Hi! I’m Amanda, a twenty something graduate student, wanna-be chef, crafter, and blogger. I started Life According to Amanda in 2009 and I haven’t looked back since. This is a blog about my life. While I can’t guarantee I will have the most insightful topics or can paint the perfect picture of life, I can tell you that this is real. I rarely censor myself, I’m constantly drinking coffee to stay awake, and I spread myself entirely too thin. I uprooted myself from my friends and family in Ohio and moved down south to Mississippi to work on my Ph.D.
On a good day, you might catch me looking like this:
On a bad day I prefer to walk around with a bag on my head. Or I’m sure most other people prefer that as well. Because in all honesty, tell me a college student that actually has the time and motivation to care about what they look like every day. That person, is officially not me, my friends.
I believe I have a small case of wanderlust. Combine that with my anxiety and strong dislike of change and it is a wonder that I’m still relatively normal. I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spent a month in France, moved to Ohio for college and am now living in Mississippi to begin graduate school. My two beautiful cats, Chloe and Oliver, act as my children (with fewer demands).
Other random things to know:
I am a chronic procrastinator and as my mother says: “will continue to be until it comes to bite me in the butt”.
My younger sister (who shall be referred to as Peanut on here) is one of my best friends and biggest supporters.
I am an avid reader and love getting lost in a book.
I suffer from a chronic pain condition, and have spent a lot of time trying to not let it rule my life.
I have a slight obsession with Twitter.
I’m still learning about myself, each and every day. I’m in the process of figuring out who I am and what I’m here for.
I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason, although that reason may be unknown at the time.
I enjoy the simple things in life. I don’t care about expensive cars, houses, or jewelry. I think Hollywood is overrated…I just love watching the wind blow, or the rain fall. I look beyond the surface of everything and everyone that comes my way, because…just like an old oak tree, they have a story.
One day I want to get married and have a family and teach my kids to love unconditionally and never stop learning or smiling. I can’t wait to show my kids the world and see things all over again in their eyes.
My list of things I love compared to things I hate is way longer and thats the way it should be. Acknowledge the positive and ignore the rest.
I have discovered that tears and sleep are the two things in life you cant win a battle with and that they are coming no matter how hard you try to fight them.
Any questions? Feel free to drop me an email! I’d love to connect with you!