I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Julie! Her blog, In The Wild Los Angeles, is a very diverse lifestyle blog that includes photography, reviews, travel, and various other interesting, fun tidbits. It really showcases her writing talent and creativity. Thank you Julie for the nomination! I’m still a very amateur blogger learning as I go, so this recognition is very much appreciated and a total confidence booster!
I will answer Julie’s questions in this Part 1 post, and nominate 11 blogs with 11 new questions in Part 2.
- Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Julie’s 11 Questions:
What benefits have you experienced from blogging?
I’ve always been very uncomfortable with putting myself out there. I’ve also always believed that one of the best ways to aid personal growth is to get out of your comfort zone. Creating this blog and publishing some of the posts I wrote was super scary for me, but I pushed myself to do it. In the process, I’m embracing my love for writing and creativity which is really providing me a sense of purpose and fulfillment. It’s also been very effective at keeping me accountable on my health journey. Major added benefit.
How long have you been blogging?
I’ve only been blogging with this particular blog a couple of months. I’ve actually started many blogs in the past, but never had the confidence to keep up with them. I would feel embarrassed and assume that people could care less what I had to say. But I do have a voice, and I am finally getting more comfortable using it.
What country do you hail from?
I was born here in the United States (Washington DC to be exact), but I am of Chinese descent. My family speaks the dialect of Cantonese. I know a little, but I mostly speak English.
What is your ideal weather?
My ideal weather is a clear sunny day with a cool breeze. I guess it would either be an early spring day or an autumn day. I do not like humidity. And I do not like extremely hot weather.
What is the last book you read?
I’m a sucker for romance novels. I sprinkle in novels of substance here and there, but romance is a guilty pleasure of mine. I just finished The Year of Falling in Love by Jessica Sorensen.
What do you when you are not blogging?
This blogging thing is just a hobby and creative outlet (for now). When I’m not blogging, I am either working full time (a science minion for the field of Transfusion Medicine – the best way I could think to put it without getting too specific). Or when I am not working, I love to cook, write, play with my cat, go to the gym, and spend time with my goofy husband.
What things are you most grateful for in your life?
I am extremely grateful for my husband. He is my absolute best friend. I feel the most comfortable with him and he always makes me feel so safe and protected.
What’s the story behind your blog’s name?
I used my name for my domain because at first, I could not for the life of me think of a good name for my blog. But I realize I was overthinking it. What did I want to accomplish with my blog? I wanted to write about my life and place emphasis on improving my health, which by domino effect would improve my mental health. I struggle with depression, and I believe that if I can improve my body and mind, I will feel the freedom and weightlessness that comes from contentment with myself and my life.
Name one place you would go to if you won one free plane ticket?
I’ve already been, but I would love to go back to Amsterdam. I love how relaxed the lifestyle is there. It’s just a beautiful city, and everyone is so friendly.
What is your favorite dish?
My favorite dish would have to be a dim sum dish called taro root cake. It sounds weird, but it’s absolutely delicious. My mom only makes it a few times a year, and I’m always so excited when she does because I get one all to myself. I may have to give myself a cheat day for that when the time comes.
It’s called Sunshine Blogger Award after all — what brings sunshine to your life?
My health journey is bringing me lots of sunshine! To healthy living!
Stay tuned for my next post, Sunshine Blogger Award: Part 2!