Hello…Is Anyone Reading This?

Probably not. But here’s the deal – this is my blog and I’m here to write what I want.

I’m Amanda…Manda for those that know me well, and this blog is going to be an account of my moments, if nothing else. I’ve tried this before, almost two years ago, actually.

Then I got pregnant. By a guy I met on Tinder. My moments are quite different now.

Interested, yet? Maybe not and that’s ok. I really just want a spot to write that is a little more organized than the notebook I carry with me all day. Somewhere to archive my journey, so that in 20 years when my daughter is saying, “What. The. Fuck. What is this thing called life?”, she can come to this little spot on the interwebs and realize that she isn’t the only one who has ever wondered that…and that her mom really is pretty cool. HA One can only hope.

I’m not going to pretend I’m an excellent writer, but I am going to do my best, so that at least if anyone does read my moments they aren’t distracted by too many misspelled words and run-on sentences. Don’t roast my writing, with practice I will get better. I’m going to ramble and there will be tangents, and I understand that some brains are not wired the way mine is and my style may drive you crazy. You are not obligated in any way to continue reading. Please move on. There are many blogs. Mine may resonate with 1 person, and I am perfectly ok with that.

That being said, I long for connectivity and community. I’m a self-described hippy who wants to share in the joys and sorrows of my fellow humans because that, I believe, is what this is all about. The moments. And these are my moments – moments about my kid, my job, my hobbies, my love, my hopes and fears. I am passionate about all things, and that includes religion and politics – read at your own risk. They’re just my opinions and you are free to agree or disagree, but they will be here. My road may only be (just short of) 30 years paved, but those 29.5 years have been filled with the good, the bad and the ugly and I am sure I will experience more of each type, and I want them to be on the record from here on.

So read if you wish, or don’t if you wish not to. I look forward to any comments, feedback, opinions, or stories that you would like to share. We’re in this together. Let’s make some moments.


“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha