The One Lovely Blog Award


I was nominated by the lovely Chelsea @ Spotlight on Stories! Thank you so much for the nomination; I love things like this!


  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Post about the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate at most 15 people.
  • Tell your nominees they’ve been nominated for one lovely award.

7 facts

  1. 95% of my family lives in Cairo, Egypt.  It absolutely sucks because I miss them all the time, plus I’m never there for big events like weddings, births, baby showers, etc. I visit as often as I can, but transatlantic flights ain’t cheap, so I end up missing a lot of their lives.
  2. I went to twelve different schools before college.  My parents were always moving back and forth between New York and Cairo, sometimes every other year, so we were never in one place for too long.  Also, my mother had really high standards for schools, particularly in Egypt, so if I was in a school for a year and she didn’t like it she’d move me to a different one.
  3. I love children, but I don’t want any of my own.  Like, I enjoy spending time with kids (especially babies!) but I also like knowing that at the end of the day I still have my peace and freedom. My brother wants several kids, so I’m very excited at the prospect of being an aunt and babysitting a lot. But the idea of having to care for another human being for the rest of my life with no respite freaks me out.
  4. I can’t sing to save my life, but I really, really wish I could.  I’m not tone-deaf, exactly, but I struggle to carry a tune and my voice isn’t the greatest.  Oddly enough, though, I’ve been told by several people that I’m really good at rapping.  But I’d be happier to be able to sing like Jasmine Cephas-Jones, who has the best voice in the world, hands down.
  5. I own one single pair of jeans because 99% of the time I’m wearing a dress of some sort. I never thought I would be the sort of person who eschews pants, but I’m very taken with how pretty dresses are.  Also, they’re suuuuuuper comfortable and versatile. I can pair them with leggings in the winter when it’s cold and wear them with shorts in the summer when it’s hot.  They’re fabulous, and they’re sucking my bank account dry.
  6. I’m casually interested in Wicca and paganism. I have a couple of intro books and my shelf, and I also have a deck of tarot cards and a how-to book for tarot. I’m not actually a believer, but I think the aesthetic of witchcraft as a religion is really cool.
  7. In the third grade, I was going to school in Egypt, and I was best friends with this boy.  We were both nerdy and liked to read, so we got along. A few months into the school year, this group of girls began to spread some nasty rumors about us, like that we were seen making out and going into a single bathroom stall together.  A group of boys began to call my friend a sissy for only hanging out with a girl.  These were Very Serious rumors so they made it all the way to the principal and ended with the girls begging me not to have their parents called in.  I relented and forgave them and they became my friends but my guy friend and I stopped hanging out. I tell this story because I think it’s hella weird for this to happen to a bunch of third graders, but also because I remember distinctly that after all this happened to my guy friend and I, one of us approached the other hoping to keep hanging out, but was turned away. Only, I can’t remember who rejected the other.

i nominate

Ann @ Ann Reads Them
Savannah @ The Book Prophet
Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner
Flavia @ Flavia The Bibliophile

8 thoughts on “The One Lovely Blog Award”

  1. All of this was so interesting! 12 different schools, I can’t even imagine how difficult that would be having to start over that many times.

    Jasmine Cephas-Jones is a goddess, undoubtedly.

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to use tarot cards, I love the idea of them and the aesthetic.

    I love jeans for casually wearing around the house and out, but I only own one pair of dress pants because I wear skirts or dresses 99% of the time to work, and always to the theatre. I’m a sucker for a pretty dress, and it’s just so much easier to find dresses that fit than jeans! I feel like finding a pair of jeans that fits perfectly is like winning the lottery.

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    1. Oh yeah, I was definitely that Weird Kid nobody ever knew. Having anxiety did not help lmao!

      I’m so in love with Jasmine, omg, it’s unhealthy.

      I’ve had the book for soooooo long and I’ve only glanced at it once or twice…but one day!!!

      I actually really hate the feel of jeans! I could never wear them around the house because I find them so uncomfortable and restrictive. Plus I always like to contort myself in weird ways when I’m sitting lmao which is difficult to do with jeans. And it’s so much easier to look nice/professional in a dress.


    1. omg thank you that’s so sweet! 😭 It’s my dream to be that cool aunt who comes back with gifts from all the places she’s been traveling lmao!

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  2. Thanks so much for nominating me! And these facts are very interesting, thanks for sharing. 12 different schools! That’s really a lot of moving around and adjusting! I can also totally relate to fact number 1 as 95% of my family lives in the Philippines. I think the last big occasion I was actually there for was my grandparents’ golden wedding anniversary, which is literal AGES ago, I hardly even remember it T_T

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    1. Yes, it is so frustrating! I just heard about yet another of my cousins getting married. I’ve missed all of my cousins’ weddings so far. =/

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  3. I get what you mean about not wanting children of your own. I love my nieces, but I don’t want to be fully responsible for another person’s life at all times… Thank you for nominating me! I’ve already done this award. but I’m very flattered that you thought of me! 😉

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