In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!
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Featured this week is: Angi Sparkles
From: New Castle
Occupation: Manager of The Cat Lounge, sponsored by Home Health Angels
1. Tell us about your family – spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.
I am a recently divorced, single mother with two amazing kids, Dreagon (13) and Rhiannon (11).
2. What is your occupation?
I currently manage The Cat Lounge, sponsored by Home Health Angels where I also work part-time as a home health aide. I am also a licensed esthetician, specializing in body hair removal, at Shine Salon located in Winchester.
3. How many jobs have you had?
I have had a few jobs titles throughout my journey, seven to be exact. I would say my least favorite was when I worked a Speedway gas station, as an attendant. I worked there for three weeks before deciding to go to school to become an esthetician at the Summit Salon Academy in Anderson. My current, and favorite, job is a combination of all that I’ve done throughout my journey. My co-workers at the Home Health Angels, The Cat Lounge, and the salon are amazing. I’m surrounded by great people every day and get to do what I love.
4. Other than your family members, who in your life do you most admire?
I most admire my dear friend, Ethan Anthony. He is well disciplined, dedicated, and caring with a love for animals that doesn’t go unnoticed. He is a man of integrity, a true paragon, and I feel blessed to have him in my life as a mentor and even more so, as a friend.
5. If you could change the world, what would be your first move?
If I could change the world, my first move would be eliminating pollution. This Earth is our home; let’s keep it clean.
6. What is your best advice for someone to experience happiness?
My best advice for someone who wants to experience happiness is, don’t do things that don’t settle well with your soul. Its OK to just say no. Also, take time out for self-care, that’s very important in achieving happiness.
7. You just won millions in the lottery. What will you do with the winnings?
The first thing I would do if I won millions in the lottery would be to make sure my loved ones are taken care of, second would be to open more cat lounges or cafes throughout the country, and finally I would go on several traveling adventures, where I would volunteer to help clean our polluted oceans, not to mention, make lots of crafts.
8. What are 3 things remaining on your bucket list?
Three things remaining on my bucket list: travel the world, living out of a tiny house, camp under the Northern Lights, and visit every cat lounge or café along the way.
9. What is the best technological invention from the 1950’s forward?
I think the best invention since 1950 is the Internet. We are lucky to have such a vast amount of information and networking readily available, at the touch of a button.
10. What is something that very few people know about you?
Very few people know that I dream of living the life of a traveler; creating and selling my art, while volunteering, where I can, along the way.
11. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Litter bugs; we need to stop polluting our Earth!
12. What is your favorite memory?
I believe we have different favorite memories throughout different periods of our journey. I would have to say my favorite memory was standing on a lake beach, looking out across the water onto the most beautiful orange sunset I’d ever seen. I’ll never forget an Oklahoma sunset; it was a beautiful moment.
13. If you found a time machine that would take you back for one day, when would that be? Why?
If I had a time machine, I would go back to that Oklahoma sunset!
14. What is the biggest misconception about you?
I would say the biggest misconception about me is that I don’t wash my hair because I have dreadlocks. In my own personal experience, I have found that I wash my hair more often than those without dreadlocks.
15. What is your favorite place to dine within the boundaries of Randolph County?
My favorite place to dine in Randolph County would have to be El Carreton.
16. Have you always lived in the Randolph County area? If not where else?
I came to Randolph County about a year ago, before that I lived in Mount Summit in Henry County.
17. Your biggest contribution to society?
I feel that my biggest contribution to society would be my efforts to be a good steward to the Earth.
18. Most important rule in life?
The most important rule I strive to live by is; don’t allow things that you cannot control to disrupt your inner peace, and always be kind.
19. Biggest “Game Changer” in your life?
The biggest game changer, in my life, would have to be getting divorced!
20. Will you retire from your current job?
I have no idea if I will retire from my current job; I am unaware of what the universe has in store for my future.
FIVE FUN FACTS:
Can you dance?
Everyone can dance, all you have to do is feel the music.
It’s not where you vacation, it’s who you vacation with; for me it was Dallas, TX.
You can turn anything into a burrito.
My dream car would be something I could live in.
Favorite type of music?
I like many different kinds of music, especially anything from Tash Saltana, Govinda, or Mogli.