Angel Miles: Remember Who You Are

My name is Angel Miles and I am from Coeur d’Alene, ID. 

What’s one goal you have for the near future? What’s one that you have forthe distant future? How do you plan on accomplishing these goals?  My dad and I are hoping to start up a small photography/film business in the next couple of months. Let’s see…a goal for the future would be to travel to Fiji, because who doesn’t love a good beach and some exotic caves to adventure to? 

Describe one or more incredibly difficult experiences for you. How did you pull through them?I have gone through a lot in my life and yet I still think I have been blessed not to have worse. My parents moved around from town to town when I was young, because we were poor. We moved to Coeur d’Alene when I was 10 and then found a house out in Rose lake, so I was moving to different schools a lot.  That meant that I wasn’t making many friends and when I would show up to class kids would find some way of picking on me. New kid was a label that stuck with me for awhile. I had some friends in fourth and fifth grade, because I stayed at a school long enough to get to know some kids, so that was good and I got to experience sleepovers and hanging out with friends. I switched to three different middle schools for each grade, because there were kids who were picking on me and principles who wouldn’t do anything about the situation. In sixth grade a girl harassed me about my weight, in seventh grade a boy threatened to kill my dad, and in eighth grade kids picked on my ethnicity, religion, weight, and everything else in between. In eighth grade I joined Volleyball and those girls made it their duty to tease me in every way possible.  Their main leader picked on me so much that she ended up punching me in class in front of a teacher and kids and still got away with it. We moved back to Coeur d’Alene after that and I spent four years at Coeur d’Alene High school. 

Things were different in high school and when someone was being rude I shrugged it off. I was able to make a lot of friends and enjoy going to school for a change.

Name one thing that inspires you. Why? Christine from Masterchef totally inspires me. She is blind and yet is one of the Top 6 masterchefs right now. That is some incredible passion. She is wonderful to watch cook. 

Name someone who’s changed your life dramatically. What did they do to  inspire this change, and how have you changed from it? I would say Debbie Holland changed my life. She showed me how to be a lady  and treated me like her own daughter. That meant so much because I didn’t have a great role model for a mother. I love her!

If you could change the world in one way, what would it be?
I would want human trafficking to end. I would want treatment centers that
help those affected by it to find how to start their lives over and no longer live in fear.

What’s your favorite childhood memory? Why?
Ha okay so when I was four I was a little terror. I used to call myself Dangerwoman, and I had a best friend and side kick named sarabear that I would have in my hand as I jumped on my dad’s lap yelling, “DANGERWOMAN!!!” then he was the claw though and I would run away with my cape flapping behind me, sarabear still in my hand.

When you were little, what did you want to be “when you grow up?” Do you still have those plans today? If no, what do you want to be now? Ha I wanted to be Justin Timberlake’s wife…career wise I think at one point I thought it would be cool to be an Aerospace Engineer. I went to space camp and realized that mission control was way cooler, because you stay on the ground and countdown the time. Now, I want to audition for The Voice, just to see how far I could make it. Maybe become a background singer for someone.

What was something you had to learn the hard way and why?
Something I had to learn was that not everyone will like you and you can’t force them to. You also don’t need to be friends with everyone, but one thing you should always try to do no matter what, is be caring and kind regardless. Those are some pretty great character traits to possess and it helps in every situation.

What’s one last thing you’d like to share with the readers of  Last thing would be to remember who you are, where you have come from, and most of all what you have become. The character built from everything that has been learned and overcome is something that can never be taught, but admired because it’s a symbol for everyone to see. Like Kelly Clarkson’s song, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.

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