A new chapter

I love to read and learn new things. I am ever changing and growing. I am starting this blog to share bits of myself and cool things I learn along the way. I hope you find it interesting and helpful and accompany me on my journey. But first you must know a bit about who I am.

My name is Amanda, and for the past nine years I worked in nightlife, helping to run a club in a multitude of ways. I also studied both stenography and voice writing. I can’t really say that is my passion but I was steered that way by the false hope of job security when the reality is technology could very well take over sooner than later. For now though, it’s a tool I’ll keep in my tool box. The nightclub recently closed a couple weeks ago after a decade. That prompted me to again really start thinking about what I wanted to do with my life.

About four years ago a change happened. It wasn’t a sudden epiphany, rather a slower awakening. It started when I read A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson. It opened my eyes and my mind to new concepts and perceptions of the world and myself. Everyone has known some kind of struggle. It is important to let go of any ill will or resentment or negativity in your life. If you don’t and you cling to that resentment it winds up eating you up inside. Like the old saying goes, it’s like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Once you acknowledge the hurt and make the decision to let it go, it’s liberating and you feel a lot happier within yourself.

From there I started keeping a journal. I would jot down interesting things I read or watched. I also wrote poetry, along with my many thoughts and feelings. It is helpful to have it to reflect on when I choose to remember. Self awareness is the most important thing anyone can ever obtain. When you understand yourself it can better help you understand the people and world around you.

I have always been intrigued by herbs. It was crazy (in a good way) to put together a remedy and have it actually work. It sort of feels like magic. A couple years ago, I started brewing my own kombucha. For those of you that aren’t familiar it’s a fermented tea infused with fruit juice or you can drink it in it’s raw form. It’s a probiotic and helps with gut health. It is said to improve mood in some instances, when drunk regularly. I just know since I have been drinking it I feel a lot better all around.

Last week I signed up for massage school and I start October 2. And yesterday I signed up for an Herbalism course at the Herbal Academy. I am excited to start my new journey. I intend to share new information I learn along the way. Feel free to leave feedback and I truly appreciate you taking the time to read this. Have a beautiful day.

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