I am honored to be nominated for two awards, thanks to Goldy’s Diary at http://goldyigal.files.wordpress.com who nominated me for both the WordPress Family Award and the Liebster Award.
The WordPress Family Award honors ” “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family.” That’s lovely! I am happy to be part of Goldy’s blogging family, as I hope she is to be part of mine.
The Liebster Award (“Liebster” in German means “dearest”) goes to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Bloggers accepting the award must answer 11 questions posed by the blogger who made the nomination, must nominate 11 other bloggers for the award, and must prepare 11 new questions for the new nominees to answer. Got it? Here goes…
My answers to Goldy’s questions:
1.Which is the moment in your life that counted the most in making you who you are today?
The moment I decided to attend the University of Notre Dame for graduate school. That decision led to my meeting my husband and to my career in teaching on both high school and university levels.
2.What would spark a conversation with you? Regarding topics
What it was like to come of age in the U.S. during the 1960s. Also, history in general and genealogy.
3.If you get a personal day,what’s the first thing you want to do? For you.
Drink coffee and read a good book.
4.Which are the words that you said at a certain point in your life that you would go back in time to take back/change? To whom?
I can’t remember anything specific, but like many people when they are young, I’m sure I said things to my parents that I would take back now.
5.If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Be true to yourself. Believe in yourself, and don’t be afraid.
6.Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Haha! I’d rather be a joyful genius!
7.What’s your passion?
Photography and learning more about becoming a better photographer.
8.What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?
Travel alone at the age of 16 from the U.S. to Australia to live with people I’d never met before and attend school there. It was a great adventure but very scary.
9.If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Nelson Mandela. He is a great hero and represents to me what is good in this world.
10.What is it that you absolutely couldn’t live without?
Coffee. I’m addicted.
11.If your life were a motion picture, what would the title be?
An Introvert in an Extroverted World
My 11 questions for my nominees:
1. Who has been the greatest influence in your life?
2. What is the best book you have read in the past year?
3. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
4. If you had a chance to redo anything in your life, what would it be?
5. What was the topic of your very first blog post?
6. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
7. How did you choose the name for your blog?
8. If you could have dinner with any person from history, who would that be?
9. Are you an extrovert or an introvert?
10. What is the most important advice you received from your mother/father/grandparent/guardian/mentor when you were growing up?
11. If you had the power to do one thing to change the world, what would you do?
To the bloggers I nominated, if you have the time please pass on this award by answering my 11 questions, nominating 11 additional bloggers, and asking them 11 original questions. If you choose not to participate in this way, please know that you can post the Liebster Award badge on your blog. Thank you all for being such an inspiration to me.