Introducing the "In Your Element" Series– We’re kicking off a series featuring some of our favorite relatable ladies (think ABLE staff, content creators, artists, you name it!). Stay tuned for honest chats about their everyday lives, how things are going lately, and all the good and bad in between.
Meet Angie – mama and content creator in Calgary, Canada.
When do you feel most in your element?
I’m most in my element when I have the freedom and space to create. Whether it’s in the kitchen, at a photoshoot, designing a new look for our house, or brainstorming ideas for a new business, I feel the most alive when I can let my mind dream big – I feel the most in my element when I'm challenged.
What are some things you're into or inspired by lately?
Although we have a newborn at home, I have been trying to get back into reading. I used to be an avid reader, and I would love to keep diving deep into Spanish literature whenever I get the chance. I also joined a book club (Woohoo)! We’re reading ‘The Awakening of Miss Prim’ by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera.
“They think that they regret the past when they are but longing after the future” - John Henry Newman
This is the first quote you see when you open the book. It feels pretty accurate for these times of pandemic and uncertainty.
How are you doing? No really, how are you doing?
This is a hard question! I have written and deleted my response a few times now. I don’t want to sound pessimistic, but I also want to be raw and honest with what I share.
Honestly, I'm tired.
A few weeks ago, we got to bring our baby girl home, after spending 136 long days in the NICU, going to the hospital every day in the middle of a pandemic. Between losing 3 family members in the last month, and all the heart breaking stories that we daily see on social media about racism, human trafficking, money laundering, politics, and sweet babies getting sick and dying, it’s all too much. It’s devastating to see all the darkness we are often unaware of.
I’m trying my best to find joy and strength in the middle of the storm – some days I succeed, and some others I don’t, and that’s okay. Weakness is also a wonderful form of humanity, as it is in weakness that we find our strength.
Want to stay up-to-date with Angie? You can follow her instagram here!
You can also shop her ABLE favorites (the Delta Button Front Denim, the Merly Jacket, the Fozi Backpack, and more) here!