The mystery blogger award

It has been such a long time since the last blogger award I answered. 100% my fault, I have neglected my precious blog for quite a while. I fell hard in love with traditional art. Between living in a “hard mode” world -2020 edition- and using art as my way to scape heal from misfortunes and unhealthy relationships, writing became secondary. Even when I wanted to go back to my bi-weekly habit of posting, I just wasn’t motivated enough. I tried to force myself to do it and that made it even worse. The passion was gone. That is, until I found a kindred soul (or did he find me?, who knows). His motivation for writing rubbed on me. I’m always looking forward for his productivity posts, not only do they inspire me to write, they are full of tips on how to be productive!.

Who am I talking about? That’s Nesha from I wore her sweater. He’s also the one who gave me this award. Thank you Nesha! may you keep writing more beautiful posts that keep inspiring people, me included.

  1. Put the award logo or image on your blog;
  2. List the rules;
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog;
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
    Okoto Oke Enigma, and this is her link;
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself;
  6. Answer 5 questions from the person who give you the awards;
  7. You have to nominate 10-20 people;
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog;
  9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify);
  10. Share a link to your best post(s).

First of all, I don’t think I can nominate 10-20 people 😱 and I haven’t seen anyone nominating that many. I think we all struggle with this part of the award, am I right?. I will nominate 3, because I rather have quality over quantity. These will be the 3 blogs that make me smile and think “never stop writing please, how are you so awesome?”.

But first, I shall follow the other rules of the award (and make up for breaking the 10-20 people rule):

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

  1. I love painting food, all the food I don’t find in this small city where I live. I just realized I have never painted tacos and that needs to change.
  2. Natsume Book of Friends is my favorite manga and anime. Manga are also books, specially slice of life genre, they share the wisdom, emotions and point of view of the author. Sometimes they can convey, in a very profound way, life wisdom that you don’t usually see in other types of entertainment. If I had kids, I wouldn’t take them to the movies, I would watch anime with them.
  3. I’m a Mexican who dislikes hot weather, tequila and chocolate (hot choco is life, anything else feels too sweet). I live in Finland now. I wish someday I can buy a house in the middle of the forest, next to a lake. There I would grow all kinds of plants, pick berries during the summer, paint, sing and dance to my hearts content. Friends would be always welcome to join!. I love that dream.

Answer 5 questions from the person who gave you the awards

  1. What is that ONE desire or enthusiasm, the passion of yours that drives your soul?

Okay, I have a quote as an answer, because this quote is the most perfect definition of my life and what drives my soul, said in the most beautiful way.

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:

A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”

Pearl S. Buck

Those who follow me on Instagram, have witnessed my passion to create, explore and enjoy life. I create every day, I share my joys and appease my sorrows with the beauty of the world that surrounds me.

2. What makes you grateful, optimists, and concerned about this passion of yours?

I’m constantly grateful for all the different ways I can express myself and create!. There are so many options! I’ll never run out of new ways to create. Through writing, painting, singing, crafting, cooking, you name it. I’m a jack of all trades, master of sharing love~

What makes me concerned is that this fire can sometimes burn too fast and furious. Passion can get out of control. However, I’m not that much concerned about it because you can always learn something about yourself from these less glamorous moments.

When you run out or energy, when you realize you put more on your plate than what you could handle, when you fail, when you feel lost. These are the moments that shape you, that make you grow stronger and that help you discover who you really are and what you want in life. Also the ones that make you the most humble and grateful!.

3. What does success look like in your head?

Success looks like Gudetama “the lazy egg” rising full of energy, despite his nature, despite anyone’s expectations. It’s not about achieving something, for me success is an attitude.

4. What do you enjoy about writing?

What happens after writing, the idea of connecting with other people and sharing our deep thoughts and feelings. Here’s another quote that says it better than me:

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

Frida Kahlo

Do you like cats? What about catgirls? (This is the funny one )

I like cats! meow~ catgirls are cute!

Nominees

Nesha at Wore her sweater

You are the one who sent me this award and I know how much dedication you put to it, so just take it as an appreciation award! (and hopefully, as motivator to keep writing).

Maisy at Hawthorn Book Reviews

I have been following her book blog for such a long time and I’m specially fond of her –Wednesday’s Word of the Week– Hi Maisy! I wish you good luck at University!

Susan at Susan loves books

Susan’s book blog shows how sweet and caring she is. Her positive, uplifting and funny image posts bring a smile to my face. Also, I love to check her Netgalley haul posts 🤩

Questions

Feel free to answer in the comment section if you don’t want to make a post or don’t answer at all, this is mostly to show my appreciation to you and let others enjoy your blog as well 😘😘

  1. I’m curious, what would your perfect day be like?
  2. If you could travel to any place in the world in a split of a second, where would you go right now?
  3. If you could meet up for the first time with your online friends, where do you think it would take place? a café, museum, library, home?
  4. Can you tell me one “life lesson” that made you a happier person?
  5. Last question will be the “weird question”: Do you sing/ play music inside your head while in a meeting, bus stop or any other boring situation?.

Wow! you made it to the end of this post!! How should I reward you? Share your thoughts in the comments. I think my brain is exhausted at the moment, I’ll let it rest. You too, remember to take care and treat yourself kindly. Have a wonderful day sweeties!

About Alicia

I enjoy sharing my love for good books with other people. I wish you can find the type of books meant for you. Art is my passion. Both activities allow me to travel to imaginary places, learn, grow and share my journey with others. Feel free to join me, I love company.

8 comments

  1. Congratulations on your award

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Congrats!! Thank you so much for nominating me – you are beyond sweet ❤❤ I’ll post my answers next week! Xx

    Liked by 2 people

  3. mel

    Congratulations, Alicia!

    Liked by 2 people

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