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Liebster Award a.k.a. an Arbitrary Internet Blogging Thing

What is the Leibster Award Anyway?Boom Shakalaka giphy

It’s this one thing….

The Liebster Award 2016 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. – From The Global Aussie

The Questions They Asked

What made you decide to start a blog?

2014 was a big year:  I quit my corporate job, dumped my abusive boyfriend, moved out of my rental in Portland, and decided to travel. Part of this decision was to re-prioritize the “things” that matter–namely, being active, outdoors, and creative.

Thus was born the idea to document my journey, including the social, emotional, and professional aspects of it, in a book. While that project is still underway, I developed the blog as a means to raise awareness for the project while also generate some momentum on ……

Why do you continue your blog?

What is your favourite book?

That’s a tough one, because I am a voracious reader. Call of the Wild, The Pearl,  The Alchemist, Cat’s Cradle, Lean In, and Into Thin Air have been impactful reads.

Currently, though, I’m reading…

You’re stuck on a deserted island. What 3 things do you have with you?

My knife, a surfboard, and ____.

What is your favourite app?

Instagram–because I like pretty things.

Where is your favourite place in the world?

On top of a mountain.

When not blogging, what do you do for fun?

Climb mountains or rocks, cook good food, and read.

What is your least favourite food?

There is no such thing.

What is a name you hate based on a bad school experience with someone?

Also does not exist.

What is your go-to meal that you kick ass at cooking?


What is the next big thing for you?

I’m starting an a creative group called Nomad Creativa for all those digital nomads out there who want a work-life balance, believe in travel and adventure, and accept nothing but the best work. For them, it’s all or nothing, because we’re an uncompromising band.

On a sidenote, I’m also planning an overland trip from Mexico to Peru–include the Darien Gap–driving.

Sooooo…..What Happened to the Award?

I decided that because this was a somewhat arbitrary award (and blogging isn’t really my thing, because it’s not like I’m doing this to sell ads on my site, gain some sort of internet fame, or whatever it is that bloggers are all about), I basically never finished the nomination process.

I started this post back in January 2016, and am finally publishing it in AUGUST 2016….and the only reason that’s happening is because I already spent the time on the answers you see above.

So call this an abandoned effort, call me lazy, call me what you will:  I didn’t win the award. But that’s okay by me, because I give zero fucks about an award that I don’t care about. And if you’ve gotten this far in this post, hopefully you’re laughing….because none of it really matters at all.

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