I have been so off this year. I finally have the opportunity to slow down, re-arrange my life, and take some time to get in touch with my inner Amanda. By that I mean I’m taking time to get back to the things that make me genuinely happy. Here are a few things I’ve been doing to move back towards peak Amanda:
I think the technical term is “Irish Twin” in our case but indeed I do have a twin. Well, I have my little sister, Mimi, who’s only 11 months younger than me. We were raised as twins, though, with matching outfits (I was always in blue and she was always in pink) and mostly all the same friends growing up.
As we’ve evolved into grown ups (wut.) our connection has stayed just as strong, if not only gotten stronger. My sister has always been very sweet and innocent, much like a little baby, but as she’s grown she has become such a source of strength and support in my life. She just gets me. We’re pretty much always on the same page.Read More »
When I was younger one of the only things I was allowed to do outside of the house was go to the library. I loved to walk through the shelves and see which books would catch my eye. I feel like while I was at the library it was one of the rare moments I could be alone and completely in my own space.
A few weeks ago I made a trip back to the library for the first time in more than 10 years. I really don’t know what it is about the library…maybe it’s because it’s one of the only public spaces where silence is actually encourage. Maybe it’s the rooms full of endless knowledge. The way a library books smells when you crack it open…I just really love the library.Read More »
I have been so excited though all of August about September coming up. In the past September has been a waste of a month with nothing to look forward to except for the arrival of Halloween goods at Target. This year is different because September marks the one year count down to my wedding!
I don’t remember if I ever mentioned it on my blog but my wedding date is set for September 20th, 2018! Austin and I have a venue lined up and a guest list in the works…that’s about it. I think Austin is working on designing the invitations and save the dates…I have an idea of where to go for a dress…hm. We have quite a bit of work to do!Read More »
This year has brought on many new experiences for me, most nightmare-ish and just plain sad. Through all of my experiences, however, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know myself better than I ever had before and the opportunity to grow into a stronger version of myself. One thing I have learned about myself is that I care too much.
I care too much about literally everything. I’m the type of person who is incredibly empathetic towards everyone in my life, whether they are a close friend or an acquaintance. I care about the people that are currently in my life and the people I haven’t seen in literally 10 years.Read More »
It occurred to me that I don’t actually have to be over the top to show Austin that I care about him. Sometimes the best way to show someone you care about them is to simply BE there for them. On the days that I feel extra lovey dovey here are a few things I like to do to show Austin how much I love him:Read More »
I literally had a whole post written out about a spontaneous beach trip I look last month but my curser ended up in the wrong spot in my document and in a flurry of typing the whole thing got selected and erased.
I guess I could rewrite the whole thing but…I don’t know I guess it would feel a little forced for me. I’m trying to focus on doing things I want to do instead of doing things because I make myself feel like they need to be done.Read More »
I am in the middle of the most stressful year of my whole life. Stress makes my creativity completely evaporate. I’m hoping that as I find ways to de-stress (or at least learn to cope with it) I’ll be able to come back to the good ol’ blog more.
I love writing! It’s so much fun and I could do it for hours. Working on my blog has gotten me through some tough times. I still can’t believe I’ve been posting here since March 2013! It’s really nice to have a place to come back to, plus I love reading other people’s blogs. One of my really good friends moved out to Colorado then Boston and she’s been updating her blog throughout her adventures. It’s such a great way to keep up with her!Read More »
I feel like my life really boils down to an assortment of personal fads and right now I’m square in the middle of one! A couple of months ago my honey bought me a New Nintendo 3DS XL and ever since then my life has changed.
I’m obsessed! I have so many games, a special little “lunch box” case to hold my DS, a gold Pikachu shell for the DS, special little Mario blocks to hold my growing collection of games…oh and my little binder that I’m filling with Animal Crossing amiibo card. It’s even escalated to a point where I’m really over here planning out a game room in my future house.Read More »
I can’t believe I’ve been in school for 7 months! I’m finally at the stage in the program where I’m on the floor doing hair all day every day until my graduation! I’m actually under the impression that my graduation date will also be my 23rd birthday but nothing has been confirmed yet so don’t take my word for it.
So much has changed for me since I started school. I can pull some really clean lines in my hair cuts, I’m neat with color application, and I get faster at both every day! It drags being at school for 11-12 hour days but when I have a guest in my chair I have a lot of fun which is how I know I’m in the right place.
Cosmetology school has been REALLY testing me but I can already tell that I’m becoming a much more well rounded and strong person. I’m excited to see who I’ll be when I graduate!