Guess what? I’ve been awarded The Liebster Award by my sweet friend Rosy @Rosy’s Writings!
Thanks so much, Rosy!! This should be fun… *grins*
Y’all should check out her post, and FYI she’s so good at thinking up questions!
But first, the tag rules:
Thank the blog that nominated you for the award.
Answer the questions they gave you.
Give 11 fun facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award, and give them 11 questions to answer.
Now for my answers to Rosy’s questions!
1.What’s the craziest thing you did when you were little?
lol Okay, so I asked my older sister Kate this question, and she started reminding me of kinda weird/naughty things I did. Apparently I was very clever in my naughtiness. 😂So here’s a slightly crazy story (I didn’t think it was then, but everyone else thinks so, sooo…). 😉
My brother and I used to ride our bikes rain and shine, all the time. We had permanent calluses on our hands, the strongest pedaling muscles ever, and probably went through a lot of shoe soles. lol. The only place we had to bicycle was our super steep driveway that curved down the hill where it joined two other equally steep driveways (which we also biked on… Thx, neighbors!) at the street. (In this instance I think I was probably 8 or 9 yrs old?) Well I remember riding my bike on this described course after it had rained, frozen thickly, snowed, rained and frozen in another sheet on top of all that, and was at the time raining again… making it even more perilous. I remember finding the challenge of staying upright thrilling though I was eventually called in because it was unsafe. 😂🙈 And I didn’t die, knock my teeth out, or turn into a snow+bycicle popsicle! 😀 Would I do it again? Yeah, probably. But this time I’d wear a helmet (just in case) and maybe some mittens.
2. What is the latest song that was stuck in your head?
Le Mis finale (10th anniversary Broadway version of course). It’s the saddest thing when I know 98% of the lyrics and can.never.ever. remember certain important parts. And I haven’t even read/watched Les Miserables, so that 98% is just from singing along with YouTube videos of the Broadway play. 😂😎 But seriously guys, that song is brilliantly arranged (*screams when “Bring Him Home” strains come in*) and is amazingly sung (Jan Valjan really sounds like he’s dying! Nailing it Colm Wilkinson!) and has a dear dear chilling message (“the chain will be broken and all men will have their reward!!”) and wow. 🙂
3. Which do you prefer– white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate?
Milk all the way!!! White chocolate is okay too, but definitely not dark chocolate… it’s too close to the taste of bitter coffee in my heart’s opinion.
4. What are three of your main goals in life?
Ooh that just got deep. jk Only three? Hmm…
One, show God’s marvelous gift to as many souls as possible, and always live for His glory– wherever He puts me and however I can.
Two…um, I’m hesitant to share this one but here goes. I want to change lives. I want to open eyes to see– the beauty and hope and laughter and precious (sometimes sad) humans– around them. But not just through my stories… As long as I can hold a pen or at least dictate, I hope to always write joyful, honest, encouraging letters to anyone who needs a friend. Basically, I want to help people smile. 🙂
Goal three? I’d love to have a happy, God-centered family and do my best to be a great helper and best friend to my husband someday. 🙂 And if that’s not the future God has planned for me, then I’m excited to see what other cool things I might end up doing!
5. When did you start blogging, and what inspired you to do it?
Fun question! I actually just started blogging as of May 28th. *Grins* I’ve been wanting to start a personal blog for some time now, but, honestly, I didn’t think I had anything to add to the whole huge amazing blogging world. When I told my friend this, the nice human instantly shot back “there’s not another Anna out there. We want to read your blog and hear your thoughts. And I bet you’d do it better than any of us” (or something to that effect 😛 ). So my friends and family inspired this blog. 🙂 As well as the smiles and life and encouragement and stories I hope to share with the world!
6. What are some of your favorite hymns?
Last year “It is Well” became my definite favorite through all the hard things that happened. I still want to cry every time it’s sung… But now it’s not all sad tears. With the mournful but then soaring and victorious melody, my whole heart relives many happy memories, sad heartcries, and an aching longing for the future told of in the last verse.
7. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Haha. Very very much a night owl. XD At night all my absent-through-the-day energy appears, and I have all the brilliant story ideas and jokes and plans. My dad says I got it from him, which is probably true… he’s an artist. 😉
8. If you could give any advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Oh wow. I have no idea… I guess I’ve never thought about it. Probably “brush your hair more often and act less like a tomboy”. jk
In all seriousness though, I think I would tell my younger self to not focus on the moment’s problems but enjoy the little happy things and store away those memories to hug in the future, and to invest in the people because that’s what really matters in the end. 🙂
And to stop throwing snowballs in lumberjacks’ faces because they always retaliat BAD… and they don’t mind waiting till next winter to do so. 😂
9.What’s the first word you can think of that starts with R?
“Read”. No, I’m not obsessed.
10.What’s your favorite Bible verse?
Eeek that’s hard. Probably Psalm 25: 4-5?
11. Do you like coffee?
Not unless it is a mocha frap, which some people say doesn’t count. 😉
Those were some really great questions! Thanks, Rosy!
Yo, guys, I’m gonna skip the 11 fun facts part. *hides* This post is already getting gigantic, and I just told a lot of extra stuff about me up there ^^ while answering the questions. So on to my nominations! (No worries if you wouldn’t like to do this thingy, of course. 😉)
Miss Angela @The Peculiar Messanger
Miss Laura @Beautiful Things
Miss Kellyn Roth
Miss Lydia @Noveltea
Miss Amanda @Amanda Joy Writes
Miss Melanie @Reflections of the Heart
Mr. Tanner @Tales from Tanner
Miss Grace Caylor
Miss Anna @Annie Writes
Miss Allison @Allison’s Well
Miss Zane @Simple Impossibilities
(The next people have already been tagged, but if they wish to answer one or all of my questions– even just in the comments– I’d love to see their answers!)
And that’s everything! If you know of a crazier story from when I was little, feel free to put it in the comments. 🙂
See you on Friday! -Anna