Sunshine Blogger Award + Real Neat Blogger Award

Hey guys, I feel a little popular because I’ve been nominated for a couple more awards. Thank you AnonymouslyAfroIrishfor nominating me for this award (here)! She’s such an inspiring blogger, I love reading her posts, so if you aren’t following her, check her out!


  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions asked.
  3. Nominate other blogs and ask new questions for them.
  4. Finally, list the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo somewhere in the post.

Do you feel you have come a long way since you started?

Since I started blogging? Definitely. Considering I originally started blogging about 5 years ago, I’ve made so many changes and a lot of progress. Granted, I picked this blog back up back in August, and even comparing myself to when I started then, I’ve come a long way. I’m so happy I’ve made blogging an everyday thing!

What is the craziest conversation you have ever overheard?

This is a hard one to answer because I know I’ve heard some crazy conversations, and awkward conversations, but I can’t for the life of me, remember any at this moment. Probably because they have not happened recently. It’s annoying me that I can’t remember! 

 Is there a moment in life that defined who you are today? If so, what?

I would say there are a few defining moments that have made me who I am today. When my step sister left the family. When my step dad left, both the first and second time. When my mom and I got in this really bad argument this one night she was drunk. The night I lost my virginity. The first date I went on. My job and the people I work with. There’s a lot of little and a lot of big moments that have added up to making me the person I am today.

What would you tell your 10 year old self about the world?

Hold on to being young, stop wanting to grow up so fast. You’ll never be this innocent again, cherish it. Things will get better in time, but you’ve got to learn to stand up for yourself. Don’t be afraid of what’s out there!

 What is your pet peeve?

Where do I begin because there is a whole list of pet peeves lol! When there’s food in my clean dish water. When I’m trying to ask a customer a question about their order on the phone, and they cut me off and keep going. Like, I can’t get past this screen until you tell me if you want your sub toasted or not. When customers throw me off by reading back their order to me on the phone, or try to have a conversation. On the phone. When the Yelp guy calls on the phone and it’s been a year and my boss still doesn’t want to call him back, but by God, they keep trying.When I’m minding my own business at work and TL has to keep saying my name and then telling me he’s not saying “Laken,” he’s saying “Lincoln.” Why has this guy never been punched in the face before? Soooo annoying. 

This list can go on, I’m easily annoyed these days. So many pet peeves.

The hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?

Again, there’s probably quite a few. The one instance I’m remembering right now is having to call the cops on my step dad because he was threatening to burn the house down and he threw a gas can at me. Not to mention he took a sledgehammer to the door. That moment defined the means to an end.  The end of my mother’s relationship with this man. And a whole lot of stuff after that. But it was hard. Because this man had been my father for 20 years. More so than my biological father.

Dogs or Cats?

Honestly? Both. I love cats, they’re full of spunk. We have three of them, all with their own personality. They’re easier to take care of and they do their own thing. Dogs, however, are wonderful creatures and they’re very lovable. But they require a little more taking care of.

I was nominated earlier this week for the Real Neat Blogger Award by lisarey1990 (Culture Vulture Express). I’m so grateful to have been nominated for quite a few awards lately, thank you so much again! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, be sure to do so! She writes post about a little of everything.

The Rules for The Real Neat Blogger Award:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

What is your favourite type/genre of book to read and do you have a favourite book?

I have quite a few favorite genres, because for me, it varies depending on my mood. Honestly, I haven’t been reading lately and I keep wanting to, just been lacking time. But I like a little bit of everything! It depends if the story is something that sounds interesting, original, or just something I would feel drawn to read. Like movies, I like books that make me think long after I’ve read them, that keep me wanting to come back and visit the characters. I have too many favorite books, and since I haven’t read anything for awhile, I don’t even have a recent favorite to add. 

If you ruled your country for the day, what law would you bring in?

This is actually a great question, and one I don’t really know how to answer. So the first one that I can really think of is I think everyone should have to work a month in customer service. I started off saying day, then week, but really, you need some kind of experience that’s going to sit with you for awhile. There are some people who don’t know how to talk to those of us who have to wait on you, and think we should cater to you, but have never experienced what it’s like being behind the counter. So, it’s not a huge law, but it should be one. Kind of like how jury duty is mandatory.

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Loyal. Reserved. Guarded.

What made you want to start a blog?

I’ve talked about this a few times already. I had a blog with a few friends, but I wanted to make my own personal blog to talk about whatever I wanted to. I came back with this blog back in August and I’ve been so happy I’ve been consistent with it since. I just wanted a place to share my thoughts, feelings, anything and everything. A public journal, a place to get back into creative writing. 

Who is your favourite music artist/band?

I don’t really have a favorite set artist or band because there’s quite a number that I love. And it varies so much. I might jam out to a specific artist or band for a week and then mix it up. Always changing these days. So I don’t really have a favorite. 

What is the thing you’d most like to do in 2018?

Honestly, I need to get out of this town. I want to get myself into a different job, and move to the city. I can’t handle another full year in this town. I’ll be 25 next year, and I really want to get my life started. I’m not happy here.

What is your plans for your blog?

I want to keep writing everyday, having posts everyday. I wish I had more time to do everything that I wanted – I’ve failed at my personal photography challenges due to lack of extra time. I feel like I have time for one or the other – write or photography, and right now, writing is something I feel more drawn to. But I’m hoping with time, I can do even more than I’m doing right now.

My Nominees:

Hunida @Hunida’s Blog

buzzybeehead @My Blog

Priya @Wanderings Of A Lost Soul

Alice @Alice Wake Up

@In A Messy World

Britney @Surrealistique

Karen @A Dynamic Mentality

D @Visible Spectrum

There is no pressure to write a post for this if you choose not to! However, I’d love to read your answers to my questions if you do choose to participate! You can one or the other or both. I’m only making one set of questions so you can do what you would like or take the questions I had to answer. I’m leaving this up to you!

My Questions:

  1. Favorite animal?
  2. What’s the most exciting memory that you have?
  3. Are you doing something with your life that you love?
  4. If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do? Where would you go?
  5. Favorite time of year?
  6. Goals for your blog?
  7. What is one thing you hope to do in 2018?

16 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award + Real Neat Blogger Award”

  1. You had some tough questions to answer! I see why you weren’t able to give a specific answer for a lot of them. 😛

    Thank you for nominating me, love! ❤ I’ll get to it as soon as I can!!

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      1. Haha for WordPress I think it’s the whole military time thing. 2:00pm is 14:00 so I must’ve somehow wrote 2:00 instead of that and not thinking lol. And I’ve known people to do that with their alarms haha. Had a coworker once set his alarm to 11pm instead of 11am and he was late 😂


  2. I’m sure we all wish we could go back and tell our 10 year old self the same thing. I was in a hurry to be older too, but now I just wish I could be a kid again.

    Thank you for another nomination. I’ve been nominated for quite a few awards in just the last week, and I’ve already got some posts planned out, so I apologize if I don’t get to post this on my blog. I would like to go ahead and answer the questions here in the comments just in case. I do like and appreciate all nominations I get though, even if I end up not making a blog post about it. It always makes me feel good to know people are thinking of me and my blog. I write down every award I get and who nominated me (which I plan to use for a future post of mine).

    Favorite animal?
    My favorite domestic animal is cats. My favorite wild animal is a Tiger. Can you see a pattern here? lol I love my feline friends.

    What’s the most exciting memory that you have?
    Dressing up and going trick-or-treating as a kid.

    Are you doing something with your life that you love?
    Yes, blogging. It sounds silly, but I feel like it has actually gave my life some more meaning.

    If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do? Where would you go?
    Although I have travel anxiety, I would love to see the world. I would first start by going to all 50 states in the U.S. though and then venture out.

    Favorite time of year?
    I love Fall. October and November are among my favorite months.

    Goals for your blog?
    When I created my current blog, I was afraid that nobody would read it. I never imagined that in just 4 and a half months I would have the views and audience that I do. Some are regular readers/commenters, which is really awesome. Still though, I have goals to grow an even bigger audience and get more views. I think we all want that. I always try to get more views each month than I did the previous month because it’s fun trying to reach a particular goal.

    What is one thing you hope to do in 2018?
    I honestly haven’t thought that far ahead yet. lol

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    1. Same here. It’s funny how they warn us but we just don’t listen.

      And you’re welcome! I didn’t want anyone to feel pressured to do it, so no worries! ☺️ you have a great blog, and you’re a great person, it’s why I nominate you.

      Tigers are beautiful. I love my feline friends, too, lol.

      I miss how trick or treating was growing up.

      Travel would be something I would do as well (:

      Fall can be a tad too cold for me, but there are parts I love.

      And it’s definitely fun trying to reach a goal. And it’s such a great feeling seeing so many people view and comment on your blog ☺️

      And it is still 2017 so that’s okay 😂

      Thank you for your answers, I always love reading them (:

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  3. Thank you for the nomination!!! I totally agree with you, it is hard to pick one certain type of book or genre but its also nice to read different books and see if they pull you in and make you want to keep reading 🙂 I will try and get around to writing the post soon 🙂

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