Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Ya girl’s been nominated for an award y’all!! It’s called the Liebster Award, and it’s for bloggers by bloggers. Most people usually don’t hear about this award until they are nominated, so I’m glad that it’s my turn to spread the word!!
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Being nominated means that I must:
answer 11 of Brit’s questions about my blog
give 11 random facts about myself
nominate 11 other bloggers for the award
come up with 11 questions for the bloggers that I nominate to answer!!
So without further ado: Leggo!!
11 Random Facts about Me (because those are fun)
My favorite color is gold.
My top 3 Love Languages are Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch.
My favorite things to do: Laugh, read, and watch movies.
I always have food in my purse.
I enjoy doing laundry.
I only sleep on one side of my bed. My pillows, laptop, Bible, devotional, and planner usually occupy the other side.
My favorite food is French fries.
I dance with Jesus during my worship time before I go to bed. (That’s kind of embarrassing to share, but don’t judge me until you try it.)
I believe the best feeling in the world is turning off a morning alarm and going back to sleep. That’s why I set 5 of them, so I can do it 4 times before I actually need to be up.
I collect coffee mugs. Not on purpose, I just won’t stop buying them. (Is there a rehab for this??)
My first words of the day are always “Thank You, Lord.”
Brit’s questions about QueenlyMe
1. When did you start your blogging journey?
I started my blog in July 2017. Almost a year old! Ayyyyyee!
2. How did you land on the focus and purpose of your blog?
I can’t take the credit for starting this blog: It was God’s instruction to me. So naturally, I asked Him what it was supposed to be about. When I was dead-set on counseling in a traditional setting (which God shut down pretty quickly!), my focus was on individual wellness, relationships, and guiding others towards their purposes. Those things became the focus of my blog!
3. Where do you go to write?
I am VERY easily distracted (We, psychologist, love to people-watch!) so I normally write best at home. I have a desk that I never use (haha!) I open my blinds, light a candle, put on some Jazz (it helps me focus and calms me at the same time), sit on the top left side of my bed (where I sleep) and get to work!! Well… actually it’s more like getting to “purpose!”
4. What practices do you put in place to prevent burnout and maintain wellness?
I’m the type of person that won’t let myself rest until my goals are accomplished (and to perfection at that!) But I am blessed with a best friend that holds me accountable for resting, relaxing, and treating myself. Saturdays are for me and friends. Sundays are for me and God (and family before I moved to Atlanta *sniff*). NO EXCEPTIONS!
5. What is a happy memory you will never forget?
I have a rather large immediate family (my parents, 3 big sisters, 5 nephews, and a niece-there’s 12 of us!) so it’s really hard for us to all come together. But Christmas in my family is MANDATORY!! No matter where we live we always come together to eat, play games, laugh, argue, watch movies, sing, dance, reminisce, and just love on each other. It’s amazing!
6. What’s one piece of advice you would give to your 12-year-old self?
I would tell my 12-year-old self that fitting in keeps me from standing out. During that time, I really needed to know that it was okay to be smarter, more mature, and more compassionate than the average 12-year old. Not to sound grandiose, but I often watered down my intelligence and character because it seemed like I never had anything in common with the people my age.
7. Where would you recommend traveling to, and why?
Anywhere!! Travelling teaches you SO MUCH about life, but mostly about yourself!
8. The best book you’ve read lately, and why.
Aw shoot! You done messed up with THIS question!! *in my Tennessee twang* The best book I’ve read lately has been “No Opportunity Wasted: The art of execution” by Bishop Joseph W. Walker III. And this isn’t just because I’m a member of “The Mount” (shout out to Mount Zion Baptist Church in Nashville!!) But this book released during a time when the fear of my growing purpose was causing me to become stagnant in my purpose-chase. This book gave me clarity on my next steps and the evidence that God was backing me all the way through.
9. What’s next on the bucket list?
Well I’ve always wanted to go on a mission’s trip! It turns out that God just recently allowed me the opportunity to go to Haiti with an amazing non-profit organization called The EatWell Exchange. And guess what…. The trip just happens to fall on my BIRTHDAAAAAY (Psst… It you want to show me some birthday love, click here to donate to the organization’s Mission to Haiti! God’s gone bless ya nah *there’s that twang again*)
10. Who is a motivational person (celebrity or non-) to you, and why?
Again… not because I’m a member of The Mount, but when I think of “motivation” I automatically think of Bishop Walker for sure. I think about all of the positions he holds and all of the responsibilities he has on a weekly basis, and yet he remains consistent and relational with all of his members and followers, while being a husband and father of 2! A lot of times I catch myself thinking, “If Bishop can do all of that, then I can do this…”
11. What’s your next big goal for your blog?
Well as I’ve said before, this blog wasn’t my idea, so God’s goals are the only ones that matter. I am, however, really excited about the recent goal that He led me to accomplish by creating a YouTube channel in addition to my written blog. I believe this will help to extend God’s reach through me to other “Royals” who may not particularly have a heart for reading, but have a heart for Christ.
And the 11 Nominations go to… *drumroll*
Join “HutchStew,” a married couple living in Nashville (ayyyee!!), for “Date Nights” and “Truth Tuesdays” as they grow in love with each other and their passions. (Don’tcha just love love?!)
If you’re looking to find some easy and delicious ways to incorporate health into your busy lifestyle, Jasmine is your girl! This Registered Dietician is all about eating well without sacrificing taste or convenience! PLUS, she offers nutritional counseling! Meal planning, anyone??
KdotVann has the heart of an adventurer and loves to travel! I also LOVE her candid stories about her relationships and growing up bi-racially (her father is Black and her mother is Korean). And LORD, she can cook!!!
Team Jesus Magazine is not afraid to address those juicy, secret questions that many Christian have! It’s the perfect mix of the Christ life and REAL life!! Plus, it keeps you up-to-date on Christian events and happenings
This blog is all about the Glow-up of the heart! Tamieka, a.k.a. Ms. Wordsmith, is a powerhouse that has a passion for helping others use adversity to level up in life! Her story is one that will motivate you into action towards your own Glo-up, girl!
Shanetta’s transparency on this blog is something that I believe a particular tribe of people are craving. She’s a mom of 3, the oldest of which is a special medical needs child. This blog speaks about her faith, her struggles, and her triumphs. It definitely will adjust your perspective on life and all that it brings.
I had the pleasure of collaborating on a post about the pursuit of relationships with Dushawn a few weeks ago. (Read his post here and mine here!) If you want an inside look into a man’s perspective on life, love, and relationships, this blog is the way.
I was overwhelmed by the quiet, yet strong, wisdom that this blog presents, which isn’t surprising considering the fact that this blog is almost 10 years old!! Sharon has a gift for seeing the “God” in everyday situations and occurrences.
This blog was birthed just this month, but I have a feeling that it will quickly become one of those blogs that you’ll be glad you were a part of from the beginning. Joreea’ is like every girl’s bestie that always fills every convo with great insight and life tips.
I LOVE this young lady’s confidence to inspire!! Add that with a weekly scripture and song for encouragement and this blog quickly becomes a haven of strength and loving (& often needed) rebukes! PLUS, her style is on POINT!
This girl is just quirky enough for me to LOVE HER! But don’t let her humor fool you, she’s full of inspiration that will help you to “Get unstuck” & “Live your dream!”
11 Questions for these amazing Bloggers!
What is one thing you usually need to blog like a boss?
How do you come up with blog topics?
What is your blog’s age?
Why did you start your blog?
What is a tip for other bloggers?
What is something you wish someone would have told you before starting your blog?
What’s one word that best describes your blog?
Who is your favorite blogger and why?
When is your usual post day for your new blogs and why?
What is one of your blogging fears?
We all have that one person in mind that would make our LIFE if they read one of our blogs. Who would that person be for you?
For more info about the Liebster Award click here!