I have received a Liebster Award from Nicole Davis with Triumphant Wings: My Life with Lupus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Nicole has a great blog, so be sure to check it out.
The purpose of the Liebster Award is to help others discover new blogs and help bloggers promote their blogs of under 200 followers.
There are a few variations of the Liebster Award and the process for it. Because many of us are in the midst of the “Zero to Hero” Challenge, a WordPress course for new bloggers, I have chosen to use one of the less time-intensive variations for the award so that my fellow bloggers can use their time for this really important class.
Below is the process for recipients of the award:
1) Post a short Q&A about themselves
2) Answer the questions the tagger has asked
3) Create a new list of questions for their own nominees
4) Choose a list of their own nominees and notify them
Below is a short Q & A about myself:
What are your hobbies?
Blogging, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and reading. Before the soy allergy diagnosis, my other hobby was visiting new and different restaurants, and hopefully I will be able to get back to that one day.
What and where is your dream vacation?
I would love to go to Hawaii and just relax on the beach.
What is your dream job?
To be a food allergy consultant and help others thrive despite their circumstances.
How did you find out you were allergic to soy?
I was told by one of my doctors that I needed a very serious acid reflux surgery, and I had a sinus infection for a couple of years that would not go away. In a final attempt to avoid surgery, I started an elimination diet, and the rest is history….
Why did you start your blog?
I called my doctor one day to ask her if she could set me up with a nutritionist to discuss how to cook and eat out with a soy allergy. The response was that there really were no nutritionists that could be recommended in my area, and my best resource for food would be the internet. Then, I went on the internet and realized that there was so very little out there for soy allergies compared to some of the other Top 8 Allergies. I knew then that I had found my calling: 1. To find information for those dealing with soy allergies 2. To show what it’s really like to live with a soy allergy and 3. Build food allergy awareness so that hopefully there will be more options in dining, grocery stores, and even household and beauty products.
Below are the answers to my questions from Nicole Davis:
What is your simple pleasure in life? That one things that puts a smile on your face.
Listening to music. I have a master’s degree in music, and it never fails to make me happy.
If you could talk to one dead person who would it be? Why?
Well, I’m a “live in the moment” kind of gal, so I would be much more likely to talk to those around me that are living.
What is one thing you have lost that you wish you had back?
My babies in heaven.
If you were in your dream home, describe how the view from your back window would differ from your current view.
Love this question! My dream back yard would be spacious with water features, sitting areas, fire pits and outdoor cooking appliances, an infinity pool, meditation areas, and beautiful English gardens and sculptures. If you’ve ever been to Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, that would be the inspiration for my dream yard.
Do you share your blog with family/friends in real life?
I do share it, and my friends and family are big supporters.
Do you have any annoying habits?
When I get stressed out, I rub my hands together really fast for stress relief.
What habit do you find the most annoying in other people?
Jumping to conclusions without knowing the whole story.
What is one life event you never saw coming?
Finding out about my soy allergy was definitely a surprise and turned out to be a permanently life-altering event.
At what age did you truly grow up? If you haven’t yet, what age do you think you will grow up?
I would say that I truly grew up in my early thirties, but I also think that we constantly mature as we live.
If you could go back and tell your younger self one thing, what would it be and why?
Stop worrying! It doesn’t help you in the least.
Tell us about something that made an impact on your life.
Starting this blog has been incredibly rewarding. I was devastated when I found out that I was allergic to soy and the implications of it, but helping others thrive with their own food allergy has completely changed my outlook.
My List of Nominees:
Questions For My Nominees:
Why did you start your blog?
What do you hope to accomplish through blogging?
If you could ask anyone to write a guest blog for your site, who would it be and why?
If you could get the attention of one person or group through your blog, who would it be and why?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much have you enjoyed your blogging experience? Why?
Congratulations to everyone, and I hope it will bring awareness to your blog!