Category: Personal

5 Healthy Habits I’m Working to Form During Isolation

I know a lot of people are having an hard time being at home in isolation but I’ve been having a pretty easy go at it and I think it all has to do with my mindset. I’m viewing this time as an oppertunity to get to do things...

Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 5

Week 5 has come and gone and I can say with certainty that his week has been my most tired so far. My period came, likely to be my last period ever. I haven’t spoken about it on any of my mediums yet, but I am scheduled for a...

Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 4

Yalllllllllll! We watched Onward last night and it was so good. It’s out on Disney+ and I highly recommend it. I might have cried just a little bit....

Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 3

This is the first journaling post that I’m writing in real time. As I’m typing this sentence it’s March 28th, the first day of week 3 of Coronacation. So far this morning I’ve finished season 4 of Drag Race, emptied the dish washer, and signed up for a wine...

Life in the Time of COVID-19 | Week 2

During week 2 I got cracking on breaking down my “use this shit up first” pile, which led to me meal prepping way more steel cut oats than one ever should. I never want to eat oatmeal ever again....

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...