Sunshine Blogger Award #26

Thank you!

I want to thank Forever Serene for nominating me for this award. She has an awesome blog with posts about life, narcissism, blogging, poetry and more. Be sure to check out her blog by clicking here. 

Rules

(1) Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

(2) Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

(3) Nominate 11 people and ask them new 11 questions.

(4) Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their posts.

(5) List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post.

Questions

What are you thankful for?

Just being alive and healthy right now. 

What are you scared of?

The dark, ghosts, holes, butterflies and anything paranormal really.

What are you passionate about?

Making lots of money- kidding! Writing is actually my number one passion right now.

How do you relax?

I love to meditate or do yoga. 

Is there anything you regret?

A lot of the things I did as a teenager. 

When did you last feel truly alive?

I actually have a funny story about that. Before I started to take CBD oil I knew I had anxiety and some other stuff going on but then I started taking CBD oil and I remember after about four days of taking it I laughed at something and I just remember thinking “I’m actually laughing” because I had not genuinely laughed at anything in years or felt that kind of happy in a long time. I truly felt alive in that moment. 

What is going right in your life?

This blog, learning German and doing art. 

What gives you a sense of satisfaction?

This blog.

How have you changed the past year?

I think more than anything this year taught me to cherish what I have, to do what I want while I still can and to appreciate my friends and family. 

Favorites books/movies/artists/songs/?

Favourite book- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favourite movie- Star Wars

Favourite artists- The Chicks, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Princess Nokia and SO MANY more!

Favourite song- Imagine by John Lennon or I’m Going To Say It Now by Phil Ochs.  

What is one of the most fascinating places you have visited?

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. You can check out my posts about my experience there by clicking here. 

My Nominees

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Real Neat Blog Award #7

Thank you!

I want to thank Onah Caleb for nominating me for this award! He has an awesome blog about mental health that you should most definitely check out by clicking here.

Rules:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  5. Ask them 7 questions of your own.
  6. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Questions:

What is the inspiration behind creating your blog?

I needed an outlet and someone I was friends with at the time suggested that I take up blogging. 

Which is your Favourite Post and Why?

It’s a post called An Open Letter To My Anxiety. It’s my favourite because it is probably one of the realest, most honest, emotional and raw posts I have ever written. 

What do you intend to achieve in the next 6 Months?

I’m not sure- it’s difficult to say with the current situation.

Who is Your Favourite Sportsman or woman?

No one in particular- I’m not a big sports person.

What is you best Music?

I love everything from reggae to heavy metal so I can’t pick just one but I do tend to lean towards country and hip hop the most.

What has been your greatest achievement so far in Life?

This blog, moving to Canada, growing back my eyebrows. 

 

Which is the best Country or cities you ever visited?

Ethiopia and Mauritius have been my favourite so far. I also enjoyed my time in Uganda but I got malaria for like half the trip which kind of ruined it for me. I actually have multiple posts about my time in Ethiopia and the pictures attached below are from that. If you want to read the detailed posts click here. 

  

   

My Nominees

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Sunshine Blogger Award #13

I want to thank Steve for nominating me for this award! He has an amazing blog about his life and his experience with living with anxiety that you can check out by clicking here!

Rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award:

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions.
• Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
• List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or blog site.

Why did you take up blogging?

It was a great way for me to express myself and put my voice out there.

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Who do you look up to most in life?

My parents.

What kind of things inspire you?

Music and other writers.

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Do you think there is enough investment into care for mental health issues?

Absolutely not. We still have a long way to go.

If they were to make a movie about your life, who would you ideally choose to play you in it?

Maybe Emma Watson I really love her.

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Where is the most amazing place you’ve been and why?

Ethiopia- it just had the best energy and I had such a great time there.

What is your ideal holiday destination?

Most places are great but I would to see Europe and visit the historical places.

If you could give your younger self any advice, what would it be?

Don’t be so hard on yourself and stop being an asshole to your parents.

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What makes a blog really interesting to you?

It’s uniqueness and how genuine it is.

What did you want to do for work when you were a kid?

Be a writer. That’s always been my dream.

Pineapple on a pizza – Yes or No?

Yeah I don’t have any problem with that…

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My Nominees

Anyone who wants to do this award please feel free to and use the same questions I did!

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Sunshine Blogger Award! #4

Thank you so much to Erin over at KittyJadeblog for the nomination! I usually don’t do awards but the questions on these seemed super fun I felt like I should give it a go! Also feel free to check out our collaboration posts by clicking here. 

Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

4. Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

5. List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

My Questions

1. Books or films?

Probably both- it depends on my mood because sometimes I want to be all warm and comfy with a book and other times I want to watch something and not think for a while!

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2. Are you a cat or dog person?

Lol can I’m going to have to say both again (can you tell I’m bad at picking😂). I love all animals but I guess I do feel more drawn towards cats.

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3. What is the wisest advice you have ever received?

My mum always tells me- never compare yourself to others, do what you want and what makes you happy because you are your own person.

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4. How many countries have you visited?

Four but I’m hoping to increase that number!

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5. Which ones?

Ethiopia, Mauritius, Uganda and Canada.

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6. How often to do you meditate/take time for mindfulness?

At least 15-60 minutes a day depending on how much time I have.

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7. Do you drink tea or coffee? If so, when in the day?

Tea- Usually in the morning and afternoon.

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8. How often do you write posts for your blog?

Once a day except on Sundays. I try to keep Sundays free to do stuff for myself.

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9. Where in the world would you like to live?

Bhutan or Germany or Ethiopia. I would actually like to travel continuously if possible and not settle down in just one place.

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10. Have you ever considered writing a novel?

Yes multiple times.

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11. If you had another name, what would you like to be called?

I really like the name Emma so maybe that.

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My Nominees 

Anyone who wants to try this out should feel free to and use the same questions I got because they were so good and super fun to answer!

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Addis Ababa Part 2- Food

If you haven’t read the first blog post about my time in Ethiopia you can check it out here.

I felt like I needed to do an entire post just dedicated to all the amazing food we ate because there were so many things and it was just so delicious. I was really surprised to begin with because they had so many vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Our meals included their traditional Injera bread which is naturally vegan and gluten free. The rice was also really flavourful and delicious- usually mixed with some stir fried vegetables.

The buns were also absolutely amazing. They were super soft and chewy and so delicious. The darker bun was a traditional Ethiopian one that was salted at the bottom and they told us they usually make it in a pan rather then bake it. It was sort of crispy on the outside and very soft on the inside- the taste kind of reminded me of a pretzel.

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Addis Ababa Part 1

Since we were in Ethiopia for 2 days we decided to do a little exploring. We asked at the hotel what places we should visit and he gave us a map with the most popular tourist destinations and so we decided to check them out.

First we decided to head to Entoto Hill which has the most beautiful view of Addis Ababa. It was absolutely gorgeous!!

 

Also around that area was a cathedral and a smaller museum that we absolutely loved!

Next we hurried to the National Museum which was going to close soon. It was absolutely fascinating. Different floors had different exhibitions. The first floor had archeological artifacts, the second floor had paintings and art and the ground floor had paleontological replicas and bones.

Then we did a little shopping and got a few beautiful souvenirs to remember this wonderful trip by. We even explored the hotel which was filled with amazing art and culture.

Also I really have to say that one of the reasons we had such a great time was because the people there were so great! They were super friendly and helpful and inviting. Plus, they were so proud of the culture they had managed to preserve for all these years and they were just happy to share it with us as we were to learn about it!

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My Crazy Flight

So I’m back in Canada- we arrived yesterday and oh boy do I have a crazy story for you!

It was super rainy in Nairobi so our flight got delayed and consequently we missed our flight to Toronto and I was stuck in Ethiopia for 2 days which was a true blessing in disguise because I had the most amazing time ever! The food was amazing and the country is so beautiful. There is so much greenery everywhere I was blown away. I’m super busy at the moment getting everything ready for school and stuff but I will absolutely be posting lots of pictures of it as soon as I get some time as well as some more details of all the places we visited. Just wanted to post a little update before that.

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