sisterhood-of-the-world   Seeing that I was nominated for a blogging award truly made my day! Seriously, like cloud 9 status. I’ve had my site for some months now, but not having posted much to receiving recognition, WOW. That WordPress notification left me immediately overjoyed, momentarily speechless and just ecstatic. And now being nominated for a second one, this being my first, is just awesome. First, I apologize for the delayed response and please don’t misinterpret it as a reflection of my real attitude and excitement because thank you again and again for this incredible moment and opportunity KC, everyone go check her out! If your interests include fashion, it’s your new blog to follow, but if not it’s okay because The Eleventh Letter provides helpful and uplifting tips as well.

See the rules below:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site. Put the Award logo on your blog. Answer the ten questions sent to you. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer. Nominate seven blogs.

1. Why did you start blogging?

Writing is my passion, it’s the one thing that I’ve always felt confident about while simultaneously gaining confidence from it. Since I was a little girl I’ve written; first in my Tweety diary, then poetry and journalism class during high school, and throughout college for my English degree and the UC Davis student-run paper The California Aggie. After graduating and having become accustomed to writing for an audience, I found myself itching to make my thoughts available to anyone interested in reading. I had considered blogging before and knew that it would be the perfect way to share my viewpoints.

2. What are your dreams and goals for your blog?

That’s a tough question because when I first started I just wanted to write about anything that inspired me, but now after registering for Blogging101 I find myself wanting more followers. I love the way that the blogging community interacts and would like to be more involved as well as posting more often.

3. Do you have a specific post that you are really particularly proud of?

The Deception of Attention is one I really enjoy because I discuss the disheartening truth that much of our youth is too preoccupied with pop culture to be concerned or even aware with the happenings of the world.

4. What brings you joy?

Spending time with my family, boyfriend and friends, playing with my cat Shelly and drinking margaritas (I love tequila). Aside from writing, I also enjoy reading the news, Cosmopolitan and books (some of my favorites are The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and Bonobo Handshake). Blowing bubbles, learning about monkeys and apes, YouTube cat videos, and shopping make me quite happy too.

Shelly and my Bonobo bring me joy. Fun fact: Shelly is named after “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper.

5. What topic are you the most passionate about?

Love and relationship dynamics have always been of particular interest to me. I’m intrigued by how individuals in relationships (any kind) communicate and behave, even more when it’s  unequal or dysfunctional. As of late I’ve been passionate about social media and technology. I’m fascinated and frightened by the ways in which those two elements combined have affected the world. Both have facilitated communicating, learning, being updated and expressing ourselves which is wonderful and permits us to be more innovative. But I fear that we are losing a lot of the beauty and mystery that existed prior to the emergence and wide accessibility of what now seems to be essential for daily life, the Internet. For example, it used to be that if someone wanted to see the nude female body they would either have to find a woman,, purchase PlayBoy or visit an adult store, but now all anyone has to do is visit Instagram or Twitter to see women making their most intimate features available for any pervert to enjoy. That’s alarming.

6. Describe yourself in 3 words.

Outspoken, friendly and honest.

7. Now tell us what your friends would say about you.

Sassy, caring and driven.

8. What inspires you?

In daily life I’m inspired by love, music and the messages that surround us. Speaking in terms of my ambitions, it’s my loved ones and my desire to make them proud. I also find inspiration in my relentless pursue of success. I’ve witnessed many individuals capable of achieving greatness waste their life away and I always said to myself that I would thrive and move forward in life, failure is not an option. If my parents that arrived in the US illegally and don’t speak English could provide a good life for my brother and I, then there’s no reason why I couldn’t achieve my dreams.

9. How long have you been blogging?

I began blogging in June of 2014.

10. What are your dreams and aspirations?

I’m an aspiring journalist that can’t wait to become a reporter for a major newspaper or write for a major magazine. Being that I’m a California girl at heart, I would love to write for the LA Times, but who could reject The New York Times? On a personal note, I dream about traveling, being married, owning a home and having gorgeous, healthy babies.

Thanks for reading! 🙂


My seven nominees are:

My ten questions:

1. When did you start blogging?

2. Why did you start blogging?

3. What is your favorite topic to blog about?

4. What goals do you have for your blog?

5. What are 3 of your favorite blogs to read and why?

6. What are your favorite pastimes?

7. What short-term and long-term goals do you have?

8. What writer or publication (magazine, book, CD etc) would you say your style of writing models?

9. What do you do when you want to write, but lack inspiration?

10. If you could go anywhere in the world and do anything what would it be?


  1. Beautiful responses. Congratulations on your nomination and I thank you for mine. It was a wonderful surprise this afternoon in my notifications window. I like the topic of your post The Deception of Attention, there is a price to pay for paying too much attention to pop culture at the detriment to the development of your own self, I know, I did it. Good luck with the inspiration for future posts, I look forward to watching your blog grow.

    • Thank you for accepting, reading and the feedback! Yes there is and I fear not many are seeing the price of pop culture obsession. I’m glad you enjoyed my responses and look forward to yours 🙂

  2. Thank you soo much it means soo much that you took the time to nominate me. I like the style of your Blog and I know what you mean, getting nominated does put you on cloud nine so thank you again 🙂

  3. Hey Lily! Thanks for the nomination! My response and answers will be up later today as soon as I have time! 🙂 I look forward to it. Thanks, and awesome post you have here. I’m actually working on my Associates in Journalism!

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