If you want to know more about me, Amanda, you came to the semi-right place! If you truly want to know me then you’ll have to read my posts to hear my voice shine through the updates on my life. But if you want to see my purpose and intention, I’m grateful that of all the things to click on in this here world-wide web, you chose to click on my ‘about me’ page.
I guess most bloggers tell you about their current lives, their accomplishments, and fun crafty stuff that you’ll see on their blog, but first I’m going to tell you about my parents, the people who I truly give credit to for who I am (Oh god. I just started sobbing in a Barnes&Noble after writing that. Ok, ok, let’s do this). I am the daughter of two loving self-improvement junkie, undercover hippies disguised as silicon valley suburban white electrical engineers. I blame them for many things, sometimes in resentful ways (if you don’t, you’re probably lying to yourself) and much of the time in incredibly grateful ways, because they are my parents. I’ve always believed that everyone’s families are dysfunctional to some degree, mine included, but I’ve also never thought of that as a bad thing and if anything, it’s a great thing. In other words, we’re perfectly unperfect. I am the second-generation of a community who read A Course In Miracles (something I still need to read), who took Werner Erhard’s early courses, and who design their lives around passion and joy. The words “don’t take things so personally” and especially the word “integrity”, ring in my ears incessantly in the voice of my father and reverberates through everything I do. I grew up not just in a time of Facebook and Google, but actually where their headquarters are located, so social media comes naturally to me for the most part. Being raised as an only child, despite having multiple half-brothers twice my age, and by an entrepreneur in a start-up culture, made me aggressively independent. I am a woman who grew up in the midst of technological innovation, constantly learning how to take responsibility for my life and the consequences of my actions, in olds ways masked as new, pulling tarot cards with my mother, and learning about “clean tech” on the way home from soccer practice with my father. Whether I like it or not, I am a reflection of my parents, and while I am whole-heartedly my own person, I owe it to them for giving me the foundation for who I am today.
Journey of a millennial college student, tea fanatic, future holistic dietician, who wants to live a zero-waste life healed by love, laughter, and food.
You see under the title of my blog, that you are here to see the “Journey of a millennial college student, tea fanatic, future holistic dietician, who wants to live a zero-waste life healed by love, laughter, and food”. But you will also read about the realities of healing in a college environment, my experience in community organizing, food fads I deplore, how I occasionally dabble in amateur-poetry writing, my love for therapists and the fight for vulnerability, and learning to forgive myself and my community for not initially knowing how to heal my bodies, among other topics as this blog grows and evolves. Sometimes being an independent woman means knowing when to get off your high-horse and ask for help, so I hope to create a blog that can help those laugh at the up-hill climbs in life and support those on journeys similar to mine.
I hope to create a blog that can help those laugh at the up-hill climbs in life and support those on journeys similar to mine
(Kinda) Professional Reviews Of Amanda
“Amanda, sometimes forgetful and often found asking herself if she remembered to water her house plants, shows the intimate and blunt reality of healing in a college environment” Hansel, Amanda’s Longest Living Houseplant
“Amanda writes her stories in the same style she lives her life: unique, insightful, and gluten-free. 5/4 would pet again” Kevin, Guy Amanda Steals Sweatshirts From (aka her boyfriend)
“She’s so serious all the time!” Amanda’s Parents