Age: 21 years old
School: Oral Roberts University
Major: Business Administration
Minor’s: History and Religious Studies
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BLOG
Why Are You Writing This Blog?
I started writing my first blog when I was traveling overseas in China, India, and the Philippines. Since I was gone for so long, it was the easiest way for people to stay in touch with what we were doing. When I entered college I started just writing on my free time about things I saw my friends go through. I never thought my writing would ever be anything more than just random thoughts hidden in the archives of my computer.
One day though, my friend was going through a really difficult time and I sent them a message with some of my writing, hoping to offer some encouragement. They responded a few days later thanking me for the message asking me who wrote it? They were shocked when they found out I was in fact the author.
More and more opportunities availed to share my writing with people who were struggling in their lives. The positive feedback was overwhelming, as people started messaging asking if I written about this or that and wanted to read more.
The more I continued to pray, I felt lead to start a blog. My only hope is not necessarily to have the most perfect writing, but to help other people with things I have personally experienced. If what I write could help one person give life another chance, give one person hope, let one person know they aren’t alone, give one person encouragement, then it’s worth it for me- I’m writing for that one person.[/expand]
What is your favorite topic to write about?
I don’t think I enjoy one topic over another. Everything I write comes from my heart, a raw take on how I see things. None of my writing gives complete answers on how people should do things, just helpful suggestions. I think there’s something beautiful about self discovery!
How can you use this blog to help people?
I want my blog to be a place where I’m not the only one writing. It’s about providing a venue for other young people to share their thoughts, feelings, and response’s about the subject I write about. I think it’s only through the careful review of everyone’s idea that you come up with best solution. Everyone’s been through something, so everyone has something to say. Your story could be the very thing that helps someone else make it through.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ME
What things do you like to do for fun?
I am a total thrill seeker. I’m all about the rush and spontaneity of extreme sports. I have bungeed jumped off the tallest bridge in the world in South Africa, the tallest tower in the world in China, and I’ve gone power parachute gliding. I hope to one day get the opportunity to go sky diving. That’s definitely next on the agenda for me!
What countries have you visited?
I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel all around the world. I have so far been able to travel to the following countries: China, India, Philippines, Hungry, Israel, South Africa, Swaziland, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Guatemala, and the United Arab Emirates.
What is your favorite subject?
My favorite subject without a doubt is history. I love learning about how other people did things. We have so much to learn from the success and failures of the past. My favorite in particular is Russian History.
What are your favorite books?
I’m slightly dyslexic so reading can be difficult sometimes. There are some books though I have really enjoyed:
– “The 5 Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman
– “Love as Verb” by Dr. Gary Chapman
– “Auschwitz: A Doctors Eyewitness Account” by Dr. Miklos Hyiszli
– “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
– “His Princess: Love Letters from your King” by Sheri Rose Shepherd
– “Irresistible Revolution” by Shane Claiborne