die hard chocolate fan. I branched out with different gelato flavors in Italy, but my go to has always been normal chocolate. Not super exciting I know, but my close friends know you never come between me and chocolate!
Cats or dogs? DOGGOS!! In the last few years, I have been absolutely obsessed with pugs and I plan on getting one hopefully within the next 5 years. I would love to have my first officially apartment out of college and share it with a little pug puppy. (I’m making a pug mug in ceramics right now if that helps convince you of how much I love them!)
What sport would you compete in, in the Olympics and why? Hmm, this is a hard one because I don’t really care for sports, lol. I played soccer for 8 years when I was younger, so maybe that? They have an Olympic soccer team right? Wow, I should probably know that haha.
Apple or Samsung? Apple absolutely all the way. I’ve only ever had Apple phones (aside from the sliding phone I had when I was 13). Especially with graphic design, it’s very important to have a great device like an Apple computer to use the Adobe products with. Although the phones have a lot of problems (which I’m sure they allow so you can keep buying their products) I believe they are the most user friendly and versatile devices in the technological market.
Favorite book of all time? The Great Gatsby. I’ve talked about this book in other award posts, but it’s just so amazing. When I was younger I used to sit for hours and just read. I was in love with the books Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Year of Janie’s Diary. I have very old copies of both these books from when my mom was a little girl and they’re pieces that will be important to me for the rest of my life.
What’s your biggest cringe moment? Oh yikes. Honestly its hard to choose because I’m kind of embarrassing everyday. I’m kind of clumsy here and there and just kind of a silly person altogether. But one cringe moment I can remember from back in high school was when I was walking up a flight of stairs. I went to a private Christian school, so we had to wear uniforms. I was wearing a skirt that day with my backpack and books in my hand. I ended up tripping up the stairs and (almost) completely eating it. I’m SO lucky no one was around though because if someone was behind me they would’ve seen right up my freaking skirt. And usually those stairways were packed with people, so someone was definitely looking out for me that day!
Last time you were REALLY happy? Truly 100% happy?? Hmm, probably when I was in Europe. Every day was just so filled with excitement and adventure. I really miss that and spending time with my group that went with me. It was so magical and I need to go back soon. The month after Europe was also a truly happy time for me as well. You know those specific people that just make you feel happy whenever you’re with them? Without going into too much detail, I had someone like that..you know who you are.
How’s your day going? Very good, thank you! I spent the night in downtown San Diego last night with a couple friends which was pretty fun. I ended up sleeping in super late because we didn’t get home until 1:30, but I have a beach day planned with my roommate today. So after I finish this post, we’re off to Ocean Beach!
Sunny holiday or snowy holiday? 100% sunny holiday! I don’t know how to do snow.
One word that sums up your personality? Optimistic. I try to be as positive as possible with myself and especially with others. It’s hard to always lift myself up in difficult times but I will always try to cheer someone else up whenever they need it.
If you had the chance of a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently and why? To be honest, I don’t think anyone should regret the choices they’ve made in life. Even if it created an outcome you didn’t want, it got you to where you are now. I’m a firm believer in everything happens for a reason, so I try to remind myself of that if I ever make a wrong decision or something isn’t going my way. So really, I don’t think I’d ever want a “do-over.” One thing I would tell my past self as a sophomore in college when I was going through some pretty hard stuff is to not be afraid to stick up for myself. I stayed very quiet in situations that needed my voice and my courage. However, since I went through that, I now know how to handle confrontation and in certain situations, I know it’s absolutely needed for you to speak your mind.
What are you most proud of? (Can be a personal achievement or a person, etc. anything you want.) I’m super proud to be an (almost) college graduate. College changes you as a person. There are so many ups and downs, I could make a long list of everything I’ve experienced during this time. And the thought of graduating in 7 months is absolutely mind blowing to me. I know most people don’t even get the opportunity to go to college because of various reasons but knowing I was blessed enough to go through this journey and to finish it is very exciting to me.
If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be? This is a tricky one. My mom used to scrapbook a ton when I was younger, so I’d probably keep one of those. My copy of The Year of Janie’s Diary that I mentioned above (it’s surprisingly worth a lot since it’s an old book and probably not printed anymore), my phone to always keep in contact with people, a sketchbook, and a pencil. At least I’d always be able to keep myself busy sketching. That’s a really hard question, but very interesting to think about!
Is there a moment in life that defined who you are today? If so, what? Yes! I feel like this is my answer to so many questions. But the person I was before I left for Europe is not the person I am today. I mean, I’m the same in most ways but my perspectives have completely flipped. Traveling to 5 foreign countries opened my eyes in so many ways and made me a more confident person. Confident in myself and my beliefs particularly, but also sometimes things aren’t always as they seem. And that includes people. The world is such a big place and there is so much amazing diversity and always something new to learn. I could write an entire post about how my thoughts have changed since coming back to the states, but I won’t include all that in this answer.
If you won the lottery what would you do? Wow, those options are endless. I think it’d be really cool to buy my parents their dream house. They’ve given me everything my entire life and I wish I had the means to give it all back. I’d also take my sister traveling. She wants to see different cultures and I’d love to do that with her. I’d also love to give back to society in some way. Help those who need it most. There are so many different charities I could give to, but I’d love to do something unique to help if I won the lottery. Lastly, I’d love to pour the rest of that money into what I love doing, whether that’s art, graphic design, or this blog. If I had the means, I’d do SO much more with this blog and create the most amazing content for my readers who are so kind and deserve the best I can give.
What are you most afraid of? I hope this doesn’t sound too cheesy, but it probably will. I am so afraid of being alone forever, lol. Being single is fine for a while; it helps you find who you are and what you really want to do without the distraction of another person. It allows you to fulfill yourself so you can be the best for your significant other. But some days I wonder if I’ll ever get to be committed to someone again. I love commitment and getting it back in return. I dream about being with the right person, whoever that is, and having a cute little beach fam. Lol, yep so cheesy.
What does a perfect day look like to you? I’ve answered this in a previous awards post, but essentially working out in the morning, getting brunch with friends, going to the beach all day, and having a bonfire at night. I could do that everyday in the summer!
What is your pet peeve? Bad drivers. I literally cannot stand people who don’t pay attention or don’t know how to drive. It is so easy to hurt people with a car, so pay attention! I don’t think I ever get as heated as I do when I’m behind someone who doesn’t know how to drive properly.
What is the most expensive thing you’ve broken? Definitely my iPhone. I’ve cracked that darn thing about three times now and it’s just so frustrating.
What is the craziest conversation you have ever overheard? Hahaha, this question is hilarious. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve heard any insane conversations. I’m not much of an eavesdropper. Even if I had though, I’d probably stay super quiet and pretend like I didn’t hear it.
Alright so now comes the point where I’m supposed to nominate other bloggers. Thing is, I’ve done so many of these awards posts that I’m not sure who else to nominate! So if you’re reading this post, whether you’re new to my blog or have been here since the beginning, I nominate YOU! Please feel free to answer the questions I have listed below and let me know if you decide to answer them, I love reading everyone’s responses!
- Where is your favorite place to spend time where you live?
- If we lived in a perfect world, what would be your ideal career/life?
- Where would you like to travel?
- What’s the first thing that popped into your head right now?
- Do you have any cool Halloween costume ideas? Do you know what you’re going to be?
- What’s your favorite thing about yourself?
- What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
- Did you like high school?
- If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Thank you so much again to those who nominated me for this award, and I hope everyone reading this will participate in the award as well! I look forward to your answers to my random questions. Have a great rest of your day and I’ll talk to you guys soon! xx