In case you missed the last time I was nominated for the award, let me share a little bit about it with you. This award is given to bloggers by other bloggers... usually bloggers with a smaller amount of followers. Depending on where you get your information from it is for bloggers who have usually less than 300 followers and it is a way for the blogging community to get to know you better through the smaller blogs. The nominator then comes up with a bunch of questions for the nominee and then the nominee after answering the questions gets to come up with another set of questions and nominates his/her favorite smaller blogs.
Now without further ado... here are my answers to Adri's questions:
one: Why do you blog?
This is an easy one... I blog for me! Sure it is great to know that people out there are reading my blog, but the number one reason I blog is for myself. Sometimes a girl just need a place to write down her thoughts and I have found that I am pretty terrible at keeping a written journal, but that I am way better about writing things down on the computer. Plus blogging has the added bonus of letting me put pictures into my posts so not only do I have my own written thoughts, I can add the pictures to it as well. Don't get me wrong, I do write some posts (recipes, book reviews, etc.) with the purpose of having other people read them... but I mean why not share a delicious recipe or a fantastic book with friends?
two: What is your favorite thing to do in your down time?
Down time... what is that?? Unfortunately I don't seem to have much down time these days, but when I do I love to spend time with my wonderful hubby or read. Unfortunately the hubby and I are pretty much still working opposite schedules which means our downtime doesn't co-inside, so I spend a lot of my down time reading. I FINALLY finished reading Winter's Tale this past week and can get started on a new book! Look for a book review on the blog next week!
three: What are you looking forward to for the second half of the year?
The 2nd half of the year is filled with weddings and other adventures for us. In a week and a half we are heading out for a weekend away to celebrate M's birthday. During this time one of my best friends/bridesmaids should be giving birth to her very first child...a little girl... and I can't wait to meet her!! Then a few weeks later we head off for a mini vaca to attend my little's wedding out in Pittsburgh. After that it will be 4th of July at the Jersey shore for my grandma's birthday. Then August will bring another weekend with friends at Lake Wallenpaupak plus a bachelorette party. Then we have our FIRST wedding anniversary in October followed by the wedding of another one of our friends. The November/December will be spent celebrating my birthday (I turn the big 3-0 this year) and spending the holidays with family. We definitely have a jam packed end of the year, but I wouldn't want it any other way!
four: What is my greatest fear?
My greatest fear is probably not living up to my potential and disappointing the ones that I love. As many of you know, I graduated from law school back in 2010 and still have not been able to find a job in the legal field. Despite sending out countless resumes and cover letters, going on interviews, etc. I just have not been able to land a job. In the past few months I have started applying for things that have nothing to do with the law, but would at least get me out of the restaurant business and have been having just as hard a time getting interviews. I am so proud of my law degree... finishing law school and passing the bar exam was no easy feat, but I am so fearful that I will be stuck working in a restaurant forever...wasting away my education that I worked so hard to get. I know my family and friends are my biggest supporters and will love me no matter what I do with my life, but I can't help like feeling that I am disappointing them all at this point in my life and I am so scared that I will never figure out what it is that I am supposed to do with my life.
five: What makes you happiest the most?
As cliche as this may sound, what makes me the most happy is knowing that I married my absolute best friend. Although there were many times I was convinced that I was going to marry a boyfriend there was always something different about my relationship with M. Maybe it was because he knew me through other boyfriends, knew me during my crazy single time in college, knew me through the good and bad and after all that still wanted to be with me. He is my rock and I thank God every day that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me because I truly can't imagine my life without him.
Well when I was a kid... until I was in high school I was pretty convinced that I was going to be a teacher. Most of the women in my family had been teachers and my friends and I used to "play school" with our younger siblings ALL THE TIME. My grandma had given me all sorts of old teaching resources and my bff AW and I literally used to force our younger siblings to be our students where we would teach them reading, writing, math, etc. When I got to high school I started to have an interest in law and even did a senior project where I interned at Sony Electronics in their corporate law department. That was when I decided that one day I was going to be this fabulous single woman living in Manhattan working as a partner in a major NYC law firm. Now I have no idea what my dream job was. Getting married was not always in the picture, but here I am a married woman who hasn't even started her career yet. Sure I would still love to be a lawyer, but now I am not 100% sure that is what I was meant to do in life. So as for my dream job... yeah not really sure what it is these days....
seven: Favorite memory of all time.
Probably the night that M proposed to me. I didn't see it coming and it totally took me by surprise... to the point M will tell you that I looked in his words "dumbfounded" with regards to what was going on. If you are interested in reading the full story about it, you can check it out here.
eight: If you could travel to one place, where would it be?
This one is easy... Granada, Spain. Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely LOVE Spain. I lived in Granada for almost 6 months while I was in college doing a study abroad there and there really isn't a day that goes by where I don't wish that I could be back there!
|One of my FAVORITE views of La Alhambra|
Well I am definitely not what you call a "style blogger" and have not been known to be one who is very trendy at all. If I am lounging around at time my go-to would definitely be yoga pants and a t-shirt. For going out nowadays it is usually a skirt and top or some sort of dress. I love the warmer weather where I can wear dresses and skirts ALL THE TIME!
ten: What are some things on your bucket list?
I am ashamed to say that I don't really have a bucket list, although if I did most things would probably be related to travel. Ever since coming back from Europe I have had a travel bug and there are just so many places I would like to see... Ireland, Scotland, Puerto Rico, Greece... just to name a few. And I want to go to so many cities in the U.S. as well... Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Boston... and many more.
eleven: What is your guilty pleasure?
Probably Lifetime movies or Hallmark Channel movies. For whatever reason I just can't get enough of them! Just ask my hubby... especially at Christmas time those are pretty much the only two channels on our TV!
Thanks Adri for these wonderful questions! I had a blast answering them and hope you all have enjoyed reading my answers!!
And now for my nominations:
Lisa at Sorority Life to Army Wife
Jordan at Queen of LA
Sarah at Midwest Pillow Talk
Amber at Airing My Dirty Laundry
Lauren at Lot 48
My questions for these lovely bloggers are as follows:
1. How did you first get started blogging?
2. Tell us the story behind your blog name.
3. What are three things you can't live without?
4. What is your favorite holiday?
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
6. If a celebrity were to portray you in a movie, who would that celebrity be?
7. If you were to be an Olympic athlete, what sport would you be competing in?
8. Share with us your favorite quote.
9. What is your favorite food?
10. What is your favorite movie?
11. If you could go back and relive one moment in your life, what would it be?
Looking forward to reading my nominees answers to these questions and to seeing who they nominate for this fantastic award! I know I have found some of my favorite new bloggers through this award and am looking forward to seeing who these bloggers think we all need to get to know!
Thank you so much again Adri for the nomination!! Hope you all enjoyed getting to know me just a little bit better!!