God. I can talk to Him all the time about anything.
I’m also family oriented, so I’m pretty close with some of my family members, including this little bundle of joy (aka my niece):
I really want and feel called to be a professor. The most growth and most difficult struggles I’ve had to face happened while in college/university. God placed amazing professors in my life that invested in me, helped me find my strength and gave me confidence by encouraging me to go outside my comfort zone and push myself to do my best. I really want to pay it forward. I love sharing knowledge, and I want to help people the way my professors helped me. In class, they helped me to look at the world differently and outside of class they helped me look at myself in a new light. I think the best way to thank them is to use the skills they taught me and share it with students who are also working to find their way in such a vital time in their lives, whether they are traditional or non-traditional students.
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." - JFK
Tbh, I’m not much of a quotes person.
Yes. My mother is of mainly Scotch-Irish/Scots-Irish descent with a bit of English and German, and my dad is mainly of African descent. However, both sides of my family have had members in the United States for hundreds of years.
Either Italy or South Korea to teach English. I’d like to try visiting and potentially living abroad to get immersed in another culture and impact communities worldwide.
Ummmm…ALL OF THEM!
I like a lot of accents, but I’ll have to go with Welsh.
When it comes to inspirational people, I tend to be most influenced by people I actually know. I don’t really have a go-to list of inspirational people, tbh.
However, I’d definitely say I’m inspired by my mother, and she happens to be from my country. As far as someone from another country, I’d have to go with Tablo, who grew up in Canada and S. Korea. They’re totally different people, but what they do have in common is that I feel I can connect with them. Tablo has aspects of his personality that I can relate to, and my mother is literally related to me, so there.
I don’t read a lot of literary works nowadays, since I’ve got textbooks and non-fiction excerpts from informative magazines and online articles to read. So my selections to personally choose from are pretty thin tbh.
US (my country) - The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston (click for more info)
UK - The Harry Potter Series
Both books have ghosts, but other than that the similarities end. The ghosts referred to in Kingston’s book vary from supernatural beings to living non-Chinese American people. The book is a sort of memoir told in the talk-story format, blending fact and fiction seamlessly. I’ve started to really dig that idea. Kind of Hunter S. Thompson-ish minus some of the unedited gonzo journalism.
Y’all know how awesome HP is, I don’t need to explain that.