When I realized this would be my 50th post, I decided I should do something a little different. Usually I talk about writing, but today I'll be telling you ten facts about me!
1) I Drew Maps Before I Wrote Stories
I didn't start writing stories seriously until around fifth grade, but even in kindergarten, and before, I was drawing maps. Maps of imaginary cities, houses, kingdoms, anything. I would do all this world-building too, from the nitty-gritty details of the place's culture to the direction rivers ran. To this day drawing a map of my story world is a key part of my brainstorming process.
2) I Don't Have A Favourite Colour
I used to (purple) but then I realized that I don't see a colour and think: "YES! That is the one!" That being said, I do find the colours mint green, silver, and gold pretty.
3) I Really Really Really Want to Travel to Petra
The Left Behind Series (teen editions) started me on this obsession. Basically, Petra is an amazing old city carved out of a massive rock. I need to travel there someday. Need.
4) I'm an Alien?
Not the kind of outerspace alien from Mars or Venus or whatever, but an Earthern alien. As I'm an Australian citizen living in Thailand, technically speaking I'm an alien. (Look it up on google. It's a thing)
5) Sticky Notes are Life
I have a slight obsession with sticky notes. Just a slight one, I assure you. There totally isn't several piles beside me, and I'm definitely not super specific about what colour and size they have to be. What a preposterous notion.
6) I'm Starting to Learn Arabic
The language is so beautiful, and as I want to travel around the Middle East someday, it would be pretty handy to have a basic understanding of Arabic. Plus it gives me an excuse to use my calligraphy pens.
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Civil wars, wars between rival countries, war between families...you name a type of war and I've probably written it in one of my stories. I blame all the fantasy books I read.
8) I'm an TCK
This means I'm a Third-Culture Kid. I've kind of forged a culture of my own, using parts from different countries' cultures. (In other words I'm a Westerner who can't stand to wear shoes inside)
9) My Favourite Animal is a Snow Leopard
Snow leopards are just so majestic looking, and powerful.
10) I Don't Have a Favourite Genre of Music
You might have seen me mention this in a few posts before, but there's not one specific genre of music I always listen to, and I don't think any are more 'real' than the others. Violin instrumental, pop, rap, rock...I love it all.
I hope you enjoyed learning a few new things about me!
Do you have a favourite colour/animal? Where in the world do want to travel to more than anywhere else? When did you start writing?
Let me know in the comments; I always love hearing from you guys! <3