I'm featuring Angela Ochoa for this week's #connecttuesdays. I met angela during college, and I have felt and still feel such a special connection to her - a kindredness that I can't explain. I loved internalizing these answers and creating this piece!
Who are you?
Angela Christine Palumbo Ochoa. I love the Great Lakes and anthropology. I love city living but miss clean air. I'm pretty sensitive and trying to find the strengths which lie there. I work for a non profit in Eurasia. I feel most free when I'm biking unless it's uphill. We've had some babies at home (on purpose). I got real lucky and married into a Mexican family.
What inspires you?
People who share my values and convictions and are doing something about it, infiltrating it into their work or hobbies or parenting or personal conversations, subtly or loudly.
What do you fear?
That when I have the guts to act and speak on my convictions, I'll just annoy people, or get so wrapped up in my point that I forget about grace. I also fear having poor motives, allowing my sensitivity to negatively impact relationships, and being a quitter.
What makes you laugh?
MY KIDS. Every day my two year old asks for "cat wata" and pretends to be a cat while she drinks out of a bowl on the floor, and my almost four year old does this ridiculous Naked Song & Dance whenever she gets the opportunity. Their humor is unfiltered, raw, and in its most natural state. Like quality honey or milk. Well, if the farmer has healthy practices. But I'm not trying to make that part of the analogy.