A great big thank you to the awesome Nikki Fica and Sarah Bettencourt at Travel Foodie Mom for the nomination. You ladies rock! It makes my heart happy that you are living a life you love. Here are my answers to their questions;
1.When did you start blogging?
I did it as a hobby on and off for many years, but just became serious about it when launching Love, Wine & Sunshine on March 7 2017
2. How were you inspired to start a blog?
I am a freelance writer and have always had a deep love for writing. Every time I have left to try something else, I have found I am not completely happy unless I am writing. I also discovered that I was spending a great deal of time, motivating people to live a life they love. I was asking people in my life; if you are unhappy, what steps can we put in place RIGHT NOW to help move you towards a life you love? So it just made sense to start Love, Wine & Sunshine. A place where I can motivate people, showcase my passions and promote sustainable travel. Cultivating all of my passions into one inspiring, educational, fun space.
3. What is the most valuable thing you have learned while blogging?
It is about progress, not perfection. Do not wait until everything is perfect to launch or reach out to brands or bigger bloggers. Perfection will never come. Making progress toward your goals is the important thing. As long as you are working on your vision everyday in some way, you are succeeding.
4. What social media platforms can we find you on?
5. What do you do to unwind an relax?
I end everyday with a big glass of wine. I also find mediation, a hot bath and a cozy blanket and good book amazing ways to decompress.
6. If you were to press play on your playlist, what song would come on?
I feel that Road Less Traveled by Lauren Alaina is my theme song at the moment so I have been listening (and dancing) to that a lot lately. But Bon Jovi will forever be number one in my heart!
7. Where is your favourite travel location?
Oh My! That is like asking a mother to choose her favourite child! Vietnam surprized me with its magnetism, in both the people and the landscape. Gros Morne Newfoundland is one of the most spectacular places for raw, epic beauty on the planet (and the nicest people you will ever encounter). But I love each place I have been for different reasons. Every spot offers you its own unique gift, that you get to carry with you forever.
8. What is your favourite food?
CHEESE! without a doubt, all cheese, every cheese, all the time. (This is the one thing stopping me from being vegan)
9. What quote do you live by?
“To whom much is given much is expected” it is a bible verse (Luke 12:48) I have been given a great deal in my life and am incredible grateful. I want to give back tenfold. Every time I travel I try to incorporate volunteering or helping in someway to show my appreciation for being in the country.
10. If you only had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?
Round up everyone I love from all corners of the planet and throw one epic going away party.
11. What is one interesting fact about you, that most people don’t know?
I have absolutely no idea what I want to be when I grow up! (and I am in my 30’s) I am just trying to love as much of each day as I can and see where I end up.
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