ABOUT ME 

Headshot by Andrew James Photography

HELLO YOU

I’m Angie, welcome to the blog.

WHO ARE YOU AND WHY DO YOU BLOG?

Simply put, I have a lot to say.
I’m a twenty-something, mixed-race, working Mother of one and have spent the last five years balancing single Motherhood with exploring my career options through courses, internships and anything else I’ve had the chance to delve into.

My biggest joys are writing and performing, so I’ve tried everything from local journalism to PR internships, to month-long intense training with The National Youth Theatre.

I write to help make sense of the world, because I think what I have to say is necessary and because it brings me a lot of joy.

WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE?

Enjoy being you.
Follow your curiosity,
trust in your unique path,
be bold, be brave, and live out loud. 

 “The one thing that unites the people I know who are on satisfying and meaningful paths is that they kept trying things, kept exploring, kept pursuing new opportunities, kept searching until they discovered their ikigai. And then from there they never stop figuring it out because they understand how absolutely crucial this is in creating a life worth living.”Rob Bell, How to be Here 

SO WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU WRITE ABOUT?

OTHER WONDERFUL HUMANS. I interview people. I ask some big questions like “What do you want to achieve before you die?” and “What message do you most want to pass on to your children?”. Wisdom comes when you ask the right questions. 

MOTHERHOOD. I like to think I offer some form of comfort to all the other Mummies who swear and use sugar as a bribe.

MENTAL HEALTH. I am always trying to find the best ways of managing my mind, from journalling in the morning, to long walks in the fresh air, to…meditation (because it sucks at first, but when practiced enough times, it really does work in calming an anxious mind).

PERSONAL & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT.
Listening to: Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast.
Reading: Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss and The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.
Watching: Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Also: Lewis Howes, Marie Forleo, Chase Jarvis, Mel Robbins and Tim Ferris.
Current favourite Mummy blog: Honest Mum 
Current favourite Lifestyle blog: Vix Meldrew

CREATIVITY. My current biggest channel of self-expression would be dancing alone in my bedroom. This is the truth. But second to that would be writing and performing. 
I am big on encouraging others to pursue what brings them joy. Life’s too short.

BOOKS. Mainly non-fiction.

THE POWER OF YOUR WARDROBE. Clothes mean something. They are the first thing you say to the world before you’ve opened your mouth.
In 2015 I was very into documenting my outfit choices, whilst simultaneously mocking them for how ridiculous they were. (White trousers and 5 inch heels with a toddler in tow?). I am up to #85 outfits and counting. – Plus when I’m old, I want to look back on these photos and think “F*** I looked good; so glad I have these photos to prove it..”.

If this blog makes just one person smile; then I’ll feel it a success. 

Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colourfulkind/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelagarwood
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colourfulkind
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/Colourfulkind/

Contact me: colourfulkind@gmail.com

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