Hi. I'm Angie. Welcome!

I connected with my writer self in a high school English class. We had to keep a journal, and I noticed how something inside me shifted in a positive way when I put what I was thinking and feeling on the page. In college, when I took a personal essay writing class, I had the same “coming alive” experience. I graduated with a degree in journalism and spent my 20s working as a television news anchor and reporter. 

Professionally, I didn’t know what to do with that desire to tell stories. Back then, I didn't know "writing about my life" was even a thing. Television journalist seemed like a close enough fit. So I worked in that business for many years, until it didn’t fit anymore. When I left that career in my late 20s, I didn’t know personal blogging existed. When I finally discovered blogging in 2008, I was like where have you been all my life? 

This is where I share slices of life that reveal life lessons or shifts in perspective. 



I’m writing a memoir, which is the story of how I left TV news, rewrote my definition of success, and found a sense of home within my own life. 



It was hard to leave my career in TV news, even though I was ready. I had to let go of my self-imposed expectations about what I thought I was supposed to do with my life. When I finally moved on, I discovered that outer success (and the praise that goes along with it) is not connected to my self-worth. My worthiness is not dependent on what I do for a living or the level of success I achieve. My goal is to encourage women-whatever path they’re on-to trust their hearts and gut feelings. I believe our souls speak to us, and there’s not a one-size-fits-all definition for success.


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"My own life is a little further down the path than yours, but the truths you uncovered about living and 'home', ring true throughout our ages."
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