The Real Liebster Award Questions

It was brought to my attention recently that I answered the wrong questions. I apologize for this and wish to give you the correct questions that I have been given to answer. Thank you again Ailanthus Altissima for noticing this oversight on my part! Please go check out their page and subscribe! They have excellent content!

It was recently brought to my attention that I answered the wrong questions when answering on my last entry regarding ‘My First Liebster Award’ and for that I apologize to that creator. Here is a list of the correct 10 questions that were asked of me: 

 

  • What is your favorite color and what does it mean to you? 

My favorite color is actually two out together. I adore burple! Blue and purple make the most amazing color, at least in my opinion.  

 

  • What prompted you to start blogging and/or writing? 

I didn’t come out until later in life (35) as transgender. I found that there isn’t much out there for help for the “older” people who need to transition. That and I was told that I post too much on Facebook so I stopped Facebook and started blogging. Made more sense anyway. 

 

  • What was the most significant journey you’ve been through? 

I have been through many journeys my life but I think that being a parent is the most significant journey I’ve ever challenged myself with. While it’s very rewarding, it is also very difficult. “Rules” change constantly with the growth and age of my children. Second, I believe, is transitioning from female to male, especially at such a late stage in my life. There is very little information out there for the “older” generation and even less help (at least in my area). 

 

  • Who’s your greatest adversary? 

My greatest adversary is myself. I am my own worst critic.  

 

  • If you could conceptualize yourself as anything other than a human being, what would you be? 

I’m thinking a house cat. They can be cuddly and lovey one minute then BAM! They can be total jerks the next minute and it is acceptable because that is just their nature, how they are. When they go through that phase then decide they want love it is freely given. 

 

  • How would you describe your safe space? If you don’t have one, what do you imagine it might be like? 

 

I have some paranoia issues that I am working through so in my mind there is no ‘safe space’. That being said, if I had to choose one place it would be either my home or my parents’ home.  

 

  • What is your favorite website? 

 

There are so many that I cannot choose just one so here is a list of some of my top favorites: 

WordPress.com 

Facebook.com 

Dogpile.com & bing.com (these two rank equally) 

Netflix.com 

Amazon.com 

Audible.com 

Wish.com 

Goodreads.com 

Listchallenges.com 

Khanacademy.org 

Ocw.mit.edu 

Hpb.com 

YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXhSCMRRPyxSoyLSPFxK7VA 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5IabAzRyXqLpAib13Q2yw 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe5IabAzRyXqLpAib13Q2yw 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGm12C0Xn3KAfybqzqAyiFw 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-NINtNMPM75eaqh07RCy_Q 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIZSqPHF-R9m3X5o0VPKFdg 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ63ottEtOBy1Jp92nzPlmg 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqJpFqlX59OML324QIByZA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxrnDjNQZIs_aAcdhqSveg 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQJ4YUx54LB23tgOt-Tx-w 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZmMnu70cq6BaXBFORSLszg 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnM7J3nAAnw7v2HfsnGl70Q 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0hYYBW6IMayGgR-WeoCvQ 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPfeM2tm3T19uPf8pU3VHLg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRj7HXvKV3AXGTbGeOX5Wzw 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC12IuD9gzvGk2y4J-nvZ_pw 

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ 

These are in no way in any certain order. I love them all! Pretty sure I am a YouTube junkie 🤣

 What type of media resonates most with you? 

 I was going to say that I get most of my information from lots of sources, which is true, but my main source is YouTube/internet. If you know which places are all about “fake news” or “likes, subscribers, etc.” you can stay away from those and get good quality information from the sources that are not all about that.  

 Do you have any background/education/experience you feel benefits your blog? 

 Growing up trans (although not out until much later) I was able to get the experience to talk about those issues and what they mean to me. I, in no way, speak for all people of transgender experience, just myself. I have a degree in Cosmetology and my Associates in Business Administration. I was 1 day shy of graduating massage therapy and have taken some classes in ASL (American Sign Language). With most of these classes I had to take writing courses and/or write papers. This helped to sharpen my writing skills. 

 On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) how would you rate your ability to empathize? 

 I would rate myself at an 8. I say this because while I can empathize, and even sympathize in some cases, I cannot fully understand each situation in the way that helps me to either empathize or sympathize. I wish I had an example for you but alas, I do not. 

It’s another sunny, frigidly cold day here in my city but I am bound to make it a great day today and I hope that you are able to do the same. Have a super, great day everyone! 

Christian 

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Favorite YouTubers

One of my favorite YouTubers is having a really hard time this week. He is very overwhelmed. I would love to be able to live closer so that I could help him. He is such an amazing man. He goes off subject so much that it’s great because he’s like me.

Check him out and send him some love. His name is Chase. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRj7HXvKV3AXGTbGeOX5Wzw

Since I’m doing shout outs (unbeknownst to them) here are some more favs:

Lovely couple that are silly and fun: Domo and Crissy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8xDSf5LRGwEf5v9iH6xrwg

Great Depression Cooking:                                 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRKls2LLMqU-uK2csT6FOKw

Form of news-geared toward younger people but I love it!InformOverloadhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-NINtNMPM75eaqh07RCy_Q

Silly: Jamie https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs5E74NuVwoa87flenI97zA

If you love puns: John Nonny https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZmMnu70cq6BaXBFORSLszgIf you

“Consistently Conciliating Curiosity” Mike (I can’t think of the other guys name, sorry) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWqJpFqlX59OML324QIByZA

Educational yet amazingly fun knowledge: Matthew Santoro: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXhSCMRRPyxSoyLSPFxK7VA

Dark and demented or comedy, Rob Dyke has the best of both worlds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYxrnDjNQZIs_aAcdhqSveg

Lists, countdowns, facts (and even a few ewww moments: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw4ccFtBN7dhQBcHmE0qylg

Asian Facts by Mike Chen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTea-f-qnRoBFKUXCMaZVtQ

Asian News by Mike Chen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk47egZ-D3ZuP005EDLbqow

Another adorable couple: Trent and Luke https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAdiXO33UddpduWY47bkoYA

Comedy and trans-related: Ty Turner https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPfeM2tm3T19uPf8pU3VHLg

Top 10 lists on just about everything: Watchmojo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaWd5_7JhbQBe4dknZhsHJg

DIYS, Hacks, cosmetic things, tons of stuff (I love the hacks): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9PZYV5heAevh9vrsYmt1g

Goodness, that’s a bunch. I’ll leave those right here for you all to check out. Let me know if you’d like to check out more 🙂

As always, go out and make it a great day 🙂

Christian