the sunshine blogger award (x2) | pizza and trains??

So, May and Emily both tagged me for this super awesome thing called The Sunshine Blogger Award AND I AM SO EXCITED TO DO THIS. I LOVE aaaalllll the questions the asked (I love answering questions) and just GAH. LET’S GET STARTED BECAUSE I LOVE DIS.
  • Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  • Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • List the rules and display the award.

What do you do on a daily basis?
I write, read, eat, sleep, take a walk, and change my clothes on a daily basis. Those are, like, the things that usually don’t get bumped out of my day because of other things I need to do…*stares at growing to-do list*

Where would you like to travel to one day?
Umm...I’d like to go to Florida, and Atlanta, and Washington D.C., and London, and Paris, and...oh, the places I’d like to go. They’re too many yet not enough. ;)

What would be your dream future?
I’d like to go to college (I’d either like to train to be a nurse or do English. Maybe both), get married, have kids, become a famous author, and live somewhere near Minneapolis, MN (which is where I lived most of my life).

What positive things do you see when you look in the mirror?
I see a person that God created and someone who loves to write. I see a girl, I see a smile, and I see content happiness. I see satisfaction with who I was made as.

How has blogging influenced you?
Blogging has influenced me to be more responsible, to live my life before it’s over, to be appreciative of what I have, and to prioritize. Lots and lots of prioritizing.

If you had one free day to do what you want, what would you do?
I...do not really know. Maybe I’d have a family we know really well over for dinner and cook them something. :)

What’s a smell that you absolutely LOVE?
Guys. Please don’t think I’m weird buuutt….I love the smell of gasoline. It’s just like you’re sitting there in the car while your dad fills up the tank at the gas station and the gas starts pumping and you sniff the air and it smells. so. good. Like, I could breathe in that smell all day and LOVE it.

Who do you look up to and why?
I look up to God because He is the perfect role model, He is almighty, perfect, and overall just GOD.

If you could only pursue one hobby, what would it be?
Raising an amazing family of children. I’d love to be a mother when I grow up.

What’s your favorite food???
Uhh...I like sweet potato pie, chocolate, and gyros. GAH I LOVE GYROS SO MUCH. I WANNA GYRO.

And finally, look up at the ceiling and name the first five things that pop into your mind.
Pizza, trains, markers, linguini, and lunch. XD Those are so weird...Like, pizza, and then trains? What?? My mind is messed up XD :P


What is your favorite devotional book?
I am currently reading Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin with a group of girls from my youth group. Every other Sunday night we all get together at a coffee shop, drink coffee, and discuss the chapter we are reading. It’s really fun. :)

What are five of your favorite blogs?

What is your favorite book, music artist/band, and movie?
My favorite book is any of the Keeper of the Lost Cities books, my favorite kind of music is modern Christian, and I like a lot of movies, but Miracles From Heaven has to be among the favorites. :)

Is there a story behind your blog's name?
This Journey Called Life is about, well, my journey through life where I write, read, express my love for my Lord, and ramble about whatever comes to mind.

What question would you ask your favorite author is you had the chance?
I would ask for tips and tricks on getting traditionally published.

What is the last movie you saw, and how did you like it?
The last movie I saw was...Beauty and the Beast about a week or so ago. I saw it in theaters with a bunch of girls from church and we had a blast. I loved the movie and all its new songs and how it goes more in depth with the characters and their backstories. :)

What is one tip you would give bloggers who are trying to reflect Christ in all their posts?
Write about what you are passionate about. Kind of like my post on homosexuality - I was feeling very passionate about that subject when I wrote it, so I let my heart guide my fingers. Although, you must remember to use your head a bit, too, because your heart can get out of control sometimes. ;)

What are your three favorite books that you own?
Umm...Martin Hospitality, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and the Love Comes Softly series. :)

What is one of your best memories from 2017 so far?
I switched from one church’s youth group to another church’s youth group this year, and I love this one so much more than the other one. I have a lot of new friends there and *cough cough* a guy I think is pretty cool, so. ;) :P

What is your favorite Christian Living post that you've read/posted in the last month?
Hmm...that’s a hard one. I’ve read so many lately...It’d probably be Amanda's amazing Easter post. All of her posts really inspire me. :)

Do you own any signed books?
I own Martin Hospitality by Abigail Claire, which I got signed by her. :)



  1. When did you start blogging?
  2. Which do you prefer -- farm life or city life?
  3. What’s your favorite book of all time?
  4. Pineapple or mangos? Why?
  5. Pens or pencils (or both)?
  6. How do you organize your busy life?
  7. When is your favorite time of day (or night) to read/write?
  8. Do you write poems? If you do, show us a few!
  9. How has blogging changed your everyday lifestyle?
  10. Have you ever had a gyro? How did you like it?
  11. What is your favorite song and who wrote it?
Do you think I’m weird for loving the smell of gasoline? Do you like gyros? DO YOU KNOW WHY THE JELLYBEANS PIZZA AND TRAINS POPPED INTO MY HEAD???


  1. Oh, thank you so much for nominating me! This looks really fun. I might actually do this one.... I've been nominated for so many and I never get around to them. Oh well. XD

    -Clara <3

    1. You're welcome!! I cannot wait to see your answers if you do do it. :) XD I've been nominated for SO many tags that I never did....I'll probably never get to them all. :P ;)

  2. I see the question "Pineapples and mangoes?" -- MANGOES FOREVER HOW DARE YOU EVEN ASK THIS QUESTION BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY MANGOES??? (I will be looking out for whoever says pineapples. *glares*) And omgggggggg MY BLOG IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES??? *cries* Thank you so much! I love your blog as well. ;) <3 Paper Fury is just SO amazing too. And I love your answer to the question about the mirror! We all really need to remember that we are wonderful people worthy of life. <3 And whaaaaaaat? I HATE the smell of gasoline! XD It makes me gag all the time. Now, what I DO like is the smell of books, and air. AIR IS HONESTLY THE BEST SMELL, GUYS.

    1. XD Yes, I asked that question because...well, I was thinking of you, and when the words 'May Everly" pop into my head, the very next thing that I think of is "mangoes". And I love pineapple, so...XD Yep, that question was born!
      Thanks! I'm really lad you agree.
      And yyeeeeesssss. I LOVE the smell of gasoline! Goodness, whenever I think of it I wish I were breathing in the smell right then. I wish I was breathing it in right now. *sigh* It. smells. so. good. AIR SMELLS NICE BUT GASOLINE IS BETTER. :P

  3. I enjoyed reading your answers, Anika! =)

    1. Thanks, Emily! I enjoyed writing them. :)

  4. I agree with Emily, Anika!!
    And, I don't think you're weird for loving the smell of gasoline, I kina like that smell too, lol =P
    Jaidyn Elise

    1. Thanks!
      Aww, thanks! Everyone always thinks it's gross, and I've never met anyone else who likes it :P

  5. It's not weird at all for liking the smell of gasoline!
    (We all have that one thing that seems weird that we like to smell... GOSH that sounded weird.) Your last line has me craving for some Sweet Tart Jelly beans now... I love those things!

    1. Thanks, Sophie! XD I guess we all do...oh, really? Wow XD I prefer regular jellybeans. :)


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