Hi all! Just wanted to let you know about the new “Interview” page on my blog! From now on, I hope to conduct interviews with inspirational people and was lucky enough to talk to Summer Schantz, the Instagram sensation, as my first interviewee 🙂 Enjoy!
I want to give a big thank you to Summer for agreeing to do an email interview with me and for being my first interviewee on this blog.
Although Summer is only fourteen, she already has 78,000+ followers on Instagram. I began following her account (oh_snap_its_summer) about six months ago and am still amazed by how artsy, deep, and inspirational her photos are. She even has her own Facebook page, where you can view more of her talent and beautiful photos.
If you’re interested in learning more about her, she also has an Ask.fm account, where she answers questions that are asked anonymously. I love how mature her answers are and how well she handles answering certain questions.
Not only does she have the coolest name ever, but she’s from sunny North Florida; I’ve become a bit of a fan girl over the past couple months! I think one of the main things we can learn from Summer is that we are never too young, or too old, to try new things, as she mentions in her interview. She also shows us how nice having a positive attitude and great sense of humor are!
Below is our interview:
1. What are some of your favorite ways to help other people? To inspire them? How come?
My favorite way to help people is to be there for them. It’s what I find so awesome, when someone’s there for me, and I always want to be that person for other people.
My favorite way to inspire people is through my photos. I try to unlock certain emotions with each of my images so that people can have a different relationship with each one!
2. What would you tell someone who wants to pursue his or her dreams, but says he or she is afraid of being too young right now? Why?
You’re never too young. You may not be able to do everything you want to because of your age but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. ALWAYS try.
3. What are some things that bring you happiness in life?
4. If you could cross one location off your bucket list (anywhere in the world) to take your idea of the perfect photo in that location, where would it be and why?
A sunflower field! I don’t know if you can notice but fields are my most favorite things in this world, especially flower fields, and sunflowers are my favorite.
5. If you could cross one thing off the top of your bucket list, what would it be and why?
Swim in Jell-O; it’s a lifelong dream.
6. Anything you would like to add?
Just don’t let anyone stop you from doing anything. Ever.
So what do you guys think? If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to follow Summer on Instagram and recommend her account to friends as well! Do you know/know of any other inspirational young people like Summer? I’d love to hear your stories!