Hello! So, it has taken me absolutely forever to get around to this but I was bound to get there sometime!
Here are the rules.
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
1. What is the best thing that happened to you in 2020?
When I look back in the year of 2020, I can’t think of anything great in particular that happened to me. I did start my blog up again after a 2-year hiatus, which I consider to be a good thing. It was great to get back into writing and somewhere along the way, regain the focus and aspiration that I had lost in the first part of 2020. Towards the latter half of the year as I re-discovered my passion, I developed self-confidence, happiness and a reason for being. Moving forward, that can only be a good thing.
2. Which is the emotion you predominantly feel and why?
At the moment, I would describe my emotion as BLAH. It’s hard to describe the way that I feel these days. It still seems like the world is on hold, as there is not much that we can do with ourselves. I work, eat and sleep, repeating the same routine and it can make one feel a little …BLAH. It is what it is and all we can really do is go along with it until things get better.
3. What have you learned from blogging until now?
I think blogging has helped me to improve my writing and it’s great that there is so much freedom to write when you want and what you want to write about. There is also a great community of people on this site with great content. I think I have also realised how open I can be with my life when it comes to blogging. I wouldn’t describe myself as an open person usually. I would say I am the opposite in fact, but blogging seems to crack open my shell. I have always been better with words, after all.
4. If you knew for sure you will succeed with something, what would you start and why?
I would have to go with writing of course. I have long dreamed of being a successful author and I can only imagine what that would feel like. With that being said, there are a few other venues that I had ambitions of branching in, growing up. Back in my early teens, I really wanted to be a wrestler because I was such a big fan of WWE. I also wanted to be a games designer, a singer, a script writer and a narrative writer for video games. If I was to think about something that I would want to start now, other than writing, then I would go with making music on the side as a music producer. I am inspired by those that can make good music from their musical talents and it would be nice to harbour those set of skills!
5. What is your biggest regret and what have you learned from it?
I think my biggest regret is allowing my fear of rejection stop me from doing certain things. As I get older, I realise that rejection is a part of life and in the grand scheme of things, rejection isn’t that bad. The worst thing that can come from rejection is being told no. Yes, it may hurt your feelings for a little while, but the pain is temporary. What is worse than that is living with that lingering thought of ‘what if’ because you were too afraid to take a chance on something or someone.
6. If you had unlimited powers and resources for one day, what would you do with them?
There are so many cool powers out there to choose from, but I think the ability to teleport would be one of the most useful powers for me. It would be so nice to be able to stay in bed until the last minute, click my fingers and then BOOM, I’d be sitting in my office desk, saving myself an hour commute to work. During my hour break, I’d teleport back home, or to the shops and then back again. If my teleportation ability came with no restrictions, then I could even teleport myself to whole other country, if even for a short while before returning back to work.
7. If you had to describe yourself in a short sentence, what would that sentence be?
I would say that I am someone who is ambitious, imaginative and pleasant. Short and sweet.
8. What is your favorite quote?
My favourite quote is the one that goes ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’. When progress seems especially slow, I am reminded of this quote.
9. If you could be someone else, who would you choose to be and why?
I am not sure that I would want to be anyone else, though if I had the choice, I’d pick someone like Michelle Obama since she’s smart, likeable, charitable and married to one of the coolest former presidents.
10. What is the stupidest most expensive thing you ever bought?
One of the things that comes to mind is a MAC foundation I bought, that turned out not to be my colour. I couldn’t really return it because I had already used it, so I was kind of just stuck with it.
11. If you could learn anything (something you don’t already know), what would you learn and why?
There’s a few languages I’d like to learn. I’d probably go with Japanese, just because I grew up playing J-RPG’s that led to my appreciation of Japanese culture. I would also like to learn how to drive, since I still don’t know how. I’ve always lived close to everything, so never felt the need to learn, but another thing that stopped me was knowing the expenses involved in maintaining a car.
Thank you to Lorene M for the nomination. I am going to throw 11 questions out there and if anyone wishes to participate, feel free to do so! You are all my nomination!
- What has been your favourite decade to live through?
- What year did you start blogging on this site and why?
- What inspires you the most in life?
- What is your favourite movie of all time?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
- What do you think is your best quality?
- What is your favourite season?
- What is your favourite blog post that you have written?
- How much time do you dedicate to writing each week?
- What book would you say has had the most impact on you?
- Tea or coffee?