Liebster Award 2015


The time has come. I have been nominated for the Liebster Award (my first nomination EVER.)

The Liebster Award is passed down from blogger to blogger to help discover new blogs and even gain a few new friends along the way. I was nominated by the lovely Alex, over at the Berger Bungalow. She has AMAZING posts about weddings and marriage but also has some great tips and recipes for some yummy food! Just by a glance, she gives me so much inspiration for my future.

Now I am going to answer 11 questions Alex gave me for nominating 11 others.


1 Lets see… I am trying to learn how to play guitar, since it is a work in progress I am going to let it slide. Also, I love journaling in my bible. Doing fun little crafts is something I LOVE doing and even though it was my job, it didn’t even seem like it sense it is all I ever want to do. OH and blogging, that’s my hobby too, I ALMOST forgot about it.  It might seem crazy but I hardly have any free time so it his hard to find time for ME time (as I call it.)

She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs with out fear of the future.
-Proverbs 31:25
Even though I struggle with this sometimes, I still choose to let it represent me. I do not know what my future holds, but I do know that God will always be guiding me every step along the way. I know He has a plan for me, I just need to put all my trust in Him.
My family is extremely supportive of me going to college, so supportive in fact that they wanted me to update them all the time. I figured a great way to update everyone at the same time would be to create a blog about my college adventures during freshman year. Now I am a sophomore, I decided to become more of a College Lifestyle blog but I will still make updates for my family as well.
  1.  Be good at guitar. By the start of 2016, I will have my guitar for about a year, so I think is about time I start cracking down and focus more on learning how to play.
  2. Become healthier. I am slowly working on this step but it is going to be a process. I just have to remember that hard work does pay off.
  3. Be more studious. Last year I struggled with school. I did not fail, but I did not do as well as I wanted to. There was a few reasons why such as: bad time management and not having a proper place to study. Now, I am trying to improve and I think I am making a good effort.
  4. Understand my faith. I have always been religious, but I want to know more. I thrive for knowing new things, so I hope by 2016 my relationship with God has grown.
  5. Lastly, make sure that I successfully complete my 15 Goals for 15 Weeks.

10 I wish I could tell my self to stay confident when you tell people you want to be a teacher. I remember watching Disney Channel and hearing the quote, “If you have a job you love, you will never work a day in your life.” All I could ever see my self doing was standing at the front of a classroom with students around me SO many people tried to get me to change my mind  as a kid and in high school I ended up applying to colleges with a different major. Of course now, I have made up my own mind and have a major in Education just as my elementary school self dreamed of. Most importantly, I wish every young person knows to believe in themselves, even if no one else does.

Dani Dearest– She was my roommate last year and has been so incredibly helpful with helping my transition into blogging and has the best ideas that really work. She takes so much pride into her blog and it shows that hard work does pay off.
Secret Diary of a Camp Counselor–  Over the summer I spend my time being a camp counselor and now Camp Director at a Girl Scout camp. With that being said, I got very curious what experiences other people had at camp and I came upon this blog. Now not everything that this blog pertains to me, but it sure did help me out in times of need.
Surviving College- This blog is perfect for… well surviving college. It has given me so many tips for living life with out my parents watching me every step of the way.
 Oh my gosh this list can go on and on: God, my family, reading, drawing, my Peer students, me time, teaching, Josh, my turtle, buffalo wings, Disneyland, Harry Potter…. I think you get the idea.
My favorite part of living in Thousand Oaks is looking up at the sky and seeing the stars. Back at home, I don’t get to see the stars because of the smog and such, so whenever I get a chance just to look up and stargaze I will. It is a great opportunity to just relax and thing about life with out many distractions.9
Just today in my Career Decisions class I made my professional teaching statement.
It is my mission to not only educate and inspire but to challenge students to reach their full potential, help everyone believe in them selves and lastly, let the students teach me.
In 10 years, I hope to be making this mission statement true by having a classroom and a group of students to call my own.11
My favorite post that I have written is: Dorm DIY: 10 Ways to Use Washi Tape to Add Color to Your Room. I have an obsession with Washi Tape, so any opportunity I get to use it, I am in love. PLUS thanks to this post, my room looks so much cuter and colorful.3
That is a tough one. I would have to say… being with Josh on a nice breezy day at the beach or a taking a hike in fresh air,  just a random adventure. Taking a step back from technology and spending the day with out my face glued to a screen is always a plus. Of course, I would have to instagram the perfect day, but that is the only exception. But the way to make any day perfect would be going to dinner and getting buffalo wings. Thats the way to end a perfect day.
Now I Nominate these lovely bloggers…
Instructions for Nominees:
– Create a blog post on your site, answering the questions I will provide below.
– In your post, be sure to link back to the blog that nominated you (me!) with a thank you and a shoutout.
– After completing the questions, add a section for your nominees.
– Select, list, and link to 11 other bloggers with under 200 followers. Provide them with these instructions and give them an additional 11 questions to answer.
– Notify your nominees and provide a link to your post so they know what to do.
When you’re all finished, come back here and comment with the link to your post so I can read your answers!
1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
2.  Why did you start blogging?
3. Who would you choose to star in a movie about your life?
4. If you could choose one super power to have for a day, what would it be and why?
5. Who is your biggest inspiration?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. What is your favorite post you have written?
8. If you could only have one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
9. What is your dream job?
10. What do you love doing in your free time?
11. What is one piece of advice you would give a brand new blogger?

I can not wait to see what all my nominees have to say! Also, I hope you learned a little bit more about me <3


7 thoughts on “Liebster Award 2015

  1. Riya says:

    Hey Tori!! Thanks for the tag! I loved all your answers and the way you have made this post, very interesting! Can’t wait to answer ur questions and see what others gonna answer!! I will be updating you with my answers and the nominees list soon! 🙂

  2. Alex says:

    LOVE this, Tori! Your quote speaks to my heart for sure & I love all of your goals, as well. I didn’t know you were studying to be a teacher – I actually graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education after doing 3 years in Nursing School & finding out I hated it (haha). 🙂

  3. Meredith says:

    Tori!!!! Thank you so much for passing the torch on the Liebster award! I have loved learning more about you and knowing that you are studying to become a teacher. I have worked in Higher Ed for 14 years now, and working in education can be so rewarding. Loved reading your answers and can’t wait to get started on mine!!! Thanks again!!!

  4. Brooke Guerra says:

    Thank you so much for the nomination! I really enjoyed reading & learning about you! I think it is wonderful you decided to follow your heart. No one can tell you what is right for you as we are all on our own path according to the gifts God gives us. Teaching is an awesome gift & calling! Working on my post & will have it up soon. 🙂

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