Who are you?
I’m Isabela Angus, I’m 18 years old and people call me Izzy. I’m a freshman at Stanford University. I talk to my dog, Coco, like he’s a person. I put milk in my tea always and I like to make music. I love loving.
How did you start blogging?
I texted my mom that in December ’14. Then five months later, isabelaangus.wordpress.com became a thing. Now, here I am! With a sick new domain trying to help someone- anyone.
I’ll be honest; in the sixth grade I was obsessed with YouTubers and celebrities after that and admired how much of an impact they had on me, along with thousands, if not millions, of other people as well. I wanted to be someone who could be somewhat present in an individual’s life, even if it’s just through words on a screen, as a positive influence.
I figured posting paragraphs as Instagram captions about my growth every week wouldn’t be a very viable way to communicate to people the things I’ve learned. So, I started this.
How can I contact you?
Where did you get the idea for 16til26*?
I stumbled upon it accidentally when I was trying to write a bio for the header section of my blog. It was initially a clever introductory phrase of a sentence to open up as to why I write, but then I exploded and got excited and texted/called my brother about it.
I swapped out the “to” for a “til”, and the rest is history.