So, Yvette from Hard Mashona Type nominated me for the Liebster Award - thank you hon!!
Now the rules for the award are:
1.Tag the person's blog who nominated you in your post.
2. Nominate 11 bloggers with no more than 500 followers
3. Ask 11 questions to your nominees.
4. Let your nominees know they have been chosen.
5. Post your answers to the questions you answered
6. Don't forget to comment on this post with your link so I can see how you answered the questions.
So here goes - my answers to Yvette's questions:
1. Who/what inspired you to start blogging?
Well, I actually started blogging just to write again, I've always liked writing. A few years ago though, whilst sitting in tears of frustration, I started searching for advice on how to deal with my hair. As a consequence I found the hair blogosphere, filled with ladies who have grown their hair, that looks just like mine, to unimagined lengths. These first ladies not only showed me the way regarding actually CARING for my hair, but they also were my initial inspiration to document my journey in this blog and they were Ebony from Longing4Length, Jeni from Just Grow Already and Nadege from Relaxed Hair Health.
2. What has blogging help you to achieve?
Apart from my hair being longer than ever before in my adult life, blogging also introduced me to these wonderful women all around the world! I can talk to them, and ask for advice freely. When I write a post, I imagine that we're all sitting with a cup of coffee and discussing our latest hair wins and fails. In my real life, outside of the hairblogging world, my friends come to me regarding any hair queries, which I appreciate, because it shows me that they value my advice and opinion.
3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 5 things would you want with you?
Well, we're assuming immediately that there is an abundance of fresh water, fresh fruit and shelter on this island. That being said I would want:
A fully charged satellite phone - I'm not planning to be stranded long, thank you very much
A very slippy moisture rich conditioner
Rum (yes, just like Jack Sparrow)
4. If given the opportunity, which country would you like to live and work in for a year?
It's a toss up between the USA, the UK and Australia. Since I have lived in the US for almost a year and I have been to the UK very recently, I guess Oz wins this round. Of course, the perfect scenario for me would be to live and work in New York, earn a ridiculous amount of money which I will save up and then at the end of that year just travel for 3 months.
5. What is the one thing you love most about your home country?
Namibia is a beautiful country. Still very young, as we've only recently celebrated our 25th year of Independence. We are however a peaceful country and one of the most stable in all of Africa. The people are friendly and hospitable and welcoming. The one thing I love MOST though is the fact that I only have to drive 15-20 minutes from my front door to find myself in unspoiled nature, even though the city is just around the corner.
6. If you had $50,000 to give to charity, which charity would you donate to and why?
I would donate it to charity that provides shelter for abused women and children. Domestic violence is unfortunately quite prevalent and our city does not really have facilities for women to escape to in order to get away from their abusive husbands or partners. So, I would donate it to a halfway house that can truly protect as well as council these women.
7. Can you tell us 3 random facts about you?
I'm a complete and utter Potterhead. I have read all the Harry Potter books multiple times, I've seen all the films multiple times and I've visited Warner Bros Studios: The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden, UK. Also, I wear a golden snitch around my neck.
I still have flights of fancy of being "discovered" as a singer. I love singing and I karaoke a lot and I'm quite good, if I say so myself.
I have a deviated septum, which gives me so much grief. Chronic sinusitus is probably one of the most annoying of conditions. So, I'm planning to undergo surgery before the end of this year to have it fixed.
8. If you were on an episode of Come Dine with Me, which celebrities, alive or deceased, would you want to compete with?
Jennifer Lawrence, definitely. I predict a fun night with her at the table.
Mike Shinoda, the MC and vocalist of my favourite band ever - Linkin Park.
Theo James - the very simple reason of him being HOT. I think he is seriously one of the most attractive men I have ever laid eyes on.
Michelle Rodriguez - because she is one badass chick! I love strong women that don't any crap from anybody. Also, she'll probably bring the tequila, lol!
9. Book version or movie version?
Book version, always!!! It's extremely rare that the movie version truly matches the book. But there have been some pretty good book-to-movie adaptations lately, specifically the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games trilogy. I usually make a point of reading the book before seeing the film, although sometimes when I was not aware of the existence of a book, then I will seek out the book after enjoying the film.
10. What do you love most about what you do (work or school)?
The constant evolution of the law, the opportunity to continue learning, the chance to make a difference.
11. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5 years?
I barely know what I hope to accomplish in the next 5 days, lol. I want everything, I want to see everything, I want to experience everything...Of course I wish for advancement in my career, who doesn't. But personally, within the next five years I would like to OWN a home of my own. Property prices here are ridiculous and it's going to take a lot of saving, planning and praying for me to be able to buy a house. But yeah, that's front and center.
I herewith tag and nominate the following awesome bloggers for this award: