- Link to the person who nominated you. (Thank you, Anamarie from Qué Milagro!!!)
- Add the award logo.
- Answer the questions your nominator asked.
- Nominate 7 other blogs.
- Ask your nominees 10 questions.
My 7 nominations are (I’m sure most of you are nominated already):
- Ladylove & Babydust
- How We Met You
- Everyday Panic
- Awaiting Autumn
- The Sky and Back
- Mama et Maman
- Our Egg, Her Nest?
Here are my 10 questions for my nominees (oi, gonna steal some of mine because I lack originality at 4pm)
- What would be your dream job (independently wealthy not being an option)?
- Describe yourself using one word, then explain why you chose that word.
- What about this TTC journey has surprised you the most?
- Do you have siblings? How many? What are they like? (ooh a 3 fold-er)
- If you could travel to any place in the world, where would it be and why?
- Where did you meet your SO and what was your first thought?
What makes you a good fit for this company?
- Name three things in your handbag right now.
- Who’s the last person you spoke to on the phone and what were you talking about? (if I may be so bold)
- What do you love doing the most in the whole world?
- What do you hate the most about your life right now that you have the power to change, and why haven’t you changed it yet?
Here are my 10 answers to questions asked of me:
Why did you decide to start blogging? More specifically, what are you trying to accomplish/who are you trying to reach through your blog?
This wasn’t originally a TTC blog. I didn’t even know those existed until WordPress started suggesting some to me. So in it’s infancy I think I wanted to document my hair journey (from chemically straightened to naturally curly) and some food stuff and random life nonsense. Nothing was set in stone. As far as who I’m trying to reach, I have to say, I’m just honoured that people are reading.
What has been the most rewarding thing about writing/blogging for you?
One comment I received after writing about my HSG experience was about how informative the post had been. That was really touching and kind of motivated me to keep writing. I didn’t think I was helping because I thought since I’m a noob, everyone knows this stuff already. Oh and of course all the wonderful ladies I’ve met in the blog world :).
Name three physical features that you know make you beautiful.
Tough question for someone with so many insecurities. My eyes. Not so much the colour (poo brown) as the shape. Uh, I love my hair since I’ve gone natural and that says a lot. And finally, my hands and feet (can that count as one?) because I take good care of them.
Name three non-physical attributes that you know make you MORE beautiful.
I’m a ride-or-die type of friend so I’m a good person to have in your corner. I will help you hide the body no questions asked. Umm, I’m funny. aaand, I’m very self aware and considerate of others’ feelings.
What is an experience that you know changed you forever?
Ugh, I have to own this… I was in an abusive relationship for about 2 years. Whenever I say that I immediately think, well, it wasn’t that abusive, I mean he never left visible bruises or hit me with a closed fist. This clearly indicates that I haven’t fully dealt with it properly since I’m still trying to make it seem like it wasn’t a big deal but it has most definitely changed me forever. It has, of course, bled into my marriage (I’m working on it) and friendships and how I react to certain situations. Some changes are good and some are very very bad. But I’m in a place now where I can identify that I’m reacting a certain way based on the abuse and I can stop, re-evaluate and try to react differently. That’s growth.
What are your top two baby girl and baby boy names (and if you already have kids, you can’t use the names you already named them!)?
Oooh! I love this question!! I have so many names picked out. I know you said 2 but I have 3 each.
Boy 1: Asher (read in a book called the Red Tent)
Boy 2: Ben (from Friends)
Boy 3: Chi (pronounced Kai because I studied statistics and it’s one of the distributions, the Chi-square distibution #nerd)Girl 1: Arwen (Lord of the Rings of course)
Girl 2: Phoebe (lol Friends again)
Girl 3: Arya (Game of thrones. yes yes very overdone but I love it!)
What is one of your quirks/eccentricities (one of mine is that I’m OBSESSED with hearing people’s baby names, thus question #6)?
I speak in ‘Friends’ quotes… Is that a quirk? Most of my closest friends are the ones I met through a mutual love of Friends. I think it’s a cult almost. You say the quote in a crowd of people and the other Friends-y looks across at you and your eyes meet… Instant bestie. I can’t explain it better than that.
What would be your dream job (independently wealthy not being an option)?
TV Chef or TV travelling foodie. Are you kidding? getting paid to travel the world and eat?! Yes please everyday. I think I could possibly do it if I got over my fear of speaking up. That, and I have no TV presence. I can’t even start a youtube channel because of it lol. Alternatively, can I just work at a bar on a tropical island please?
Describe yourself using one word, then explain why you chose that word.
Trying… I’m not perfect but I’m trying to be a better wife, friend, aunt, daughter, woman, person.
Which household chore do you wish you could get away with never having to do again?
All of them. Can my house please just be self cleaning? And thank you.
That was fun!