13 Aug 2015

Interview I: O Williams

Disclaimer: Before I continue with this interview, I have an apology to make. In my last post I promised a post on explorations in the Cape. I have a good explanation for not delivering on this. The weather on the day we were going turned out to be rainy, droopy and overcast. I took very few photos, and none of them were as good as I'd hoped for.
So, that was slightly disappointing. Ah well, sometimes, c'est la vie.

Hey, everyone. Hope you're having a great Thursday. The weekend is creeping closer, so smile.

I've decided on starting an interview series (Which may or may not prevail over my seeming inability to continue with these sorts of things. We'll see.) and my first interview is with the brilliant Olivia (O Williams) from Life as a Young Lady. She's smart, and she's got funk, so I'm sure you will enjoy her answers to my questions.

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How old are you? Fifteen years old which is honestly so weird to say and I can't believe my next birthday will be my sixteenth like help.

What is your middle name? (If you have one) It's classified, sorry! But it's handed down from my family (just like my first name) so I like it ^^

Are you a quiet, shy thinker, or a loud, outgoing person? (Maybe a bit of both?) 
I'm definitely the quiet and shy thinker; when I'm with a group of people, I just "hold up the wall" as they say and observe people and have thoughts about them and me and stuff. I rarely say a word when I'm with a group of people.

Do you enjoy sports and adventurous outings, or do you prefer things like literature and photography? 
Literature and photography, for sure. Outside scares me (literally) and I'm just a complete fail at sports and all sports-related things.

Favourite sweet food? 
Oh, man. I guess...cupcakes. But I love donuts too. And cookies. And just everything dessert-y.

Favourite savoury food? 
Oh, man. These questions are making me so hungry. Um...oh, man. I just love food so much. I can't even answer this one. I love too many foods.

Number of siblings? 
Just one, thank goodness. One is definitely enough; he's got enough sass to make up for about five siblings.

What makes you happy most of all? 
Thinking about God and how we all have second chances. And I love to think about how He made everything; like I may love bands and pretty photography and poetry and books and movies but God gave us the mental ability to make those things and to communicate with other people and I think that truly shows His omnipotence.

What intimidates you most in the society we live in today? 
Just everything haha. Every time I stare a fellow human in the face I just panic like "omg they already don't like me and they haven't even heard my name yet"

Favourite blogs and/or sites?
Your blog is of course beautiful.​ A Free Mind is super relatable, Eve of Womanhood has simply gorgeous photography, Random Rants by Rcubed is hilarious, and The Ups and Downs of My Not-So-Average Life is just amazing.

What does blogging mean to you? 
blogging (v.) something you do when you waNT TO USE ALL CAPS​, ​force music on people (psst *pushes you twenty one pilots album*) and ​discus​s future Marvel movies (but tbh I don't know if I'm more excited for Marvel or DC...like Civil War and Deadpool sound like they're gonna be awesome but Suicide Squad looks sooo good like I don't know--wait. Not the time Olivia, not the time.)

What is the story behind your website's name?
I wanted a blog name that started with a letter from my name. I put the "young lady" phrase which everyone had been using in reference to me together with the "life" to make it start with a letter from my name and ta-da! (Wow yeah that was a boring story.)

Do you have any all time favourite songs, movies, or books? (Name as many as you like)
Oh wow. This list could get long. I'll try to keep it brief, though. 
Songs: Impossible acoustic cover by James Arthur; piano versions of Chandelier and Elastic Heart ​by Sia; acoustic version of Cool Kids by Echosmith; Skinny Love cover by Birdy, Background by Lecrae, The A Team by Ed Sheeran, Safe by Britt Nicole, and See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.
Movies: Captain America: the Winter Soldier, Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, To Kill a Mockingbird, Akeelah and the Bee, Roots, Tangled, Toy Story 3, Inside Out...there are way way more but I can't think of them all right now.
Books: When You Reach Me, all of The Chronicles of Narnia, all of A Series of Unfortunate Events, all of The Secret Series, all of The Hunger Games but especially Catching Fire, The Dark Unwinding, Hattie Big Sky, Monument 14, and loooots of others that I can't remember at the moment.

Which bloggers inspire you most and why?
Of course you, as well as Autumn, Rose, Mackenzie, and Cally--the photography and writing in their (and your) blogs ​are just very beautiful.

What goals, dreams and ambitions do you have? (Even if they are small)
I'd really love to write, direct, and produce my own original studio film (yeah, I know, that one's a long shot.) If I don't do that when I grow up, I guess I​'d like to continue blogging (on an advanced level of course) and be a book editor at a publishing company as my "real job".


  1. Lovely to ''meet'' you, Olivia, dear! I was exactly the same when I was fifteen...''What?!! I am going to be sixteen?!!''. And the same when I was seventeen...smiles...

    A wonderful interview, dearest Tane! As always, a delight to visit with you...how much fun it would be if it was in person, though!

    Hugs and so much love!
    P.S. I am wanting to change the picture on my sidebar with the 'welcome' above...may I contact you about helping me do this?


  2. cool interview


  3. Awesome post! I love the idea of interviews, I can't wait for more:)

  4. Olivia STAWP OKAY YOUR BLOG IS PERF TOO MKAY? Filming an original video is a great goal! You should make a movie based on how to survive being awkward like bumping into walls and falling down stairs. And if you ever make sweets then man we have to have a party together sometime. :D

    xoxo Morning

  5. i really really loved this interview, and i'm not just saying that. it's really good. you asked some pretty good questions, tane :)
    and, hey olivia, i'll be a actor in your movie if you want me to be, you know, just so i can cross "be an actor" off of my bucket list ^_^ hehe, actually, that'd be super cool if you'd make a move though when you're older. shoot for the moon, if you miss, you'll land among the stars :) WHAT I'M REMOTELY CONNECTED TO THE WORD INSPIRING WHAT EVEN

  6. So witty and humorous, Olivia! :) I love all sorts of desserts, too. xx
    ~ Sanjana

  7. This is super cool!! I am definitely looking forward to more of these!! :D

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  9. Great interview! It was lovely to get to know you, Olivia. :)
    --Rebecca at The Silver Flute


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