Hello everyone! I wanted to start this blog post by thanking Jamie, who nominated me for this amazing award. It honestly means the world to me to have such amazing support like hers. Lets get these questions answered below:
Who is your biggest inspiration in the blogging world?
My biggest inspiration is Danielle Bernstein from the amazing style blog known as weworewhat. I found her Instagram and website years ago, she inspired me to share my outfits with other fashionistas via the internet, and really made me want to create a blog that would be as interesting and varied as hers.
When you’re feeling down what is one thing that is guaranteed to make you smile? My family. No matter what, they can make me laugh even if all I do is wanna be mad at them for some small reason that doesn’t really matter.
Summer or Winter? Why?
I’ve always loved winter, in Oregon that’s mainly what we have throughout the year. The cold and rainy weather is what we’re used to, so wearing shorts/skirts/dresses is rare for me. I love laying in bed, reading a book or watching a movie while the rain hits my window. Drinking hot chocolate and tea at a coffee shop is one of my favorite things, I love that time of year.
What are 3 things you have learnt from blogging?
Stop trying to be other people, find what works for you. People will like your blog if you are solely you, not trying to act like some other person because they are popular.
Don’t force yourself to write if you are not inspired, the result will not be good compared to being excited to share something with your readers.
Success has different time frames for everyone, so you might be disappointed if you haven’t had a blog post in the first 6 months of your blog being created. I’ve had mine since 2013, and only know thought about what I should of been doing all along to have some organic readers, it takes time but it will be so worth it.
What are your 3 favourite things about yourself?
I try to see things in a positive way, to see the bright side of situations and come up with helpful solutions.
I make people genuinely laugh just by being myself, which I always am taken aback by, because I do not find myself to be a funny person at all.
I am observant, just because I am not talking does not mean I do not notice what is going on around me. I am taking everything in.
Are you a dog person or a cat person?
Dogs all the way! Sorry cat lovers.
What is your best childhood memory?
My best childhood memory is when I went to Mexico and California to visit my mom’s side of the family. We ended up spending time with my grandma before she died. My mom would let us go to the corner store by ourselves to buy snacks, and we would dance for hours with all our family, not caring about anything but the dance moves being right.
If you were hosting a dinner party and could invite 5 people, dead or alive, who would you invite?
Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Mahatma Gandi and Winston Churchill.
And what would you cook for them?
Something vegetarian for Gandi, a simple dish. Something like turkey for the rest.
What would your top tip be for practising self love?
Focus on your goals, and how you want to achieve them. If you want to reach one, think if it is for your own tranquility or because outside sources are influencing you. Listen to yourself, not others.
What are your goals for the rest of 2018 and how can we help you smash them?
I want to have my first sponsored blog post, go self hosted and see how close to 2,000 followers I can get on Instagram.
Here are my 11 questions:
What is your favorite fruit?
If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
What are your favorite personality traits about yourself?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Who are your favorite authors?
What music do you like more: country and rock?
Is there anything you wish you knew when you started blogging?
How did you come up with your blog name?
Why did you decide to start your blog?
What hardships have you had to overcome while being a part of the blogging community?
What is the greatest achievement your blog has had thus far?