Angela Giles Klocke
(Soft G, Long I = Giles / Clock + E = Klocke)
angelagilesklocke AT gmail dot com
Based in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. Experience listed HERE.
First and foremost, I am a storyteller. I tell my stories through writing, pictures, and speaking. In this space, I write about life, share photography, and seek the light.
I work as a freelance writer, coach, and speaker (see my TEDxColoradoSprings Talk), speaking to schools and groups about domestic violence, teen dating, healthy relationships, survival, thriving, and more. I am available to speak at your event.
I also served as the Client Advocacy Director at CHOICES Pregnancy Center in Woodland Park, CO for 2.5 years (and volunteered since 2009).
I am married to my best friend, and we have three grown children, three bonus children, three amazing grandchildren, and a very rich extended family of friends.
I am gravity-challenged and know how to take a fall. Likewise, I have learned how to fall down in life and when chasing my dreams. I’ve learned how to keep getting up. I have found no better option than to stand up again and again no matter how many times life knocks you on your butt.
I want to embrace everything good in life. I’ve known the bad. I lived and survived the bad. That’s another story, the beginning chapters of my life, but out of all that bad came so much beauty. I love to live that now.
(I’ve been blogging since before the word “blog” existed, back in the days of hand-coding.)
Pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Phrases Used to Describe Me
Vertically-Challenged | Book Addict | Speaks Sarcasmese
Adores Rainbows | Serial Plant Killer | Chases Dreams
Climbs Mountains | Tells Stories | Dances With Joy
Runs in the Rain | Lives Life
Have You Met Hailey?
Many writers are known for their dogs. I have no doubt Hailey has more fans than me. I’m OK with it, I think…
Hailey came to live with us in early 2011. She entered a house of grown children and elderly pets. Her three fur friends went over the rainbow bridge and left her to fill our hearts for years to come. She is one of the most expressive, loving, mischievous dogs I’ve ever known. But you’ll never find a dog who loves her papa, mama, and babies (my grand-babies) more. If you need lessons in joy, Hailey is the teacher for you.