The Liebster Award was passed on to me from the lovely blogger Miranda at Miranda in the Middle! I've just learned what this things is. Basically, bloggers give this award to other bloggers. Kind of like a chain letter, except more of a nice little "pay-it-forward" things rather an "if you don't do this everyone around you will die on Sunday at 3AM" sort of thing. There are a few different instructions I've seen, so I'm going to do it the same way that Miranda did hers: 1) Answer five questions from the nominator 2) Create five questions of your own 3) Nominate five more bloggers
Alright, let's get to it! The only thing that really pops into my head is that I still rip my food apart when I eat it. When I was 13 and had braces, I was always so self-conscious of getting food in the front wires and looking gross, that I would rip my food so I would bite into anything. Well, seems that habit hasn't gone away, and I now either look like a cannibal ravaging their meal, or a complete OCD ritualistic eater. Current? More like forever addiction - the music of the 60's. I've gained an unhealthy obsession to the Beatles, the British Invasion, and pretty much the 1960s in general. I've never found a genre of music that I can listen to ALL THE TIME, and still want to listen to it more. It's become such a big part of who I am, and it's given me the greatest experiences and memories of my life. Current addiction? This is embarrassing - but I've been obsessing over Dancing with the Stars lately. I have never watched the show, but have seen the past few episodes of the last season, and have become obsessed with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis's partnership. I have watched these dances over and over again because I'm actually mesmerized by it. I think I may have a calling in professional dancing .. but only if my partner is Maksim. Just watch. Ugh someone please agree with me.
I think this blog is kind of the answer to this question - there is nothing I've ever looked forward to in my life more than this move to London. It feels like my life is about to really begin - I really can't explain it other than that. All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king. "Not all those who wander are lost" has been my favorite quote for quite some time. I love this entire poem as a whole as well though - perspective is everything. The song I have been singing non-stop lately is Led Zeppelin's "Going to California." I'd love to learn the song on the guitar .. if I knew how to play the guitar.
And now for my questions! I started this thing in the end of 2011 as a way to document my study abroad semester in London. I used it to ramble and write a few times a month, just to have something that I could go back to and read when I'm missing memories - which I still do from time to time. Once I came back, I wanted to keep this, because I knew I'd be working my way back to the UK, or at least would have some adventures that I felt I wanted to keep writing down. Hmmmm .... there are SO many of these. Lately, I've been hardcore jamming to 'Dig A Pony' by The Beatles. I always have to blast Billy Joel's 'Allentown,' whenever it comes on too. And then there's those generic songs you can't help but scream, like ' Bennie and the Jets,' and 'Party in the USA.' Judge me. Really weird, and really random - I used to want to be an author when I was growing up. I had this little notebook where I would write stories in, and I remember coming to class and reading them in the last few minutes before we were let out of school. I was pretty positive one of those stories was going to get published. I was clearly a very over-confident 8 year old. I would really love to take a trip to New Zealand - it looks absolutely gorgeous, and I've heard how friendly everyone is there. Also to Africa-I really want to go on an African Safari! In five years, I want to have a stable job, where I am able to support myself I'd like to be with someone who I'm going to spend the rest of my life with I don't know or care if we are married or settled by then - honestly I'd rather still be traveling And most importantly, I'd love to be applying for my UK passport. This girl's got dreams. It'll be nice to come back to this post in five years and see what's really going on in my life.
And lastly, I want to pass it on to five more bloggers to do this! If you've already done it, then sorry .... do it again! 1) Heather at Bird in Britain 2) Ashley from Ashley in Adventureland 3) Van at On The Road Again 4) Camila at Things I Am Crazy For 5) Darci at Freedom of Excess