Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

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I’d like to thank tinablogsalot @ HERE’S MY HEART & HERE’S MY MOUTH for presenting me with the Liebster Award.  I am so very touched by this very kind gesture. Tina has been blogging for a little over a year now, and like so many of us has been loving every minute of it. Please take some time to visit her blog and show her some love.

The Rules:

  • Link back the blogger that tagged you.
  • Nominate ten others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you.
  • Ask ten questions for the bloggers you nominate.
  • Let your nominees know of their award.

Responses to Tinablogsalots Questions:

1. What inspired you to start your blog?

I was inspired to write a blog a little over 2 years ago because I wanted to rekindle my passion for writing. As a child I used to write a great deal. It always brought me a lot of joy but like a lot of our interests as children, writing  took a back seat to the responsibilities of adulthood.  Years went by and I hadn’t written anything but papers for college and grad school. I was looking for a way to connect with people on a deeper level and blogging was seemed like a  logical first step. I created ambition in the city to reach out to people that still believed in their dreams. I wanted to help people to reconnect with their capacity to do an be great. As a life coach ambition in the city has become an extension to my practice. I get to coach people all over the world and I get to inspire them to go after their most deepest desires. It’s been an amazing journey and I am grateful to all my lovely readers.

2. How long have you been writing?

A little over 2 years.

3. Your top 3 favorite books.

Presently my top 3 books are:

1. Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm By Thich Nhat Hanh

2. Return to Love  By  Marianne Williamson

3. The Key to Power and Personal Peace By Uell Stanley Andersen

4. Your top 3 favorite albums. 

My top 3 albums currently are:

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1. Bruno Mars

2. Justin Timberlake

3.  Great Gatsby Album Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film

5. Most played song on your iPod.

1.Young Beautiful By Lana Del Rey

6. What do you hope people take away from reading your blog?

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That our dreams, ambitions, and passions are just waiting to be manifested. We just have to believe in our capacity to create the lives we envision for ourselves.

7. If you could write for any publication, which would it be?

Hay House. One day I’ll have a book deal with them. :o)

8. Your current location and how it inspires your writing.

I live and work in Chelsea, NYC. A longtime hub for the art world, this waterfront neighborhood is also a great place to come for peace and quiet. I love the people and the energy of this vibrant place. There is always something to do and wonderful people to engage with. Chelsea inspires my writing as well as my art.

9. Last concert you attended.

JayZ and Justin Timberlake. This concert was amazing!

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10. Where do you see your blog taking you? 

I see this blog as a stepping stone to one day writing a book. I also see it as a method to expand my coaching reach. There are no limits to what this blog can ultimately help to manifest. I am enjoying the journey and look forward to seeing where this passion will take me.

And the nominees are…

1. A SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS CAN BRING SMILE ON MILLION FACES

2.  Two Sides to every Coin and other Musings

3.  Jonathan Hilton

4. GEN Y GIRL

5. INSPIRE4BETTER

6. EverydayMonday

7. ARTIST AS MOTHER

8.  Jeneration Life

9.  iamkrista

10. Let Yourself Learn

Questions for the nominees: 

1. Why are you blogging?

2.  What is your favorite way to recharge?

3. How do you stay creative?

4.  How are you growing your blog?

5.  What does “having a big life” mean to you?

6.  What is one skill or hobby you’ve always wanted to learn?

7.  What is your favorite way to connect with others?

8.  What are working on that your excited about?

9.  What’s your favorite post on your own blog?

10. Where do you see your blog taking you?

Congrats to all the nominees. Keep writing! 

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Liebster Award: Spreading The Love

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I’d like to thank WrittenObsessions for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am so very grateful for this wonderful acknowledgement. If you haven’t already taken some time to visit WrittenObsessions little home on the web, please do so when you have a moment. She is a university student finding her way through writing and exploring the world around her. Her mission is to “inspire before she expires” and I wish her all the best on her journey towards freedom, truth and beauty. 🙂

Now onto the Rules:

1. You must link back 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 under 200 followers

4. You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees

WrittenObsessions Questions:

1.Where are you on the globe? and If you had to move, where would it be and why?

Uluwatu@baliWhile New York City is my current home, I wouldn’t be completely distraught if I had to move somewhere else. Adventure is the name of game, and I aspire to play with all my heart. If I had to move I think I would move to Bali. This place has been on my radar for quite some time. As a life coach, blogger, and aspiring artist I can ultimately work and create from anywhere. With its beautiful people, vast green landscapes, and rich culture, I believe this place would inspire me each and every day.  In the next few years I hope to visit this magical place and see what an impact it has on me. We never know where life will take us. Be open, be curious, and live it up.

2. Do you believe in the statement ‘Everything happens for a reason’, why?

I am a firm believer that “Everything happens for a reason.” I believe that each choice we make in life determines the course our life ultimately takes. What’s meant to be will always find its way to us because deep down we are magnets for our own fate. Embrace choice and keep moving forward the rest will fall into place as it’s meant to.

“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…”  
―     John Lennon

3. If you had one wish, what would it be?

My wish is to impact this world in a positive way through my coaching, writing, and artwork.

4. What would you say is your biggest pet peeve?

An unmade bed. While I know sometimes I am the reason why my bed is not made every morning, there is just something about an unmade bed that gets to me. When I come home from a long day of work all I want to do is come home to a freshly made bed with my fluffy pillows all in a row just waiting for me. I commit to making my bed more consistently, now I just have to convince my boyfriend to do the same.

5. Funniest experience of your life?

Not sure it’s happened yet, but I’m always looking for an opportunity to laugh.

6. Who do you cherish the most in your life, do you tell them that you do?

I cherish my family and boyfriend with all my heart. I am a very affectionate person so there isn’t a day that goes by that they aren’t told how much I love them. no_swimming_sign

7. Can you swim?

Unfortunately I am still terrified of swimming. I wanted to learn this summer but have yet to muster the courage to register for swimming lessons. This has got to get done people! I have a trip to the Dominican Republic scheduled for December and I want to swim!

9414e165e069442887b95aae6a5bca618. Do you believe in ‘love at first sight? Why?

I believe in love, however it appears to us in our lives is just fine with me.

9. One thing about your self, we may not know?

I sang Soprano in High School for 4 years and I loved it.

10. If you could advice your younger self, what advice would that be?

Stay the course. You are strong, whole, and completely capable of achieving all your dreams. Keep at it and live it up.

And the nominees are…

1. MY LIFE EXPERIENCES BY MELISSA

2. Echoes and Reflections

3. NAKED AMBITION

4. truthionary

5. BaileyMikell

6. Wonder Sonder

7. Roam&Home

8. PURNIMODO

9. LIVEYOURCHANCE’S BLOG

10. Heyartist

10 Questions for the nominees

1. What is your “super power” that makes you different from everyone else?

2. Who, what, and/or where does your blogging inspiration come from?

3. What are you looking forward to the most during the month of September?

4. Name something you’ve learned recently.

5. If you could be extremely good at any one thing, what would it be?

6. What scares you the most?

7. What is the first thing you do in the morning?

8. Who inspires you?

9.  What are you procrastinating on now?

10. What are (at least) three things that make you really happy?

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Congrats to the nominees! I appreciate each and every one of you for all that you bring to your readers. Keep inspiring us with your insights and keep living your passions. Thanks again WrittenObsessions for this award. Keep reading Ambition In The City. ❤

Liebster Award

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I’d like to thank Katie Robinson from Ask The Young Professional for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Thank you for following Ambition In The City and for acknowledging my work with this kind gesture. I really appreciate all the wonderful feedback my readers have posted thus far and I hope that Ambition In The City continues to touch people in a positive way. Thank you once again Katie.

Liebster Award Rules:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 bloggers who you feel deserve to be noticed. These blogs must have 200 followers or less. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated by you.

4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Post all the items listed in item 2 on your blog also.

My responses to Ask The Young Professional

1.What qualities matter most to you in a job?

Having creative freedom and a flexible schedule mean a lot to me in my job. I can question and make suggestions and its acceptable to explore new possibilities for growth. The ability to manage my schedule also demonstrates a huge amount of trust and I really appreciate that. When you are respected for what you can bring to the table at a job your dedication and talents tend to shine through more naturally.

2. What is your dream job? 

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My dream job would have to be my coaching career. As a successful transformational coach and inspirational speaker I will get to help people everyday. I aspire to make deep connections with my clients as I assist them to unlock what is authentic and meaningful in their lives.

3. Who are your role models?

I would have to say my parents have and always will be two of my top role models in life. They are two of the most hard-working, dedicated individuals I have ever known. They bring passion and excitement to everything they do and they never cease to amaze me with their undying thirst for knowledge. They inspire me to never stop learning. Every time I think I have studied enough they remind me that my days as a student never come to an end. We are students of life and therefore should continue to pay attention to all the lessons that life presents to us. They are my biggest teachers and I just adore them.

4. What inspires you?  

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A few months ago I might have not been able to answer this question, but recently my perception about what inspires me has really emerged.  Life inspires me.  Everyday I wake up with the desire to learn something new, to share my love with others, and to open my heart to all the good things that are waiting to present themselves to me. I have reconnected with those things that are good and true about myself and am inspired by the universes response to my shift perception. Things are changing for the better because I approach and look at things very differently. I am truly inspired by life.

5. What is your favorite quote?

I have way too many quotes that I adore. Please refer to my favorite quotes page. The list keeps growing and I think that’s a beautiful thing. If you haven’t noticed I am constantly including quotes in my writing. I don’t think this will ever stop. There are just too many inspiring thoughts out there.

6. If you could travel ten years back in time, what advice would you give yourself? 

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Be patient. Stop chasing happiness.  Give it a chance to catch up with you. 🙂

7. What special or unusual skills do you have?

I’m not sure if this is a special or unusual skill, but I like to think I am pretty in tune with my intuition. Whenever I have been faced with a moment where my intuition jumps out and screams at me I tend to follow it. It has gotten me out of some pretty scary moments in my life and I am grateful that I was able to stop myself and just listen.

8. What is your greatest achievement? takeachanc_2o85iqbh_large

My greatest achievement thus far was the day I decided to walk away from my doctoral program in psychology. While in the moment it was a decision I struggled with, I was able to come to the realization that becoming a psychologist wasn’t what I was meant to do.  Deciding to take some time to analyze what I wanted in life was huge for me as I have never walked away from a goal. Looking back on this moment in my life now, I realize what a huge achievement this was for me. It’s hard to walk away from something to go into the unknown, but today I am so grateful I did. My desire in life has always been to help people and today I can honestly say I am getting to do that in my own unique way. Life really has a way of helping you get on the right path. Just be patient and the natural openings for enlightenment will present themselves.

9. What is the most unexpected fact you’ve learned from your job search?

It’s really unfortunate that individuals with graduate degrees and a lot of related job experience are being so underpaid. On the flip side, if you know your worth you can find a way to charter your own course in life. Be creative and perhaps you might discover you have an inner entrepreneur just waiting to come alive.

10. What are your best qualities?

I’m lively and loving. I’m polite and considerate. I’m empathetic and sincere. I’m loyal and honest. I like to live my life with youthful enthusiasm and I am always looking to create lasting memories. I am ambitious and highly self motivated.

11. Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life? witherspoon_narrowweb__200x311

Reese Witherspoon. She is always so bubbly and energetic in the majority of her movie roles. She also seems to have such a cooky personality. Anytime I watch her movies I always find myself smiling from ear to ear. I see a lot of the same personality traits she portrays in her movies within myself. If she doesn’t mind making herself a brunette to play me I would love for her to tell my story one day. 🙂

11 Random facts about me: 

1. I am toying around with the idea of coloring my hair a lighter shade  brown/blonde. I am looking for a fun change for the spring and summer months. Let’s see if I have the guts.

2. I have successfully worked out at least 4-5 times a week in this past month. I hope to keep this momentum going all spring and summer.

3. I am highly anticipating my trip to Disney World this year. It will be my  Disney-World-Charactersboyfriends first time there so I look forward to experiencing that with him.

4. I have been working on the logo for my coaching practice over these past few weeks. I cannot wait to share it with you all once its complete.

5. I wear glasses but am highly considering getting lasik surgery in the next year or so.

6. I want to explore my interest in painting. I have had a few opportunities to make murals for the kids at my job and I loved the experience. I should start painting for fun again.

7. I look forward to this month of change and growth. Lot’s of big things are happening. I plan to embrace it all and enjoy the ride.

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8.I started reading Daring Greatly this week. Thus far I am really enjoying it. I need to remember to add this book  to my running reading list page.

9. I love to sing. I miss the days when I had a car and I used to sing along with my stereo. I can’t carry a tune but it’s still a lot of fun to try.

10. I am terrible at math.

11. I never liked vegetables as a child but as an adult I can’t get enough of them.

And the nominees are…

1. Sorrygnat, World Citizen

2. good enough grace

3. Healthy: A Synonym for Happy

4. BE GREAT BLOG

5. THE GIRL WITH THE SCORPION TATTOO

11 Questions for the nominees

1. What 4 words would you use to describe yourself?

2. What inspires you?

3. What did you want to be when you were little?

4. If you could travel ten years back in time, what advice would you give yourself?

5. Favorite way to spend your day off?

6. If you could own any animal what would it be?

7. Given the choice of anyone, alive or dead, who would you want to have dinner with for an evening?

8. What is the best and worst about blogging?

9. One skill you wish you had!

10. What advice would you give a new writer?

11. What topic should I blog about next?

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Liebster Award: Truly Touched

Thank you to The Divine Daily for nominating me for The Liebster Blog Award. I am touched once again by this kind gesture. I wish you all the best on your blogs continued success.

Rules of the Liebster Award:

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1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 bloggers who you feel deserve to be noticed. These blogs must have 200 followers or less. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated by you.

4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Post all the items listed in item 2 on your blog also.

My Responses to The Divine Daily :

1.  What do you find most rewarding about blogging? iheartblogging-379x243

Every aspect of blogging brings me joy. While I consider my blog to still be in the very baby stages, I am so utterly in love with the way it has begun to flourish. I feel as though the experience of blogging has been a very positive one for me. I set out to impact people in a positive way and I feel that I have managed to do that in a small but very significant way. I adore when my readers tell me that my words or perhaps even a quote within my post was what they needed to be reminded of that day. Whether my blog brings a smile to someone’s face, brings them back to a happy memory from their life, or reconnects them with what is important and meaningful to them, I feel a deep sense of satisfaction. The fact that these words on a page have the power to create a spark in someones mind is amazing to me. Blogging has really been such fun for me. It’s just a beautiful to devote time to a passion and have that passion impact others in a positive way.

2. Do you have any plans for this coming summer? (if you are in the Southern Hemisphere what did you do for the past summer?)

This summer I plan on traveling. I have a summer birthday so I tend to plan a trip around that time. This year I really want to rent a house in Key West to spend some time with my family. I see us cooking, fishing, laughing and just enjoying each others company under the stars. I cannot wait! Summer is my absolute favorite season.

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3. What inspired you today?

I was inspired today by my mom. While she tends to be one of my biggest inspirations on a regular basis today i saw her heart shine. She always wants to help people and rarely gives time to care for herself. I want her to know how much she inspires me. She has the biggest heart and deserves to be acknowledged. I love you mom.

4. What would your dream job look like?

A thriving coaching practice where I get to help people reunite with their true and authentic selves everyday. 😮

5. Do you have a favorite quote(s)?

I LOVE QUOTES! I don’t think its possible for me to pick a favorite. Quotes tend to find me when I need them the most. It would feel wrong for me to pick just one that I love.

6. What recommendations would you give someone about to begin a blog? Unknown-1

Don’t worry so much about how the world will receive you. Enjoy the process and let your creativity flow.

7. Who inspires you to grow to your potential?

My family and my very loving boyfriend.

8. What are you grateful for today? Unknown-2

Life.

9.  Who is your favorite writer?

I can’t say i have a favorite writer. Like quotes, books tend to find me as well. I love reading and always appreciate when people share book recommendations with me.

10. Do you have a long-term vision for your blog?

For it to continue flourishing and touching people in a positive way.

11.  What is your favorite dessert?

Warm Apple Pie always does the trick. 😮

My 11 Random Facts

1. I was recently promoted at my job to an Assistant Director. :0

2. Turquoise if my favorite color.

3. My shoe size is 6.5.

4. I cannot wait to start spring and summer clothes shopping. 😮

5. This past week I worked out 5 days in a row. My body is pretty mad now.

6. I am excited to get my bike tuned up for the spring and summer months.

7. I love dogs! If I could have a puppy farm of my very own I definitely would.

8.  I look forward to celebrating my 29th birthday surrounded by people I love.

9. My mom is my best friend.

10. My dad is my teacher and biggest fan.

11. My brothers are my protectors and I adore them very much.

And the nominees are…

1. Morning Coffee Bliss

2. Angel Manna

3. Janaline’s World Journey

4. The Beauty Of Words

5. Manifest Wellness

My 11 Questions for the nominees

1. What would be the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?

2. If you could live anywhere on earth (and take whomever you wanted along), where would it be?

3. What do you admire most about yourself?

4. What would you most like to change about yourself?

5. What’s something that you’ve learned recently?

6. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

7. What are your three most favorite things to do?

8. What inspires you to write?

9. Best book you’ve read recently.

10.  If you could be extremely good at any one thing, what would it be?

11. What are you waiting for?

Congrats everyone! I really enjoy reading your blogs and cannot wait to see where your words take us next. 

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Liebster Award: Feeling The Love

I’d like to thank roojay13 from Skillfullyliving for nominating my blog for the Liebster Blog Award. This is my second nomination this week and I have to tell you I am really feeling the love. Thank you so much roojay13 for this sweet gesture. I enjoyed answering your fun questions and also appreciate having this opportunity to  once again nominate my fellow bloggers that I admire so much. I am very proud of my blog and hope that it continues to touch people in a positive way. Thank you again.Liebster-Award

Rules of the Liebster Award:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 bloggers who you feel deserve to be noticed. These blogs must have 200 followers or less. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated by you.

4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Post all the items listed in item 2 on your blog also.

My Responses to Skillfullyliving:

1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 75409854_640

In 5 years I see myself as a successful transformational coach helping individuals to uncover their true authentic selves. In 5 years I will be aiding individuals on their personal journeys of self exploration. As we work together  side by side my clients will allow for their  inner curiosity and creativity to emerge in an effort to see beauty and possibility in all things. In 5 years I will continue to have the love and support of my significant other and that of my family. I will be happy, healthy and writing. You never know, in 5 years I might have a book out.  That would be a beautiful thing! For now I’ll just continue living day by day for the moments that bring me joy and honor my truth. The rest will fall into place.

2. what’s your favorite food?naya

I adore Mediterranean food. I can probably eat it everyday!

3. What t.v shows do you watch all the time?

Here’s my current T.V show breakdown: The Following, Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, Every single city of the Real Housewives Episodes, and American Idol. I don’t get to watch TV often but thank God for Hulu Plus and VUDU.

4. when did you last laugh so hard that it hurt?

I laugh a lot so its hard to say. There is occasional belly pain whenever I am around my favorite people. They are always making me laugh.

5. What were you laughing at?

You can usually find me laughing with my boyfriend or my mom. They are just my best friends so we laugh a lot whenever we are together.

6. what’s your favorite movie? 220px-TheHolidaySoundtrack

A favorite movie can be hard to pick. I have so many that I love. I guess if I had to pick one that I have watched over and over its The Holiday. It’s such a sweet movie about acknowledging what you’re missing in life and going after it. I love stories like that.

7. what’s your favourite video game?

Mario Kart. It’s such a fun game.

8. What do you like to drink?

Water and lots of it!

9. The place you feel most comfortable?IMAG0512

I am most comfortable in my home(apartment). It’s cozy and warm and it really serves as  sanctuary for me and my boyfriend.

10. why did you start writing a blog?

I blog because I want to explore my new-found passion for writing and for sharing my thoughts and life experiences with others. While I aspire to someday be an impactful transformational coach, I have come to realization that my writing may in someway help to coach people whom I may never meet. Whether they are impacted by the content of my blog or by the few comments we might share with one another, it is my life’s goal to help others look at life with wonder and curiosity.

11. What two things could you just not live without?

1. The people who warm my heart and bring me joy. You all know who you are. I don’t know what I would do without you.

2. The ability to connect with people.

My 11 Questions for the Nominees

1. What is your favorite food?

2. What’s wonderful about your best friend?

3. What is your favorite drink?

4. Do you sing in the shower? If so, what’s your favorite shower tune?

5. What’s the kindest thing you did today?

6. What makes you smile?

7. What activity makes you feel like a kid again?

8. What will you be having for lunch today?

9. Do you believe in  soul-mates?

10 Why did you start blogging?

11. Have you said “I love you” to someone close to you today?

And the Nominees Are…

1. Watchfulsavvy

2. Helenvalentina

3. AthenaBrady

4. AkneadedEscape’s

5. BorbaWellness

 

Liebster Award: Thank You For This Nomination

I’d like to thank PermacultureProcess for nominating my blog for the Liebster Blog Award. I feel so humbled by this sweet gesture. I enjoyed answering your fun questions and also appreciate having this opportunity to nominate blogs that I have been admiring for the past few months. I am so proud of my blog and hope that it continues to touch people in a positive way. Thank you again.

Rules of the Liebster Award:

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1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 bloggers who you feel deserve to be noticed. These blogs must have 200 followers or less. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated by you.

4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Post all the items listed in item 2 on your blog also.

My Responses to PermacultureProcess:

1. Do you have a  Bucket List… and why?

I do have a bucket list. I have a great many ambitions in life and I hope to work towards each and every one of them. It’s always nice to have your dreams and hopes written down. They serve as a friendly reminder of what holds value for you. Sometimes we need to be reminded of these types of things. It’s very easy to get lost in ones fast paced life and I find my bucket list helps to keep me grounded.  I like to look it over every once in a while to bring me back to the things I want to experience most in life. Whether the items on my list are small or large the feeling one gets from crossing something off of their bucket list is amazing! This year ill be crossing two items off and that’s a beautiful thing.

2. (if YES to no. 1) – What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list?

The last thing I crossed off my bucket list was to visit Paris. This came off the list about a year and a half ago. Paris was a place I had wanted to visit since childhood, so it was amazing to finally have the opportunity to go. Since this trip I have added several new destinations I would like to someday see. Anything is possible you just have to believe it. 222721_591009929522_3610874_n

3. What personality trait do you love the most about yourself?

I have to say my ambition is a personality trait I love most. It has pushed me to strive towards making a difference in this world and  it empowers me each and everyday to work at becoming the best possible version of myself that I can be.

4. Do you like where you work right now?

I enjoy where I work very much. No day is the same, which I love, and I get to help children and families to experience positive changes in their lives. No matter where life takes me career wise I will be content as long as the position enables me to help others.

5. What’s the last thing you photographed? (With iPhone or otherwise)

The last thing I photographed was my dog/son Samuel. He turned 12 on February 26th and I just love him to bits. I have had Sam since he was a puppy. He has been by my side through some very tough times. He is just one of those little men that will always have a special place in my heart. 2006_752578380052_555266810_n

6. Why do you blog?

I blog because I want to explore my new-found passion for writing and for sharing my thoughts and life experiences with others. While I aspire to someday be an impactful transformational coach, I have come to realization that my writing may in someway help to coach people whom I may never meet. Whether they are impacted by the content of my blog or by a few comments we might share with one another,  is my lives goal to help others look at life with wonder and curiosity.

7. What’s your favorite hobby?

Writing has become my all time favorite thing in the last few months. I can write just about anywhere so I try to take advantage when inspiration strikes. Throughout my day you can be sure that I always have a notebook and pen handy. I have really come to enjoy this hobby over the last few months and cannot wait to see where this new found passion takes me.

8. How would you “spiritually” describe yourself?

I’m slowly coming into my own when it comes to spirituality. I believe there is power in all of us and that it should be cherished and nurtured. As I begin to dive deeper and deeper into myself I am uncovering a new-found interest in spirituality and wonder. This curiosity is all very new to me but I am embracing it and letting it guide me to unchartered territory. Where the journey will lead me I do not know, but I am excited to find out.

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9. What did you eat for breakfast? 

Oatmeal with strawberries, blueberries, and bananas with a cup of chai tea. It was delicious!

10. What are your minor addictions? (ie. coffee, foodm bloggin…lol)

BREAD!! It’s so bad, but its so good at the same time. 🙂

11. Who is currently your favorite singer/band?

John Legend is my favorite singer. I adore his music. His lyrics are just so beautiful and honest. I can listen to him everyday.

11 Random Facts about me:

1. I will be learning how to swim this summer. (An item that has been on my bucket list for  a while now.)

2. I will be traveling to the Amalfi Coast this coming May. (Another item that has been on my bucket list for almost 10 years now.)

3. I have a 12 year old Bichon Frise named Samuel that I absolutely adore.(Picture above. My little cutie! )

4. I prefer summer to winter. The cold drives me crazy and I dislike wearing layers very much.

5. I am currently reading 6 books. I have never done this before but it feels great! I’m learning a lot.

6. I am a mommys girl all the way. I love you mom!

7. I am the baby in my family. I have two older brothers that I couldn’t live without.

8. I recently celebrated my 3 year anniversary with my boyfriend. Love you!

9. I love cycling and cannot wait for spring so I can ride my bike along the West Side Highway again.

10. I love all things Disney. I have visited Disney World at least once a year for the last 28 years.

11. I have a Masters of Science in Psychology and am a certified Child Life Specialist.

My 11 Questions for my nominees are:

1.Whats the best book you’ve read recently?

2.Why do you blog?

3. What have you learned recently that you would like to share with others?

4.If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?

5.What would you say is your greatest accomplishment in life thus far?

6.What is your favorite childhood toy?

7.What’s your favorite season?

8.What’s one or your favorite family traditions?

9. What’s one of your favorite guilty pleasures?

10. What did you have for dinner?

11.What do you want to be when you grow up?

My 11 Nominees Are:

1. http://stephaniedunn86.wordpress.com from My Universe Within

2.http://jaymoli.wordpress.com from Echoes of the Heart

3.http://awesomeelo.wordpress.com from Awesome Elo Life, Hope and The Pursuit of Happiness

4.http://bloggingonthebrightside.wordpress.com from Blogging on The Brightside

5.http://inspirationenergy.wordpress.com from Inspirationenergy

6.http://kashaglazebrook.com from The Divine Daily

7.http://thinkrainbows.com from Think Rainbows

8. http://mysteriouslyquiet.wordpress.com from It’s My Life Step By Step Toward Happiness

9.http://marinixwriter.wordpress.com/page/2/ from Marinixwriter

10.http://implicitjoy.wordpress.com from Implicit Joy

11.http://relaxedsoulhappymind.wordpress.com from Relaxed Soul, Happy Mind