Inspiration and Motivation Q&A

The Liebster Award

liebsteraward-roses-tagHello everyone! I was nominated by the wonderful Grace of gracescupoftea for the Liebster Award, and am honored to accept! The rules for accepting the Liebster Award are as follows:

  1. Mention the amazing blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the eleven questions that the nominating blogger gave to you
  3. Create eleven more questions for your nominees to answer
  4. Nominate eleven bloggers, and notify them of their nomination

So without further ado, let’s get into the questions! 🙂

What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

I have a complicated relationship with rain. I would much rather watch it from indoors than romp around in it. Oddly enough, I love walking in the snow. That being said, my favorite thing to do on a rainy day is prepare a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and read a new book from cover to cover. Now that I am in college, reading for enjoyment has become a challenge to fit into my schedule. Therefore, rainy days are the perfect excuse to stay inside and become immersed in a new read! I am always looking for book recommendations, so if you can think of any books you’ve enjoyed please let me know in the comments!

Who is someone in your life that you can always depend on?

I am someone who is beyond fortunate to have an incredible group of friends and family that I can always depend on. As I thought about this question, so many people came to mind and I knew I could never pick just one. My family, friends, neighbors, peers, mentors, etc. all support me to the end of the earth. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful support system, and I would like to thank everyone in my life (and definitely you, my readers!) for motivating me to follow my dreams.

What makes you laugh?

I am someone who loves to laugh at least once per day. I think that laughter is very healing, and as such I laugh at many things. Dogs and their goofy smiles and mannerisms, the humor category on Pinterest, the inside jokes with my family and friends… the list goes on! Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 10.56.39 PM

What are you currently wearing?

I am currently finishing up an Externship experience as part of my college, and have been having the most wonderful time in the state of Virginia. Therefore, I am currently wearing one of my more professional outfits. I am wearing gray pants, a white shirt, and a green cardigan from Liz Claiborne and fuzzy socks. My favorite article of clothing is socks, and I don’t currently own a pair of ‘normal’ socks. I love socks with crazy patterns, designs, and textures. It is the personal touch that I add to all of my outfits, and usually what I buy whenever I visit a new place. It is a practical way to always remember where I’ve been! 🙂

What is your favorite aspect of blogging?

I love everything about blogging, and have enjoyed the journey that my blog has taken me on. That being said, I will say that my favorite part about blogging is hearing from you, my wonderful readers. I am always a little nervous to post some of my more personal posts, but the emails that I receive from my amazing readers makes me feel as though I can be honest about my experiences. I look forward to connecting with my readers every time I write a new post, and I love reading about all of the things that you all are doing! If you have a blog, YouTube channel, book, or anything along those lines please comment below and let me know! I love looking through and learning more about all of the things that you are doing!

What is something that you want to do, but are terrified of?

I have always wanted to spend a portion of my life in a different country, and make new connections and have new cultural experiences. That being said, I am quite terrified of flying this far out of my comfort zone. Traveling to a new country and experiencing a new culture on your own is a life-changing experience that I am planning on engaging in. I think that the benefits highly outweigh the fear, and that any experience that I have will change my life for the better. I really want to visit Sweden, Italy, England (Brighton and other cities, as I have visited London), and other countries in Europe. I also would like to visit South Africa. Where have you visited? Let me know in the comments!

If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be and why?

If I could be a celebrity for a day, I would choose to be Emma Watson. Emma is such an inspiration, and has contributed to incredible social movements in addition to being an inspirational and talented actor. She has devoted her time to the HeForShe movement, as well as the Our Shared Shelf GoodReads book club (of which I am a part of, and I highly recommend it!). I think she has contributed so positively to our world, and I would love to be in her shoes for a day.

What is your spirit animal?

My spirit animal is a wolf, because they are such magical creatures. I have mentioned the organization Mission: Wolf in a previous post, and my life was changed the day that I looked a wolf in the eye. They are beautiful and quite misunderstood, and as such I resonate with their aura. They have such a graceful presence, and have endless benefits for our environment. If you would like to learn more about a very powerful initiative–Education versus Extinction–visit Mission: Wolf’s website.

What three places would you like to travel to someday?

I mentioned this briefly already, but I would love to travel to Sweden, South Africa, and the England countryside. These places are so beautiful, and I am looking for diverse cultural experiences. Part of my family is Swedish, and I have always wanted to return to learn more about our ancestry. South Africa looks like a stunning place full of amazing architecture, environmental landmarks, and more. The England countryside is breathtaking, and definitely somewhere I would love to visit. Have you been to any of these places? Let me know!

What is your current favorite song?

My current favorite song is Appreciated by Rixton. I love this song because it reminds me of all of the people who have supported me recently. I am so appreciative of this, and this song truly conveys my emotions at the moment. I have been traveling around Virginia for the past two weeks, and have met truly amazing people. As I have mentioned before, I love Spotify, and you can find me there under the username adebella96 or by searching Alyssa DeBella.

What blogger inspires you the most?

I have mentioned her in previous posts about why I decided to start a blog, but Morgan Timm is the blogger who inspires me the most. She has been such an incredible role model, and has risen above struggle and emerged even more motivated than before. She is positive despite life’s challenges, and is incredibly talented at writing, photography, and more. I highly recommend that you look at her blog, and let me know of other bloggers who inspire you!

That’s it for the questions, and I would like to thank Grace for asking them! I have eleven questions for my nominees to answer should they choose to accept the Liebster Award:

  1. Do you have any pets? If so, which kinds? If not, what pet(s) do you wish you had and why?
  2. What is your favorite book at the moment? Do you have a favorite book of all time?
  3. Do you think you will still be blogging in a few year’s time? What are some of your blogging goals?
  4. What is your favorite dessert and why?
  5. What inspired you to start blogging?
  6. What have been the ups and downs of your blogging journey?
  7. Who are your favorite music artists at the moment?
  8. Do you have a favorite recipe? If so, what is it?
  9. What are your biggest fears?
  10. What are your biggest accomplishments?
  11. What blogger inspires you the most? (I loved this question from Grace, and thought I would ask you as well) 🙂

For the Liebster Award I nominate the following bloggers:

  • Samantha at Momma Wants Java (@MommaWantsJava)
  • Lauren at Postgrads and Postcards (@pgradpcards)
  • Ashley at Ashley Lauren (@slightlyelegant)
  • Rosie at A Girl On A Journey (@rosieladkin)
  • Michele at Silk and Sparkles (@MicheleElizabth)
  • Alexandra at My Urban Family (@MyUrbanFamily)
  • Sarah at Tales From a Fork (@talesfromafork)
  • Jenn at A Spoonful of Sugar (@ASpoonfulOfSugr)
  • Lucy at Lucy Lifestyle (@lucylifestyle)
  • Felicia Renee at The Felicia Renee (@thefeliciarenee)
  • Maisie at Moo Lifestyle (@moolifestyle)

All of your blogs are simply amazing!

I hope that you enjoyed this week’s post! I would like to thank Grace again for nominating me, and I hope you all have a wonderful week! 🙂

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