Entertainer Blogger Award

Hi all 🙂

Andrea was kind enough to tag me in The Entertainer Blogger Award (thank you Andrea!) 🙂

Andrea’s questions were:

Why did you start blogging in the first place?

Writing has always been a passion of mine- it is an art that I can confidently express myself through, and it has always been a cathartic experience for me due to my anxiety and often feeling like I have a million surpassing thoughts racing in my mind at once.

I don’t have a good answer for why I didn’t end up pursuing writing as a career, but somehow I ended up going to business school and most of my graduate career has been administrative jobs. Last year, around August, I felt like I had completely forgotten about how much I love to write and to be creative, so a blog felt like the best way to get back into it.

I dedicate my blog to pretty much anything and everything- from beauty, television, to my experiences with anxiety and how it still impacts me today. No matter what I’m writing about it, the topic I choose always helps me put things in perspective and get out of my head for a bit, because I spend way too much time in there!

 

What is your favourite book?

Fiction- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I will devour pretty much any thriller/mystery novel in a couple days.

Non-fiction- Amy Poehler’s autobiography YES PLEASE. I have immense admiration for Amy Poehler’s talent as a comedian, so it was great to read her autobiography and get to know more about her off the screen. She is witty, hilarious, and unapologetically herself.

What do you dislike the most? 

People who push their lifestyle or personality on you.

We all come from different experiences and backgrounds, and we all have our different strengths, weaknesses, and preferred methods of communicating.

I am very quiet when you first get to know me, and generally I feel very shy in big social situations where I don’t know many people, and I used to feel like I had to apologise for that. Now, I have worked on overcoming that insecurity and owning who I am, and it has made me realise how annoying it is when people tell me you are so quiet or you need to be more outgoing. I will be what I please and what I am comfortable with at any given time, thank you very much, and I don’t see how my personality affects how you live your life.

Albeit I know people often say this with good intention, I think we need to be more perceptive of how we communicate our feelings to people because you could be making someone feel insecure over a very normal personality trait (e.g. introversion).

A few weeks ago, a friend told my boyfriend and I that we don’t go out enough and need to get out more. Even though this friend is lovely and really meant it as she wanted to see us more often, it left us feeling insecure about ourselves and as if we weird, until we rationalised it. We do go out, but not to the same places that she does. She likes to party, which is great and I’m totally cool with that, but we like to go out in smaller settings and generally spend our time dining out or at the cinema.

To quote Amy Poehler, and this should be a life motto for everyone, ‘good for her(them)! Not for me.’ 

 

What is your favourite food at the mall? 

Cupcakes 🙂

What is your favourite pastime? 

I have many- I do love watching a good television series, catching up over brunch with friends, going to the cinema with my boyfriend (we bond over our love for superhero films), Pilates, and writing on my blog.

 

My Questions to You

I’m going to ask some of the same questions and have added some new ones:

Why did you start blogging in the first place?

What is your favourite television series?

What do you dislike the most? 

What is your favourite restaurant? 

What is your favourite pastime? 

I would like to nominate the following bloggers to participate (no obligation to of course) and please let me know if you would like me to add you to the list 🙂

New Lune

Jodi Fisher

Discovering Your Happiness 

TVAddict2017

Little Fears 

 

As always, feel free to sound off in the comments or contact me below if you have any questions 🙂

 

 

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  1. Friends who start complaining as soon as you find a partner and not want to do hard core partying anymore, are annoying.
    I have been in the same situation and sadly lost a friend over it.
    And now she has her own boyfriend and I heard she never goes partying anymore. Well well well 😉
    Thanks for doing the award!

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  2. I totally agree with disliking it when people try to push their lifestyle choices onto me. There is a difference between a suggestion of what someone thinks another person might enjoy, like a movie or event, and another thing for the same someone to insist the person should be more social by going to all these parties and hanging out at engagements that’s the person isn’t interested in at all. The only thing I can think of is you can be even more sure it’s not for you if you try the activity once and don’t like it. Then you really know the person is being too pushy if he/she continues to insist you participate lol.

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    1. Absolutely! And I’ve also realised lately that just because you might not typically enjoy going to massive parties or club nights, for example, that doesn’t make you any less social! I love going out with my boyfriend and my friends to restaurants, food markets, the cinemas, an exercise class, the park, or to try random activities…I’m just not a big party kinda person, especially when it comes to house parties where there’s loads of people I don’t know.

      Even if what you enjoy is staying in at home and taking it easy (which I really enjoy as well)…that’s ok! We really need to stop judging people for lifestyle choices that are totally acceptable. I know loads of people who love to go to massive parties and be out till the crack of dawn, which is fine, but how ridiculous would it be if I told them ‘you really need to stay in more and hang out with less people’…

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