I am so happy to be nominated for my first ever blog award. Thank you Lia Sanchez for nominating me. Her blog is at Ideas That Build Cities, so go check her out. This is my very first blog award so as expected I am quite excited.
I am pleased not only for this recognition and potential exposure, but this award is an indication that the post I write and share with my fellow bloggers and friends resonates with them in one way or another and therefore aligns with my mission here. Again, thank you to Lia for this nomination, I really appreciate it.
It is called the Blue Sky Tag Challenge Award, which is an award given by a fellow blogger who recognizes your blog as inspiring in some way. You are required to answer 11 questions asked by the individual who nominated you.
Below are the 11 questions that were listed and my answers to them:
1.) What is favorite part of the day and why?
My favorite part of the day is the morning, between the hours of 5:30 am to 7:00 am. I like this time of morning because this is the period when I can have some quiet time where I spend it doing devotion, reading, writing, planning or reflecting. I also like the temperature at that time of the morning because it is really cool. It really is the perfect temperature of the entire day because after that it gets really hot here on the islands, and that isn’t my favorite thing…lol.
2.) What is your favorite social media( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc)? Why?
I would have to choose Facebook. It is the platform I can use to reach several friends and family as the majority of my loved ones is linked to my Facebook account. All my other social media accounts are younger than my Facebook so they are still growing. In order for me to stay connected and make an impact I would choose Facebook as my favorite social media.
3.) How do you feel about ads on your blog?
Before now the thought hadn’t crossed my mind. However, if I were to feature ads on my blog they would have to align with my blogs mission. These ads would have to assist in positively impacting the lives of others and encourage positive self growth.
4.) If you could only pick one superpower: read minds or rewind time, what would it be?
I would pick the superpower to read minds. If I could read minds then that would save me so much trouble and heartache and in that case I wouldn’t need to rewind time to do over anything. I would know intentions up front.
5.) When you are sad, what’s your favorite thing to do to cheer yourself up?
My favorite thing to do to cheer myself up when I am said would be to listen to music and sing and dance my butt off ( that dancing is limited to the bedroom okay..lol). In my experience music has a way to lift me from my sadness and provides me with an avenue to just be free. Now, I’m a West Indian girl so I love me some soca (don’t judge me…tun it up loud!)
6.) Do you speak another language, if so, what language is it?
I do not speak another language fluently yet. However, I am on my way to learning and speaking French. Hopefully by the end of this year I will be able to hold down a good conversation with someone.
7.) What is your favorite movie of all time?
Hmmm I can’t decide between Brown Sugar and The Notebook. Yes I love chic flicks.
8.) TV show that I think is terribly underrated?
I just started watching this show called ‘Queen of the South’. I absolutely love it. My cousin Sally put me on and from the first episode I was hooked.
9.) What’s your guilty pleasure? That thing that you really enjoy but you are ashamed of? Let your readers know!
Can I plead the fifth here? Lol
10.) Do you have a pet?
Yes. I have two dogs. Dogs are awesome pets 🙂
11.) Why did you start you blog?
I started Island Girl On A Mission because I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences. I wanted others (men, women, boys and girls) to know that life is a journey filled with wins and losses, good times and bad times. Challenges, imperfections, mistakes, flaws, angels and demons, but I wanted to share that even if we face difficulties we are still all beautiful creatures…flaws and all. We will make mistakes but that is not the end. As long as we have breath, we have hope and it is never too late to start building toward our truest self. It is never to late to start living our truth and to become the success that we have every potential to be. My blog was started to spread love and light to everyone it reaches.
Here are my 11 Nominees
- The KS Chronicles
- Je Suis Laureen
- Behind The Schmile
- LDN Rose
- Sunny With A Chance of Misery
- @ Bittersweet Diary
- Courtenay’s Beauty Box
- The Godly Chic Diaries
- Bless The Crown
- Caribbean Bloom
Questions to Nominees
- What are your 4 daily must have items and why?
- If you could choose to either feel no fear or no pain for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?
- What is your most important goal for this year?
- How do you use your blog to inspire others?
- If you knew that you were going to leave your country and never return again, what would you spend today doing? And with who would you spend it?
- What is the thing you value the most?
- If you could choose to master one skill, what would it be and why?
- Have you ever been to a Caribbean island? Which one? What was the best part of your experience?
- If you have not yet visited a Caribbean island which one would you most likely visit if you have the opportunity to and why?
- What is your favorite thing to do with others (party, counsel, volunteer, travel, worship etc.)? Why?
- What would you like to say to other bloggers to encourage them if ever they get discouraged to write?
That’s it. Now respond to this by linking your acceptance post in the comment section, thank the person who nominated you and select your 11 nominees along with the questions you would like them to answer.