I am very honored and ecstatic to announce that I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! This is an award that bloggers give to other bloggers for their passion, creativity, courage, and positivity. Thank you to Ruth from HistorianRuby: An Historian’s Miscellany! If history is your thing, definitely check her out.
So now that I’m nominated, here’s the rules:
• Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
• Answer the questions the blogger asked you.
• Nominate other new blogs to receive the award and compose new questions for them to answer.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Ruth’s questions for her nominees:
1) If you could meet one person from history, who would that be, and why?
Not sure if this counts, but I would want to meet my great great grandmother. My family history is a bit unknown past my great grandmother’s generation. Knowing your roots is something that not many black people have the privilege of learning. Knowing where we are from, I believe, can help build our confidence as black people. Not knowing can make you feel lost, void, and unfulfilled.
2) Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty person?
Definitely depends on the day. Mostly glass half full. But there are certainly days when the emptiness is more prominent.
3) Where are you from and do you still live there?
Columbus, OH and yep I’m still here. After moving and going to college and insisting I wouldn’t be back, I found myself right back home.
4) Add a link to your favourite post to invite others to read it. Why is it your favourite post?
I would say my favorite post so far is from one of the bloggers I nominated, Nickkie at Nickkie and Co. The post is Babies, Husbands, Careers, Who Says?!?.
I liked it so much, that it inspired me to write a “response” post on the same topic – The 30’s list is overrated. Here’s why.
5) Are you confident enough to share your blog with friends and family AND add it to your CV – or do you prefer to keep it private and anonymised?
At first, no, but now that I’ve gotten the jitters out, I am. Not that I purposely want to stay anonymous, but I am a rather private person and my writing is a reflection of me.
6) Another history question: If you could live in any other time in history which era would you choose?
Unfortunately, I would not want to go back in time at all. Maybe to visit. But not to stay close-the-door-and-throw-away-the-key kind of situation. If I were just visiting I would want to go back to the Civil Rights era in the 1960s to truly feel and immerse myself in the everyday struggle black people endured at that time. I would want to see firsthand the ground work that was put in for me to be able to live the life I have today.
Now the fun part! I would like to nominate Nickkie at Nickkie & Co. for the award because her writing is intentional, thought provoking, and 100% relatable. I know after reading her posts, you’ll feel the same.
I would also like to nominate Hannah Drake at WriteSomeShit because of her brutal honesty, unapologetic, no-nonsense approach to life. She’s fearless and inspiring.
Questions for the nominees:
1.) Would you rather choose love or money?
2.) What is the hardest part about blogging?
3.) What do you do to relax and unwind?
4.) If you know it, what’s your myers-briggs personality type? If not, how would you describe your personality in four words?
5.) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?