DOZ Issue 28 February 2018 - Page 18

Angela Lewis-Wright is a woman with a very inspiring story. At over sixty, she began a career as an actress and a model. And this was after retirement. Now, I do not know about you, but when I think of acting and especially of modelling I think of young women; women who are just starting out in life. I certainly do not think of a retiree. But Angela landed a filming and modelling contract when she was over sixty years of age and retired from her teaching job. Her story is a pointer to the fact that we are never too old to pursue our dreams or to dream again or start afresh. I hope her story inspires you to find purpose and walk in it, despite your age. The truth it this; if we have breath, we can still achieve our dreams. Never think it is over, never count yourself out of anything good. When you think life is over, life may just be starting. Every new day that you are privileged of God to see is an opportunity for something new. When and how did you begin your current line of work? I worked up until about three years ago. I worked as a teacher, and I trained as a nurse as well. And I also worked in the corporate world in sales, so I have had different things that I have done along the way. But I have always been a Christian, first and foremost, I am married, and I have one child. And I really thought after I retired from teaching, that that was it, I could go on and do leisurely things. We have a property business, « 18 DOZ Magazine February 2018 my daughter and I, which was very interesting, we learnt an awful lot, for about 18 months, but in that time, I joined my church drama team, and I was involved in that, and then the opportunity came where I was given a few lead roles, and I found I thoroughly enjoyed it and really felt that the Lord had opened a new door for me, a completely unexpected turn of events, and that really has been it, everything has been changed and I have been doing lots of exciting projects, modelling being one of them. So, I really didn’t expect this to happen, but the Lord knows best, I guess. So, you went from taking a lead role in the drama sketches in your church to modelling and filming. Were you discovered while doing drama in your church? What happens is that when we step on to that drama stage, it really is a ministry. It’s not just remembering your lines and doing a great job, it’s also about being led of the Holy Spirit and