We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Trujillo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Angela, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I always enjoyed writing, but I never imagined I’d become a published author or start a Christian blog. It was something that God had put on my heart to do, so I blindly went for it—not knowing if it was going to be a huge success or fail. I honestly didn’t think too hard about it. I knew that if I did, I would have let fears stop me from pursuing a vast dream.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Writing a book was a big oxymoron. It was the easiest challenging thing I’ve ever done. I had no idea going into it the amount of work and hours I’d spend researching and learning about being an author. From start to finish the whole journey was so surreal. I had to pinch myself a few times to remind myself it wasn’t a dream. My children’s book, ” Elizabeth Gets Healed”, is about my story of overcoming amblyopia. A rare eye disease where one side of my brain was taking over one eye and causing me to lose vision in the other. In order to correct my eyesight, I had to wear an eye patch as a kid. As you can imagine this wasn’t the easiest thing to do. The story is about my journey of trusting in God and being healed along the way. The proceeds from this book are going towards a project in Haiti I have had the opportunity to be apart of. It was back in 2014 that God gave me a vision and passion towards helping the education system in Haiti. Since then, I have been able to see this dream come to pass as I have now had the honor of getting to build a school in Haiti. Purchasing this book is so much more than just getting to share my story, it’s helping another child pursue a dream just as God has allowed me to do.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Tout Suite near Minute Maid Park is one of my favorite coffee shops. They have the best food and Lavender lattes. I love going to the Rice Village area for the cutest boutiques in Houston. You can never go wrong with hitting up the Galleria as well. Common Bond and Agora are some of my favorite afternoon coffee shop places. The atmosphere is super fun and the workers are so sweet. If you are a quiche or macaroon lover Common Bond is for you.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I never would have made it without Jesus! I’m so thankful for the opened doors and opportunities placed in my life because of Him. I had so many doubts but He silenced every fear and pushed me to keep going. I also would have never gone forward with writing if it wasn’t for my family, friends, and subscribers constantly encouraging me.

Website: https://www.angelasavenue.org/

Instagram: _angelaelizabeth

Facebook: _angelaelizabeth

Image Credits
Diana Hernandez Photography

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