Get To Know Me // The Liebster Award


Hey guys!

So I'm back (I promised) with a tag today. I was tagged by two of my favourite blogs, Love Steph and Another Ranting Reader, to do the Liebster tag. They've asked me eleven questions each, and so I'll start by answering them:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I've always loved writing, but I really felt like I needed a place to share my thoughts and opinions more than just to my journal. I'm a very excitable person, and when I love something I'll talk about it for ages. I figured this blog would be somewhere for me to get my excitement out about these things, so as not to annoy my friends to death, and just somewhere to express how I feel.

A photo I took recently and am quite proud of.
2. What's your favourite creative outlet?
I actually really love painting and drawing, but I don't do it much outside of school anymore. Photography has become something I absolutely love. It doesn't drain me of creativity and never tires me out, for me it's more like capturing the creativity and beauty all around me. I just love it.

3. Favourite school subject and why?
English. I don't particularly find it fun, but somehow I'm very good at it. It comes naturally to me, and I can always count on a good grade there. For that reason, it rarely stresses me out and just generally doesn't cause me any stress, so I quite enjoy it. 

4. What's the book you feel most sentimental about?
This won't surprise you at all, but the answer is Harry Potter. I'm such a Potterhead. It's one of the first books I read all by myself, and every time I read them it just reminds me of happy times. It's sort of a common interest between me and my cousin too, and every year we get each other Harry Potter merch for christmas (I have an entire box on my shelf filled with it).

5. What's your favourite flavour of ice-cream?
Anything chocolate-y or caramell-y. I don't get fruity ice creams, because in my opinion you might as well then just have fruit. Oreo or chocolate chip or anything of that sort is always a win with me. 

Me, about two years ago, devouring delicious ice cream in Mallorca. Take not of how long my hair was!
6. Any blog recommendations?
At the end of this blogpost I'll tag some of my favourite blogs so you can all see which ones I enjoy reading. 

7. What's your lucky number?
2, 4 and 8. 42 is my favourite, but any even numbers will do.

8. What's the film that has most resonated with you?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I'm such a cliche, I know, but it is my favourite book/movie. It makes me feel like it's okay to be sad, and it's okay to be myself. I don't need to be popular, and this movie just makes me feel safe to snuggle up to when I'm having a bad day. 

9. Do you have a positive catchphrase that you say to get you up when you're feeling down?
I really love the phrase "Put On Your Warpaint" from the Fall Out Boy song The Phoenix. It's the most empowering song I know, and this particular lyric makes me feel strong. It makes me feel as if I  can do anything, and I don't need to worry about what other people think of me.

10. Hogwarts house?
Don't ask me this, please. It's causing me to reconsider my entire life. I've always thought I was a Ravenclaw, and that's what Pottermore thinks, but I personally feel as if Hufflepuff is more applicable to who I am. I really don't know, but I'm hoping for Hufflepuff honestly.

11. Go-to tea bag?
Green Tea Chai by Lipton is my all time favourite. It's hard to find here in Norway, but it is so good. We're currently out of it, and I'm struggling to cope without it. 

12. Which year of your life has been your favourite so far?
This isn't something I've ever mentioned before so I might do a separate blogpost about it sometime. I had an incredible, life-changing experience that completely changed me, during 2009 and 2010. I feel like such a tease because I'm not telling you what it is, but perhaps sometime I will. Other than that, this past year has been absolutely amazing for me. I've made great friends and really learned to accept myself for who I am. I've also just made so many fond memories that are making me smile, just thinking about them now.

13. If you could speak any other language other than your own, which would you like to speak fluently?
French. I've always wanted to learn this and I take it in school, but I can't seem to find motivation to study it properly.

14. If you could only watch one film for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
Probably The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as I mentioned above. I love it, but would quite possibly get bored after a few hundred times of watching it.

15. If someone shazam'd you, which song would you be?
Oh man, this is a great question. Currently I'm going to say Fight Song, because it's been playing in my head all day and it's so empowering, but I'm sure my answer changes every day.

16. If you were a character in a book, how do you think the author would describe you?
I'll give you a few hints; the adjectives messy, uncoordinated, clumsy and awkward would probably be repeated a fair bit.

17. If you could go anywhere real or fictional, where would you go?
Hogwarts, does this even need an explanation?
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18. If you could be on any TV-show which would you want to be on?
I don't watch much Tv, except for Pretty Little Liars, but I'm certainly not brave enough to play in that. Probably Project Runway, as I love sewing and it's always so fun to watch.

19. What's your favourite kind of blog post to read?
I like personal ones. I like getting to know the blogger of the blog I'm reading, so I prefer personal Q&As and get-to-know-me posts. I also really enjoy Jemima's creative writing posts, which usually isn't my style, but hers are exceptional.

20. What do you do to make yourself feel better on a bad day?
Curl up in bed with my favourite cup of tea and watch Pretty Little Liars or whatever show I'm óbsessed with at the time.

That was a really long post, but I truly enjoyed writing it! I love personal posts like this. Thank you so much to Jemima and Steph for the great questions, make sure to check them out because they're definitely two of my favourite bloggers. 

I'd like to tag Georgie Blue, Izzy K, Georgie Watts, Olivia Rose,  Queen of Quirk and Making Life a Camera. They're brilliant bloggers all of them, and you should definitely check them out! Here are my questions for them (Yes, I stole some from Steph, they were so creative):

  1. What do you consider the happiest moment of your life?
  2. Tell us about your current obsession.
  3. If someone shazam'd you, what song would you be?
  4. What is your Hogwarts house?
  5. What's one fictional character you can see yourself in.
  6. What's one thing that always makes you feel better?
  7. If you could share a taxi with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
  8. Tell us about a petty fear of yours.
  9. If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
  10. What's one item of clothing that always makes you feel confident?
I hope you all enjoyed this post, I'm aware that it was incredibly long, but it is also very personal and a way for you to get to know me. 

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  1. Hey Amanda! I loved reading all your answers; I'm like you and love getting to know the person behind the blog. The above picture of you is so pretty by the way! About your Hogwarts house; Pottermore recently updated the whole website and there's a new sorting hat quiz which is supposedly more reliable and more J.K. Rowling-y. I re-took my test and I'm a Hufflepuff as I was before, so if you want to confirm where you belong at Hogwarts, you should try the new test! (Let me know what you get!)

    Also thank you so much for tagging me in this! I'm literally going to start answering the questions as soon as I'm finished this comment!

    Much love,
    Georgia xxx

    1. Thank you so much! I'll definitely check the new Pottermore in a moment, I'm crossing my fingers for hufflepuff! I just think it's the one that fits me best.

  2. This is so good! I too feel really sentimental about Harry Potter - it means so much to me and I usually cry at any documentaries about it! I always feel so flattered when ever you say anything so lovely about my blog - you make me blush haha. I'm definitely going to have a read of the blogs you tagged!

    Jemima x

    1. Thank you Jemima! Ahh yes, harry potter <3 That's so nice!

  3. I loved reading your responses, thank you for the lovely things you said about me/my blog, I'm glad you liked the questions. I also love reading things like this where you get to know a bit more about the blogger, I think it makes me feel more invested in the blog and blogger.
    Steph/Love Steph x

    1. Thank you, it's all true! Your questions were brilliant, so I used some of them when I had to come up with questions too. Definitely!

  4. I love getting to know you more! The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Harry Potter are some of my favourites as well. Thanks for tagging me and saying such nice things, absolutely love your blog, especially the travel posts:) xx

    1. Thank you! They're such great books! I think travel posts are my faves too, I just put one up!

  5. I loved learning more about you! I have followed you on Bloglovin' and I'm looking forward to new posts!
    <3 Catherine

    1. Thank you, that's so sweet! I just put one up, hope you enjoy it!

  6. These are such awesome ques, and you're answers are awesome too. I'm curious now (2000's), that's wrong? Well... sorry. Anyway, the answer to your que for the fictional character I thought was Jean Grey... Yeah weird. But I'm getting into all things Marvel, so that could be it. Anyway, hurray for Hufflepuff. Said this in our BBs member blog post/comment. Super awesome award. Take care.

    1. Thanks! Maybe I phrased it wrong, but there was nothing wrong wth 2009! It was a great year, I spent it travelling, but I just didn't want to go into detail. I loved it though <3

    2. Oh, it's ok. Good, good. And no worries. Glad you had a good time travelling. Must have been awesome :D

  7. I absolutely loved learning some new things about you!<3 Also these answers are perf!
    XOXO, Mikayla

    1. Thank you! Feel free to answer the questions I set if you'd like!

  8. I'm absolutely OBSESSED with Harry Potter too! Loved reading this whole post, it was so interesting getting to know you better xxx

    1. Thank you! I hope you have time to answer the questions I set, if you'd like <3