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Monday, January 2, 2012

Portrait of a Leading Lady: Angie

If you have been reading my blog or follow me on twitter, you have probably noticed my unwavering support for Angie, aka Angie Away. Angie is currently on a pit-stop in our hometown from her travels which gives me the chance to properly welcome her home as my next Portrait of a Leading Lady.

Angie and I met my junior of high school (her senior year) when we both made the varsity cheerleading squad. Neither Ang or myself had ever cheered before so we both just jumped in, as we do, and became fast friends. The sport became our bond together as we learned the ropes, roomed together at Cheer Camp, spotted each other during practice, and spent many of nights at sleepovers. Cheerleading united us but our love for travel and doing the unexpected has made us life long friends.

Angie and I reunite each year during Christmas for the Annual Cheerleader Dinner but over the years we have had our own adventures along the way. Soon after she graduated from college, we flew off to Hawaii for a week of hiking, sun bathing, chatting, seafood, papaya, and even a helicopter ride. A few years ago, I visited Angie in NYC. We stayed out until wee early hours of the morning, had a picnic in Central Park, saw Wicked, ate amazing food, and laid in bed watching Pride and Prejudice.

Even though we have a friendship spanning almost 12 years now, I still feel like we are those eager young women taking on the world. We might be a little older but we still have sleepovers, spot each other and cheer one another as we go through the adventures of life.

A year ago, Angie quit her fabulous job in NYC and set out to see the world, literally. She has visited all 7 continents, been to churches around the world, made new friends, almost got eaten by a shark, and experienced places some of us only dream of visiting. I could not be prouder of my friend because she is living exactly the life she wants to be living - that takes gumption.

I am pleased to introduce you to Angie!

Occupation: Writer/Publicist
Location: Around the World

Describe yourself in one word: Go

What is your favorite book?  Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen

Favorite music? My iPod has everything from Kings of Leon to Taylor Swift, Bob Marley to Bach and any musical I can get my hands on.

What inspires you? Faith, hope & love

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? I am a devoted big sister.

What do you feel is the biggest misconception about you? At first glance, I seem very ambitious and success driven, but that's not the case at all. Any success I've had is a result of God's work in my life, and I take no credit!

What is the best advice you have received? Don't settle.

What would you tell your younger self? Don't date until you're 25. Wear sunscreen. Don't eat processed food. It gets better.

What do you love most about you? I love that I don't know where I'm going to end up.

Describe your idea of a perfect day: Beautiful weather on a gorgeous beach with people I love. And maybe some lobster.

What do you consider to be your greatest adventure, so far? I'm on it!

I feel most beautiful… when I get my wild hair blown out at the salon.

My favorite guilty pleasure is… Britney Spears.

Happiness is… being content with little or much.

I would change… my exercise habits.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is… I'm an introvert. An extroverted introvert.

I feel fearless when… I wake up. Fear is not an emotion I entertain (except in the case of cockroaches).

My Life… is a bit of an open book. You're welcome to read all about it:

1 comment:

Big Apple Angie said...

Now I know I've made it in this world - I'm on Grits & Gravy! Love you!