Category: Personal

Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 1

I’ve seen several posts on social media about how we should be journalling our COVID-19 experiences since we are living through a historically significant world event so I’ve decided to create a weekly series here on my blog called Life in the Time of COVID-19 to share what I’m...

What I’ve Been Doing to Keep Busy While Stuck at Home

As bizarre as it may sound, I find myself thriving while being stuck indoors during these uncertain times. Having a great deal of control over my daily routine apparently works for me. Have I been wearing PJs all day? Yes. But, I’ve also been getting a ton done and...

Where Did “AmandaPhenomenon” Come From?

I’m not sure if I’ve ever addressed where my “brand” name came from. I’ve been using some derivation of AmandaPhenomenon across all of my social media presences since high school. Back in the days of Myspace I changed my profile name pretty regularly and I stuck to a specific...

A Vegan Valentine’s Day

I hope everyone had a beautiful Valentine’s Day this year, whether celebrated with a partner or with friends or quite frankly all by yourself. This year we celebrated Valentine’s Day on February 13th instead of 14th because I scheduled an appointment get my two upper wisdom teeth out on...

30

I’ve been 30 for 10 days now and this magical change that everyone says happens when you get to your 30s…well I don’t know if its happening. To be honest, the confidence in who I am, comfort in my own skin, control over my finances, lack of care for...

My 2020 Word of the Year

Much like my goals for the year, I had a difficult time finding one word to encompass what I wanted to direct my energy towards in 2020. There isn’t one set thing I want to push all my energy towards, but rather lots of small things I want to...

Goals for 2020

I’ve been stewing over what my goals for 2020 should be for several days now. In years past the thoughts have just come to me, but this year I’ve had trouble forming tangible aspirations (aside from the one thing I’m already on track to achieve). I want to have...

2019 In Review – The Ups and Downs

2019 was actually a really great year for me. It had a few low points but for the most part it was jam packed full of wonderful experiences and great times with friends....

2019 In Review – Goals

2019 was a lot like a kiddie roller coaster – there were ups and downs but none of them were too scary. I want to do an entire other blog post recapping the ups and downs from the year but over all I am confident in where I am...

2019 In Review – Word of the Year

As 2020 approaches I wanted to do a series of posts looking back on 2019, taking note of the successes and reviewing what could have gone better. A great place to start would be by looking back on how strictly I stuck with my word(s) of the year: Engage...

So I disappeared from the internet again…

I always seem to make these bold declarations at the end of the year that in the new year I will blog/vlog/post/share so much more than I did the year before and then I promptly drop off the face of the internet for months at a time. I’ll map...

Welcome to the Family!

Hey yall hey! Long time, no blog post! I will definitely address that in another post, but today I wanted to share with you guys that we have a new family member! Meet Fran!...