The Liebster Award

Water-LightHello everyone ❤

Happy Monday 🙂

Thank you to John from The Bipolar Battle to nominating me for the Liebster Award, I feel honored that John has taken the time to nominate me, I also feel blessed that John takes the time to read my posts ❤

John’s blog is authentic + unique, it’s def a MUST SEE! I enjoy reading his blogs about his weekend, check out Weekend Update w/ JP.

It’s great to know the people that follow you + you follow on more of a personal level. I love seeing what everyone gets up to on to the weekend.

 

LIEBSTER AWARD RULES TO FOLLOW IF YOU ACCEPT:

 

  • Recognize the blogger who tagged you.
  • Answer the 11 questions you were asked
  • Tag 5-11 new bloggers who you think deserve some love.
  • Create 11 new questions for your nominees.
  • For the full list of rules, check out the Global Aussie page, and you can also choose your Liebster Award image there!

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

1. What drew you into blogging in the first place?

I’ve always been a blog reader + always intrigued in seeing what others experience in life. I thought to myself ‘why not try it, what’s there to lose?’ My blog became a place that I sharedwhat I was feeling, not like a diary but more as coping strategies.
2. Do you have a favorite book?

My 2 favourite books are: A Child Called It (ITS A MUST READ!) & The Life Plan.
3. What is your favorite movie?

My favourite movie is A Walk to Remember
4. If you plan to monetize your blog, what way(s) do you plan to?

Maybe make an ebook on ways to cope w/ anxiety.
5. What goals do you have for your blog this year?

A goal that I have for my blog is to engage more with my followers & deliver more content.
6. Do you have any advice for new bloggers?

Learn to love your followers, spend the time you have on wordpress interacting + engaging w/ people & their blogs. Take the time to read other peoples blogs + be apart of their lives.
7. What are the long-term goals for your blog?

To possibly take a fitness approach to it + maybe add videos to my blog.
8. How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging since May 2016.
9. What mentors or role models do you look up to?

There are many people that I look up to in life, but these people are very special to me bc they’ve helped me get to where I am today.
10. Can you name something special about yourself?

I have a lot of love in my heart to give to those that matter in my life. I love spoiling people that I love.
11. What motivates you?

Might be a little weird BUT… A nice, early, sunny day can motivate me for a real good day.

 

 

NOMINEES:

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES:

 

  1. Where abouts in the world are you from?
  2. How long have you been blogging for?
  3. What does your morning routine look like?
  4. What do you do for self care?
  5. Lollies or Chocolate?
  6. What a typical weekend looks like for you?
  7. What is one of your hobbies?
  8. Places you’ve traveled?
  9. Places you want to travel to?
  10. Where you see yourself in 5 years?
  11. Where do you see your blog in 5 years?

 

Be sure to tag me in your reply blog post – would love to see 🙂

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

 

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

IMG_6913Another beautiful weekend has passed – this weekend consisted of the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival.

What a beautiful day spent 🙂

I started the day off RIGHT *thumbs up*

Woke up bright + early, went to the gym, had a great arm workout (I’ve been loving going to the gym lately!), came home showered, went to J’s house + had some tea w/ his grandmother (she is the cutest!) than went to get Rach + start our day out.

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It was SOOOO busy! I couldn’t believe how busy it was, there were people EVEYRHWHERE!

I got some boomerang photos + other photos that I wanted.Cherry blossoms only bloom for 1-2 weeks, once a year – it is so eye opening at how + why this occurs.

J + I once went to the Cowra Japanese Gardens together but we were too early for them (about a week early)

 

 

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The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.

This idea is tied to Buddhist theme of mindfulness—the practiced ability to live in the present. The life cycle of these flowers make us question why we fail to live life to the fullest, why we don’t spend time with our loved ones, and why we do not take the time to simply pay attention to the living, breathing world around us. Cherry blossom festivals are a time to regain our perspective on life, and to make a promise not to take the good things in our lives for granted.
IMG_7002It’s amazing the meaning behind this – life is very short & we should focus on the amazing things we have in life + not dwell over the things we don’t have.

I also got a cute little fairy floss bouquet! It was the cutest, most yummiest thing ever! It didn’t taste like normal fairyfloss, it tasted like raspberry.

What a beautiful Saturday spent ❤

 

 

 

How was your weekend? What did you all get up too?

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

Self Care Challenge Day: 20: Creativity

21 Day Self Care Challenge Day Twenty

Hey lovely person!

So here we are on our penultimate day – and FINALLY I get to say penultimate!! I so love that word, and don’t think I’ve EVER had the opportunity to say it before! Proof if needed that it’s lifes simple pleasures that matter 🙂

Ok, enough nonsense from me, what is todays task?

Today, we are looking creativity.

The best activities for stress relief are things that take enough concentration for us to push the mute button on worries, but not so taxing as to cause more stress.

Examples of this are cross stitch, drawing/painting, reading (though if very stressed it may be difficult to concentrate), knitting, crochet, jigsaws, crosswords, Sudoku, playing a musical instrument, gardening.

So I’ve chosen colouring because it’s very simple to do, you don’t need special equipment and it’s creative, so it ticks a lot of boxes. .

Once the reserve of kids, adults are now rediscovering the delights of colouring in again, and it provides fantastic stress relief.

 

So today, I’d like you to do some colouring in, and as usual be aware of how it feels, both during and after – what aspect did you enjoy?  Did you find it relaxing?

Tomorrow is day 21, and I can’t tell you how proud I am of you for sticking this challenge out till the end!

Stay tuned for Day 21.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)