Offshore Reader Award


This feels surreal. Yesterday, I posted about the “Sunshine Blogger Award” and was nominated for another one today. Thank you Recuperation for considering my blog worthy of this acknowledgment.

Recuperation manages a wonderful blog with insightful articles. I’ll leave a link to the blog below. Please do pay a visit and extend your support.


  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include the award image on your post- link to image here.
  • To know more about the award, click here.
  • Add a link to the blog of the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the question given to you.
  • Nominate at least 2 other bloggers.
  • Ask your own question (optional).

I was asked the below question by Recuperation.

What motivates you to write more ?

Writing has always been a way for me to let out my emotions. I’m an introvert and shy person by nature. I do have a close knit of friends who stand beside me through thick and thin in life. However, sometimes even after sharing my thoughts with people, I have a nagging feeling of unsettledness. Writing greatly helps me with clarity in my thoughts and many a times I end up finding solutions to my problems or at least manage to calm my nerves down in the process of putting my thoughts to words.

Presently, my participation in the 100 day challenge is a great motivation for me to write more. It’s already day 12 and I can’t believe I lasted this long. Looking forward to a great writing journey ahead.

I further nominate my fellow 2 bloggers for this award :-

My question to the nominees :

What instantly brings a smile to your face/makes you happy no matter how sad or upset you are?

My sincere thanks to everyone for reading my blog posts, your gracious comments and heartfelt support on this journey.

Sunshine Blogger Award


It came as a beautiful surprise to me when I was nominated by @manishasky for this wonderful award. Although I had created my wordpress account and blog way back in 2016, it’s been only 10 days since I’ve been regular with my writing. I’m currently on a 100 day challenge wherein I’m pushing myself to post one article consistently for 100 days. I sure do hope to see a transformation in my writing skills, personality as well as my life by the end of this challenge. Your nomination made my day @manishasky. My heart is filled with gratitude to you for recognizing this blog and appreciating my work. More power to you.

For the uninitiated, the Sunshine Blogger award is presented by fellow bloggers to each other to inspire them and acknowledge their efforts in spreading positive vibes, creativity and sunshine on this platform.

For everyone who is reading this post, please pay a visit to the amazing blog handled by @manishasky at the below link. She writes beautifully and deserves your love and affection on her blogging journey.

Please go through the rules below :

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, write them 11 questions and notify them about the nomination.

Here are my answers to the 11 questions. 🙂

1. What embarrasses you the most and/or what’s been your most embarrassing moment?

For the longest time, more than being embarrassed, I was petrified of public humiliation. I was anxious to the point of not being able to face multiple people at the same time, be it just for a game of dumb charades. As I’ve grown and learnt to love myself more, I’m more at peace with my inner self, flaws and shortcomings included. My most embarrassing moment recently was when I was discussing about my future leaves with a colleague in the office lift, the day I resumed office after a 4 day break, completely unaware that my boss was standing behind me listening to the entire conversation. I couldn’t look him in the eye for an entire week after that.

2. Who do you look up to the most, and what qualities do you love about that person?

My mother. She is my source of inspiration, the reason for my survival. She is the most positive and hard working person I know. She never stopped learning in her life and that quality just amazes me. She is beautiful, inside out and I’m extremely proud to be her daughter.

3. What would be your perfect day?

Everyday is uniquely beautiful. Of late, I’m struggling with anxiety and stress about my career and purpose in life. A perfect day at the moment for me would be a day where I don’t have to struggle to be happy.

4. What’s your biggest fear?

Living my entire life with the regret of not making it worthwhile. Also snakes and darkness creep me out.

5. How do you like to be comforted when you’re sad or upset?

Anything made out of chocolates instantly uplifts my mood. Also anything related to BTS (the greatest boy band in the world) be it their music or videos or just their posts on Instagram can bring a bright smile on my face.

6. What’s your all time Happy Memory?

There was a time in my life where I dreaded to begin the new year 2017. I was highly dissatisfied with my job back then and was expected to handle additional responsibilities at the start of the year. My best friend gifted me a jar filled with 365 notes on 31st December 2016 for each day of the new year. She made sure I had a reason to look forward to each day in that year. 🙂

7. What’s your favorite thing you own and why?

Recently with the help of my mother, we got our house renovated. It had been my dream since childhood to revamp our house. I love every nook and corner of it.

8. Who was the last person who made you cry and why?

It wasn’t a person but a conversation that brought tears to my eyes unexpectedly. I really have a hard time crying. I always suppressed my emotions as a kid and hated crying, considering it a sign of weakness. As I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m at a crossroads in life, trying to figure out my purpose, a line of work that would make me happy and passionate to call my own. While we were having a conversation about this, my friend told me I like to be ‘free as a bird’. I read it and tears welled up in my eyes.

9. Where do you hope to be five years from now? Ten, fifteen?

Wherever I am, I just hope to be happy as a puppy, completely secure with my personality, spreading positive energy and joy to people around me. I hope to live by the quote “my cup runneth over”.

10. If money was no object, what would I buy?

A beautiful mansion in a quiet place, away from the city crowd. It’s also my dream to build an animal shelter and a helpline to provide immediate support to any animal in distress.

11. When have you felt the most proud?

When my mother tells me that I’ve made her proud. Also after completing any task that I once considered absolutely impossible to accomplish.

I further nominate my fellow bloggers below who have taken time out to read and comment on my blog posts. The questions are the same as the ones I’ve answered. Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me.

Thank you 🙂