Monday Sunshine

Monday Sunshine

Ahh, Mondays. Back to the big city and work life…wishing I was still up in Lake George.

Womp wompppp…but…

…this Monday is a bit brighter now that I’ve found out I was nominated by the lovely Mae for the Sunshine Blogger Award! 

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. It is given to bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.

It’s great to see that folks view my blog as positive and inspiring as that’s what I aim to achieve in each post. I want my blog to serve as a happy spot on the internet where y’all can have a laugh, learn something new and hopefully find yourself inspired in some small way through my words and photos. 

Apparently there are some rules for accepting this award…bear with me…

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Here are the 11 questions Mae gave me, and my answers!

  • What is travel for you? Travel is everything! A way to satisfy my curiosities and embark on new adventures. Meeting new people, trying new things, experiencing and seeing everything I absolutely can during my time on this crazy planet.
  • What keeps you motivated? My sense of curiosity, along with seeing what other folks are doing. I love searching the ‘travel’ tag on WordPress just to find ordinary people going on extraordinary adventures. It’s both motivating and inspiring. 
  • Who are the people that inspires you to write? I can’t say that any one person in particular inspires me to write. I think it just comes from within…I’ve always found writing to be the best way to express my thoughts.
  • How will you achieve great results in writing your blog? Through being honest, with not only myself but my readers as well. This blog can’t be great if I’m not being true to myself.
  • What is favorite color? This color! (Grass green).
  • How old were you when you started writing? Good question! I’m not sure haha…forever?
  • What is your favorite place in the world? Oh! I just posted about this — the perfect, small town of Lake George, NY.
  • Which would you choose? New York or Bali? Interesting question…for vacation, definitely Bali since I’m from NY. 
  • Will you go trekking or go to the beach? I’ve always preferred mountains and lakes to sand and oceans, so I’d have to say trekking. 
  • What is the one thing you can’t travel without? My journal! 
  • What are the challenges that you have faced in writing an article? The biggest challenge I faced was in writing this article, To My Fellow Late Bloomers. It was a very personal piece and I wasn’t sure I wanted to put it out there, but I received wonderful feedback and am glad I published it. 

Soo…now I have to nominate 11 folks! Here are my picks:

Neidotta’s blog Go Travel Global. 

Caitlyn’s blog Cessna Chick.

Heather’s blog New York Roots to Southern Boots. 

Alexa’s blog Alexa-Writes.

Claudia’s blog WonderLook.

Crystal’s blog East Coast Mermaid.

Cheryl’s blog What Cheryl Said.

Emily’s blog College With Coffee.

Daniel’s blog Adventure Born.

Analise’s blog Cupcakes & Sequins.

Morgan’s blog Boho En Route.

And here are my 11 questions for y’all:

Who inspires you? Favorite destination you’ve traveled to? What is your dream vacation? What does happiness mean to you? Favorite food? Favorite book? What do you wish you were doing right now? Would you fly to the moon if given the chance? Do you prefer the beach or mountain life? What was your high school mascot? How would you describe your personality in one word?

Looking forward to your answers!


Thanks for reading, y’all! Hope you have a great start to the week!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo

Jackie

 

 

Abe Lincoln and Gingerbread

Abe Lincoln and Gingerbread

IMG_2019After spending the weekend in DC and cheesin’ it up with good ol’ honest Abe, I thought I’d do a Google search for “Abe Lincoln food” because I am a curious person who loves food and wonders about weird things like what AL snacked on in the 1800s.

Turns out he told a story during one of his debates that went like this:

The gingerbread story, retold by Carl Sandburg:
“‘When we lived in Indiana,’ he said, ‘once in a while my mother used to get some sorghum [flour] and ginger and make some gingerbread. It wasn’t often, and it was our biggest treat. One day I smelled the gingerbread and came into the house to get my share while it was still hot. My mother had baked me three gingerbread men. I took them out under a hickory tree to eat them. There was a family near us poorer than we were, and their boy came along as I sat down. ‘Abe,’ he said, ‘gimme a man?’ I gave him one. He crammed it into his mouth in two bites and looked at me while I was biting the legs off my first one. ‘Abe,’ he said, ‘timme the onter’n.’ I said to him, ‘You seem to like gingerbread.’ ‘Abe,’ he sais, ‘I don’t s’pose anybody on earth likes gingerbread better’n I do–and gets less’n I do.'”

In short, Abe was the best. And now I want some Gingerbread. 106 days till Christmas! WOOT WOOT.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie