Hello! Welcome Back, today I’m writing a post that I’m pretty shocked to be writing. I put a lot of effort into my blog for many reasons, I do it for myself so I have a place to express myself. Then I also do it in hopes of helping others, whether that be helping them by giving my opinion on a eyeshadow palette they’ve been thinking of splurging on or if it’s helping them feel like they aren’t alone. My goal is to help, however I never thought I’d have enough impact to be writing this post. If you can’t tell by the title, the incredible Ruth – The Rolling Twenties Nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. So first of all, I want to say the BIGGEST thank you to Ruth. Truly, I can’t express how much it means too me. Ruth is an absolute sweet heart, she is such a talented writer and is incredibly supportive. If you haven’t checked her out, seriously get on it!
I never knew how much blogging could change my life for the better. (Maybe not financially, YET) My mental health has never been better and it’s 100% due to my blog and the other bloggers I have been able to interact with in the comments and on twitter/instagram. I follow so many bloggers that I admire & am inspired by, and they deserve to know it. People think blogging is easy but, that’s utter bullshit. The amount of time it takes to write, edit, add visuals and promoting content is something a lot of people look past. We don’t just type up something in twenty minutes and call it a day. I’m constantly spending time at my day job, after work and on the weekend working on my dream of being self employed. That being said, I know there are thousands of bloggers who work even MORE then I do.
Since the Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to peers from peers, I wanted to give some special people a shoutout and know how much their work has impacted me and inspired me. Before I do that, I have to thank Ruth one more time, because without her I wouldn’t be writing this post.
Of course like with everything in life, If you are nominated for the Sunshine Bloggers Award there are some rules to follow:
• You must thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
• Display the Sunshine Blogger Logo in your blog post on your blog.
• List the rules in your blog.
• Answer 11 questions that are provided to you by the blogger whose nominated you.
• nominate 11 bloggers.
• Give your 11 bloggers 11 questions (they have to be different to the ones you answered.)
ANSWERS TO RUTH- THE ROLLING TWENTIES QUESTIONS
1) What was your inspiration to start blogging?
When I first started my blog it was strictly a beauty blog, because I wanted to make beauty youtube videos and be the next Jaclyn Hill. However, I had absolutely NO video editing skills also I’m too shy to actually have a youtube channel so I decided to make a blog!
2) What authors do you love to read, and who inspired you the most?
My favorite book series of all time is A court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J Maas. I also enjoy JoJo Moyes, Me before You is one of my favorite books. I’m honestly not picky when it comes to authors, I’m more about the genre. Basically give me a rom-com in book or movie form and i’ll become obsessed with it.
Not sure if I’m answering the second part of this question correctly but, I have more than 1 person who inspired me the most. I actually have three. The 3 most important ladies in my life…my best friends Lindsay, Keira and Megan. They all inspire me for different reasons and I’d be here for a year if I explained it. So, i’ll leave it at they show me what unconditional love means, what it means to never give up on someone and inspire me to be a better, stronger version of myself everyday.
3) How do you like to relax on an evening?
I’m really easy to please when it comes to night time relaxation. If I run a nice bubble bath, do a face mask, have a brownie and put on some good TV (it varies every night depending what’s on) I am set for the evening. Also, don’t forget the candles Marshmallow Fireside from Bath and Body Works to be specific.
4) What is your favourite blog post that you have created?
My favorite blog post is actually a more recent one, it’s the one I posted for my 24th birthday regarding all the lessons I’ve learned. It was amazing to see how well it was accepted by others. It was also comforting but inspiring to see how much I had grown of the last year.
5) If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go, and why?
London or Paris for sure. I’d hopefully run into Harry Styles in London and then live happily ever after.😜 In all seriousness, I want to visit both countries because they have this vibe of beauty and comfort. From what I can gather, I love that you have the countryside and city so close to one another. It’s hard for me to explain they just seem like cozy countries.
6)What do you want your readers to get from their blog?
I hope my readers leave my page feeling like they just spoke to a friend. Honestly that’s the most important thing, that I come off as though I’m approachable because I am. I’m as “normal” as they come and I hope by me sharing my struggles someone else realizes that, if I can get through it. They can too.
7) What songs can you not stop listening to?
Oh gosh, this could be a long list. I absolutely LOVE music, I’ve been really enjoying Tori Kelly’s new music. I’ve also recently re-fell in love with Justin Timberlake’s latest album Man of The Woods. I usually listen to music in full albums because I get to pick the music at work and can’t be bothered to constantly be changing the song.
8) What is your favourite colour?
This is easy, light blush pink/ rose gold. Looking at my theme i’m sure that’s not a surprise lol
9) If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Hmm, that’s tough I think I would like to read peoples minds and know why they feel and why they act the way they do about certain things.
10) Sugar or No Sugar in your cuppa/tea?
….neither. I don’t drink tea, or really any hot drinks.
11) Beach holidays or Adventure holidays? Where would you go?
Probably adventure holiday, since I’m literally white as paper and burn SO easily the beach and I don’t really get along to well. I’ll put sunscreen on constantly but as soon as I feel my skin burning (which takes about ten minutes) I want to leave lol!
I have such respect for each of these woman, not only as bloggers but as woman in general killing it at what they love to do. Majority of the time I’m admiring them from a-far, but admiring them none the less. They all inspire me to become a better blogger and I am so grateful to have come across their content. If you haven’t checked them out, I highly recommend you do. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES
- What do you personally do to become inspired to write a blog post?
- What is your favorite part about your home town?
- What was your biggest achievement in your blogging career thus far?
- What is your favorite holiday and why is it your favorite?
- How long have you been blogging and how did you come up with your site name?
- What is your favorite season and why?
- If you could change one thing about the blogging community what would it be?
- What is/was your favorite subject in school?
- If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- What is one thing you love most about yourself?
- Who is your favorite musical artist?
Please do link me your posts, I would love to see your answers to my questions. I look forward to getting to know you all a little better and I look forward to continuing to support these incredible bloggers. I am a big believer in showing kindness and support to everyone but, I am extremely passionate about woman supporting other woman. I love being apart of something where I can lift up other woman. Lastly, one last thanks to Ruth. I was actually tagged the day before my birthday so you can imagine how special I felt.. Thank you all for stopping by, until next time…
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Hi! I’m Michelle, but you can call me Mich. I’m just your normal 23 year old trying to figure out life and thought I’d share some of my experiences and interests with the world. This blog will cover all things under the sun from makeup favorites to mental health to religion and everything serious or not so serious in between! I want us to build a little community filled with love and support so please leave me comments and hit that follow button on your way out. This blog has a very special place in my heart and feels like a important part of my path in life so I hope you stay a while and check out what it’s like to be Simply Michelle.
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