Welcome to the home of Wandering Angie, where I journal my adventures through life. I started my blog back in 2011 as a way to plan and share my travel adventures to Canada, where I had previously studied abroad during my degree. Since then my blog has evolved and has helped me strive and create the life I want. I have chronicled my journey through depression and also shared my loves of coffee, tea, and books. Currently I am working towards swimming the Solent in 2015 and am focused on creating balanced and healthy life.
I’m originally from Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, UK, to which I moved back to and bought my own house, which is where I currently I am and it holds special place in my heart. I have two older sisters and my parents live in the same town, so it will always be home. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world, whether that was on holidays with my family, or later as I grew to discover there is more out there that the street you live on and the commute to school or work. I have shared some of my pre-blog travels such as to Peru, New Zealand, and Kilimanjaro, as well as all my recent travels and explorations.
Right now I am refocusing on my health and fitness, with the goal of reaching a healthier weight over the next 6 months. I have always struggled with my relationship with food and my weight has been a symptom of those bad habits and coping mechanisms. In 2007 and 2008 I lost 5 stone in weight and since 2009 I have gradually put back on 4 of those lost stones. I currently feel very uncomfortable in my own skin and have lost a lot of the fitness I worked so hard to build up over the last 7-8 years. I am therefore committed to changing my lifestyle from a place of love, rather than hate.
I believe everyday should be an adventure and my blog is about sharing all the things I love. I love to travel, try new and good foods, drink coffee and tea, reading good books, watching many movies, swimming, walking, healthy living and more things I’m yet to discover I’m sure. However I also want to share my struggles and frustrations form time to time. From coming out the other side of depression I realise how easy it is to feel completely alone, and I want my blog to help people not feel that way and show others that there is hope beyond the bottom. I hope you join me where ever my journey may take me.
As you may have guessed I love Lord of the Rings and my favourite all time quote is:
“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” (Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien)
This is the ultimate description of my blog. To me life is all about the journey and I want to enjoy wandering through it!
Definition of Wander:
- to ramble without a definite purpose of objective
- to go aimlessly, indirectly or casually
- to extend in an irregular course or direction
- to travel about, on, or through