Today we’d like to introduce you to Angie Soul.
Hi Angie, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
From the age of 11, I knew that I loved writing.
However, although I loved writing, the thought of sharing my writing petrified me. It wasn’t until I experienced the loss of my first child due to a missed miscarriage, that I decided to connect with others through my writing. It was completely out of my comfort zone but one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I was 29 years old and after regularly journaling to cope with my grief, my blog Ang Meets Soul was born. Ang Meets Soul turned 3 years old as of April of this year.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has been far from a smooth road. My blogging journey has been filled with highs and lows which has led to inconsistency at times.
A lot of my blogs are raw and vulnerable. It often feels as if I am peeling layers of my own skin for everyone to watch me bleed, and that can feel extremely uncomfortable. Also, like any creative, you wonder if your art truly impacts people.
Imposter Syndrome rears its ugly head and you tend to think, “Nobody cares. Why even bother continuing on with this?” Especially with writing! People tend to prefer audio over reading.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
During the day, I am an HR manager because the bills don’t stop! But if you ask me, I am an artist first. With writing, I think it is beautiful that I am able to stir emotions in people by forming words together on a page.
My blog is catered to lifestyle. However, what sets my blog apart from others is my raw honesty and authenticity about the past traumas I have experienced in my life. I pride myself on being a survivor and truly believe that my resilience is unmatched.
I genuinely want to help others and provoke shared healing among the masses by sharing my stories of not only defeat but triumph as well. I create a narrative and provide a voice for many people who may be uncomfortable with openly discussing topics such as these.
It makes me proud to know that people have been positively impacted by my writing, even if it’s just one person. If I can make the world a better place in my own small way, then I have already achieved my end goal.
When I am not focusing on my own personal blog, I offer writing services for any businesses in need.
What would you say has been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
You have to constantly remind yourself of your purpose.
It’s easy to give up because many times you will experience feelings of failure and rejection and this can leave you feeling defeated. Personally speaking, I often feel that my writing is overlooked and that I fall on deaf ears at times. I’m always reconnecting with my purpose.
Am I doing this for the recognition or am I doing it to help others? The real fulfillment is the ability to help others, and that is why I continue to show up in the way that I do.
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- Website: https://angie-soul.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angmeetssoul/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angmeetssoul
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSoul2