Sunday, April 13, 2014

Liebster Award: Round 2

Way back in the beginning of my blog, I was nominated for a Liebster Award. Just last week, the super sweet Sara nominated me again for the Liebster Award! I am thrilled and think it's a great opportunity for some of my relatively new readers to get to know me! Thanks, Sara!

Here are the rules for the award:

The Liebster Award is an online award by bloggers for bloggers. It helps to generate attention for new and upcoming bloggers, generally those with 200 followers or less.
1.) You must link back to the person who nominated you
2.) You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3.) You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award (with a small following)
4.) You must create 10 questions for your nominees5.) You must go to their blogs and notify the nominees

And now, here are the questions that Sara asked her nominees! 

1. If you could spend the day with one famous person, who would it be and why?
I would love to spend the day with Kate Middleton. For the obvious reasons, she's living my dream of a commoner who became royalty, but she conducts herself in a way that is admirable. Also, because she is not in the tabloids often, it'd be interesting to sit down for tea with her and just chat. I'd like to believe that she's genuine and would be a total sweetheart! 
2. What is an attribute you admire in others?
Honesty. I appreciate when someone can be honest with me without being mean. I think that it shows a true sign of maturity and eventually yields more benefits than withholding information or lying to someone. 
3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what would be the 3 things you would take with you?
I'm not going to go the obvious boat, cell phone, etc. route. Assuming that I'd get off eventually, I can live without those things. I'd like to have an edible plants book, complete with pictures, so that I could survive ;) I'd also bring fresh water, or at least something to distill water with. And finally, I'd probably bring my running shoes --- to protect my feet in areas that are not sandy (I'm assuming I'm in the middle of an ocean on a tropical island) and so I can run! 
4. If money was no object, what would you choose as your career?
Does gypsy environmental educator count as a career? I'd love to do the job that I have planned to do (environmental educator, what my Masters is in), but I'd love to throw travel in there. I would love to travel the world and educate groups of people about our environment and how to protect it. So basically, a gypsy hippie. 
5. What is YOUR greatest achievement?
Hm, this is really hard. I'm proud of so many things that I have done in my life so far, but it either has to be running half marathons or simply following my heart. I'm torn between the two options. Running half marathons, for the obvious reasons, and following my heart because it has taken me all over the place, including South Carolina for undergrad, Costa Rica for sea turtle work, and soon, to Europe. 
6. Why did you decide to start blogging?
I had a number of friends and family ask me about my weight loss and my running, so I decided to stop blowing up their Facebook feeds and instead, spam the internet. I never thought I would get any readers! So, thank you to those of you who have stuck with me! 
7. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Oh gosh, it's hard to choose a pet peeve... I've been finding that I have quite a few of them. I think that hearing people chew, smack their lips, or breathe loudly is something that really drives me crazy. To the point where I want to simultaneously scream, cry, and puke. 
8.What is your favorite pizza toppings?
Spinach and mushrooms, although a friend has introduced me to the combination of pineapple and jalapeño. 
9. What is the theme song of your life?
"Little Victories" by Matt Nathanson or "Happy" by Pharrell 
10. If you had $1,000 that you could spend on anything, what would you spend it on?
At this stage, I can only think about Europe, so I'd say travel. Any other time of the year? Probably something running related.
My questions
1. What is the greatest food you have ever eaten?
2. What is your favorite household appliance?
3. What is your spirit animal, and why?
4. If you could achieve one goal to make the world a better place, what would it be?
5. What is the strangest thing that you are afraid of?
6. If you could be friends with a television cast, which cast would you choose?
7. What is the most important attribute you look for in someone when forming a relationship (be it platonic or romantic)?
8. If you had to come back and live your life all over again, what would you change?
9. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
10. What word would you eliminate from the English language if you had a chance?