Liebster Award

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Well, to say I am surprised is an understatment! I am extremely new to WordPress and being nominated for any kind of award is such a cheek warmer. Since I only have two posts actually up and published onto WordPress, it’s crazy to think anyone at all is reading them. It gives me the goosebumps to read and create blogs as I’ve recently discovered. I have also found that I have cut down on my book binge because I’m now reading a heap of WordPress blogs. The originality is outstanding! Thank you to Unbroken Reverie for nominating me – you can find her breathtaking blogs here on https://perfectreverieblog.wordpress.com/ Make sure you follow her and get lost in her head!

 

the-rules

 

The rules tell me I have to answer 11 questions about myself.

  1. What song do you most connect with on a personal level?

I mean wow, what a bloody tough question. I am an avid Nirvana fan since I stumbled onto the emo scene when I was about thirteen. Now, being twenty-one, I definitely still have a bit of that moody self, lingering around my inner core. I’m going to say I connect with ‘No Apologies’ by Nirvana or even ‘About A Girl’. There are so many grungy grumpy songs that I could list to you but I’ll save you the spiel for another time…You’re lucky!

2. Avengers or X-men.

I think this could be the easiest question to answer out of this whole list. X-men til I die. I have had a lucid dream where I was Mystic before and I will never forget it. My boyfriend and I went to the cinema to see the most recent one ‘Apocalypse’ and I wet myself with how amazing it was. The story line, the graphics the choice of actors – gah!

3. Team Captain America or Team Iron Man?

Not a huge advocate for the Avengers team but I’m going to go with Iron Man. To be compltely fair though, I haven’t truly seen much stuff from Captain America. I love the Iron Man films though I could be biased since I fancy the pants off Robert Downey Jr.

4. What is one dream you’ve always had?

Dreams are dodgey territory for me since I always have the strangest, life scarring ones. I had a nightmare last night that will stay with me, prepare yourself, you’ve been warned! Me and my friends were all about the size of a thumbnail and got captured by a normal sized person trying to eat us (talk about Attack on Titan). Anyway, me and my tiny mates started to stab and slit this persons throat in such a horrific manner it scared me sooo much that I woke up. I honestly don’t know where it came from or what it could possibly mean but it scared the bejaysus out of me!

5. Favourite quote you’ve heard and why?

Okay so I have two favourite quotes. One that has stuck with me is a line from ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ by Hunter S.Thompson. “Too rare to live, too weird to die” was actually a quote I was going to tattooed on myself until I realised how strange and quite narcissistic it comes across. Baring in mind that I was about 16 when I thought this was a major mile stone in my life to hear this one quote.  The second is by a poet called Percy Bysshe Shelley who I have recently come to adore this past year. “The more we study the more we discover our ignorance” is such an accurate experience we go through the older we get. When we open our minds to other opinions and other techniques, we learn so much about ourselves and others. Leaving behind our old self to create a new, with bountiful amounts of new information and learning curves. Check out Percy Shelley by the way, he was a genius!

6. If you were famous, what would you most likely be famous about?

I am crazy into Mixed Martial Arts and will definitely try my hardest to get limelight with it. I have been in the sport since I was five years old starting with Tae Kwon Do. I then started Kickboxing at the age of eight and I fell head over heels with the sport. I won my title of European champion in 2007 and World Champion in the same year. Since then I’ve trained in many clubs in Ireland that being Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do and Mixed Martial Arts. I’ve also trained in England for a summer which was brilliant as I learned loads of different methods and styles.

7. What is the one thing that can make you happy on a bad day?

Back to number 6. When I’m having a crappy day I like to vent with style. Hitting a punching bag and sweating until I am fatigued is a great way to relive stress. Plus the dopamine levels are increased and you’re left from having a bad day to a happy day.

8. One thing that motivates you to do better?

There are many things that motivate me to do better. My friends, my family and people I look up to in the spot light. When my friends are achieving their goals it really pushes me on to do what I must. My friend Shannon is currently in America teaching kids football all whilst travelling the country which I think takes such confidence to do. My mum works so hard minding my whole family making sure we are all safe and healthy, her caring nature really inspires me to nurture others and appreciate. There are also many people out there that inspire me like Ronda Rousey, Connor Mc Gregor, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Malala Yousafzi among many others

9. Who is one person you’ve always looked up to?

I’ve never really looked up to anyone as opposed to being influenced to them. As I’ve grown older I’ve learned that looking up to anyone never ends well. I used to look up to Avril Lavigne when I was younger and was deeply let down when she went mainstream and dyed her hair bleach blonde. Now though I think she’s great haha. I guess at the moment I’m looking up to anyone who is passionate about MMA and is keen to teach as well as learn. I’m also very appreciative of all the new bloggers material I’m reading recently. Serious talent!

10. What is one thing you can’t live without?

Ahhh okay. I guess this one is harder than it seems because there are probably a lot of things I couldn’t live without and wouldn’t realise it until it was taken away from me haha. I hate to admit it but I couldn’t live without some form of technology. My laptop broke a few months ago and then so did my phone – I was lost in limbo. I hate the fact that we are all so dependent on technology so I’ve cut down a huge amount. The only time I’m online now is for checking WordPress and if I want to watch something. I’ve read and studied on the affects that technology is having on us and it ain’t pretty!

11. And the most important, what is your favourite thing about yourself?

This question is definitely going to cause an inner self loathing for people. I was always brought up to love myself and love everyone around me. I’ve never been a nasty person and I have always given people the benefit of the doubt. I judge people from my own accord instead of listening to little earwigs and what they want me to believe. I guess I love my ability to laugh at absolutely anything and everything. I even have a bloody tattoo on the side of my body saying “laugh”. I show people it and guess what happens? They laugh! Don’t judge the tattoo either, I got it when I was 15 and thought it was a great idea!

 

The bloggers that I nominate are:

Joanhealy

bornbrunette

My Style Scoop

lauraparisomd

I know it is supposed to be 10 but I’m only following about 10 people and a lot of them have a Liebster award too! 🙂

 

 

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