Sunshine Blogger Award

*Round of applause* Major shout-outs to Tanya over at all about the scrub life for nominating me for this award! I really appreciate it. These awards are like a get to know more about the blogger type post as well as sharing other blogs amongst your network. Well at least to me.

Tanya and I recently became friends when we realized we were bloggers from the same part of the world (Antigua!). If you’re a nursing student or nurse by profession you can check out her blog for everything “scrub” related! Also, nursing is not her life 24/7 so check out her other posts including FOOD and events! Thanks again for the nomination and I look forward to working with you more.

Now the fun stuff:

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The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you with a link back to their blog
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions of your own


My questions from Tanya:

1/ What drove you to start blogging?

Honestly I can’t remember. I originally started while I was in college and since I didn’t have much friends or anything I wanted to share my college experience being away from home. I didn’t particularly know much about blogging; I used to write posts and not share them with anyone, I was excited if even one person noticed it and commented. It definitely took me awhile to learn and understand WordPress as well as blogging on a whole.

As I continued to learn about the blogging world, other topics began to interest me and I shared those as well (mainly my cooking posts). Then came the themes and logos. To be honest the whole process was exciting for me and I just stuck with it since then. Well I’ve been off and on, but I’m definitely on now!

2/ What is the most exciting thing about blogging?

Sharing my stories and having people express similar feelings or being inspired. There’s also the opportunity of connecting with other people all around the world through social media via my blogging platform. When I look at my analytics page and see the amount of different countries in which people who read my blog are from it really excites me. That all these different people are interested in what a little ole girl like me has to say.

3/ What is your dream job?

Some thing where I can be creative daily and inspire people. I’m not sure what exactly that would be and Caribbean people aren’t too really keen on the creative aspect of life when it comes to making a living. On the other hand I’m also thinking about getting into climate change, probably consultancy.

4/ Tell us your top 3 guilty pleasures?

In no particular order I’d say watching Hallmark Christmas movies or general movie channels on TV and game shows *lol*, reading self-help/inspirational books and a good ole toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

5/ One of the most exciting things that has happened to you?

The chance I got to go to Germany this year

6/ Where/what would be your dream vacation?

A European tour maybe on a cruise

7/ So far, what has been your greatest achievement

Finishing university and getting a job in my field within a year or returning home

8/ Tell us of your dream house, all the details?

Three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a creative room for diys and other activities, office with mini library, and a big kitchen, neutral colors with all the latest appliances and a wine cabinet. A garden as well as a big backyard with a deck and outdoor grill, space to play. Flowers everywhere…… ok I should stop now lol

9/ What are you most passionate about?

Blogging; there are times when I just want to blog and don’t even have a topic.

10/ Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

With a master’s degree excelling at my job, given more responsibilities.
A known blogger within the Caribbean region; a popular brand/host of a blogger group.
In a committed relationship living our best life

11/ Tell us about your spare time, what do you do?

Netflixxxx. Definitely an addict always finding new shows and also something related to blogging.


I nominate:

Changed by Purpose

Theodora-B

Samantha Harrison

Kendra-Nicole

Charley Mone

Thoughts from Jasmine

Budding Regardless

The Fab Life Story

Chloe-ana

*along with anyone else who is reading this and wants to participate*


My questions for you:

  • What is the best thing you’ve done this year?
  • What is your favorite meal?
  • When are you most productive?
  • What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
  • How did you choose the field (career or major) you’re in?
  • Favorite time of the year?
  • What is one thing you hope to do for 2018?
  • What’s one quote you live by?
  • Advice to new bloggers?
  • What makes you happy?
  • Have you ever been to the Caribbean? *hint hint* Antigua

Thanks again Tanya!
Enjoy the holiday season guys.
xoxo

ATBA 2017 wrap up

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Your intro made me tear up. I love your dream house especially the big backyard. I remember your post from your trip to Germany. True story I go back to that post very often just to look at the pics.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. astoldbyali says:

      All true! Thanks Tanya 👐💙

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  2. Congrats luvie! Well deserved!💙

    Liked by 1 person

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