What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?
11) Meet J.K.Rowling
Like anyone else, my bucket list includes adventures that I wish I could go on. Along with many adventures such as watching the Northern Lights (Entry #2) and learning a musical instrument (Entry #5), meeting the person who, literally and figuratively, shaped my childhood had to be one of them. J.K.Rowling, where do I begin? Not only has she written the most inspiring series of my life (hint-Harry Potter) but she has collectively shown me how fame can be put to good use.
Coming from a family that had nothing, to becoming one of the richest women in the world is one of the many ways through which she motivates young talent such as myself in believing in what we do best. She was also named to be the “First Billionaire Novelist” and immediately lost that exclusive status because of some very good deeds. She gave away approx $160 million in charities, including her own “One Parent Families”, a nonprofit that empowers single-parent households.
She’s not only an amazing writer, but she’s a strong woman of will who grew from her unemployed days and raised herself and her kids in a position that we all are proud of.
A strong female persona is what always caught my eye, be it Hermione Granger, Professor McGonagall, Ginny Weasley or Luna Lovegood, I always did appreciate a well written female character who was more than just her looks; but J. K. Rowling is more than just a “strong female character”, she is THE strong willed female who created them.
Meeting the woman who shaped my childhood, who inspired me to be who I want to be and who taught me that I could never go wrong if I followed my heart and my will, will always be one of the best adventures of my life.
And of course, the best dream come true *wink*
Post for January 3rd in terms of Daily Post’s “365 Days of Writing Prompts”