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A Special Day

Happy Anniversary!

You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

Didn’t really find my groove on this thing till about 7 months ago but it feels great to be reminded of when the seed for Ambition In The City was planted in my mind. I am so very proud of this blog thus far and look forward to seeing it grow. As I say on my about  me page, both this blog as well as I are a work in progress. I hope that Ambition In The City continues to flourish and impact readers in a positive way.

A big thank you to everyone who takes some time out of their day to visit Ambition In The City.

“I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.” Anne Rice

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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?

Ambition In The City

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. 

Ambition In The City

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