Honored & Humbled, Part 2

By February 13, 2012Creativity, Gratitude

Up until recently, I’ve never had a reason to write “Part 2” on any of my posts. Tonight I have the honor of being recognized and nominated again for 6 Months to Live. Thank you so much to The Phoenixplains and Love Out Loud for nominating me for both the Versatile Blogger Award and the Liebster Award.   You are both incredible bloggers, and I’ve enjoyed reading your stories. I truly appreciate these awards and am humbled and grateful for your continued support.

Thank you!

Liebster Blog Award. The award is given to a blog with less than 200 followers that deserves a little more recognition (thanks to all of you, I have more than 200 followers now, but I still wanted to recognize and honor this award). There are a few simple rules that go along with the award:

1. Give a shout out to the blogger who nominated you by linking back to their blog. Thank you, Kate!
2. Nominate 5 other blogs with less than 200 followers.
3. Spread the good blog karma.
Lastly, don’t forget to add the Liebster blog award image to your post.

5 blogs I draw inspiration from (in no particular order):

  1. The Next Stop: Musings of a Third Culture Kid
  2. Growing in Africa
  3. Red Pants and a Mustache: Exploring Coffee Shops in Stockholm
  4. Hot Chocolate and Books: My views on anything and everything with some of my book reviews in the mix up:)
  5. Day by Day the Farm Girl Way: Simple Life on a Little Piece of Land

And the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are:

Thank You!

  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
  • Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.

7 Random Things about Me: 

  1. My goal is to see all 50 States and all 7 continents.
  2. Sunrises and sunsets never get old.
  3. My number one dream destination is Bhutan.
  4. I speak Mandarin and Spanish.
  5. I recently renewed my passport and opted for the 52-page book–lots of the world to see!
  6. Magnolias are my favorite trees to climb.
  7. I’ve been playing the banjo for about 6 months. I have written 3 songs and am working on another four.

We can make the world a better place

There are many blogs I gain inspiration from and would like to include, but here are 15 blogs (in no particular order) that I thoroughly enjoy:

  1. Currie Rose’s Based on a True Story Read more about Currie in my latest post: “Based on a True Story: Meet Curie Rose”
  2. Luca Ricci’s SenzaBigliettodiRitorno One of my best friends who is an incredible human being.  His blog is in Italian, but it’s good practice for anyone wanting to learn a new language.
  3. Joey Avniel’s Inspiration One of my dearest friends who has inspired me to look at life differently and to see multiple perspectives.
  4. Ms. Elena Levon’s blog. A beautiful and inspiring woman who “chooses to collect memories instead of things.”
  5. Raxa Collective: a group of people who write about “‘Community, Collaboration, and Conservation’ around the world.”
  6. Reinventing the Horizon: Notes from the Edge. A wonderful blogger who writes with vulnerability and profundity. She’s also currently writing a memoir.
  7. John Stirling Photography  Great photography blog about adventures and sights around the world.
  8. The Lookout Diary  Terrific blog from a young guy who sees life differently.
  9. Bringing you Beirut: Adventures of an English Girl in Lebanon
  10. Margie’s LateBloomerBuds An inspirational photographer and journeyer through life.
  11. Cece’s Little Victories  Another great bucket-list blog about a girl who is doing wonderful things and making a difference.
  12. Emily He’s Grounding my Roots: Reconnecting with the Motherland. One girl’s journey back to her roots in China.
  13. Erin Marie’s The World Wanderer: “Not all those that wander are lost.”
  14. Rob’s Stop Having a Boring Life blog. Check out Rob’s adventures and explorations around the world.
  15. Cycling Musings: Living, biking in California and blogging about it.

Special Bonus: The lovely Osayi Endolyn’s blog, which discusses everything from creativity to her latest profiles and thought-provoking pieces.

Thank you again and enjoy all these fantastic reads!

Join the discussion 40 Comments

  • Thank you so much and congratulations on your awards! It’s so nice to have connected with so many new people through blogging. It’s something I wasn’t expecting but it’s quickly become my favourite thing. I can’t wait to check out the others on your list.

    • Jacqueline says:

      I agree! Blogging has definitely opened up a completely new world, and I’ve so enjoyed all the people I’ve been able to ‘meet’ and interact with—it’s the best part!

  • Emily He says:

    Congratulations for the well-deserved awards! And thank you for nominating me for one 🙂

  • Congrats, my friend. You deserve many, many fine awards.

    I’m honored, Jacqueline. Thank you so much! I love your blog, as well.


  • CeCe says:

    Congrats on all your awards. Well deserved!

    You can opt for a 52 page passport? I still have 4 years left on mine, and I only have enough pages to get me through my China and Philippines trip!

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thanks CeCe! I just realized I didn’t respond to your comment earlier–sorry! Yes, you can. I just found that out when I renewed. I highly recommend the 52-page passport, plus it doesn’t cost extra. 😉 When are you headed to China and the Philippines? You can also get pages added. I had to do that with my last passport.

  • Margie says:

    Congrats Jacqueline and thanks for thinking of me! I appreciate it! Margie

  • Elena says:

    Dear Jacqueline!

    Thank you so much for nominating me and introducing me to some new blogs that I haven’t read before.. as a result I’m already following someone.

    I can’t believe that such a newbie at blogging like me, gets nominated about 4 times in the past month, after only wrote 20 posts. I’m not good with all the awards thing, but the fact that you read me and think these notes of a nutty lady are worth being shared with others is the best award for me, really! : )

    I have your blog on my links for the world to see, so this is my “thank you” for being so amazing, inspiring and unique.


    el xo

    • Jacqueline says:

      That’s great to hear, EL! I have been blessed to ‘meet’ so many amazing people through this blog and approach to life. Very grateful! I can’t believe that you’re a newbie to blogging. You have such a compelling following and so much to say! How long have you been blogging?

      I was deeply honored when you put the link to my blog on your links. I can tell from your posts and your way in the world that you are a genuine and authentic person, which radiates from your blog–it’s no surprise you have such a following so quickly. Thanks as well for all the encouragement and inspiration–means more to me than you know!

      • Elena says:

        I’ve been on wordpress for about 3 1/2 months. The most popular search that brings people to my blog is my name.

        Still trying to get used to the edit process .. i tend to mess my posts up all the time ..

        gosh, such a newbie : ))

        • Jacqueline says:

          Wow! That’s impressive—-both that you’ve only been on for 3.5 months and that people look for you by name. You’re Kinda-of-a-big-deal for sure! 😉

          And, I still mess up my posts sometimes. The preview function is especially helpful and I very often use the edit function, even after posting!

          • Elena says:

            haha , i’m not, i’m just a little me .. : ) you know, when I get out into nature ; mountains, the sky full of stars, ocean, deserts, forests .. I truly see, just how small and unimportant i am : ) a very humbling experience actually.. and our leaders of today .. should put that on the to do list on their busy schedules.. ; )

            It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who gets everything messed up.. really it’s so frustrating sometimes! I’m really not good with technology .. but so much better with nature ..

          • Jacqueline says:

            Ah yes, I’m a tree hugger as well. There is nothing in the world like realizing the vastness of the universe. I have a feeling you will appreciate this: http://htwins.net/scale2/

      • Elena says:

        By the way.. just wanted to add the following —

        holy smokes ! Some of your 7 things about you are incredible !!

        ps- I really want to visit Bhutan as well … guess who inspired me to do that? ; )

      • Elena says:

        Wow!! I loved it!! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! After looking at everything I just let myself fly into it and out of it : )

        We are so unimportant : ))

        4 & 7 …

        Answer to last question — You ; )

        That video totally got me, seriously, I really want to take a year or so off and just travel non stop.. and believe me Bhutan is a priority now and Nepal. And would like to step on the remaining 3 continents during that time as well.



      • Jacqueline says:

        Yay! That’s awesome–a year of non-stop traveling would be lovely. And Bhutan is at the top of my list! I was supposed to go to Nepal October of 2010 and long story, short, it fell through. I was bummed. 🙁 I ended up in Goa instead, but I definitely plan on going back. There is so much to see!

        I learned Spanish in school and then lived abroad in Spain. I also lived in China for 3 years, so I learned Mandarin while I was there. As for the banjo, I absolutely LOVE it. I spent most of Saturday in the park writing and then recording (rough version on Garbage Band) my newest song, “Bluest Eyes.” Very excited about it! Just need to wrap up the work on the other 6 or so I’m working on, find some other musicians, and I’ll be ready to record my first CD! 😉

        What are the 3 remaining continents you have to see? I still have to see Africa and Antarctica.

  • Wow! First, congratulations on the well-deserved awards! I am always very happy when I see in my inbox that there is a new post on your blog and I am glad to see that I am not the only one feeling that way 😉
    Second, thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. This is so unexpected, to say the least. There are so many amazing blogs out there, I feel very honored and humbled too.
    Finally, thank you for sharing some more amazing blogs you enjoy. I’m sure I will like them too,

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thank you! That’s so great to hear. (p.s. sorry for the delay in responding to you, I thought I already had, but I think that was on your actual website).

      Sure thing! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, and there are definitely some great bloggers mentioned here. Enjoy reading more about their adventures! 🙂

  • Currie Rose says:

    Hey, thank you! I want to do this. I have a question though. How do you highlight the text so it is clickable to bring you to the website without having to put the web address in the actual post?

  • Luca Ricci says:

    I want to repeat my thanks here for mentioning my blog! Grazie

  • littlesundog says:

    Congratulations on your awards Jacqueline! I find your blog inspiring (and your life too)! I always look forward to your posts… such a talented young lady you are!

    Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. It is such a pleasant surprise and an honor, coming from you, my friend!

  • Devina says:

    Congratulations Jackie, you totally deserved those awards and more! And thank you so much for the nomination, I’m honoured!

  • Rob says:

    Thanks for the mention, so appreciated!

  • l0ve0utl0ud says:

    Congratulations for your awards 🙂 Thank you for the blog recommendations – I discovered some awesome new blogs through your nominations!

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thank you! I’ve so enjoyed reading your blog as well–such a wonderful name for a blog and what an important concept! Also really glad to hear that you’ve found some awesome new blogs. There are so many amazing and inspiring people and bloggers out there!

  • Audrey Chin says:

    HI Jacqueline. Just getting caught up on social media now after months of travelling. Thanks for the list of websites you recommended. I really liked them.

  • Congradulations Jacqueline! I stumpled on your blog today because I was looking for ideas on how to write good blogs. I really liked your “7 Random Things about me”, because my wife and I love to travel around the world too! I moved to China with my family after living in the states since 1989, and funded a company to work on an app to create a social video sharing app for music lovers.

    Your blog has given me much inpiration, thank you!

    7 Random Things about Me:

    My goal is to see all 50 States and all 7 continents.
    Sunrises and sunsets never get old.
    My number one dream destination is Bhutan.
    I speak Mandarin and Spanish.
    I recently renewed my passport and opted for the 52-page book–lots of the world to see!
    Magnolias are my favorite trees to climb.
    I’ve been playing the banjo for about 6 months. I have written 3 songs and am working on another four.

    • Jacqueline says:

      Thank you Yang Changjie! 🙂 I’m so happy to hear that. It sounds like you’re a fellow world adventurer, lover of travel, and dreamer! That’s fantastic. What are 7 random things about you? Also, did you see that I’m teaching a Skillshare class on blogging starting today? Would love to have you! http://skl.sh/13MNAQD

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