When she started as one of our bloggers, we knew that Rosalie Norton is destined for great things. So we are so proud and excited that she has jumped at the chance to be a part of the Seed Waikato Committee. This bubbly teenager gives everything her all, from blogging on Just Me Rosalie, to her performances on stage. Her energy is a driving force. We just had to ask Rosalie: What drives you? Here are her answers.
Tell us a bit about yourself….
I am a 15 year old high school student, who shares teen life style blogs on my website as a hobby and loves to perform in local theatre shows.
Who inspires you?
I don't really look up to one person in particular, but am inspired my the amazing game changers I am constantly surrounded with, and people who strive to make a difference in the world.
Where is your favourite place in the Waikato?
One of my favorite places to go in the Waikato is the Hamilton Gardens. It is a great place to surround yourself with a variety of different scenery and is on our doorstep.
What’s the best thing you bring to Seed Waikato?
I think that I bring a perspective different to other Seed members when it comes to what is effecting teens now days, as I am one myself. I can contribute new ideas and a fresh outlook on what is happening within our community.
What do you spend your time on?
In my spare time I get up to a mixture of blog writing, sketching, reading, song writing, playing the keyboard and spending time with my family.
What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
The most courageous thing I have ever done would be when I participated in Shave for a Cure last year. Getting my hair shaved off taught me to feel confident in my own skin and to be more self-less.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
At the moment I am working towards starting up workshop style events aiming to empower other teens to keep up a healthy well being. Also I will be performing Clarence Street Theatre's show of We Will Rock You in October this year.
What colour crayon would you be?
If I could be a crayon I would be a yellow one, because to me the colour reminds me of sunshine's and happiness.
What inspired you to join Seed Waikato? What does Seed Waikato mean to you?
I first got involved with Seed Waikato near the end of last year when I was looking for ways that I could improve my blog writing. As time went on I got to know the community better, and they inspired me to share what I have to say and strive for a better future.