Recently I had the opportunity to interview Emma, Anna, and Hannah from The Three Musketeers. It was great to work with them, and I'd like to share their answers with you!
Hello Hanna, Anna, and Emma! Thanks for agreeing to this interview; it's going to be lots of fun. :) Could you tell us a few facts about yourself?
Emma: Hello! I'm Emma, and I am 13! I have 12 siblings, and I'm the third youngest; there are 8 girls, and 5 boys. I live in North Carolina, and I've lived here my whole life, write, read, and act! I'm a Catholic, and wouldn't change that for the world!
Hannah: My name is Hannah and I’m 14 years old. I live in North Carolina, but I’m originally from New York. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and I enjoy spending every second with them. I’m homeschooled in 9th grade and I’m also proud to be Catholic.
Anna: I’m Anna. I’m almost 14 and a homeschooled freshman, this year. I have six sisters; three older and three younger and one older brother. I love to read!!! I also enjoy writing, although I write in short bursts of inspiration so I’m not the type of person who will sit down and write a novel.
I believe you’ve just started a blog! Would you like to tell us a bit about the blog, and what inspired you to begin?
Emma: For me, The Three Musketeers is about friendship, books, hopes, dreams, and random thoughts that pop into my head. I also try to get to know my audience, and write what others are interested in. My first goal is to write with integrity, creating posts of substance and meaning.
What inspired us to make this blog? Well, I was thinking a group blog would be fun, but everyone was so busy, and I didn’t want to add to their stress, so I did not do anything about it. But Hannah took initiative! Here’s a peek of how it all began:
(Hannah) “Hey guys, I was thinking, we should start a blog! I know that blogging by myself could be boring. So, I wanted to know if you guys would like to start one as a group, just the three of us! It would be so fun and I think a lot more people will enjoy it. The only thing is that we would have to figure out a name, and what it’s going to be about. We would have turns writing in it too. So, any name ideas? What’s it going to be about? I’m so excited right now!”
(Emma) “I would love to do this!! I really have not got very good ideas, I can only think of something like ‘the three musketeers’ …BUT I DO REALLY LIKE YOUR IDEA HANNAH!”
(Anna) “I think that this sounds really fun!!!!!!”
And that is only a (very) small portion of our emails, with all the planning and thinking of name. It turned out Hannah and Anna liked my idea of ‘The Three Musketeers’! I was so happy; I thought they would think ‘The Three Musketeers’ overdone!
I’d really like to hear your thoughts about inspiration, actually. What things inspire you?
Emma: What inspires me? The world, really. When I go outside ( esp. in fall!) the air, and the trees, and all just make me think, and I get ideas. The people I see inspire me too - really good, amazing people all make me want to be like them; to be better than myself, you know?
Hannah: Nature, art, and music inspires me a lot!
Anna: I’m inspired by watching artists showing their skills. Watching artists draw or musicians play or reading the finished work of an amazing writer makes me want to jump up and do something great.
Who would you say is your greatest inspiration? Why?
Emma: Well, this is a hard one; there are so many great people in the world, or who used to be in the world. I really love Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family, whenever I’m feeling down I love to read These Happy Golden Years. The Ingalls family were strong; they could make it through anything, and they were so loving. It seems that almost everyone from Laura's time had much more responsibility than people do nowadays. Laura is only one of many people who inspire me; it would take too long to name everyone who inspires me and why! On a Christian note, (other than God, of course!) I would say, St Maria Goretti. She was so young, but she could do what was right, and she showed so much forgiveness!
Hannah: I would probably say my family. They are always happy and joyful, and being an introvert, I tend to be down a lot of times, but my family are the ones who pick me up. And an Olympic ice skater named Meryl Davis also inspires me. She won the gold medal. I just think that she’s a great skater and never gives up.
Anna: My dad is a great inspiration for me. He started a business on his own and it’s just getting bigger and bigger. He had another job beside the business but he quit it a few years ago because he wanted to spend all his time on the business. My dad has always worked incredibly hard and I’ve always been very inspired by him.
What would you like to inspire others to do/be?
Emma: I would like to inspire people to follow their dreams, to never doubt themselves, or their worth. Also, to be the best they can, to do the best they can, no matter how hard it seems. I myself have to do better with that.
Hannah: I would like to inspire others to be more kind and to see the good in everybody. I would like to inspire others to be forgiving too.
Anna: I want to inspire people to do what they love. I hate it when I hear people making fun of someone because they want to be an actor or a musician or something else that is often thought of as cliché. I want people to be inspired to do what they love without being worried of what others will think of them.
Thanks for answering those questions Anna, Hannah, and Emma! It’s been great getting to know you better, and hearing your wonderful answers to the questions! You all have big dreams to inspire people, and I’d encourage you to go for it! And trust God; He’s got great plans for each of you. :)
Thanks for reading! Check out The Three Musketeers and leave Hannah, Anna, and Emma some love. I’ll also be guest posting on their blog at some stage soon. And I’d enjoy hearing your answers to these questions too! What things or people inspire you? What would like to inspire others to do or be?