In her latest adventure, Angel’s traveling to Central America to teach and mentor children of rural Guatemala, and she’s thrilled about this opportunity. Before taking off, she answered a few of our questions about her trip.
Q: Why do you enjoy working with kids? What do you hope to teach them in Guatemala?
A: Kids are innocent, fun, little sponges. I enjoy working with them because I am able to communicate in a way that makes them feel both respected and loved. I’m also a kid at heart, so it’s the best of both worlds. One moment, I’m explaining how important it is to be kind to disabled people. In the next moment, I am swinging them on my shoulders pretending to be a helicopter. It’s awesome.
Q: What do you love about traveling?
A: I like being in unfamiliar situations. It builds character. Being uncomfortable is important. Getting lost in a foreign place, struggling with the language barrier, and feeling alone, all of those situations make you a better person – if you let them! Traveling expands your mind, your perspective, and your freedom. Traveling is the air I breathe.
I love Latin America, so Guatemala was an easy choice. But I’m nervous about messing up my Spanish!
Q: What do you think you’ll miss most while you’re gone?
A: Security. I know the safer areas in my community thus, I feel comfortable taking an early morning or evening run. I will have to be more cautious in a foreign country. I will miss that freedom. Also, I will miss my 8-year-old nephew. He is the sunshine of my life. I even packed the shirt he wore the last time I saw him. That’s how much I’m going to miss him!
We’ll all miss Angel while she’s away, but she’ll be back soon with lots of stories to share with her Revolve Riders. Follow Revolve on Facebook where she’ll be posting updates from her trip.
Angel also recommends her riders listen to these songs to stay motivated while she’s away. When you need some Angel in your life, turn these tracks up and get moving!
Best song for sprint intervals: “Let’s Go” – Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo
Best song for endurance: “Daft Punk is Playing at My House” – LCD Soundsystem
Best song for time trial: “Otis” – Kanye and Jay-Z
Best RIDE IT OUT AND MAKE ME SMILE song: “Don’t Wake Me Up” – Chris Brown
Don’t fall off your game while Angel’s gone. Reserve your rides now.