A wonderful post

I was browsing through WordPress and came across a post that really impacted me. It was on the topic of how being quiet doesn’t mean you aren’t confident. Growing up as a quiet person, a lot of people thought I was shy or lacking confidence, when that wasn’t the case. If you’d like to check it out, the link is here.

Let me know what you think 🙂

The Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger AwardI want to thank both Warrior Freya and Authentically Aurora so very much for their nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m so appreciative of their support. I enjoy reading their posts and I think both of their blogs are awesome, so you should go check them out 🙂 Edit: I was also nominated by Rachel VanKoughnet. She writes some really awesome posts, so you should check her out too 🙂

The “rules” to accept this award are below:

Display the award on your blog
Thank the person who nominated you
Share seven facts about yourself
Nominate 15 blogs (and include links to them)

Here are seven facts about me:

1. Currently, my favourite drink is banana milk. I found it at the local Asian supermarket and I think I’m addicted.
2. My family has always had pets. We had a cat, a dog, and two guinea pigs. Pets definitely make life more enjoyable, at least in my opinion 🙂
3.  I’ve been trying HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts lately to mix things up. Its been a lot of fun, but it also shows me how far I still need to go.
4. My favourite go-to meal, when I have the time to prepare it, is lasagne. It has all the food groups and tastes awesome as leftovers.
5. I’m learning Japanese. Its such a beautiful language. I also want to learn to speak Korean.
6. My Dad was an English teacher, and I’ve inherited his love of English literature and reading.
7. I work in a small office with 3 extroverts and 4 introverts. Its a fairly quiet place to work, for which I’m grateful.

Here are my 15 nominations (in no particular order):

1. Peace With My Life
2. AS I PLEASE
3. So What
4. Twainwall
5. upside of sideways
6. INTP mom
7. Im just a girl in the world
8. Clouds in my Coffee
9. Socially Awkward Geek Girl Is Happy
10. The Purple Crayon
11. See, there’s this thing called biology…
12. Scrubs and Stuff
13. Black Squirrel Workshop
14. A Mercurial Peculiarity
15. Rachel VanKoughnet

Thank you again to Warrior FreyaAuthentically Aurora, and Rachel VanKoughnet for the nomination. I’m so grateful. Hope everyone has a great week!

Pay it Forward – The Liebster Award

Liebster awardI want to say thank you to Karlee at A Mercurial Peculiarity for the nomination, its very much appreciated and I’m very grateful 🙂 I apologize for taking so long.

11 Facts About Me

1. I’m a huge tea lover, I have a cupboard dedicated to tea, and its packed full of different varieties. At work, I’m never without a cup 🙂
2. I’m allergic to gluten. I found out a couple of years ago, cut out all gluten, and have been feeling much better since then. It’s definitely a challenge, but its helped me get healthier too.
3.  I grew up in a family of introverts. My Dad, Mom and brother are all introverted. It was a very warm and supportive environment.
4. I loved reading from a young age. After I learned to read in grade 1, I took off and read everything I could get my hands on. I’m a bit more selective now, but I’ve never lost the love of books.
5. I value my small circle of friends highly, they are the few that really understand me. I’m friendly to everyone, but I only feel comfortable opening up to a few.
6. My favourite colour is blue. It’s been the same for as long as I can remember.
7. One of my favourite movies is Labyrinth. You know, the one with David Bowie, yup that one.
8. I love listening to a variety of music and will try anything once.
9. I’ve travelled all over North America, but really want to visit Europe and Asia.
10. I started blogging to write about my thoughts and experiences as an introvert, and to meet others online.
11. I have a really hard time coming up with facts about myself, what does that say about me? 🙂

Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers

1. Sensitive New World
2. inwardmarvels
3. Midnight Blues
4. Into the Introvert
5.Thoughts Divide
6. bourbon & bonfires
7. Into the life of an Introvert
8. New York Insomniac
9. Warrior Freya
10. Authentically Aurora
11. Seven years in a drawer

Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter

1. Early Bird or Night Owl? Definitely a night owl, I have a terrible time getting out of bed in the morning and will stay up late reading 🙂
2. What is the one possession you can’t live without? Probably a good book, I take them with me wherever I go.
3. Do you call a summer squash a Zucchini or Courgette? A zucchini, I’ve never even heard of the other word before.
4. Do you sleep with socks on or off? Socks off, my feet get too hot.
5. What was last photo you took with your phone? I think it was a picture of my roommate’s cat.
6. Do you prefer sweet or salty? Sweet most of the time, I have a big sweet tooth.
7. Which fictional character are you most like? Hmm, that’s a tough one. Temperment-wise probably similar to Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.
8. Chewing gum or breath mints? I use chewing gum more than mints, but I like both.
9. Do you prefer to buy groceries at a big chain supermarket or an independent market? I love going to farmers markets whenever possible.
10. What new skill, or piece of knowledge, would you most like to learn/acquire? I’d love to learn to speak several languages fluently.
11. Who do you admire the most, and why? I’d probably have to say my Mom, she’s strong, kind and exactly the type of person I want to be.

Ask your nominees 11 questions

1. Do you have any pets?
2. If you could meet anyone from the past, who would it be and why?
3. What are some of your hobbies?
4. Do you prefer to drink coffee or tea?
5. What is your favourite season of the year and why?
6. How long have you been blogging?
7. What are a couple of  your favourite movies?
8. If you could pick one favourite book, what would it be?
9. What is your favourite colour and why?
10. What is one of your favourite quotes?
11. What is your favourite type of music or favourite song?

One Lovely Blog Award

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I want to thank rachelvankoughnet so very much for the nomination for the One Lovely Blog Award.

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “LOVELY” by the fellow bloggers who choose them. This award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to CONNECT with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines:

Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
Nominate 15 or more bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog.

Here are seven facts about me:

1. My background is English, Scottish, and Irish. I’ve never travelled to any of those countries yet, but I’m hoping to do so in the future.
2. I love DIY projects and creative projects. Recently I learned how to make my  own lipbalm, which was a lot of fun.
3. I’m an introvert, INFJ, and highly sensitive person (HSP).
4. I love making new friends, when I was in middle school and high school, I’d always befriend the quieter people. I’m still friends with a lot of them to this day.
5. I love Japanese food. Sushi is one of my favourite things to eat, and I’m always in the mood for it. I also really enjoy Vietnamese and Thai food as well.
6. I’ve ran the 5K a couple of times, my times aren’t amazing, but its a great feeling just finishing the race.
7. I have a huge board of quotes and comics that I’m constantly adding to, I like to read them if I’m bored, or need some cheering up.

My nominees for the One Lovely Blog Award are below (in no particular order):

1. Kattie Kate
2. wanderlustdaily
3. Out The Introvert
4. Creating Your Life journey
5. My Mind Melts Slowly
6. 5pips
7. themadplant
8. Plight of the Introvert
9. INFJ Ramblings
10. Sunny Imperfections
11. Intelligent Introvert
12. INFJ Reflections
13. BLACKBIRD IN BLUE
14. Serotonin Junkie
15. Ramblings

Feel free to check out these blogs, I really enjoy reading what they post 🙂