Coffee Talk: Ameera

I'm starting a new monthly series called Coffee Talk where you and I can discuss life, be real, and share whatever is on your mind..whether this is a Q&A chat time like this one, a sharing of your heart or current favorite lip color..let's chat! 

If you'd like to be featured in next month's post, send me an email via my contact page with "Coffee Talk" in the subject line, and we'll talk! :)
But for now, I'm sipping a latte and chatting with Ameera, a world-traveling, adventurous and fun-loving girl! 

1. What got you into blogging?
My sweet friend Annie. I've started and stopped about 3 different blogs until I figured out The Wandering Theologian is where I wanted to make a blogging home. The biggest draw for me was the community Annie found. She was connecting with amazing women of God all over the blogosphere and it excited me. I started reading (and maybe stalking a little bit) other people's blogs, especially girls who had established a place in the blogging world. I gleaned different ideas and started to figure out how I would enter/join this community. After graduating from college I finally found the time and energy to start and 3 1/2 months later and here I am.

2. Give two pieces of advice to your younger self
Number 1- Stop worrying about the future. Enjoy the time you have right now with the people who are here right now.

Number 2- Start appreciating your mom. It seems like she doesn't understand you right now but her wisdom is priceless. 

3. Name three places you want to visit
Australia, India, Egypt (there are a ton more but if I had to narrow it down to three…)

4. What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own?
I actually just bought this gorgeous maxi dress from a store at the local mall. I don't have a picture of it yet :) I can't tell you how happy it made me when maxi dresses came back in style. They're perfect over here with a cardigan, bolero or shrug. 

5. What are 3 things you want to do in your lifetime?
Visit the Hagia Sophia. I'm not sure there's another place in the world that displays Muslim and Christian history so beautifully.

Be in a flash mob. I'm a really bad dancer but if I was part of a larger group I don't think I would be as self-conscious.

See a World Cup Football Match. I'm obsessed with football, soccer for all you Americans ;), and if I'm still in the Arabian Peninsula in 10 years I might be able to go to the one in Qatar.

6. Two characteristics you look for in the opposite sex
Strength, I want to feel like someone can protect me from the world when everything feels like too much.

But not too strong to cry, I've learned the hard way that hiding emotions is a dangerous path that can destroy relationships.

7. What have you learned from living overseas?
It's hard. No matter how adventurous you are, how much you love other cultures or how many intercultural communication classes you've taken it's a difficult transition. At the same time it's absolutely amazing. It teaches you a whole new perspective on everything in life. A new way to look at friendships. A new to look at teaching. A new way to look at God. You learn how to live life differently. And no matter how many lessons you teach you will always walk away having learned more than you could ever teach your students. 

8. What makes you feel closest to God?
Music. There is something about playing an instrument or singing to praise God that doesn't happen in other forms of worship. It involves the mind, body and soul in an overwhelming harmony, drawing you to the throne of Abba Father. When praise music starts playing it doesn't matter how I feel because it instantly connects me to the heavenly worship occurring right now, giving me a small taste of eternity.


Alyssa said...

What a fun feature! I love learning more about other bloggers!

The Glossy Life

Kirsten said...

I love this. It will be a wonderful addition. Real life is something to which we can all relate.

I agree with the difficulty of living in another culture. For the seven months I was gone, I LOVED it, but it was usually a little stressful. I can't wait to try it again and make it permanent.


Ariel said...

I love this new series idea!!! And what a great blogger to kick it off with :)

Julia D. said...

I have a feeling I am going to LOVE this series. So much fun!

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