Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Hey beautiful people!

I’m super excited about being nominated by Kelleemudiva’s Beauty Blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you for thinking of me. I hope my amazing followers and readers find some inspiration from my blog. Thank you for being an inspiration as well, diva!

Here are the rules:

1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.

Seven Facts About Me

  1. I love music.  I consider it my first love.  I’m from a very musical family on my daddy’s side.   We sing or play instruments or both.  The last instrument I played was the drums. No, I am not on Sheila E’s level of playing…lol.
  2. I have two tattoos.  I have a small treble clef on my left wrist and the word music with a treble clef replacing the S on the left inside ankle area.   I designed the ankle tattoo.
  3. For my first “career” job out of college, I worked as a chemist for a cosmetic company that made my health and beauty products like shampoos, conditioners, lotion, and etc. for companies like Walmart, Target, and Walgreens. It was the dopest job. 
  4. My favorite color is purple. Yellow is my second favorite.
  5. My favorite snack obsession is gummy bears. Period.
  6. This is not a phobia, but I do not like birds.  They kinda freak me out a little bit.
  7. I went white water rafting a few years ago.  It was one of most exhilarating experiences.  I definitely want to do it again.

I would like to nominate these bloggers amazing and inspiring bloggers that I have connected with.

Hil The Thrill 

Windy City Wardrobe

Olga Linguini

The Management Maven

Curls on the Go

I hope you have gotten a chance to see a little more of me through facts about me!

Much love and peace,

Brandi

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Awards

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Hello, beautiful people!  I was recently nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Awards by TK Loves.  Thank you TK for the nomination!  Please go checkout this multifaceted lady and her blog.    She has everything from diy-ing (I know, not a real word), cooking, being a fabulous mommy, and so on!

So….here I go…

The Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions they’ve set you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten people.

Here are TK’s Questions for Me

Have you ever had a moment where you doubted yourself, and why?

Absolutely, kinda!  I have 2 explanations.

1) I have had moments where things didn’t work out how I wanted or thought it should have gone differently.  I am very type A.  I like plans, lists, and order. There have been times I doubted if I should continue a thing or goal, or if I am on the right path.  I questioned myself and doubt set in.  I have learned not to be hard on myself and allow life to happen. I am learning to trust God’s time.  

2) Now that I think about it, self-doubt would set in if I listened to people who did not have my best interest or people who really were not happy themselves.  I stopped that and ignore negativity as much as possible.  I also, stopped share my dream and goals with people to prevent any negative words or energy in my space (this has been a dream saver). 

 Have you ever had a moment where you were completely confident in yourself, and why?

Yes.  There was point when I was around 25ish where I stopped caring about pleasing others at the expense of my happiness and contentment.  I began to accept and love my imperfections.  I stopped minimizing my accomplishments and my amazing-ness to make others feel more comfortable with themselves.  I really started to see what self-love and self-acceptance was.  I started owning everything about myself. My confidence really began to radiate.

Would you rather be remembered for what you can do or who you are, and why?

I’d rather be remembered for who I am, definitely. I am not the only person in the world who is good or great at a thing.  I intentionally do not define myself through the things that I do.  I see the things that I do as an extension of who I am.  Yes, I am a really good singer, I am really creative, and I really like fashion.  But, I also hold high expectation for myself.  I value living and treating people with integrity, honesty, respect and genuineness.  The most memorable people in my life had and have beautiful spirits.  This is important.

Which do you fear, failing a million times or never attempting at all? Never Attempting

Are you doing what you believe in, or settling for what you are doing?  How do you know?

I am doing what I believe.  One thing I have to say is that it is hard to settle when you know your worth and passions.  

How do you stay uplifted during the hard times in life?  What’s your motivation?

During the hard time, I get support from my family and my faith.  Sewing and making things really helps be channel my energy into something positive. I like listening to music…recently, I have had to deal with some serious things and I have found rap to be very relaxing because it doesn’t make me feel sad or emotional.  

What is that ONE thing you would change in the world, and why?

One thing I would change in the world is that everyone was emotionally/psychologically healthy.

What is that ONE thing that motivates you to love, and why?

Love motivates me to love.  Love is beautiful.  Here’s a scripture that sums up why love is so motivating for me.  “Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn’t jealous. It doesn’t sing its own praises. It isn’t arrogant. It isn’t rude. It doesn’t think about itself. It isn’t irritable. It doesn’t keep track of wrongs. It isn’t happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth. Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)”.

What is something you know you do differently than most people?

Hmmm…I would say how I think.

What makes you, YOU?

My mind, my thoughts, my heart, my soul, my intentions…and DNA of course…lol.

Okay…I really believe I gave long-winded responses…lol!  TK you made me do some thinking:-)

I nominate these wonderful blogger:

InTheLifeWithAyo

Just My Luxxe

Lipstick in my diaper bag

HILTHETHRILL

http://naturallycurlykinky.com/

Here are the questions.

  1. What inspired you to begin blogging?
  2. Did you have any reservations about becoming a blogger? If so, what were they?
  3. What have you found to be the most rewarding aspect of being a blogger?
  4. What have you found to be the most challenging aspect of being a blogger?
  5. What motivates you to blog?
  6. Have you connected with other WordPress bloggers?
  7. What is your go-to book or blog that  you have found inspiring?
  8. What are 3 most favorite beauty items?
  9. How would you describe your style?
  10. What makes you smile like for real, for real?

Leave your answers in the comment section below or send me the link to your post. To those who read or follow my blog it would be interesting hear your answers as well. Feel free to comment below;-)

XOXO,

Brandi