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Emilie Nolan: Profile + Interview

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Emilie Nolan: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

My parents come to mind. As two people that didn’t have a university education, left home very young, and went on to have award winning (Emmys, Peabody, Gemini) careers, they are the perfect example of following your passion, acting on inspiration, and learning how to be strong. They are the two most amazing people I know.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am a do-er. I almost never ignore my impulses or ideas. I also get shit done. I find joy in accomplishing jobs and projects.

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because a year ago I was bored. I was bored yet feeling full of creative potential. Three days later the blog was born and it has led me to so many different opportunities that I am so thankful for.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

The toughest thing I had to overcome in creating the blog was the insecurity in putting myself out there. In the beginning, every time I would post on facebook or instagram, I would have a wave of different thoughts. But, in the end, the only people who are

judging me are the people who haven’t found a passion for themselves and are bored like I was. And if browsing through my blog and criticizing me is what fulfills their day,

that’s great, because they are contributing to my site statistics more than anyone else!

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Besides my parents, who have constantly demonstrated what hard work looks like, and

what it can bring you, there have been a few really special women who have inspired

  1. Sarah Gagnon, who inspires me to be a good friend, always. She is thoughtful and

genuine and the most important friend in my life. Jennifer Langill, who is literally made

out of love and support. She is a gift to not only her friends, but also to the developing

world (www.changingonelifeatatime.com), and she inspires me to be kind and honest.

Lastly, Desiree Girlato, who has inspired me to get shit done. Des has created her own

opportunities and is reaping all the gains (www.upandarmed.com). Have I inspired

anyone? Maybe? I hope if anything, my blog makes people laugh, because fashion is

ridiculous.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I don’t believe I’ve made any mistakes when it comes to EmilieEtc.com. The blog is a

product of my own creation and any “mistakes” made are a tribute to the human

condition.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I have a HUGE project that is in the works but if I told you, I’d have to kill you. Expect

this in the new year.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

My advice would be to do what you want, but do it well. Anything half-assed is an insult

to your potential.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

What others think of you is none of your business.

Emilie Nolan: Profile

Full name

Emilie Nolan

Age

22

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Ontario

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Ontario (I did grow up in Summit, New Jersey though!)

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Irish Canadian

First Language?

English - although I can get around on some pretty faulty Spanish.

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

I am a blogger, small business owner, social media and online marketing manager,

photographer, and so much more.

How long have you been doing it?

It’s been one year since I started the blog, and the rest seemed to follow.

Fav Song

My fave song RIGHT NOW is Hero by Family of the Year. I have listened to over 30

times in the last five days. It was in the movie Boyhood. Great movie.

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Sorry to be basic but Bon Iver is my fave because I never get bored of him and listen to

him constantly. He is my study music, my cottage music, my driving music, my sad

music, and everything in between (except party music).

Fav Movie

Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows part 1.

Fav Actor/Actress

Christian Bale is up there. So is Emma Stone.

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Damien Hirst has always been my favorite artist. My best friend and I always send his

work to each other.

Fav Sport to watch

Best sport to watch is Show Jumping (yeah, horses).

Fav Sport to play

And it’s the best to “play.”

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