The Liebster Award


A special thanks to hummingbird27
For nominating me for the Liebster award…thank you so much

Here are her questions,for me.

What’s your favourite quote?

“I will love you with too many commas but never any asterisks” -Sarah Kay

“Make good art.
And while you are at it, make your art. Do the stuff that only you can do.”
-Neil Gaiman

“We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life.”
-Marina Keegan

If you had to give a piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?

You’re living on toast
You’re struggling through college
A job you don’t really want as a career
A relationship you’re unsure of…
The world is changing
We are changing
Uncertainty is the forecast
So why not write your novel?
Why not make that film?
Why not?
say yes to things and see where it takes you.
you control what’s on your plate
only you…
you’ll change over time..
what you like
how you see things
how you see yourself
that’s ok…
so just do things.
Don’t over think it.
William Shatner said
“Yes’ opens opportunity
‘No’ closes the door…”
Or something like that…
Just say yes,go for it.
There’s no better time than now.

How do you find your inspiration when writing?

Everything …
It could be a book
A sentence
A movie
I just feel everything
When I walk into a room
Or when I meet people
I leave with pieces of that
So I write about it…
I used to think I didn’t have anything to say
Or share
Or that it wasn’t that important
But that’s ridiculous
You feel it
You carry it
You live it
So share it

Tell us something you have done that you are proud of

I talked to my dr about my anxiety…
It literally changed my life…
I know that’s very personal
We all have chemical things going on…
And not to let this define me …
But just medicate it…
Just like a diabetic does…
It clears your perspective …
Nothing should have that kind of grip or power over us…nothing.

If you could pick a job without any consequence to money, what would it

Dating Jennifer Lawrence lol…
No seriously though.
I guess..
just traveling and writing
Getting out there
And photographing things
Eating strange food
And writing about it
Also acting
Making films …
I like so many things
It’s ridiculous

What is your favourite type of cuisine or dish?

Italian …lots of sauce and bread..
And cheesecake…lol
Although Indian food
There’s this great place where my sister lives and it’s just fantastic
Great day,you have to try Indian if you’ve never had it.

If you met your 20 year old self, what would you tell/advise him ?

I sucked back then…
I thought I knew everything,
I dressed bad,
It was really sad,
But I had a lot of anger too…
I would have to say…
“Learn to cook.Learn to take a chance,learn to let go.
it get’s better.
Not necessarily easier,but better.”

What is your best childhood memory?
Running through the woods
Just careless and naive …
We lived in GA and had like 40 acres
It was great. One time I fell out of a tree and broke a limb when I hit the ground and really believed I had broke a rib. so,I got up and ran as hard as I could to tell my parents…because that’s what we do when we break ribs.
And I have to include
Christmas Eve at my grandparents .
Our whole family together presents…my uncles smoking…
Everyone was taller than me.
It was great.

What got you into writing?

My sister actually …I come from a family of writers…and we just started writing …very young…we all had journals…and we all are very sensitive to people and film and the arts …
So we just started writing …
But Danie really started before any of us and I would sneak into her room
And read her journals was just from there grew into this.

Apart from writing or blogging, what are your other interests?
Acting …I’ve always been very vain
And a performer …i would love to work in both fields.
I’ve also kind of always wanted to be a bartender lol

What is a must read book according to you? ( Preferably a book that has perhaps gone unnoticed in the public eye or has been under appreciated)
No matter the wreckage by Sarah Kay
It is the most inspirational thing I’ve picked up in a long time …
Although The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan is just phenomenal as well.
I’ve read both several times.several times.

My nominees are as follows





Here are my questions

what’s the most influential memory you have ?

are you doing the thing you thought you would be doing at this age?

where do you see the arts going? Do you think social media is helping arts? Or hindering them?

does literature play a large influence on your writing/daily life?
If not,what does? If so, what is your favorite book?

what does writing/the arts mean to you?

what’s your favorite thing about where you live?

what’s your favorite quote?

what’s your favorite film?

do you consider yourself a feminist?

if you had the influence to tell your younger self and young women today anything,what would it be?

if you could sit down with anyone for tea/coffee who would it be?

what’s next?

Here are the rules

– Thank your nominator and post a link to his/her blog.

– Display the award on your blog.

– Answer the 11 questions provided by the nominator.

– Nominate 5-11 blogs which have less than 1000 followers, and let them know they’ve been nominated.

– Make up and post 11 or more questions for your nominees to answer.

– Post these rules on your blog.

A Sarah Kay

I like things
With history
Ghosts with stories
The typewriter
You run a hand over
Feeling Sylvia Plath

The grandfather clock
Where you saw
The ghost of a boy
Standing by the stairs

Hard sole shoes
And classic rock n roll
The Rolling Stones
Dylan’s lyrics
The world at war

I prefer old things
But I could use
A Sarah Kay
Tell me to take her in
But stop writing her
With my eyes

We wouldn’t have to pretend
Because we’d somehow understand
Some of us live
Some of us die
And sometimes we see them
In energy
Passing through time

A Sarah Kay would be nice
And open
She would
The layers
Like tree growth
take time
The space between
A tide
And a wave
she would
Trace it
With fingertips
Filling the blanks
On the map
With notes

We’d take photographs
Of galaxies
Connect the dots
Making our own constellations

I like things with ghosts
I like a good story
So we would
Take it all in
And write it all out
Leave out
All the mess
I could use
A Sarah Kay
She’d understand
That silence
Those layers
And just laugh
When I wrote her
From across the room
With my eyes
Because she’d know
And leaving
A Sarah Kay
Man,that’d be nice