Liebster Award X 2 (Updated)

Much love to the kind people who read my space in the blog universe, y’all make my life richer.

The blogosphere continues to be a positive place for me, and I really enjoy the connections I’ve made and blogs I read, like Ashley (another Ashely!) blogging at Mental Health @ Home. Thanks so much!

I was also just nominated by Roxy, and have updated this post with her questions (11 questions from her, really enjoyed reading her responses on her blog), appreciate this and thanks for taking the time to read my blog!

What is the Liebster Award?

A recognition award from one blogger to another. The word Liebster means “dearest” or “beloved.”

Rules of the Liebster Award 

  1. Create a new post thanking the person who nominated you.
  2. Provide a link to their blog.
  3. Include the award graphic.
  4. Answer the questions provided.
  5. Nominate 10 recently followed bloggers and share your post with them.
  6. Make a new set of 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

My questions from Ashley:

  1. What is the goal and/or purpose for your blog?  This blog in particular is a reset after learning that I was being cyber stalked. The man who stalks me (yep, ongoing) would read my blog obsessively, and since he lives in another country it would show up in my stats. It got to be too much for me, so I shut that blog down and here I am, being more authentic and enjoying blogging so much more!
  2. How did you come up with the name of your blog? I had been thinking through how to successfully make some lifestyle changes that would address my struggles with PTSD in a healthier way, and I realized I would just have to practice until I got better at it. Then I made a few adjustments to get a unique domain, and here I am, Practicing Imperfection.
  3. Name three things on your bucket list.  This question made me immediately think of looking at a certain person and saying, “Ha, you’re on my bucket list…” Anyway…1. Visiting all of the space-needle type buildings (I think I’ve been to 5 or 6 already?), 2. Holding a massively extravagant dinner party with all of the people I like, and 3. Having a pro do my hair and makeup for a night out.
  4. What is your favorite quote and by whom? “To hell with more, I want better.” – Ray Bradbury
  5. What are your favorite types of books to read and why? 18th Century British novels. They’re like a long, warm hug with excellent English.
  6. What is your favorite movie and/or television show? I’m a big fan of Poldark! Thanks, BBC, for that gift.
  7. What is your best memory from the year 2017? Holding a friend as she cried because she was facing past trauma and releasing emotion. I was in a place that I could understand and cry with her, and that moved the Earth under me.
  8. What did you learn from the year 2017? That shame is not necessary to living my life.
  9. What are your hopes and goals for the year 2018? I hope I have the energy to push my company to success. I have a number of people I would like to provide for, and achieving that would be so fulfilling for me.
  10. What is your favorite post you have written. Bone Deep and Mind Breaking was a really powerful moment for me, and I spoke from my soul. It was the start of something good.

My Questions from Roxy:

  1. Describe one goal you want to achieve by the end of 2018? I want to be able to run 5k in less than 40 minutes. I am neither a runner nor fast.
  2. Are you pessimistic or optimistic? Optimistic!
  3. If there was one country you could choose to go to where would it be and why? I would really like to visit Spain. I think the vibe and the food would agree with me.
  4. It’s your last ever meal…what would you eat? Hot French bread and cold butter.
  5. What is your favourite season and why? I like summer. The hotter the better, which is exactly what the temps are NOT right now.
  6. What is the first thing you would buy if you won a million pounds? I would go to dinner to celebrate and take a bunch of friends.
  7. Would you still write if WordPress never existed? I would (and do) write through other outlets, but I wouldn’t write what I post on my blog.
  8. What is your favourite sweet? Dark chocolate.
  9. If you could have a conversation with a celebrity who would it be? I’ve always thought Jamie Foxx would be cool to talk to.
  10. What was the most recent programme you watched? Worst Cooks in America on Food Network. So funny!
  11. What sets you apart from everyone else? I’m not defensive. I like to stay open to what people have to say without taking it as a threat or a negative.

 

Since I have already had the honor of being nominated for this award and I have a lot going on at the moment (but wanted to respond to Ashley!), I am going to skip the nominations, and ask instead if you will answer the questions in the comments! That way whoever would like to respond can feel free to. Much love to the kind people who read my space in the blog universe, y’all make my life richer.

My questions for You:

  1. What is your favorite breakfast food?
  2. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  3. What is your favorite children’s book?
  4. Do you own stationery?
  5. How much time do you spend on your hair?
  6. Do you enjoy grocery shopping?
  7. Favorite flavor milk shake?
  8. How many times have you experienced heartbreak?
  9. Do you have a favorite charity?
  10. Do you wear hats?

Mystery Blogger Award

Laken at Dazed and Still Dreaming is my jam. She keeps it real, even in the really cold, and I look forward to her posts. She inspires me with her yearning for positive change, and I am looking forward to what she will make happen this year!

What is the “Mystery Blogger Award” ?

It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

It appears to have been started by Okoto Enigma. At least this is the information I am copying!

Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Things About Me:

  1. I watch a lot of cooking competitions. I don’t have any desire to compete, but I like to see what people who are really into making food do. If I had the time to housewife around, I would try a lot of what I see people do, I think it’s a great expression of creativity.
  2. One of the happiest days of my life was when smoking indoors started to be banned. I hate the smell of cigarettes.
  3. The better I get at managing anxiety, the less OCD I am.

Questions Laken Asked Me:

1. If you had one superpower, what would you wish to have? Flying. And fast enough to not need to teleport.
2. Out of every fantasy realm you can think of, if you had to be stuck in one world, where would you find yourself? Middle Earth seems pretty romantic and dangerous. I also don’t know of too many fantasy realms, my nerdy has other outlets.
3. What’s the weirdest conversation you remember hearing about, or the most recent? I have definitely had a very detailed conversation about cannibalism while in design school. Most of my weirdest conversations happened there.
4. Would you rather be in a place that’s too hot, or too cold? Hot, no question.
5. If you were to recommend me your favorite book or movie, what would they be? Watch Layer Cake. It’s fun and unexpected.

My Nominees (the 10 new blogs I’m following):

  1. Orme Svelate
  2. Letters Unsent
  3. Sands of Time 10
  4. On the Couch
  5. Living in a World of Wonder
  6. Sad Not Mad
  7. Reckless Love
  8. With Being Alive
  9. Searching the Meaning of Life
  10. Mentally Not Reyt

My Questions for You:

  1. What attracts you to a blog (i.e. what makes you hit the “follow” button?)
  2. If you got a tattoo (or a next), what would it be and where?
  3. Do you eat ice cream if it’s cold outside?
  4. What is your optimal sleep amount?
  5. And the weird one, do Instagram pics of hot, gooey food turn you on?

My Best Post (per # of likes) is Restoring Through Sleep.

If you choose to participate, many thanks, and if this doesn’t fit your blog style, please know I appreciate what you add to the world!