Liebster Award

I’m pretty new to blogging so it’s been amazingly encouraging for me to receive an award from my fellow blogger Kacha. I just simply adore her blog as she shares things that I can totally relate to: her journey through depression and burnout – and interesting facts about psychology & mental disorders. Reading her blog has helped me a lot – so please check it out!: https://journeythroughlife591163021.wordpress.com/

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. ‘Liebster’ in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. The award is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community.

The rules of the Liebster Award are:

  1. Acknowledge the blog which nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions your nominator asked.
  3. Nominate two to six other bloggers who might appreciate the boost.
  4. Ask them several unique questions.
  5. Let them know you have nominated them.

Kacha’s questions (and my answers to them):

If you had an intro music, what song would it be? Why?

To be honest, this first question is the easiest one for me to answer. I was born in 1992, which means that I was a teenager in the late 2000’s – and I guess I have not grown up ever since. Deep inside of me, I am still an emo kid even though I do not look like one anymore. So, if I had to choose an intro music, I’d definitely go for my favorite song: Never too late from Three Days Grace.

What is popular now, but annoys you?

Now, this is a more difficult question to answer. Honestly, there are not too many things that “annoy me”. But if I really had to name one, I think it’d be Hashtag OCD. I just find it kind of annoying when people tell me they were “so OCD” (only because they like cleaning) or when they add #OCD to Instagram images that have nothing to do with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

If you opened a business, what kind of business would it be?

One thing that you should know about me is that I’m addicted to baklava – so If I could open my own business, it would definitely be a baklava shop! 🙂

Not sure what baklava is? Check this Wikipedia article!

Who in your life brings you the most joy?

My family and my friends. It’d be impossible for me to pick one person in particular. 🙂

Where is the most beautiful place you have been?

Oh la la, an extremely difficult question to answer! Traveling is my passion and I’ve been lucky enough to visit a lot of beautiful places. Yet, there’s one city I’ve fallen in love with: Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

My Questions

  1. What is your favorite book & why?
  2. Why did you start blogging?
  3. What one-sentence bit of advice would you give to your 13-year-old self?
  4. Who is one person that inspires you and why?
  5. Name a country you’d love to visit!

My nominees:

Rethinking Scripture
Lampelina
Talking OCD
Cynthia’s War Room
Beautifully Unstuck
PurpleStar

Blessings

Mark

9 thoughts on “Liebster Award

  1. Hi Mark, I like the song although I’m not from the emo period, I was raised on grunge. The clip was kinda heavy for me to watch. I like things from the heart. I think a baklava shop is an excellent idea. I would come and visit!
    The trend to hashtag every mental difficulty needs to stay in 2019. I’m not particularity fond of people telling things are ‘depressing’ and that they had a ‘depressed day’ when they mean maybe something else. But on the side we can’t judge too quickly as we don’t know the story behind it. But labeling something very quickly as a ‘mental difficulty’ is disrespectful. Thank you for participating!

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    1. Hi Kacha 🙂
      Apologies for the late reply – hectic day!
      I love grunge too ❤ haha i hope i will be able to open my baklava store and you will be a VIP guest!
      Yes…it can be very annoying when people use names of mental illnesses to describe things that have clearly nothing to do with the actual disorder but at the end of the day, as you said: we should not judge them too quickly because most of the time they really do not mean to offend anyone..it is more about the colloquial language usage. Like for many people the word "OCD" means cleaning or order and they use "depressed" as the synonym for "sad". But i am sure that raising more awareness on mental illnesses will change this!
      Thank you again for nominating me
      Blessings

      Mark

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