Liebster Award + About Me

Well, it appears that I have been nominated for The Liebster Award by one of favorite blog friends, Molly

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Seriously, how cute is she?! She just celebrated her birthday a few months ago, so don’t worry…she doesn’t walk around double fisting on the regular. 😉 Check out her blog, Colors of Life, here! I just love reading her posts.

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The Liebster Award (PS…my Mac keeps trying to autocorrect that word to “Lobster”) is kind of like a chain letter! You earn the honor and pass it on to others. It’s a way for bloggers to connect and get to know one another. No one is really sure how it started, so there are a bunch of different “rules” floating around the blog world! I’m going to follow Molly’s lead and answer the 10 questions she has for me…then I will think of 10 new questions and tag some other lucky bloggers. 🙂

Molly’s Questions:

What is a “color” of your life and why? (Interpret to your own meaning, look at my list if you need to!)

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A color of my life is definitely my health. I had two random, unexplained seizures in high school due to lack of sleep which is not something especially convenient for a high school and then college student. My life had to change because of that. I started running for all the right reasons, and then I went through a season of life where I ran for all the wrong reasons. I tried to create a healthier diet for myself, but ultimately I ended up very unhealthy. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs related to my health, some that I can control and some that I cannot, and now I am finally at a point where I just want to be the healthiest I can be. Body image is a whole other story. But I just want to be healthy and happy. A longer post for another day. 🙂

If I were to ask one person 7 questions about you that they had to answer all correctly, who would it be?

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My mom and/or my best friend Johna!

How’d you come up with the name for your blog?

My blog name is just my name…you just can’t beat the creativity! In a way it is kind of fitting since I write about my life, but I do want to have a legit name sometime soon. I have tried to consistently blog for the past 3 years and 2015 is the only year I have been successful, so blog name TBD. 🙂

Where did you go to college/what was your major?

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I went to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA for undergrad. I am originally from Pittsburgh but I live 25 minutes outside of the city in the suburbs, so it was really fun to actually live IN the city! Then I felt like I was in a new world, but my old world was still right there. Ha! I made so many good friends at Duquesne. Oh, and I got my Bachelor’s degree in Early Level Education;)

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 Now I am at the University of Maryland to get my Master’s as a Reading Specialist! I only have a few classes left to take next year and I am so excited to be all done with school. I love school…obviously, since I’m going to be a teacher…but I’m ready for what’s next. Everyone tells me to stay in school for as long as I can but I’m coming for ya, real world!

How did you get your name?

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 I’m the oldest of three and my parents decided they did not want to find out if they were having a boy or a girl! Their choices for a boy were Alexander Newton (my brother’s name) or Kyle Jeffrey and their choices for a girl were Rebecca or Valerie…ultimately they chose none of the above. 🙂 I guess you could say they went with Kyle and changed it to fit a baby girl! They told me that they picked Kylie because it was unique and they couldn’t agree on many others. Ha! My middle name is Elizabeth which is a variation of my great-grandmother’s name, Beatrice.

What cheers you up when you’re having a bad day?

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I like to go running. I like to drive. I actually really like to talk about my problems…aren’t my friends and family so lucky;) And there are a few artists that I just LOVE. You know how you hear a really great song and then when you listen to the rest of that artist’s album, you’re just not as impressed? I love Florence + the Machine, Lana del Rey, and Lorde. I can listen to all of their songs at any time. That makes me happy. 🙂

Morning person or night owl?

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I am 100% a morning person. The perfect time to wake up is 7 AM. Seriously! I can’t stay up late because I get migraines but I really do like waking up early and taking my time in the morning. I used to wake up and run every morning and even though I don’t always work out right away anymore, I still like to be awake. 🙂

If you had to be trapped in a TV show for an entire month, which show would you pick? And what would be your role?

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Do I really have to pick?! I am struggling. My initial reaction is to be stuck in Stars Hollow with Lorelai and Rory. I would be friends with Rory…she has a small circle of friends, but I think I would fit in;) I have this entire series on DVD and it’s just my favorite. I can watch any of these episodes at any time and just feel right at home. 🙂

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On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind being stuck in NYC with Chuck and Blair and Serena and Nate and Dan! I tried to read a few of the Gossip Girl books when I was younger and I never got into them. I liked The Clique series better for some reason. Then Gossip Girl started on TV and I still didn’t watch! This fall, I watched the whole series from start to finish on Netflix. I didn’t realize the sixth season only had 10 episodes so I didn’t realize that the 10th episode was actually the LAST ONE EVER…I almost cried. They became my friends. Hahaha

If you are a Gossip Girl fan, can we please take a moment. I had no idea Chuck had an English accent and I die every time I watch this video. ❤

If you could wake up in the body of someone else tomorrow, who would you pick and what would you do?

I would want to be the editor of a magazine…either lifestyle or fitness or running related…somewhere in a big city. I like cities.

What is your weirdest quirk?

Direct quote from my best friend: “The quantity of containers you carry.”

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On any given day that I work or have class, I am usually carrying my water bottle, a coffee cup, and a Shakeology shaker…I might also have a bottle of peach mango sparkling water. I also usually have at least two Tupperware containers and a few Ziplocs with snacks. A girl has to be prepared when she is gone all day! Tuesdays are the worst because I teach PiYo in the evening so I also have to carry around my yoga mat. Don’t worry, I downsize when I’m going shopping or out with friends. Then it’s just one water bottle and one snack. Hahaha

Now I will nominate…

…and the questions I have for YOU are the following:

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. What are you passionate about?
  3. What is your favorite workout, if any? I like to run, but I know that’s not for everyone;)
  4. What is your favorite late night snack?
  5. Describe your idea of the perfect day.
  6. What are three things you never leave home without?
  7. Would you rather live in a small town or a busy city?
  8. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  9. Where is your favorite vacation spot?
  10. What is one quality that you admire in other people?
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7 thoughts on “Liebster Award + About Me

  1. CONGRATS on your Lobster …err, Liebster Award, Kylie!! 😉 I really enjoyed getting to know you better through this post! I binge watched the entire Gossip Girl series a few summers back. I can only imagine how distraught you were when you didn’t realize that was the last episode! A girl needs to prepare herself for such a thing, right? It is so weird hearing “Chuck” with an English accent! I admire that you’re such a morning person, and obviously always prepared for any situation with all your containers in tow! 😉 Tickled pink to be among your nominees — thanks, Kylie! xo

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