Celebrating 1 year of Blogging with 73 Questions

Hi everyone! As you can see from the post title, Wishing Upon a Star is officially celebrating its 1 year anniversary or blogiversary!!

In honor of this day, I decided to answer 73 questions (like on Vogue) so you can get to know me better through this fun way. Most of the questions are from Fred and Far and I added some of my own in.

Without further ado, let’s get started! I love watching Vogue’s 73 Questions so I’m very eager to answer these 😀

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now?

I would say a solid 8.

2. Describe yourself in a hashtag?

#Eleanor

3. What song would you love to karaoke?

Adele’s Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

4. If your life was a musical, what would the marquee say?

Ooh I’ll have to think about that!

5. What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

That I’m an early bird AND a night owl.

6. What’s your wake up ritual?

My ideal wake up ritual is to wake at around 8:30 or 9, and do an hour of reading or writing before having breakfast. Alas, this is not a common practice.

7. What’s your go to bed ritual?

I don’t really have a ritual, but I would want to go to bed early more.

8. What’s your favorite time of day?

I actually like all times of the day—they all possess their own charm.

9. What is one thing no one knows about you?

That’s a very interesting question lols.

10. Dream country to visit?

Singapore!

11. Heels or flats/sneakers?

Sneakers.

12. Vintage or new?

Both!

13. Style icon?

My mom!

14. What 3 people living or dead would you like to make dinner for?

Emma Watson, Michelle Obama, and Confucius would be an interesting trio.

15. Window or aisle seat?

Window 🌅

16. What’s your current TV obsession?

I’m currently watching The Mysterious Benedict Society. It’s not bad. Reynie and Constance are definitely my favorites! And…Gilmore Girls is my go-to comfort show!

17. Favorite app?

Messages, Musi, Duolingo, and Photos are the apps I use most.

18. Secret talent?

I think I’m quite good at getting a song’s melody right without having to listen to it too many times.

19. Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?

Rode a very wild roller coaster. I generally don’t like roller coasters 🙈

20. How would you define yourself in three words?

Creative, curious, compassionate.

21. Favorite piece of clothing you own?

I love all my clothes!

22. Must have clothing item everyone should have?

Maybe jeans?

23. Superpower you would want?

Teleportation or shapeshifting.

24. What’s inspiring you in life right now?

My family and friends.

25. Best piece of advice you’ve received?

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

26. Best advice you’d give your teenage self?

I mean, I’m still a teenager. Lol.

27. A book that everyone should read?

That’s too hard!

28. What would you like to be remembered for?

Helping people would be one of the best legacies.

29. How do you define beauty?

Beauty is you in your most you self.

30. What do you love most about your body?

How kind it is to me.

31. Best way to take a rest/decompress?

Netflix. And ice cream. Maybe both haha.

32. Favorite place to view art?

Probably a museum.

33. If your life were a song, what would the title be?

Everything’s Going to be All Right might be a good title!

34. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?

I’ve been playing piano for many years so I’ll stick with piano 😀

35. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?

My forearm?

36. What would the tattoo be of?

Either something bookish, the name of a loved one, or a favorite word.

37. Dolphins or koalas?

Koalas.

38. What’s your favorite animal?

I’m in awe of the big cats—leopards, panthers, the like.

39. Best gift you’ve ever received?

I’ve loved all my presents!

40. Best gift you’ve ever given?

Each year I try to give something different but equally special to each of my loved ones!

41. What’s your favorite board game?

Clue and Life. Monopoly with my cousins.

42. What’s your favorite color?

Periwinkle!

43. Least favorite color?

I don’t think I have one.

44. Diamonds or pearls?

Pearls.

45. Jacket or sweatshirt?

Jacket. I don’t understand what some people have against zippers.

46. Blow-dry or air-dry?

No particular preference 🙂

47. Pilates or yoga?

Yoga.

48. Coffee or tea?

Coffee.

49. Cake or pie?

Cake.

50. What’s the weirdest word in the English language?

Weirdest :p

51. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Milk chocolate.

52. Stairs or elevator?

Depends on my mood. For elevator though, bonus if it’s glass and you can see outside.

53. Summer or winter?

Winter.

54. You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat?

Crackers!

55. A dessert you don’t like?

Anything overly sweet.

56. A skill you’re working on mastering?

Writing!

57. Best thing to happen to you today?

I had a very productive day! I did my biotech camp, finished hosting another round of my writing workshop, and did piano.

58. Worst thing to happen to you today? Happy to say that nothing bad really happened.

59. Best compliment you’ve ever received?

One of the best compliments I’ve received is from my cousin. She said she thought Anne from Anne of Green Gables was a bit like me.

60. Favorite smell?

Some books have a really lovely scent!

61. Hugs or kisses?

Both!!

62. If you made a documentary, what would it be about?

The beauty and sadness in genius.

63. Last piece of content you consumed that made you cry?

WandaVision Episode 8 is the one that jumps to mind.

64. Lipstick or lip gloss?

Lip gloss.

65. Sweet or savory?

Savory 90%, sweet 10%.

66. Girl crush?

I’m in awe of Millie Bobby Brown!

67. How you know you’re in love?

I think I’m too young for that lol.

68. Song you can listen to on repeat?

It changes, but right now, I’d say Style by Taylor Swift. You’ve probably been there too a few times, right? 😉

69. If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?

Probably my cousin (same one who said I was a bit like Anne)!!

70. What are you most excited about at this time in your life?

Going back to school.

71. Your go to for having a good laugh?

Friends or book memes!

72. Your go to when you’re down?

Music.

73. Your affirmation for today?

I love myself.

Whew 73 questions just flew by! Gosh that was fun 😀 I hope you enjoyed reading my answers to all these amazing questions!

I’d also like to thank you all for supporting Wishing Upon a Star and for reading, liking, and commenting. My experience in the blogosphere has been absolutely wonderful, and I’ve had so much fun getting to meet you all and ooh and aah over your posts! You are such great people and I’m lucky to be able to interact with you in this way!

Special thanks to Abby, D @ Random Specific Thoughts, Ash @ Starlight Strands, Millay @ Millay’s Musings, Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds, Jan @ The Doodlecrafter, and Cherelle @ A Bolt out of the Book. Interacting with each of you has been a true joy and I look forward to continuing our conversations! You all are incredible friends!!

And…that’s a wrap!

Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments below! Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a lovely rest of your day.

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12 thoughts on “Celebrating 1 year of Blogging with 73 Questions”

  1. Ahh I can’t believe it’s already been a year, Eleanor! Seems like just it was just yesterday that we met! Loved your answers – I could relate to quiet a few of them! Thank you so much for the mention, I’ve loved getting to know you and can’t wait to read more and hopefully work with you on a collab soon! Congratulations!!🥳❤️

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    1. Haha I can’t believe it either! Time does fly 😅 And I’m glad you were able to relate to some of my answers!! Aww of course, you absolutely deserve the shout out! You were one of the very first bloggers I met and felt connected to over books ☺️ YAY I’d love to do another collab with youuu. I hope you’re doing well, and thank you again dear D 😀

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      1. For sure! Life’s been quite the rollercoaster lately. Of course! Aw thank you, you’re the kindest! Me too, once school calms down a bit 😂 I’m good, thank you for asking! My pleasure!❤️

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  2. Happy one year blogiversary, here’s to many more years on this site!! Gosh thank you, Eleanor for mentioning me, you just made my day right now and I’m glad to be your blogging friend😃 I loved reading this post,and your last affirmation is really so important.

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    1. Thank you so much Jan! ☺️ Aw I’m honored I could help brighten your day. It’s wonderful to have you as a blogging friend as well! I’m glad you enjoyed this post, and the affirmation! It’s only 3 words and yet means so much!

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  3. ONE YEAR!!! This made me so happy to read. I love your answers, and I can’t believe 73 questions went by so fast! 🥰

    You ARE like Anne; all you have left to do is dye your hair red 🙂

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    1. Aww thank you so much Abby!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. RIGHT?! When I was writing it, I realized 73 questions is really not that many…? 🤔 😂

      You’re making me blush 💕 HAHA maybe the tips someday 😉

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  4. omg happy one year blogiversary, eleanor! mine was on the 31st of july as well, and i can’t believe how fast time has flown! this was such a creative idea, and i loved reading all of your answers to the 73 questions! i’ve been to singapore twice, and it’s a gorgeous place, so when you. go, i hope you fall in love with it as well! i’ve loved talking to you, and here’s to many more years ahead! ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Ahaana!! Omg right, I was just about to comment that on your post 😂 so cool we have the same blogiversary day!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the 73 questions 😀 Wow, that’s amazing you were able to go to Singapore twice!! Definitely looking forward to going 😊 yesss, cheers friend!! 💕

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  5. hello eleanor!! ah it’s been a while since i’ve seen a post from you (also my fault because school is a tyrant) and i’m SO happy for you! ❤ one year is truly incredible, i loved witnessing your blogging journey, thank you for the shoutout! and omg i’m from singapore haha so i’m thrilled that you would want to come here despite the sweltering heat (equator problems haha 😂)! i loved reading your answers and i can’t wait to see what your blog brings next, cheers to many many more milestones! <33

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    1. Hi Cherelle!! Aww thank you 💕 Ooh I hope you’ll be able to have a break from school soon—it seems like you’ve had a very rigorous year! Oh it is my pleasure, thank YOU for being such a genuine and lovely friend! Hehe good to note 📝 Thank you again, you are so kind!!

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