I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award by Olivia at Two Steps Forward, One Step Back! The award is intended for up-and-coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Once nominated, you have to answer 11 questions about yourself from the person who nominated you, and then nominate a few of your fellow bloggers and pose your own set of questions to them. It’s all about networking for smaller blogs.
Here are my responses to Olivia's questions:
1. Are you a left brain or right brain kind of person? So more creative or more logical? I would definitely charactize myself as being more creative than logical by nature. However, my profession is one which is based on logic, so it has become a much larger part of my thought process and personality as a result.
2. McDonalds or Burger King? McDonalds burgers, Burger King fries!
3. What is a peculiar trait about your significant other? He is a little obsessed with being prepared for emergencies and disasters. He spent months driving all over the city finding supplies for our emergency "grab bags" - ie. bags which we grab as we run out the door if there is an emergency or disaster. And we have a LOT of canned soup, bottled water, protein bars, etc. Now he just has to figure out how we will be mobile on foot with three cats and a (soon-to-be) baby. :)
4. What is your favorite movie and why? I have to admit that it is probably Dirty Dancing. No reason other than that it is uplifting and fun to watch, even over and over again.
5. Do you like to read the news or the entertainment section? I am definitely a news kind of girl. I read the paper online everyday while I eat lunch, and watch the news most evenings as well.
6. If there were no limitations (like money, time, etc.) what would you love to do? If there really were no limitations and funding were not an issue, I'd love to run a large non-profit animal rescue centre and sanctuary.
7. Your top career choice again if you could do anything? Assuming that there ARE limits and funding issues for this question, I am honestly doing what I want to do now. I am a lawyer working in-house for a great company whose mission or reason for being is one that I believe in. I love my job.
8. Favorite place in the world? Cinque Terre (on the Italian Coast). Think Amalfi Coast, but less touristy and crowded.
9. Lipstick or chapstick? Lip gloss. I am addicted and have been for years. I have at least 7-10 tubes/pots of gloss on the go at any time, spread out between different purses, and different places around home. It drives my husband nuts!
10. Yogurt or Ice cream? Ice cream for sure! The kind with little pieces of chocolate bar in it....mmmmm. :)
11. Give an unusual fact about yourself... I am a huge animal lover, and volunteer a lot of my time with feral cat rescue groups, feeding homeless animals and assisting with trap-neuter-return efforts. That's not exactly unusual I guess, but it's all I could come up with. :)
And now for my list of nominees!
1. Amanda at Waiting for Watermelon;
2. Kristy Kay at Strength, Hope and Everything In Between;
3. Jess at Faithfully;
4. Megan at One Emerald;
5. Kelly at Any Way but Scrambled;
6. Heather at A Little Hope in my Pocket;
7. Our Growing Gardunn; and
8. Emily at the5parkers.
These are all women whose blogs I read regularly, and whose stories are both moving and inspiring. I encourage you to head over and check out their blogs, as well as that of Olivia at Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.
And here are my questions:
1. Who is your hero, and why?
2. If you won the lottery, what is the first or most important thing that you would spend the money on?
3. Do you believe in soul mates?
4. What is your favourite food?
5. If there were no limitations and money were not an issue, what would you most want to do with your life?
6. If you could go back in time and tell our teenage self one thing, what would it be?
7. If you were a character on a TV show, which one would you be?
8. Name one thing you are most proud of?
9. What is your favorite charity or cause?
10. What are three words that describe you best?
11. When was the last time you did something for the first time, and what was it?
Have fun if you choose to participate ladies, and thank you again Olivia!