K. L. Gilliam

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K. L. Gilliam

Location: United States

Gender: F

Member Since: March 2018

Last online: April 2018

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What is your name/nickname?

Kara Gilliam is my name but everyone here calls me Gilli.

How old are you?

I am 19 years old, however, I'll be 20 on June 15th! Go Gemini's!

How tall are you?

I'm only 5'...yup, I'm short!

What's your job?

I'm a soldier in the army. More specifically a Combat Engineer. Essentially, my job to is to search for land mines and blow things up!

Favorite color?

Gray and Green are my two favorite colors.

Favorite animal?

I love bears! They symbolize health, protection, and wisdom and are just overall beautiful creatures.

Best friends?

I have three best friends. Fatima, Ophelia, and Erin. I met Fatima and Ophelia when I moved to a new town. However, Erin has been my first best friend for about 15 years or so now I think. We actually found out we were distant cousins and it was pretty awesome.

Who’s someone you admire, and why?

I admire all the aspiring writer's who are trying their best to create something that will one day be incredible.

Tell me three pet peeves.

1. Rude people. I just don't understand how you can be the way you are. If you ever wonder why you're almost always alone, just check back on your attitude and behavior. That may reveal the answer. And if you don't care that you're lonely, that's on you.

2: Arguments. I also don't understand the need for arguing about anything. I understand that people will get defensive but if you can't take a deep breath, sit down, and talk it out like a reasonable person, then you're just wasting everyone's time.

3. Repetitive Sounds. I once had a bird that would sit outside my window at 4 am in the morning and chirp...and chirp and chirp and chirp. Not different chirps, but the same chirp over and over again for about 2 hours...every. Single. Morning. Ever since then, I dislike birds and repetitive sounds.

What’s a typical day like for you?

Well, since I'm deployed at the moment, my typical day either consists of work and going to the gym or sitting in my room and writing. Other days I will go to the ceramic shop and work on clay projects or go to the library for research purposes or just to find something to read. I also either draw or spray paint in my spare time too. Oh, and naps...can't forget those.

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

Well, since I've been here everyone already knows that I love to sing, draw, build, write, etc. But what they don't know is that I'm currently learning French and Japanese so that I can be fluent enough to visit Paris and Japan.

If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be? (Don’t overthink it!)

I would be in either Paris of Japan! I've always wanted to go to these places for years and one day I will make it happen! It's why the setting in When The Snow Falls is based in Paris. I also have a completed novel called Twisted Tokyo Trip that is based in Japan. Maybe, I'll start to publish it here soon.

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A journalist! It was when I won my first writing competition in grade school and I got so inspired, I just never stopped writing and trying to better my skills.

If we went to happy hour, what would you order?

Even though I'm not of age to drink yet, I would have ordered a Strawberry Margarita with a sugar rim!

Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me...

Sleeping...

How do you want people to remember you?

I want them to remember me by the experiences they've had with me. Positive, negative, everything. That way no one can say that I was perfect.

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?

It would probably be my creativity and the different outlook on things. Most people here look one way when they see a situation but I tend to think of different ways and almost every possible outcome. It's come in handy for people plenty of times.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you?

I've been called Fiesty, Creative, and a Brat.

What do you want to make sure you do before you die?

Publish a story. That way I can live on through my work!

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

Either hanging out with my hopefully soon-to-be special someone or sleeping.

What do you do with friends in your spare time?

Back in the states, we would go to our favorite cafe called Java Me Up in Texas. It's the best place to visit and perfect for working and just relaxing. Here, we either go to the beach and get beat up by waves, go fishing in the ocean, or BBQ.

What would be your personal motto?

Carpe Diem! Seize the Day! Whatever you're going through, always make the best of your day. After all, it's the only day you'll have before it's gone.

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