1. What inspired you to start your blog/website?
These past two years have brought huge life changes! I got married, quit my full-time corporate job, and moved from our home in Seattle all the way to Sydney. After quitting, I started my own business (my dream), and it has been a whirlwind of learning something new every moment of every day. There are only a few things that have stayed rooted throughout all of it: my family and friends, yoga, and wine. I decided to start a blog so that I could write about my yoga and wine experiences, in the hopes that I could develop a like-minded community here in Australia but also back home in the States.
2. What is your favorite thing to do and why?
Besides drink yoga and practice wine? Wait, reverse that. ;-) I love to cook and eat delicious food with my husband, I love to binge-watch Netflix over a glass of wine, I love to meet up with friends for Happy Hour on Friday's and banter with each other. I enjoy shopping and most importantly, creating something new.
3. What dreams do you wish to accomplish?
To become Insta-famous. But not like, famous enough to have stalkers.
4. Where are you from and what’s it like there?
I'm originally from Sonoma county, from a small town called Sebastopol. It's a cute area with an adorable dated downtown, with bookstores and quaint little restaurants. The vibe is hippy with a just a touch of farmer. I've heard that in recent years, it's become a much more swanky and trendy place to live. I can't imagine what it must be like! Both of my parents moved out of Sebastopol right after I graduated high school, so I only went back a few times to visit friends. Haven't been there for years.
5. What advice would you give to aspiring bloggers/writers/dreamers?
Don't be afraid to share your experiences, dreams and hopes! Your voice will be heard, and will have resonance with someone, if not many. If you're blogging, keep it short and simple.
I have to take a moment to thank Sarah again for nominating me! Check her out online here! You can also read my nomination post here.
And, here are my Liebster Award nominees!
1. The Balanced Me
One of my dearest friends, Megan, has decided to dive into the world of blogging! She is a 30-something woman, wife, mother, professional, and everything in between. This blog is her way of developing a community of like-minded individuals who can share and indulge in the similarities of Being.
2. Simplify the Heart
I absolutely love this blog! I just found Tamra through networking, and I'm in love with her blog. I love how her love radiates through her words. This recent blog post here about Ethnic Equality resonated so strongly with me. She is a wonderful blogger and a must follow.
3. My Foot Prints Around the World
I had the pleasure of e-meeting Maninder, the blogger behind this wonderful blog, via networking on Facebook. I absolutely love her blog! She offers great insight into traveling, and it's not just for your standard trip to Europe. She touches on places like Poland, Paris, Cancun Mexico and the US. Enjoy!
4. Dress to Thrive
This girl! Chelsea has an absolutely wonderful story, about overcoming 6 months of chemotherapy to be cancer-free (and now rocking an awesome pixie cut!). I know you will love her story as much as I do, and her personal style is so cute! Enjoy!
5. Mind over Midwest
Shayla has designed a gorgeous website, and you will love the design! The blogger herself was born and raised in Fargo, ND (so you know she has a great accent), and lives there now with her husband and pup. Her blog is all about tips and tricks for travel and shopping.
Congrats to all of those nominated! Here are your instructions for the next step:
Jamie is an American girl residing in Sydney, Australia. Not sure which she loves more: yoga or wine, Jamie created a blog all about both, and everything in between!