Things About Me + Random Facts


I was recently nominated for the Liebster Blogger Award! I was on the road with my hubby, so I wasn't able to blog it or get the questionnaire up or get my nominations out! I'm very honored to have been nominated by the sweet Ashleigh from Simply Wright.  This award is for growing blogs and serves to introduce to others that you might not have heard of. It's a fantastic award and I'm very excited to be a part of this! Huge thank you to Ashleigh!!!

1.  If you were writing a book about your life, where would you begin the story?
     I would probably start the story with my childhood. I grew up in a very abusive home and struggled with anorexia from a young age. Overcoming these obstacles made me stronger and sharing them could help others in similar situations. 
2.  What made you decide to start a blog?
     I have had several blogs over the last several years. This is the first blog that has TRULY felt like I was writing about my authentic self. It's the most REAL I've ever shared and I really enjoy getting to know other bloggers. 
3.  Coffee or tea and why?
     Both. I used to be a heavy coffee drinker...ya know, the kind of person who fills up their mug under the coffee pot and then drinks the first mug while the rest brews...and then drinks it all day?! Now, I'm much more of a tea person. I LOVE my herbal teas more than coffee. I still don't mind a coffee or two per week. Certainly far from the 12 cups per day!
4.  How has technology change your world?
     Being someone born in the early 80s, I'm in that limbo generation that is old enough to enjoy and remember the joys [and hardships, haha] of analog life and young enough to enjoy the wonder of technology when it came. I'm much more connected to family that live all over the planet and have made friends all over the world because of technology. 
5.  What is the strangest present you have ever received?
     I don't think I've ever received a strange present, actually. I can't think of anything!
6.  Share your favorite quote.
     I'm destined for greatness...I'm just pacing myself so I don't freak you out. 
7.  Do your family and friends follow your blog?
     I think my sister does. My internet friends do somewhat. I don't think anyone I know in real life knows that I blog. 
8.  What goal do you have for your blog for 2015?
     I want to see it grow into my full time business. I want to help other women get healthy and in shape for life and I want to go to a few conferences. 
9.   What is your special talent?
     I am excellent at limbo. And collecting planners. 
10.  Do you have siblings and how many?
      I have one half sister [by blood, but WHOLE sister for life, yo!] Somewhere out there my biological father has several other kids but I don't believe I have met them.
11.   What would be the first thing you would definitely put on your bucket list?
      My number 1 is to reach financial freedom to travel the world with my family. 


1. I lived in Pakistan as a teenager.
2. I used to be an atheist, but now am a Christ follower for life. I was raised Muslim.
3. I don't like Star Wars. Or Lord of the Rings. 
4. I'm not really from anywhere. Born in Missouri, moved all over the USA. I prefer to call San Diego home. It's where I feel most at home.
5. The food I miss most since my celiac diagnoses is Cheese-Its. Also, donuts, which I never ate before I was diagnosed. 
6. Indian food is my favorite. Samosas, Buryani, Gulab Jamun, etc...I love it all!
7. I struggled through an eating disorder for over 20 years. 
8. I was a figure skater.
9. I started college at age 15. 
10. I was almost 4 months pregnant when I got married and had NO clue that I was pregnant. I found out 4 days after our wedding and freaked out! 
11. Even though I didn't wait for our wedding night, my husband is the only man I've ever been with. And I really am glad for that. 

Part of being nominated for this awesome award is to nominate other bloggers! 


For the nominees, here's how it works:
1.  Acknowledge and thank the blog who nominated you (link back to me so I can read your answers)
2.  Post the award image on your blog.  Google them and find one that you like.
3.  Answer the 11 questions asked by the person/blog who nominated you (below)
4.  Give eleven random facts about yourself
5.  Nominate 5-7 blogs to receive the award.
6.  Let the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated.
7.  Give them eleven questions to answer.

Eleven Questions for my Nominees:
1.  If you were writing a book about your life, where would you begin the story?
2.  What is the inspiration behind starting/keeping your blog?
3.  Coffee or tea and why?
4.  What is your favorite thing about technology?
5.  What is the most memorable trip you've ever taken?
6.  Share your favorite quote.
7.  Do your family and friends follow your blog?
8.  What goal do you have for your blog for 2015.
9.   Do you have any hidden talent[s]?
10.  Do you have siblings and how many?
11.   What would be the first thing you would definitely put on your bucket list?

Aloha, Jane

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