Liebster Award!

Y'all. I mentioned the other day that I was doing my first ever sponsorship + it's so great. Oddly enough, taking that little leap helped me to bug all of my real world friends to follow along. I couldn't tell you why that was such a tough thing for me to do, because they were the ones encouraging me to write to begin with... anyways. So I was nominated by the lovely Sweet, Sassy, Southern Belle + I'm going to use her rules!

  • Thank the person who nominated you and post a link back to their blog. 
  • Display the award on your blog by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.  Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.  
  • Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer 11 questions about yourself which were provided by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 3-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less that 1,00 followers.
  • Create a new list of 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • List these rules in your post.
  • Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.
  • You can nominate/tag someone that has already received the award as long as they are not the person that nominated you.
First, 11 facts about myself!
  1. When I first started college, I was a biomedical engineering major. I thought I was going to work in a lab + save the world. When I got to college, I realized I wasn't as smart as I thought I was...
  2. I have almost no self control when it comes to anything nautical or anchor print. To say I have an obsession with anchors would be quite an understatement. 
  3. I cry at all of the sad parts in movies, no matter how many times I've seen them. Sometimes, I cry because I know what's about to happen. 
  4. I still sleep with a stuffed animal. He's a teddy bear, his name is Minus [as in, Minus the Bear], he goes everywhere with me + sometimes I document his adventures. I would be a liar liar pants on fire if I told you I was even remotely ashamed of the fact. 
  5. I have owned three cars in my short life, all three of them have been named after Beatles songs. The first was a pathfinder that I loved until the wheels almost fell off, the second was a mazda cx-7 that I thought was more practical than the Jeep Wrangler that I really wanted [spoiler: I was wrong], and a Jeep Liberty that is paid for and adorable. I'm still working towards that Jeep Wrangler though. 
  6. I did not have a passport until this year. I've never been out of the country, I've never really traveled anywhere. That's all about to change. 
  7. I graduated college early because I didn't have any good sense at all. I knew I wanted to graduate to work in the baseball fiscal year, but I didn't think through that I could have stayed two more semesters and had two degrees instead of one. 
  8. Speaking of degrees, mine is a Bachelor of Science in Education in Sport Management from the University of Georgia College of Education. You try making all of that fit on one line in a resume. 
  9. I don't have a problem with silences, I don't think they're awkward at all, but I will talk as long as you'll let me. I've never really met a stranger. 
  10. As outgoing as I am, I have some pretty major anxiety issues that, oddly enough, I'm too anxious about to figure out how to fix them. 
  11. I really think that the oxford comma is important and I will never stop using it. NEVER I TELL YOU!
Next! The 11 questions provided for me!
  1. How/why did you start blogging? I started originally when I moved to California so that people could keep up with me, I wasn't very good at it, then I blogged for work, at Winter Meetings, and finally for myself! 
  2. What do you do when you’re not blogging? Adventures. I like to live like [pretend maybe?] that everything is an adventure, I figure that attitude makes life more fun. I'm always looking for a new adventure or kind of trouble to get into. 
  3. What do you like most about blogging? I like meeting new people, seeing what their lives are like, what they think is important enough to share with the world, and being able to share the things I think are important to share in the world! 
  4. What do you dislike about blogging? Oh man I always always feel like the kid trying to butt into the popular group when I comment on bigger blogs. I know that's not the case and that everyone likes to read comments, even if they're dumb. I just constantly worry that mine are dumb. 
  5. What have you learned since you’ve started blogging? It's okay to bug your friends to read your blog, even though the stats really don't matter -- it's cool to see how many people are reading what you have to say, and you can easily spend an entire hour searching for the PERFECT .gif for something you feel is super clever. 
  6. What’s your favorite season, and why? baseball. followed very closely by football. So essentially summer and fall. Also I love Christmas, but hate winter... 
  7. What’s your favorite summer activity? Being outside, with a book, preferably by a body of water + with a cold margarita in my hand. The days are longer and everyone wants to be outside. I love to be outside! 
  8. Do you have any pets?  If so, what kind(s) and how many? Not yet! I want a puppy so bad I could die, but my roommate does have a dog and I refer to her [the dog] as my other roommate. 
  9. What is your favorite food? PIZZA. give me pizza or give me death! 
  10. What is your favorite drink? Tequila Sunrises. YUM. followed closely by one of my famous margaritas + a free beer. [oh, that sure makes me sound like I have a drinking problem doesn't it?]
  11. If you could go anywhere in the world for your dream vacation, where would you go? Ireland. I want to go to Ireland so bad I could just die. My goal is to make it there for St. Patty's Day before I turn 30. 
Bloggers I nominate!! 
My dear friend Jen, from Not Fast, Not Last. 
Another Jen, at Tin Can Cozy
Michelle at Becoming a Heath

Here are my 11 questions for these babes! 

  1. What's the story behind the name of your blog? 
  2. What tv show/book/movie do you absolutely love but everyone else thinks is weird or ridiculous?
  3. What is the one thing you cannot live without? 
  4. What is your biggest pet peeve [blogger or otherwise]?
  5. If you were trapped on a deserted island [whatever with the cliches] with just one book series [or just one book, if you'd prefer], what would you choose?
  6. If money were no object, and you could 'make a living' doing whatever you please, what would you do?
  7. What is your guiltiest pleasure? [I'm sorry, I think pleasure is such an icky word]
  8. What is the best job you have ever had and why? 
  9. If you could give yourself one piece of advice, ten years ago, what would it be?
  10. What is the one non-obvious thing you cannot live without? 
  11. Windows down, volume turned all the way up, what song are you listening to? 


  1. Thanks for the nomination!

    Minus' adventures needs to turn into a book series. :]

  2. I know exactly what you mean about commenting on the "bigger" blogs because I always feel like I'm saying something silly lol