We had the good fortune of connecting with Summer Azul and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Summer, how do you define success?
Success is having the freedom to live life the way you want to. To be able to wake up and choose what you’d like to do for that day. To live life without worrying about what the future holds because you are in control of it all. Success is spending time with your family and friends without it becoming a financial burden because you’re financially stable. To simply enjoy life with your loved ones. Success is the ability to make others successful. It is the freedom to dream and then make those dreams a reality. Success to me is to be able to simple… BE!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have a life motto. “Whatever you do… BE EPIC!” I live by that model everyday. Even if I’m just doing things around the house, gardening or creating art. I love entertaining and so that is why I create unique DIY videos. I am not just showing you a home renovation, or a new recipe, I am going to entertain you while I’m doing it. I want to put a smile on peoples faces. I want to give people something positive to talk about. I want to display something different on the internet. That is why I put so much into everything that I do, that is why I use music that makes you feel good when I create my videos. That is why I smile and look into the camera every chance that I get.

I like to connect with my viewers and I like to spread the positive energy that im feeling during the moment. I am excited to read their response and reactions every time I post because I always post with a purpose and I enjoy seen the love being spread along timelines.

I started filming ” My Super Quarantined Life” when the pandemic began in 2020. I wanted to teach people all the things that I had learned to do while being quarantined, such as gardening and building homes. I knew that a lot of people were feeling anxious and depressed (as did I at times) so I wanted to brighten up their timelines and give people something positive to watch. I knew that I had to be creative so I decided to make each post as if it were a music video production. I used my filmmaking expertise (I have a B.A. degree in digital cinematography/filmmaking) and I created 3 min music videos for each DIY project that I had been workin on.

I filmed myself doing Home renovations, Gardening, Cooking, Art and everything else I could think of. The response was positive and people began to share my videos. I never imagined that in a few months, that I’d have millions of views and a huge new following that truly appreciated what I was trying to do. People send my products to work on and to help me create things for my videos. They shop on my Amazon store to buy the things they see and like in my video, its truly a blessing! #MySuperQuarantinedlife is now on season two and my videos are doing better than ever. I feel like I’m walking in my purpose and to me… THAT IS EPIC!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Because I am still quarantined, all my friends know that if they want to see me, then the party is at my house! Haha. It’s always fun though. I have built so many things in my yard that people call it Disney World. I knew that I was going to quarantined for a while because of my auto immune deficiency and I started to create my own oasis right at home. As soon as the pandemic hit, I not only started gardening and growing my own food but I built relaxing areas as well. I now have a backyard first, swing area, lounge area, greenhouse with a sitting area, a play area for my daughter that includes an actual tiny house as well as my own rock sauna all in my backyard. I have videos post for all of these projects as I built them. So when my friends see my post, they beg to come over and enjoy themselves. Its a win-win for me! I get to enjoy time with my friends while in the safety of my own personal space.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to send a shout out to AzulArmy. They are my fans, family and friends. They support me and motivate me in all that I do. It is because of them that I am able to get up and get things done everyday. I endure so many things in my personal life, including several medical issues that sometimes leave me laying in bed feeling hopeless, but all it takes is one person to send me a message saying that I inspire them to do something they thought that they couldn’t do and then BOOM, I find myself full of strength and energy to keep going. I literally get thousands of messages from people who just want to say “Thank you for inspiring me!” and THAT is my fuel to the fire inside of me. So I always have to recognize and shout out AzulArmy. They are the real MVPs.

Website: www.iamSummerAzul.com

Instagram: @iamSummerAzul

Facebook: @iamSummerAzul

Youtube: YouTube.com/c/SummerAzul

Other: TikTok: @iamSummerAzul

Image Credits
AzuStudios

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