Sunshine Blogger Award!

Much thanks to Ingrid of Experiments in Fiction for this happy nomination! It is an honor to know my words spread sunshine and help people smile each day.

On Experiments in Fiction you will find poetic explorations, short fiction, writing challenges, and glimpses at life in Slovenia, so be sure to check it out!

Rules of this Award:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 people and ask them new 11 questions.
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their posts.
  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post.

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Ingrid’s Questions:
  1. Who is you all-time favourite writer?

    I began my reading journey with the heartwarming stories by the english writer, Enid Blyton. Later I read Tolkien, tried Dickens, loved Louisa May Alcott. I do not have a favorite writer; I admire lines and love sentences but no one person can do it all for me.
  2. What is your all-time favourite poem?

    I love poems that tell stories; poems that shock me and shake me to the core. As I recently had the pleasure of reading the works of Mary Mackey, my favorite poem is currently Whenever I Feel Like Complaining, the opening poem from the book The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams. It tells the story of a remarkable woman.

  3. What is your all-time favourite novel?

    My favorite novels wan and wax like the moon. I fell in love with the poetic writing of Frances Mayes in Under the Tuscan Sun, whose stories read like prose poems.

  4. What is your favourite quote from a movie?

    I admire the line “Let me help” from Star Trek episode The City on the Edge of Forever, especially after the speaker remarks that one day that line may crown even “I love you”.

  5. Can we save planet Earth from ourselves?

    Hard question! Was Earth ever meant for us? I believe endless musing could be spent on this question; lifetimes could be wasted trying to find an answer. We try to save Earth from ourselves, but always, always it seems others are undoing our work.

  6. Are you religious? If so, what religion do you follow? Tell me a bit about it, as I like to learn about different religions.

    My mother’s side of my family are mostly Muslims, while my father’s side are Christians. One of the best things about my family is having the freedom to choose what I want to believe in. I believe there is a force out there we turn to and harness in our own ways; it easy to call that force god.

  7. What languages do you speak?

    I speak English and a little French. I also know some words in Italian, a small smattering in German. My favorite way to travel with a language is through accents.

  8. What do you look for most in someone else’s blog?

    I love blogs that offer insights into the writer’s life and are so honest and connected to the writer’s voice that I enjoy being there and reading anything the author chooses to explore.

  9. What is your main aim in writing your own blog?

    I write to share my views, ideals, and stories. I write to improve my writing as constructive feedback is my best friend. I also write to deepen my connection with my community.

  10. What is your favourite food?

    My favorite food changes with the seasons. Currently, I love the flavorful sweet and spicy, rich and creamy Thai soup, Tom kha kai.

  11. Would you go to space if you had the chance?

    Call me old-fashioned, even though I am young, but I do not relish the thought of going up into space. I dream of the Milky Way, wonder at what lies beyond the stars, but feel like the presence of man spoils the mystery.

My Nominees:

Beck of Hey Beck! Here be intriguing stories and poems.

Shreya Sharma of Mysterious Soul: Here is poetry from a beautifully bleeding heart.

Navita of Towards a Better Lifestyle: One step at a time.

Linda of Pages and Papers: Writing tips and informed book reviews.

Srishti Mundhra of PoeticBelle: A poet writing new things.

Luke and Isobel of The Cask Connoisseur: Lovely reviews of pubs and the latest beer.

Michelle of Boomer Eco Crusader: Reflections, tips and tricks for “saving money, time, and the environment”.

Amanda and Marissa of Quirky Working Moms: Inspired experiences about life with kids.

Maddie of Mind The Gap Graduates: Writing and career advice.

Meredith of Sincerely, Meredith: Lifestyle and fantastic beauty product reviews.

Hannah of thorns and all: Colorful snippets of life, motherhood, and books.

My Questions:

Are you a rule breaker?

What is your biggest life success?

What is the closest thing to real magic in your life?

Do your dreams have a deeper meaning?

Favorite fairytale?

What are your writing/blogging goals?

What is one skill you are proud of?

What is one skill you want to learn?

What kind of artwork do you enjoy?

What is the most important thing in your life right now?

What one thing would you change in the world?

Thank you all so much for reading; you are my sunshine.

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  1. What an amazing post! I also am a Star Trek fan, I love soup (lol) and I speak Italian. I feel like I learned so much about you. Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the award!

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  2. Loved seeing your responses to these questions Jaya! I completely agree with your answer to Q5 – it does feel like every attempt to save the planet is undone by something else, super frustrating.

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  3. Thanks for this beautiful gesture Jaya. My humble response is up on my blog. You can read it here

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  4. Great to know more about you through this post Jaya. I am loving this award community for the sole reason of being able to get some insights about our favorite bloggers. 😊. Please accept my heartiest gratitude for considering my name for this nomination.

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  5. Congratulations on being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! It’s always nice to have other writers to look up to and get some inspiration from. It is so important to save the Earth however we can. We can slow the contribution to additional harm to our environment. So cool that you can speak all of those different languages! Thanks for sharing the tag!

    Nancy ✨

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