When I opened up my instagram this past tuesday I received an instagram notification and much to my surprise Noeline from 20somethinghousehold nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! What an exciting way to start my day! Thank you Noeline, for nominating me. I appreciate it.

What’s the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award that is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire, create and spread positivity.

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Noeline blogs about her life in her twenties. She gives us tips and tricks on how to find our way into the adult life. If you are a lover of delicious recipes or are currently in your twenties too and are trying to find your way into adulthood, this blog is for you!

Here are the questions she had for me:

Why did you decide to start blogging?

I started blogging because I felt like I needed a creative outlet. At first I had a personal blog in which I blogged about my mental health journey. But despite blogging about mental health I wanted to blog about other things that interests me as well.  I then decided to start a second more professional blog that I have started in December of last year. Which is herprettybravesoul. Also I am more of an introvert in real life. Blogging is a way for me to “speak” what is on my mind.

Do you have any advice for new bloggers?

Since this is the first time I have started a more professional blog all I can say is “Go for it and try out different things.” When I first started my blog I decided to blog about fashion as well. Because honestly.. That is seriously something almost EVERYONE does. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon. I quickly realized that this wasn’t my thing and I had no fun in blogging about it. What I did was skip that topic completely and focused on what is dear to me

What is the biggest blogging challenge you’ve had to deal with?

Ohhh that’s a tough one. To be honest the most challenging thing despite setting up a blog and finding a self hosted provider is to find the right target group. Like I have this ideal target group in mind but I have no clue to approach them. But what I like is that I can try out different ways on how to approach my target group the best.

What important lessons did you learned in your 20s (so far)?

I think there are quite a few important lessons I have learned so far. But the most important one would be to just follow your gut and do what is best for you. Not what’s best for your parents, your partner..or whoever. Focus.on.yourself. This is your life and your life only. Also stop worrying about anything and everything! Just go for it.

What has been your favourite blog post/posts in your blog so far?

My favorite blog post in your blog so far would be “you are loved“. So far the feedback I have gotten for it is outstanding and it gives me the feeling that I am doing the right thing.

What do you like most about yourself?

I actually have to skip to the next question because I honestly can’t answer that one right now haha.

If you could be transported to any place RIGHT NOW, where would it be?

If I could be transported to any place RIGHT NOW I wouldn’t know if I should pick NYC, Oxnard or the Philippines. But maybe I’d go for the Philippines since I haven’t been there yet and I still need to visit family

What is your favourite outdoor activity?

My favorite outdoor activity is going for a walk with my grandma while we take funny pictures  or riding the bike…. unless I have to approach a hill. That’s the death of me.

What does your next 5 years look like?

I will either be working in a family education center or I will have made the step to working as an entrepreneur.

What would you ask for if the answer was a guaranteed yes?

Hmm…What would I ask for if the answer was a guaranteed yes?…..If the answer would be a guaranteed yes I would ask if my relatives from the Philippines can come live with me.

Give us three random facts about yourself:

I love chocolate, my favorite color is purple and I love the sound of the ocean.

herprettybravesoul sunshine blogger award

I am excited to announce the following nominees:

Jess from Jess Y. Lee

Sacha from Raising Rebekah

Charity from get it girlboss

Bexa from Hello Bexa

Haley from Sundae Studios

Kat from Indierella

Bukkz from She by Bukky Juwa

Adah from Always Adah

Shals from Icing on the Pup Cake

Ellie from Ellie K

Angela from Life of Angela

I had lots of fun answering the questions that were given to me and I hope you are going to have fun answering your questions as well! So lets start 🙂

Here are your questions:

Why did you decide to start a blog?

How did you come up with your blog name?

What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?

What’s a good advice for new bloggers?

What has been the most difficult thing about blogging so far?

What is your most favorite song and why?

Cats or dogs?

What is your favorite quote or proverb? Does it have a meaning to you?

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go to?

What season do you prefer? (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)

Tells us four random facts about yourself 🙂


I am excited to read your answers

Thanks again for nominating me, Noeline!

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Wanna recieve the Sunshine Blogger Award as well?

Follow these simple rules:

First, thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to them.

Then answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.

Once you answered the questions nominate eleven new blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions

One last step: list the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/ or on your blog.