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The Liebster Award

One of my best friends and fellow blogger Emily from the wonderful Emily Fashion Fiend has nominated me for a Liebster Award. I am very grateful to her as I think the concept of this award is brilliant.

Photo c/o justbeingvon.blogspot.ie
Photo c/o justbeingvon.blogspot.ie

For those of you who don’t know, the Liebster Award is a way of discovering new blogs and getting some of the fantastic blogs out there the recognition that they deserve but that they might not be getting.

The blogs nominated are blogs with huge potential but with fewer followers than the bigger blogs. If you’re nominated and you choose to ‘accept’ your award, this is what happens:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog
  • You must answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you
  • Nominate 10 of your favourite blogs with less followers than you think they should have and notify them of their nomination
  • Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer

Emily Fashion Fiend is a fantastic fashion blog by an aspiring (and talented) fashion journalist. If you have any interest in fashion, take a look at this blog. It has a great, pretty and easy to use layout and by the end you will know everything that is going on in the ever changing fashion world.

Now without further ado I will answer the questions set before me.

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a tough one. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a writer, and I have tried my hand at a few different aspects of writing down through the years, poetry, short stories, news stories, feature stories and everything else I could possible think of. When I grow up I want to write things that people will actually stop and read, really read, not just glance over as they skim through to something more interesting. At the moment I work as an editorial assistant and Deputy Editor of Intrigue.ie. So hopefully by the time I’m all grown up I will finally be changing someone’s life with my humble words. 

Who would you like to play you in a movie? Jennifer Lawrence, mostly because I have a HUGE girl crush on her but also because I think she would be fun to hang out with. I also love the fact that she can play so many different characters and really stands up for what she believes in. She understands that she is a role model for young girls and doesn’t take that responsibility lightly. 

Name 5 things you want to accomplish before you die. Before I die I want to travel the world, learn to surf, own a VW Samba Bus, be a proper and successful grown up and run 5K without passing out or it killing me. 

Who do you admire the most? There are so many people in the world that are worth admiring in the world, so this is a really hard question. The people I admire the most are the people who use their talents for good. Ordinary people who volunteer with local charities, help out their elderly neighbours and simply be their for the people around them. It is the small things that make a difference in people’s lives and I admire the people who take the time to be selfless. 

What do you wish you were better at? I wish I was better are drawing. I like to think I am a creative person but what I imagine in my head never seems to translate that well   onto paper. 

What is your proudest accomplishment? I have been so lucky and have loads to be proud of but I think the thing I am most proud of to date is graduating from college. The fact that I now have a degree in something I love opens up all sorts of opportunities and I am extremely proud to say that I managed to survive four years of college and enjoy every minute of it. 

If you had a superpower, what would it be? I love these type of questions but my answers change every time that I’m asked it. Today, if I had a superpower I would love to time travel. I would go back to experience some the major events in history and to the future to see what the world will be like in years to come. 

If you could take three things to a desert island, what would they be? I’m assuming the obvious answers of a boat, oar and supplies won’t be accepted. With that in mind I would take a good book, a water filter and a fishing rod. 

What was the last big decision you had to make? To take a new job, in a new city (Waterford) and start a new life, all in one big decision. Seems to be going well so far, fingers crossed I made the right one!

Who is your best friend? I am incredibly lucky to have more than one best friend so I am not going to name and shame them all here. They know who they are and how important they are to me. 

I’m not sure how many followers most of these blogs have but I really enjoy reading them and I hope you do too so in no particular order the ten blogs that I am nominating for the Liebster Award are (drum roll!):

  1. Ruby Duchess
  2. Town Mouse Country Mouse Ireland
  3. I Shirt You Knot
  4. Short Girl, High Heels
  5. Teen Diary
  6. Taken By The Lapels
  7. Ol’ Green Eyes
  8. Jewel Studded Grunge 
  9. Dress Addicted Law Girl
  10. Pale Girl
Photo c/o wannabewriterlife.wordpress.com
Photo c/o wannabewriterlife.wordpress.com

If they accept the nomination they will be answering the following ten questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
  3. If you had to do one thing everyday for the rest of your life what would it be?
  4. If you could marry one celebrity, who would it be and why?
  5. If your house was on fire and you could only grab one thing what would it be and why?
  6. What is your favourite animal?
  7. What is your greatest passion in life?
  8. What would your superhero name be?
  9. What is your guilty pleasure?
  10. What is your biggest dream?
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