A Liebster Award Winner!

Thank you so very much, Amanda Wilson, for nominating me to be one of the recipients of the 2017 Liebster Award! 

She runs her personal website and blog authoramandawilson.com. I’m very honored and humbled that anyone would even think of nominating me. Honestly, the only reason for any of the success I’ve found online is thanks in part to people like you, Amanda, and the rest of my amazing followers. Without an audience, I wouldn’t be motivated to write, and I would have no purpose in sharing my blog posts. Thank you so much for all of the support, comments, and interaction. It helps me a lot whenever I find myself burnt out from the fun, the daily grind of life. (Here’s a link to go check her blog out if you haven’t already done so).

Following the guidelines of receiving the 2017 Liebster Award, I’ll be giving a shoutout to a blogger who has inspired me the most. I’ll also be nominating five bloggers to receive the 2017 Liebster Award as well! After that, I will be answering the 10-Questions Amanda Wilson presented to her nominations. You’ll get to learn a little more about me through the questions asked, and maybe, you’ll get to see a side of me that I don’t really show here on my website.

My Shoutout:

Following the standard guidelines of winning the Liebster Award, I’ll be giving a shoutout to a blog that has helped me overcome my deep depression over the last couple of months. To be completely honest, it was tough having to choose just one blogger amongst this fantastic community of writers. But I have to recognize his natural gift for writing the thoughts I may sometimes hideaway. That honor goes to StripSearchLA. He’s very candid and honest and writes very insightful blog posts and articles. He is also one of the bloggers which I have nominated as well! (More on that after this). Thank you, StripSearchLA, for being awesome and just being you. It’s refreshing to find other writers on here who share their philosophical and private experiences online. You are a great example of what it means to honor the craft of writing and to stay as true to yourself as possible.

My Nominations for the 2017 Liebster Award:

In no particular order, I nominate the following amazing and talented bloggers:

I want you to answer (if you wish to) the same questions I was asked by Amanda Wilson! Here they are in descending order:

  1. Why did you start your own blog?
  2. If you could travel back in time, what period would you visit and why?
  3. Favorite food and/or drink?
  4. Who is the most influential person in your life? (Famous or not).
  5. What is your favorite animal? Why?
  6. What is your favorite season? Why?
  7. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  8. What is your top Bucket List item? Why?
  9. Who/Whom is your favorite musical artist?
  10. What has been the most rewarding moment as a blogger?


  • Why did you start your own blog?
    • I started this blog to share new perspectives and gain further insight into the many different life experiences and daily struggles other people go through. In essence, I was looking to connect with other people who share a passion for writing. Whether as a hobby or for business purposes, I just wanted to find common ground with people I may not necessarily know in my personal life. Without writing, life can seem somewhat bland.
  • If you could travel back in time, what period would you visit and why?
    • I would like to travel back to the earliest time of human existence. To the beginning of human creation, if you will. I would have loved to see the true history of our species, to see firsthand who (or what) exactly caused us to form. I would have loved to see what kinds of small (or significant) technological advancements the ancient civilizations created before recent recorded history. We know so little about our ancestors, yet the breadth of knowledge is immensely vast and seemingly unattainable to our modern-day existence.
  • Favorite food and/or drink?
    • My favorite food would have to be the Jambon de París (sandwich). And my favorite drink would have to be a piping hot Macha Green Tea Latté (on a lovely cold morning).
  • Who is the most influential person in your life (famous or not)?
    • Most influential person…hmm….that’s a good question! Let’s see; the most influential person in my life would have to be a fictional man named Jasper Suri. I won’t say where he’s from or who he is, but he’s definitely my role model. He has guided me through many otherwise disastrous scenarios. He’s undoubtedly a source of influence whenever I find myself in a truly complex situation (which isn’t all that often, to be fair). But still, he’s got my back when nobody else does.
  • What is your favorite animal? Why?
    • My favorite animal has got to be hamsters. The hamsters are my favorite animal because I had also got a dog when I was younger (around 10 years old). So naturally, I was more excited to play with my dog. This, of course, led me to forget about my hamster (which then caused the hamster to pass away). I vowed, from that day forward, I would never let that happen again. It was definitely a learning experience that I will hold with me till my grave. I eventually want to get a hamster again when I finish college and find my dream job. I want to prove to myself that I can look after even the tinniest critter. That will be in about 2-3 years from now since I’ve been working at a boutique coffee/cold-brew/tea shop and go to school at the same time. 
  • What is your favorite season? Why?
    • Winter. Winter is the season which we must all endure together (or alone). It has got to be one of the most arduous seasons as well. Because to see the ray of hope on the other side, one must always go through the cycle of life here on Earth. Winter proves the weaklings from the truly strong (inner-strength). At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how muscular you are; if you can’t endure cold weather, you won’t survive in the natural world. And I had to prove myself when I was a kid at Lake Tahoe in Nevada (USA). Though I am physically blessed, it proved I wasn’t all that powerful during that one winter in Lake Tahoe. That was the day I started my true journey to being a stronger person.
  • If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
    • Invisibility. Sometimes I find that the most exciting conversations happen between people when nobody is around them. That’s when bits and pieces of the truth of each person are revealed.
  • What is your top Bucket-List item? Why?
    • To go skydiving. I’ve always wanted to know how flying feels like. Admittedly, I am slowly getting over the fear of doing such a thing.
  • Who/whom is your favorite musical artist?
    • Keiichi Okabe. He co-composes the music for the NieR gaming series. He’s a musical genius and has a fantastic talent to hear sounds and music like so few can do.
  • What has been the most rewarding moment as a blogger?
    • Realizing that I can make a person’s day a little bit better was the most rewarding moment I had as a blogger. Just to let this certain someone know that I’ll always try my best to hear them out whenever they may have a bad (or good) day is what gave me purpose to stay around even more. Moreover, just finding the spare time to even have this blog is a true blessing within itself.

Forever in Your Debt,

Leon R.M. Auguste (formally: “R.S. Noel”)

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