Friday, 22 December 2017

Interview with Emily from 'The Island of Me'

Hi Everyone, Below are answers for my survey that Emily from ‘The Island of Me’ has kindly answered. 
About Emily:
I am a 13-year-old girl living in New Zealand’s lovely country-side. I’ve just finished Year 8 at a small country Primary School and am going to an all girls high school next year. I love animals and own many. I also run and hope to (dream big world) go to the Olympics one day running the 5000m and the 3000m steeple chase (told you to dream big!). I also write and hope to one day publish a novel. I started blogging last year when I was home schooled and it has just become a hobby.
1. What was your inspiration to start blogging?
Dad asked me to start blogging to share what I did as my schooling last year. I think that the main things that inspired me to keep blogging from there was that it let me interact with people from around the world and make new friends. I also liked sharing my views on the world. I’m inspired by all the other bloggers out there I think.
2. What message do you hope to share through your blog?
Another tricky one. I hope to share the message that just being yourself is the most important thing. You can’t be someone who you either look up to or are jealous of without ruining yourself. I think that many people want to do things the way others want to and like what they like to be popular or liked. But when others realise this is just a cover they don’t like them. If you’re yourself then people are more likely to like you since you can’t surprise them by being someone else and not the person they thought you were. I also want people to know that I do look up to others and what they do is not something I want to be, it’s just something that inspires me to be more myself. I mainly look up to Emma Watson and Emma Coburn. How odd, both Emma’s! 🙂
3. What do you like about blogging?
As I said in the brief, I like interacting with others and making new friends. I also like sharing my views and what I do. I love meeting people from all over the world and finding people who follow me who live places where I’d like to visit. I love sharing what I learn with others and finding out new things from them.
4. What do you wan’t to be when you grow up? What are your dreams for the future?
I said this in the brief too. I really hope to be able to go to the Olympics as a runner and do my country proud, even just representing NZ would be amazing. I’d also like to publish a novel, the novel I’m working on now, which was called Happy but now doesn’t have a name. My one huge educational goal is to become an anaesthetist.
5. If you could change one thing about our world what would it be?
Tough. There’s a lot I would change. Cancer, poverty, war, illness, depression, suicide, murders. The list goes on. One thing though. Hard. The first three are the most important to me, but I don’t know. One? Probably cancer. I’d like there to be a cure for cancer. It’s so hard. I know! Can I say I want all things horrible to be stopped and cured, bar death because death is horrible, but without it, overpopulation and we’d kill each other. Is that one? Otherwise, yeah, a cure to cancer
Just to share a fact on that, did you know that Japan and Russia are still at war? World War II that is. They didn’t sign a contract that called the war off, so World War II is still going!
6. What is your favourite hobby?
I’ve got so many hobbies! I crochet, cross stitch, play piano, go to school (a hobby!), cook, do gymnastics (at school), look after animals and run. There are probably more. Hang on, I write stories and poems and read. Yeah, a lot to choose. I also blog. Blogging, writing and running would have to be my favourites. I do all heaps. The running I do almost everyday, the writing the same. The blogging, not so much. So running and writing. They’re both stress relieving, can be difficult and are both definitely very fun to do (on occasion they can be difficult, but not often.).
7. What have been your highlights of 2017?
My highlight of 2017? There are so, so, so many. I have to say, there are some that really stick out though. Probably coming 7th in the HB Year 8 Cross Country Championships, 4th in the HB 1500m Athletic Championships, winning HB Mathletics with Ben and Hannah at school, winning my scale drawing competition, getting Reserve Champion Pet Calf with Cleo. Getting Dux of School last Wednesday. I don’t know. Probably winning Mathletics and Dux, they’re both very amazing achievements. I’ll have to put my ‘I Remember…’ piece of writing for school on here, show you guys how much fun it was. My year, it was all amazing, there were ups and downs to it, but overall, I’d have to say I had amazing fun and really enjoyed myself.
I hope you enjoy reading this. Stay tuned for more interviews. It is not to late for you to send me your own answers.