Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


Dear Melanie, Thank You! I am a little bit late. Just about nine to ten months late. Earlier this year I got busy with a lot of things and neglected my blog and also this lovely nomination to the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award”. I really do apologize for this but better late than never.

Dear nominated ladies, I won’t feel offended if you do not wish to participate in this award-sharing-project. It is a personal choice and I respect it. Nevertheless, I believe that all your blogs are pretty rad the way they are. Being an avid photographer, I am always on the search for more inspiration to get me going in evolving in this craft. Thanks for sharing your art.

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Put the Award logo on your blog
  3. Answer the ten questions sent to you
  4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Nominate seven blogs

Melanie’s Questions

  1.  Who are you when you’re not blogging?
    My day job is taking place in a hotel management company in Southern California, where I am responsible for all sorts of projects related to the Food & Beverage department (yes it involves eating but I spend most of my time with data, tech and coordination). Besides this I am a happily married woman who loves to explore the place she lives in, work out a few times a week and spend time with friends & family. Standard life really.
  2. Career or Family?
    At this time career, at some point family. Ideally both at some point, even though I find the idea of succeeding at both at the same time a bit daunting.
  3. What was your most beautiful moment in your last three days?
    Moving forward in my Arcanum apprenticeship and getting more inspired in my photography.
  4. If your life was a picture, what would it show?
    A suitcase and a plane ticket. I’ve visited 27 countries, lived 12 years on the African continent, lived in 6 countries across the globe and speak 4 languages.
  5. If you were a hero from a movie or a novel, who would it be?
    I wish I could be as selfless as Paul in Hotel Rwanda. He’s a true hero to me and if everyone was bit like him the world be a much better place.
  6. Is there a country you have a ‘contract’ with, Which one?
    I have lived in so many countries and the older I get, the more I realise how much I feel connected to one of my home countries: Germany. It is the cultural part of it but also the mentality that I can relate to. It is not a perfect place, but which one is? The longer I live abroad, the more I realise that it is a pretty good place overall. Emotionally I’ve always felt a strong connection to England. A friend told me a long time ago, that in a past life I must have been English.
  7. What book has really moved you?
    A classic: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It never gets old and it is just a wise little book.
  8. If everything was possible, how would you spend your time?
    Baking and taking pictures. Or the other way around. And travelling. Very standard, I know. I wouldn’t travel all the time though. I know that it is nice to have a certain routine. I think if I didn’t have to go to work for a regular income, I would invest myself in serious charity work in the community, spend time with the elderly and learn about community gardens.
  9. If your life was sure to end tomorrow, what would be your regrets?
    Honestly I don’t have real regrets. I think the only thing would be to be more courageous. I tend to always feel that I am not doing good enough, that there is too much competition for whatever out there. I am terribly scared of failing and tend to hold back on opportunities. But having realised that, I feel that currently I am in the process to change this a tiny bit. One step at a time. Otherwise, I would do everything the same way as I’ve done until now. It is part of the process of evolving.
  10. What could you do today, right now, to be a little more happy?
    To accept that grass is not always greener on the other side, and where I am right here, right now is a good place to be. To enjoy the present moment. Every day.

My Questions For You

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Who are you outside of the blogosphere?
  3. We are all about learning and approving ourselves. Imagine you had a complete month off, free from any daily duties and you would have the time to solely focus on one skill which you would like to learn or improve. What would it be?
  4. What does happiness mean to you?
  5. Where would you travel to and why?
  6. The older I get the more I understand why our parents always said “in the past everything was better”. Maybe not completely. But I get the message. What do you miss from the past, when you were younger? A thing, a lifestyle, a way of thinking, a behaviour…
  7. Which ever profession you currently have, are you happy with it or if you could, which job would you do, if you already had the necessary skill set?
  8. What is your favorite dish and why?
  9. What does art mean to you?
  10. And last but not least, what does human relationship mean to you?

I Nominate

  1. De repente California by Gabriela
  2. Anna Moskalkova by Anna
  3. Another life in London by Annie
  4. Claudia Serra by Claudia
  5. The Girl who clicked by Chloe
  6. Life in frame by Helene
  7. Travel with intent by Debbie
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9 thoughts on “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award”

  1. Thank you Nathalie! I didn’t even see any notification of this, just noticed when I checked referrers on my stats. I really appreciate it and will write my own post when I get a chance.

  2. Melanie says:

    Thanks, Nathalie! Wonderful post! I thought your answers inspring and I really admire your life. You might think it’s pretty standard, but for me it’s still an ideal to achieve. We could connect on many points. Working in a Hotel, interests, even our ‘chosen’ countries. I wish you all the best and may everything you wish be possible and come true!

    • Thanks for your feedback Melanie. I guess everything becomes “standard” once its routine to yourself. But I try to remind myself that I do have a pretty blessed life. Even the hotel industry wasn’t my original choice. I stumbled into through a temp agency. I was meant to help out for 3 weeks… it’s been nearly 3 years now. I guess the secret to life is: embrace change and take alternate routes. There isn’t only one path.

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