Today I am doing the Liebster Award. Thank you Geneva for nominating me for this award. If you haven’t already, check out her blog. She is awesome!
I love doing these sort of posts, although I always get stuck with the answers, but that’s natural.
Wait, that’s not just me is it?
Ummm… Let’s just get to it:
THE RULES FOR LIEBSTER AWARD NOMINATION:
Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 blogs
Give them 11 questions to answer
What is your favourite thing to cook? And do you have a signature dish?
I will be honest, I don’t really cook. It doesn’t interest me, but my mom on the other hand is a huge foodie. In fact, she can cook and bake just about anything. I personally, can just about do Cheese on Toast with spaghetti hoops on top. It sounds disgusting but it is absolutely amazing and my absolute favourite food. I’m weird, I know!
Tell me a travel story about a place that you have been to that has stuck in your memory for whatever reason. (Near death experience? Good Deed? Got Lost? Holiday Romance? – I can’t wait to hear your stories)
About three years ago now, I went on a school trip to Austria for a week, making it the second time I had been. We did just about everything we could in order to get a grasp of Austrian culture, but one thing I wasn’t expecting to do, was climb a mountain and then have to abseil back down it.
Now, I am totally, 100% afraid of heights, so this was absolutely terrifying, especially when it turned out that the rope that was there to help us get down, was partly broken off at the ends. This meant we all had to drop back for the last little bit.
Don’t worry, I survived, but I will not do it again!
Do I get my Oscar now?
If you could live life in another time, when would it be and why?
I love history so there are many eras and times I would have loved to live in, but I am going to be boring and just say the 80s. I just think I was born in the wrong decade, plus I have always thought that the music from the 80s were some of the best, so it would have been amazing to have been there to witness some of the musical geniuses in their prime.
If you could look back on your life and choose a moment in your life that helped mold you as a person, what would it be and why?
I would have to say the times when I was bullied. For a long time I let people get to me and take control of my life. I thought it was the worst thing that had happened to me, but now I look back, I think it has made me stronger and the person I am now. Without it, I don’t think I would know what I do now, or be able to empathise with others as much. I am a better person because I came out the other side and beat it.
If you were to describe your life as a movie title what would it be?
My movie title would be just three words: Never Turn Back.
To me, those words just about sum up and symbolise how far I have come since what happened in my past, and that I can keep going on because I am never returning there. It is just a reminder for me more than anything.
If you could only bring 5 items in your makeup bag with you, what would they be? (Or man bag if you’re a guy 😉)
Maybe this is a good time to say, I don’t wear makeup so I don’t really know what to say here. I have worn eyeliner before but that’s only because my friend made me. Apart from that, never!
Is there a place on the planet – like a marvel or an anomaly of nature, a wonder of the world – that you would like to visit?
I would love to see the remains of the Titanic. I know that means swimming around a little, but I wouldn’t mind if it meant I got to see it, even for a few minutes. I don’t even know what fascinates me about it?
Have you ever experienced your very own ghost story? What happened, do you believe it was something paranormal or just your imagination?
I don’t really believe in ghosts. I know a lot of people do though.
What is the most fearless thing you have done?
May I refer back to my Austria story for this? I hope so, because I was quite proud of that. It was awesomely scary!
If you can remember, what did you dream last night, if not, what’s the last dream you remember? (This should be hilarious!)
I hate when I have dreams that seemed great at the time but then when awake I can’t even recall what they were about it. That happens too often these days. However, I do know that I had a dream recently around the book I was reading. It was as though I was part of their family and in the story. Don’t get me wrong, I love the book and the characters but it was truly weird being stuck in the story. I don’t remember what exactly was going on, I just know it was really odd.
If you could do one thing to change the world, what would it be?
Sometimes people think to change the world you have to do something huge and impact many, but in reality all you have to do is touch one persons heart and make an impact on the minority. This could encourage them to do the same and so on so forth. It is a domino effect. It doesn’t take much, and I know it sounds corny, but I feel just smiling at someone or saying hello makes a world of difference. One bit of kindness could make someones day. It only takes the smallest amount of kindness to change the world!
Ahh! Now I have to come up with 11 questions for you guys.
Is there a teacher who made an impact on your life? If so, how?
Why did you begin blogging in the first place?
If you had to trade places with another blogger, who would it be and why?
What is your dream job?
What are 5 things you want to achieve in your life?
If you could join any TV show, which one would it be?
If you were Prime Minister for a week, what would you do?
How would you spend £1,000,000?
What achievement are you most proud of?
If you could be known worldwide for one thing, what would you want it to be?
If there are some new bloggers reading, what advice would you give them?
There we go! 11 questions. Now for 11 nominations. I am never good at this. I would like any of you to try this, although I am definitely nominating:
Message to the people named above: You might all say you have already done this one, because you’re all super popular ;), but trust me, it is slightly different! Also, I just needed to look like I knew what I was doing, so just humor me. You’re all the best, and the WordPress crew so it’s only right!
See you all soon!
Chloe Lauren x