I recently found out that I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Shelly at ShellyRay.com. According to her blog, the award is: “an award given to bloggers by bloggers. It is given to bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
Thanks so much to Shelly for nominating me! As a new blogger, it really made my day to hear that someone already thinks of my blog as positive and inspiring! It definitely helps motivate me as I find my voice in the blogging world.
Shelly came up with some great questions for all of her nominees to answer. Since I am a new blogger, I consider this a great opportunity for you to get to know me better. 🙂
What is your main goal for your blog?
My main goal for Visions of Simplicity is to help others make life easier in several key areas: finance, family, career, wellness and much more.
What are you most proud of?
Honestly, this was a tough question. I have to say that I am most proud of the strength in my marriage. My husband and I have a very open and honest approach to communicating about our aspirations, goals and expectations for our future and life together. We have disagreements and arguments like any couple but we are able to resolve any issues in a healthy and mature manner. It definitely helps us communicate about our financial goals, home improvements and starting a family.
Who is your current favorite singer, and/or what is your current favorite song?
Right now, I love the Danish band Lukas Graham and their entire first album. I specifically love their song, Better Than Yourself.
What do you do when you need to de-stress/relax?
I love to go for a walk in my neighborhood to de-stress. There is also nothing better than a good book and snuggles with my sweet dog to relax.
If you won the lottery, what would you buy?
I would pay off any debts that we may have and donate a portion to a local charity or several families in need. After that, I would find something that I could help with for each of my loved ones. I would then satisfy my wanderlust and travel the world.
Where do you feel most at home/what is your “happy place”?
My happy place is enjoying a great meal surrounded by friends and family. I love that I live close to the majority of my family, especially my parents.
What is one skill you wish you were better at?
I love graphic design and feel that there are always ways to improve my skill. I enjoy learning new techniques to create great designs.
What are three words you’d use to describe yourself?
Passionate, Stubborn, Empathetic
Which city/country do you most want to visit some day?
I would love to travel to Thailand for a month.
What do you do to overcome writer’s block?
I usually will create a list or outline and handwrite ideas. There is something about old fashion pen and paper that helps get the creative juices going.
What is your greatest strength?
My stubbornness to never let something keep me from doing what I want. When I was born, I had a stroke that caused several physical disabilities on the right side of my body. However, it gave me the strength to do anything that I set my mind to.
Now for my nominees!
These are blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading, and bloggers that have shown an interest in my blog as well.
- The Mamarazzi Blog
- Bay Area Budgeter
- Southernly Said
- My Stay At Home Adventures
- Kids Cash & Chaos
- Tickling The Wheat
- Money Can Buy Me Happiness
- Make Sense Of Life
- The Millennial Budget
- Millennial Boss
- Living Life As A Young Adult
My 11 Questions for the nominees:
- Who inspires you?
- What prompted you to create your blog?
- Who is one person you wish you could meet?
- What is your main goal(s) that you hope to achieve this year?
- What makes you smile?
- What would be your dream job if money was not a factor?
- What is a tip or trick that you use to make daily life more simple?
- What is the most positive thing that has happened to you because of blogging?
- What is your favorite book? Or your favorite author?
- What would be your dream vacation?
- What is your most favorite blog post that you have written? Please share! 🙂
Sunshine Blogger Rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.
Thanks for reading! I hope you learned something new about me. Thanks again to Shelly for nominating me! Nominees, please take the time to make your own blog post and answer my questions! I promise it is a lot of fun.