Hello again! Welcome back to another episode of “Elisha-Weirdo in Uganda”. This week, I did an interview with a friend of mine, Ariana Evans. She takes my Writing Class, and she also helped to design my blog! Needless to say, I owe her a lot. Regardless, we decided to ask and answer 10 questions about each other, and post them separately on our blogs. Please check out her blog here. Her answers are in italics, and mine are in plain type.
1. Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to share the truth of God’s word and bring people together. I like the idea of creating a community of believers, fun kids, and a place where you can both learn and teach.
I started blogging for two reasons- to put my thoughts and struggles on paper and to talk to the world. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that people across the world read your thoughts, prayers, memories, and dreams.
2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love the community I got to create at AFL, and it wasn’t just my doing, but all my bloggers. I have to thank them all the time, my followers are so great. ❤
My favorite thing about blogging is the feedback. Many people have written to me and asked fantastic questions about Africa and life therein. Their questions inspire me to think and speak about more than I normally would.
3. What is your favorite hobby?
I’ve played so many sports…haa! But, writing/theater is my favorite. I love to write essays and fiction, (fiction is better,) and plays are just fun to do.
My favorite hobby is collecting Pokémon cards. I really enjoy Pokémon and collecting had been a fun experience. Something I play less as a hobby but more as a job would have to be basketball. Basketball is the one thing that consumes most of my free time, and I love every minute of it!
4. What is your least favorite thing to do?
I would have said cleaning about one month ago, but now I don’t hate it as much. I always loved to organize, but cleaning was horrible. So, eating vegetables? Certain ones are okay, but broccoli is just bad…! I think arguing is probably my least favorite.
Doing the dishes! I mean, come on, who doesn’t hate doing the dishes?
5. Do you like to debate?
*nods vigorously* Definitely!
YES! I am a very logically minded person, and as such, there are few things that I enjoy more than a good debate.
6: What does your daily life look like?
Well…I get up, I have a morning routine, which is now starting at 6:20 AM in the morning, (it was going to be 6:30 but I’m too rushed to get to my 7 AM class with some stuff I do int he morning), and then I do school all day/talking to friends/blogging. I also read and trying to add more to that. I watch TV at night with the family and go to bed. Different days have different habits. On Friday we clean everything, for example, and sometimes we go out to eat instead of eating at home. 😀
My daily life starts at 6:30-I wake up, get dressed, and do one of two things: either read my Bible or go for a run. I will then set the table for breakfast and work on some school until breakfast is ready. By the time breakfast is finished, I usually am ready for the day. I do school until 1:00, pausing to take a half-hour break at 10:30. After 1, my family and I eat lunch, and my parents take a nap. I usually use this time to either read or work on school. My afternoons are spent playing basketball, climbing trees, lifting weights, and occasionally doing school or video games on my computer. In the evening, I eat dinner with my family, and either study or talk with friends.
7: What is your favorite class?
Ohhh, that’s hard! I love Composition II (writing) but I also love my Omnibus III classes which is theology, psychology, and reading/writing. Hummm…Omnibus probably!
My favorite class is Writing, which I do on Tuesday and Thursday. I really love the thinking it makes me do, and the challenges it poses.
8: What is your favorite thing to blog about?
God! I love blogging about anything spiritual; whether that be a piece of writing about something controversial or something I found in the Bible that I didn’t know was there. Also, I love BVW (Bible Verse Wednesday).
My favorite thing to blog about is my life here in Africa, and God’s work in that life. I love expressing life here, especially the parts of it that I struggle with the most. Those parts are unique, and many people enjoy reading about them.
9: Who is the most influential person in your life?
My Mom! She is funny, smart, kind, and she loves her Bible. She loves to debate and loves to be challenged and challenging. She’s awesome! She also has the best hugs. ❤
The most influential person in my life is my dad. He is the wisest man I know, and if I could be just half the man he is, then I will be very happy.
10: What is one place you want to go to in the future?
Just one? Really? Wow. That hurts my traveling soul. On my 18th birthday, I want to go sky-diving in New Zealand, and I would hate to miss that. Or…England? I’m not sure!
Hawaii! I’ve always loved the beach, but I have never been there! Maybe for my honeymoon or something.