I originally had this idea formulating in my head when I stumbled across this sweet book I apparently did when I was 3 years old (discussed in more detail yesterday).
Then someone came up with a sweet Q & A form and I was more than happy to get the ball rolling with that. Sometimes I really dig these kinds of posts and sometimes I roll through them. So my mission will be to keep you entertained till the end……if you care to know that much more about this crazy accident prone self over here….please feel free to continue
My name is Amanda. Just like 18 million other females born in the mid 80’s.
I don’t go by last name around these parts because even though I keep things pretty PC around here….. I’m just overly paranoid as I’m sure a lot of you know and I don’t need anymore reasons to run through my parking garage in the morning. I just turned 30! I live on the West Coast of Florida after I originally grew up in Boston, lived in Gainesville for College, then Philadelphia for Grad school and now have settled back into the Florida living.
Well if you remember from this post (still one of my favs to date). I am the youngest of 6 kids, 3 boys and 3 girls. Yes. Like the Brady Bunch. My parents grew up on the same street in Michigan and played in the same sandbox. They started dating at 16 after in the words of my mother “I chased him until he caught me” my mother has the best expressions. Seriously she will find the silver lining in any crappy situation. For instance when you’re stuck in a 2 hour traffic backup “It’s time to be with yourself and reflect“. When all you want to say is “it’s 2 hours of my life wasted I can never get back”. I am marrying my best friend in 6 months who I can sit on the couch watching Party Down South with and he doesn’t judge me one bit.
I’m a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I work in Cardiology and also run my own clinic in Preventive Health. The obesity epidemic is real y’all. I adjunct teach at the local college of Nursing. I’m a Pure Barre instructor and enthusiast. Finally, I’m a blogger. Most days I hit all 4 jobs in one day.
Well…..in all my free time I pretty much shop, oh yeah plan my wedding, exercise and do all things blog related. Oh I love traveling
. Right now I am planning our Honeymoon. I can’t even contain my excitement definitely more to come on that!
All of it.
If I had to be more specific. I tend to gravitate towards fresh salads and sushi. My guilty pleasures are cupcakes, pizza, ice cream and burgers…..oh with fries.
Pretty standard for the blogging community right?
Standard Coffee Order
Well pretty much since I got this
. My life has changed forever.
Standard Bar Order
I’m not a big drinker but when I do it’s usually a glass of wine. If I order anything with liquor in it probably a cucumber gimlet or extra dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives. I tend to avoid those though because after one I tend to think everybody wants to hear my opinions…..in a very loud tone.
Places I shop
Anywhere and everywhere.
My top places are Nordstrom
, Forever 21
. I do a weekly post on Tuesdays called “Things I’m Digging Lately
” which highlights my top picks of the week. Here you can check them here
etc….. I always try to find things on sale, the best looking dupe…..basically I’m all about saving those hard earned dollars!
Bedtime & Wakeup Time
Usually between 6-7am if I’m not teaching early morning classes
than it’s 5:15. I try to get to bed by 11. I feel like a new woman if I can be lights out by 10.
Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without
I have a 5 minute makeup tutorial coming at you but if I had to pick my top 3 it would be eyeliner specifically this one
and this one
. Mascara…..I can’t leave the house without a quick swipe. Daytime this one
and nighttime this holy grail one
. Finally bronzer and I are besties especially this one
What I Blog About
First Blog I Read
Hungry Meets Healthy
. Christina and I rode on the same bus growing up in Massachusetts. She was actually the person I reached out to for guidance when I got this space of mine up and running. I read her blog and my bestie that I met through blogging Biana
every morning when I wake up. I get to see Biana
coming up soon for some Gator Football!
How Did I Start Blogging
I took the plunge right around the holidays. Here is my first rough introduction post
. This Nov/December will be my one year anniversary. I started the blog as a girl with a BF and shortly thereafter became engaged
. I have loved sharing my Wedding planning
Why I Blog
I was always writing and reading growing up. I remember going with my dad to all the public libraries around me and leaving with 10-20 books at a time. I use to write short stories in my journal. They were pretty cringe worthy think super cheesy lines like “she swept her amber hair off her forehead and peered through her hazel eyes” kinda stuff. I would write and write. My path of schooling never took me down that road but even in my medical/science/nursing path I have always had to write. I find papers, research and writing comes pretty easily to me. Whenever I’m at work and someone needs to write a flowery letter to the insurance agency to get a procedure approved everyone comes knocking at my door for all my “creative writing skills“. I think the biggest compliments I’ve received so far through blogging is when someone compliments my writing skills and tells me I’m a good story teller or fun to read. My ultimate compliment is from the people who know me on a daily basis who reads the blog will tell me things like “I love your blog because I can hear you talking and telling me these stories like you are standing right next to me“. To me that is the highest compliment.
I also blog because I’m completely over the top Type A with a little bit of OCD/ADD thrown in there. Whatever I put my mind to I make sure to research it to the tiniest detail. Basically ad nauseam. So I figured if I did all the work might as well share it with y’all. Also, I love finding amazing clothes and products. My sister is a full time working mom with 3 kiddos. Pretty much whatever I buy it is times two because I have to send it to my sister and vice versa. She pretty much has the best Costco in the United States. I mean hello Hunter Boots and GlamGlow masks for half the price. I kid you not.
Well there you have it! Why I blog! Kuddos to you if you stayed with me through that whole thing! Did you learn something new about me? If you liked all those random musings you can please feel free to follow me down below on my various social media outlets and I’d love you forever.
Yes forever ever. I promise I’m quite entertaining on them. Also I have some sponsorship spots
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Tell me something about you that I wouldn’t know! xoxoxoxo