30 Writing Challenge: Day 4 & 5

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s been a ridiculously crazy ride the last few days, and so I haven’t been able to sit down fully awake and write. So, here I am taking  some extra time to catch up on the 30 day writing challenge!


Day 4. Write about someone who inspires you.

I sat and thought about who inspires me; both people I know personally and public figures came to mind. However, I decided that could not settle on one single person. So, I’m going to do something a little different and instead write about the qualities all these inspirational people in my life seem to share.

Firstly, my inspirational person is driven by their passions. They know what they love to do, and take that love and make a career and lifestyle out of it. This has most eminently been prominent in people I know who are global leaders working towards human rights causes.

Secondly, these inspirational people are compassionate. They care for those around them, and their love can be seen in their everyday actions. They care for the poor: refugees, the homeless, and the broken. This overwhelming kindness exudes the love of Christ.

And thirdly, they never give up.

Day 5. List five places  you want to visit and why

Oh man, this is really nice.

The Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Scotland region – I’ve always been enamored with this area. Mostly, I believe it has to do with my personality. A part of me wants to just go away, to the open hills and lochs, in the aggressive biting wind and roaring waves just below jagged cliffs. That’s a part of my soul I cannot ignore, and it’s definitely next on my list.

Norway – In keeping with my soul places, Norway is on the top of the list. There’s something about the fjords, the high mountains and the cold sea that gets me so excited. This place screams adventure, and i’m out to go after it.

New Zealand – I bet you can recognize a pattern? Something in me thinks that New Zealand is that finally resting place. It’s landscape has a special place in my heart. When I was little, the Lord of the Rings trilogy were my favorite films. And so, from a young age I daydreamed about these magical places, which happens to actually be New Zealand. Not to mention, at one point local officials were offering money to people to populate this one region on the south island.

Ancient Armenia – More notably Eastern Turkey to the contemporary, I would love to see the land of my ancestors. I particularly  would love to go to the base of Mt. Ararat and sing, dance, and climb. Hopefully one day I can do it, but for now I still cannot because it sits just beyond our modern borders.

Iran – I want to take a trip back to my mother’s homeland and see all the places she spent time at as a child. She’s told me all about her adventures growing up in Tehran, traversing the thick exotic forests by the Caspian Sea, and driving through the Zagros Mountains. I’d love to go somewhere that is so special and so a part of her.

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