Sunshine Blogger Award
I was nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by My Story of I. I still consider myself a newbie at blogging so you can imagine my surprise when I saw a notification that I had been nominated. Thank you so much for recognizing my site as an inspiration to others. Sometimes when you least expect it, the universe decides to throw some love your way.
So what is a Sunshine Blogger Award? It is an award where bloggers who have received the Sunshine Blogger Award nominate other bloggers who are creative, who inspire and bring the sunshine into the lives of their readers. It’s an award from people who understand the commitment and hard work that goes into creating content for your site. So thank you My Story and I for thinking of me. This is definitely a huge milestone for me.
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post and/or blog.
My Story and I’s Questions
Why do you blog about your specific topic?
I chose to blog about Lifestyle, Fashion, and Books because these are things that interest me. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies so I wanted to share the different books that are interesting to me and get referrals from other book lovers. Fashion is always fun to write about and I always said one of my dream jobs would be a fashion stylist so I knew fashion would be one of my topics to write about. Everyone has a different lifestyle so it was a no brainer that one of my topics would be about things that are going on in my life.
What is your best life advice?
To live your life the way you want to live it. People will always judge you no matter what you do, so just do what makes you happy. As long as you aren’t hurting anyone then it shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks.
What’s the best advice you have ever gotten from someone else?
Don’t be afraid to fail. Life is about learning and taking chances. How will you ever learn if you don’t take the chance.
What is a life hack you can’t live without anymore?
I saw an Instagram post about using the clips from retail hangers as chip clips. I haven’t bought bag clips from the store since then. Try it. It will change your life.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
What do you do to cheer yourself up when you’re down?
I usually write in my journal. I’ve learned that writing it down helps me to not keep it bottled up. After that I usually take a walk just to clear my mind or go for a drive. It’s usually better when I deal with stuff alone first before I open up to someone about it. I recently wrote a blog post about finding my happiness when I was going through rough time at the beginning of the year.
To live by the beach, city, or in a small town?
I would love to live by the beach. Just to be able to wake up to the sight of water would be so relaxing for me. But I wouldn’t want to be to far from the city.
What’s your ideal day?
An ideal day for me would be waking up early in a place that I have never been and just go exploring. I would try the food and talk to the locals so I could get a feel for the place.
How do you keep yourself motivated to keep blogging?
By not comparing myself to other people. I see other people saying they have 1000 views a day on their blogs and have earned a decent amount of income from their blogs. It’s hard not to compare myself to them. I have to remind myself to go at my own pace and do what works for me. If I work hard and stay motivated, I can achieve what other bloggers have accomplished.
What food can someone wake you up for in the middle of the night?
Pancakes. I love pancakes. If you make me pancakes you will be my favorite person.
What blog post are you most proud of?
It would definitely be Happiness is a Choice. January was not my best month this year and wanted to share what I did to get back to a happy state of mind with hopes that it would help someone else that may be going through a rough time. It took the most time to write and I’m really proud that I was able to open up about it.
My Sunshine Nominees
- Shannon Maria
- Nothing but Nette
- A Bee’s World
- Paige’s Pugmark
- Briana and Emma
- Nicole Breeanne
- Emily Lauren
- Sarah Guenther
- Shannon Corman
- The Roads We Take
- Lucy Rachael
Here are my 11 questions:
- What inspired you to start a blog?
- How do you overcome your fears?
- What is one thing that you want to cross off of your bucket list this year?
- If you could give your 16-year-old self advice, what would it be?
- What is your favorite blog to follow?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
- What has been your biggest blogging challenge that you have overcome?
- If you could ask for anything and the answer would be ‘Yes’ what would you ask for?
- What is the most random thing that has ever happened to you?
- Where is your favorite place you have ever been?
- If you had to summarize your life in 3 songs what would they be?
I can’t wait to read all the responses. Thank you again for the nomination My Story and I. I’m extremely honored to receive this nomination and to be able to give recognition to other bloggers who are also deserving.