August 1st 2020 — I’m two months into this fantastic world of blogging — I received my first unofficial blogger award and I couldn’t be happier!

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

BIG THANKS to Sheryl of Sheryl’s Light for nominating me for this award. Sheryl’s Light is “a lifestyle blog surviving the coronavirus.” In following her blog, I came to know Sheryl a little bit more. She’s a devoted wife and a loving mother, which is very admirable. We are in different stages of motherhood which makes me really enjoy our exchange of stories. If you’re looking for insightful and humorous blog to follow, click the switch and turn Sheryl’s Light on! 💡

RULES:

1️⃣ Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.

2️⃣ Answer his/her questions.

3️⃣ Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.

4️⃣ Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.

5️⃣ List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Logo.”

6️⃣ Provide the link to the award creator: Rising Star from https://idealinspiration.blog/

Q&A:

🦠 If you could name one positive thing about the coronavirus that has affected you, what would that be?

This pandemic is terrible. Coronavirus sucks! If I were to make a choice, I would definitely choose pre-pandemic world. But, as terrible as it is, I consider quarantine life a bit of a blessing in disguise for my family.

I gave birth shortly before quarantine and lockdown were put in place. And as any mom could attest, the newborn phase is challenging. When quarantine and lockdown were put in place, gyms and personal training studios were one of the first ones that were ordered to be shut down. My husband (as I mentioned in my previous blogs, works as a fitness trainer) had to stay home. We initially worried about the financial hit but luckily, the Canadian government designed great programs to assist families and workers that were affected by the shut down orders. So in the end, my husband got to stay home and help me out with taking care of our baby in the most challenging newborn phase. It’s like getting paid paternity leave! Him staying home with us during the difficult newborn phase is one of the key reasons that I got over my baby blues and PPA, and continued on with exclusive pumping. If it weren’t for that, I probably would have quit EP a long time ago.

💰 What was your favourite job?

I held a few jobs in the past, most of them I enjoyed. My favourite was being a call center agent for an HVAC company. It wasn’t the job itself that makes it my favourite but more the people that I met. First of all, it was where my husband and I met. 😍

Besides that, the people I worked with all knew how to have fun. No one there was taking life too seriously. I mean we all had aspirations. Most of us were working there to pay for our studies. One girl was saving for medical school. But we all knew when to pause and enjoy life. We’d go and hang out every weekend, sometimes from Friday to Sunday night! I definitely saw a lot of hangovers and wildness. I may have contributed to some. 😆

And then Monday comes and we’re all back to the phones, servicing clients like the good agents that we are. 😏

👩🏻 How would you describe yourself?

When I was in university and lived at a residence, my roommate said something along the lines of “you’re middle name (Joy) is so appropriate because it’s so easy to make you laugh.” I guess this is the best and simplest way to describe myself.

Wherever I go or whichever circle I’m with, there will always be someone that would tell/ask me “why do you laugh at every single joke?”

🙅🏻‍♀️ What are the things that you do but don’t like doing?

Well exclusive pumping definitely makes the top of this list! I’m also not very fond of doing the laundry and folding clothes, but you know, gotta do it!

😰 What are the things that make you feel scared?

First and foremost, COVID-19 scares all the living 🤬 out of me! It’s not so much about me getting it but more the fact (or the high chance that) if I were to get it, I will most likely pass it to my baby — that scares me!

My all-time fear is public speaking. When I was a kid, I did public speaking in school a lot. I always ran for class president and gave speeches in elementary and high school. I think I reached my lifetime quota of public speaking by the age of 16 because after that I was no longer a fan of public speaking. I don’t enjoy giving presentations at work, although when I do it, my coworkers tell me that I do a good job at it. In my head, either they’re just being nice to me or I became really good at hiding my real feelings towards public speaking.

My Nominees:

Now here’s the most fun part of this award! I get to nominate the bloggers that I find inspiring. Lots of great bloggers on WP but for this one I’ll focus my nominations on the amazing mom bloggers that I’ve been following for some time now.

My 5 Questions For My Nominees:

  1. What is your favourite dish?
  2. What do you do for “me time” prior to having kids?
  3. How did #2 change after having kids?
  4. What’s the most challenging part of motherhood/parenthood for you?
  5. What’s the most adorable/precious thing your kid/s does/do for you that melts your motherly heart?

Final Thoughts

Sheryl, thank you so much again for this nomination. You don’t know how much it means to me and how much it made my heart happy. When I started this blog, as I mentioned on my About page, I really wanted to share my experiences as a first-time mama in hopes of inspiring even just one or two souls out there in my own little corner of the internet. I know you’re not a new mama, but this nomination tells me that I am achieving what I had hoped to achieve. I’m two months in to this wonderful world of blogging and so far, so good!

To my nominees, you all are great moms and you all are amazing bloggers. I’m looking forward to your answers and to your nominations! Enjoy! 😊

Posted by:Krisna

Hi! I’m Krisna. I write about my experiences as a first-time mom and tips that I learn along the way in hopes of inspiring other new moms to love and enjoy their journey into motherhood.

22 replies on “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

  1. Oooh this was such a fun read! I always find that reading your blog posts feels as though you are really just speaking, and this felt no different. You are right, this pandemic has been a blessing to some – I get to spend all day with my husband even though I do a job that would NEVER otherwise let us even use our phones on the trading floor It has also been great that your husband got to bond with your little one, cause they do tend to feel a little left out at times. Thanks so much for nominating me ❤ I'll start crafting my answers 🙂

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    1. It’s very important to see the glass half-full. My husband is really happy for the four months he got to stay at home and witness every developmental milestone of our baby. It’s nice that both our families got to enjoy quality time as a result of this pandemic.
      You’re welcome. I didn’t even think twice about my nominations. Looking forward to your answers! 😊

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  2. Your very welcome Krisna and guess what? I started my blog 3 months ago getting nominated and it was such great fun I was more than happy to choose yours. It was great seeing your answers to my questions to get to know you a little bit more. Take care kiddo. xx

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    1. I agree. As new bloggers, it feels good to be nominated for this award isn’t it? It’s like someone’s telling us we’re doing something right. Keep writing Sheryl! 💖

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    1. Thank you Amanda and Marissa! I love seeing a lot of mom bloggers on WP! I especially love how we all empower/inspire each other. Looking forward to your answers! ☺️☺️

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  3. Thank you Amanda and Marissa! I love seeing a lot of mom bloggers on WP! I especially love how we all empower/inspire each other. Looking forward to your answers! ☺️☺️

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