This post is something a little bit different. I was nominated for a Liebster Award! And if like myself you had no idea what that means then feel free to check out what its all about and how to get involved at The Global Aussie: https://theglobalaussie.com/liebster-award-2018/.
Anyways lets get started with the questions! Its a long one so make sure your sitting comfortable and grab a snack or something, enjoy reading!!
1. What or who inspired you to start your blog?
I started my blog to help me with my dyslexia and to talk about anything and everything! I didn’t really know anyone who had a blog and I didn’t read many blogs because I struggle with reading and staying focused. But with this I thought I would start a blog of my own, with a different style of writing that I would want to read, and I fell in love with blogging and finding new topics and sharing my passions with others. I was also inspired when I turned 20 to try something new that ‘teenage’ me would never EVER do, and starting a blog is defiantly something I never thought I could maintain.
2. Where is your dream travel destination and why?
I hate this question!!! There are to many amazing places and cultures that I want to explore. However the main one that sticks out is Japan. I would love to visit Japan and stay there for a couple of months to really get a feel for the country. So why Japan? I’m from the UK and I feel like Japan is a complete 180 of the UK, it seems very futuristic and so ahead of time whilst the UK still seems stuck in some old ways, and slowly evolving, whilst Japan is on a whole other level!
3. Do you have goals for your blog? If so, what are they?
I defiantly have some pretty big goals for my blog! I would love to keep my blog growing and to keep making friends with similar intrestes and passions as me. I hope to start getting recognised by a magazine or a newspaper and start writing my own column or have my own section. And my biggest goal would be to start my on TV/web series following a girl travelling the world exploring crazy things and shining a light on things going on the world that we don’t see everyday.
4. What is the last compliment you got?
So I’m really trying to rattle my brain for this question! And not because I can’t remember but because I usually don’t know the difference between a compliment and someone trying to give a compliment that I’ve not taken as a compliment or vice versa. So I think compliments are a strange thing and that its up to us what we take as a compliment, an example of this is that I get told A LOT that I’m a very chilled, laid back person, which I think is meant to be a negative thing but I take it as a compliment, the word ‘chilled’ can be seen as being lazy and not being productive or not caring, however I like being ‘chilled’ and choose to take it as a compliment, I see the word as being open minded and observaent which I see as positives. This is probably the longest answer anyone has given this question but I really find compliments a small dose of happiness in a self obsessed way.
5. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?
NOTHING!! Just kidding but also really not, blogging is for sure my biggest hobby, but besides blogging I also have a love for cooking, and a love for eating which go nicely hand in hand. I also enjoy sports and I have a very competitive nature inside me which usually only comes out between my siblings and me.
6. If you could live anywhere else (fiction or not) where would it be?
Okay so if I was asked this question when I was little I would have said London. I remember taking the train to the city and it being the most exciting expericene, seeing everyone rush around and all the lights into the late night, it really is a city that never sleeps. And if you asked me this question last year I would have answered Austrailia, Ive never visited but it seems like the perfect lifestyle for me, laid back, loads of places to explore and better work conditions, But right now after binge watching ‘Friends’ for the last 2 months, I have come to the conclusion I want to live in New York!! Again I have never visited but it seems like the best place for someone looking to get into media and be successful, also without sounding cheesy it really does seem like a magical city.
7. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Well most people don’t know I have this blog! Not because I don’t wan them to know but because its kind of my own little thing I have where I can write about whatever I want to, within reason of course. But besides this blog, a lot of people don’t know that I love creating! Weather its in the form of writing, cooking or art I love expressing whats going on in the brain in different ways, I’m not very good at the whole ’talking’ thing, mainly because I found it hard to get my words out exactly how I want them to sound in the moment. So I like finding other ways to do so, which I think would surprise other people.
8. Do you have pets? If so post a picture of them here
I do have some beautiful pets! And you know when people have pets when they are in love with all they want to do is show you there gallery of photos they have of them, so I’ll let the photo’s do most of the talking. I have a Spaniel called Coco, a Dachshund called Archie and a Tortoise called Toby aka speedy (and I promise you he is very quick for a tortoise).
And there it is! Some really great questions that were actually a lot harder to answer than I thought. I want to say a huge thank you to @amber_grout for nominating me and getting me involved I had a lot of fun coming up with answers! Make sure to check out her blog at http://itsamberlondon.blogspot.co.uk and share your own answers in the comment section and I will be sure to respond. Make sure to be following me on twitter @IzzyDriscoll to see who I nominate. Thank you for reading and remember to never stop exploring.