Awesome Blogger Award | Traveling, Music + Body Confidence

I am so shocked to be nominated for yet another award! This is another Awesome Blogger Award tag. I was nominated by my beautiful friend Megan from Megan’s Little Blog. We’re in fact working on a collab at the moment, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Megan writes LGBTQIA+ content, positivity and general life chats. Its such a pleasure to read her blog when a new post is released! I highly recommend you check out her content. It is massively underrated.

Rules

  • Thank the person who nomminated you
  • Tag the post with #AwesomeBloggerAward
  • Answer the questions you were asked
  • Nominate 5 more bloggers and inform them of their nomination
  • Give them 10 new questions to answer!

What is your top bucket list destination?

I would love to visit Provence in France, while the lavender is in season. I have been lucky enough to visit France twice, though neither of those times were trips to Southern France, on the Côte d’Azur (this is completely from memory, so I apologise if my French spelling is a little weak). Provence looks so picturesque and it’s my dream to visit there one day. I have a ‘7 Places I’d Like To Visit’ post linked here if you are interested to learn more.

What was/ is your favourite subject at school?

Geography! Both the humanitarian and environmental side of the subject are intriguing for me. I don’t have a fixed idea on a career however something like managing plastic packaging in a supermarket, or going into environmental politics. Although I don’t need a degree to get into that sector, I have always dreamed about experiencing student life so going to university would be ideal. After all, I absolutely love studying!

What is your favourite album right now?

There isn’t just one! I listen to a bit of every One Direction album on a daily basis but at the minute I’ve been playing Midnight Memories more than the others. Been obsessed by Favourite Worst Nightmare from Arctic Monkeys – all of their stuff is amazing but this one has stole my heart in recent weeks. And then Flicker by Niall Horan, and “Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All” by Passenger because the cello in that album is beautiful (I play the cello if you didn’t already know).

What are some things you do when you need a break?

I think I keep a good work/life balance, so this really isn’t a problem for me. Recently I’ve been chilling out by getting out my pencils, calling a friend and chatting for hours while doing a colouring. Here’s my progress, which you will have already seen if you follow me on Instagram!

What is your favourite way to stay organised?

Lists, lists and more lists. I really want to write a post about this, so let me know if that something you’d like to see. I do this thing called a ‘weekly reset’. You may have heard the concept before. It’s the idea that you treat each new week with the ‘New Year’ feeling. I find it really helps me stay on track and organised. 

Why did you create your blog?

At the time I began my blog, I just wanted to be Penny Porter from the Girl Online series. As a character she really inspired me. Now I look back they are the cheesiest set of books ever, but I like a bit of cheesiness every now and then. Honestly, I’m not sure why I began a blog. But when my audience started to grow and I could see my writings help people, that’s when I found the real reason behind my hobby: I just want to help people and the planet.

Do you have any tips for being more confident?

My confidence appeared a little bit over night. One day I was really conscious about my size, the next day I woke up and I was just embracing my cute little rolls. Body confidence isn’t an end goal sort of thing – you’re always making progress! That’s my tip, I think. Treat it is a journey not a destination. 

What is your go to meal to cook?

Anything with toast. Although it’s basic, you cannot go wrong! Cheese on toast, beans on toast, tinned tomatoes on toast… the list is endless. Plus you can accommodate for multiple tastes. It’s an easy meal and it’s delicious. 

What is your favourite concert/ gig/ festival you have been to?

I believe I’ve been to two gigs in my time on this planet? Both were a mix of small indie punk rock bands. They were in small venues too, so I didn’t get anxious in the crowds. If it is an artist I love, crowds aren’t really a problem. It’s being in the dark and not seeing other people’s feet! I fear I’ll step on someone then they’ll turn around and saying ‘what did you do that for?’ and pin me up against a wall. These are punk rock concerts I’m talking about, though. Maybe my fear isn’t so strange after all.

What is your favourite summer outfit?

My paperbag shorts and a baggy t-shirt! Or, if I’m feeling extra special, maybe an off the shoulder top. The weather in the UK isn’t always bright enough for that option though.

I Nominate

And anyone else who wants to participate! Don’t forget to pingback to this post so that I can see it.

My Questions For You!

  • How do you start every morning?
  • What is your favourite thing about yourself?
  • What object could you never live without?
  • Basic one, but what’s your favourite colour and why?
  • How do you spend time offline?
  • What blogging related tasks do you do every day to stay on top of things? (emails, reading other people’s blogs etc)
  • What tip would you give to any beginner blogger?
  • A question you would like to ask your future self?
  • What is your favourite physical feature of yourself?
  • What does your perfect evening look like?

Thank you so much for reading today’s post! I apologise that’s it’s a little longer than my usual posts, but you all seemed to love that last week. Hope you’re all having an amazing week so far!

What are you proud of yourself for accomplishing this week? 

catherine x

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20 thoughts on “Awesome Blogger Award | Traveling, Music + Body Confidence

  1. i am loving all of your award posts Catherine and you deserve more than anaybody! Provence sounds absolutely beautiful and i really hope you get to go some day! i picked my GCSE’s last year (a year early) and at the time i hated geography and history but i had to pick one to do and i ended up deciding on geography because my grandparents were geography teachers so i figured they might be able to help me. however now i’m realising how much i love geography and how much a really care about the planet! i was so upset when covid came and everything we had tried to do to reduce plastic (like bringing your own cup to a coffee shop or re-using plastic bags) stopped. okay osrry for rambling about geography hahah, lots of love, meg xx

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    • It’s such a surprise to wake up to your lovely comment this morning, Meg! I’m glad you’re enjoying the award posts because there are so many stacked up that are ready to be published. I hope I can visit Provence at some point, it’s a very romantic setting. Yay for the geography! I’m so glad you chose it, and are now enjoying it. In the younger stages of school everyone dubs geography ‘boring’ but the more advanced you become, the more interesting it gets. I LOVE your rambles about geography, don’t stop! Thank you for you lovely comment Meg. I appreciate it no end 🙂 x

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  2. Congrats on the award!! I enjoyed reading it. ❤ And I’m glad to see that the comments/likes are working again! They don’t show up in the WP Reader, but it shows up on your site now. 😀

    -Esther

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  3. I enjoyed reading your answers, Catherine! Coloring is also one of the things I love to do when I need a break. It’s a stress reliever and it’s so much fun choosing what color to use. Your coloring style is 😍😍😍.

    And oh, I live for lists! I’m so interested in reading about the idea of weekly reset!!!

    Btw, congratulations on the award! 💖

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  4. Congratulations on the award! I absolutely loved geography too- one of my favourite subjects. And one of my friends from that class is now an environmental lawyer now which I think is so cool!

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    • That’s awesome! I don’t think I could do both history and geography, they’re complicated enough by themselves. I’m not very educated on law but that does sound like an awesome job. Congratulations to them!

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