Sunday, January 27, 2013

Truth Telling, [Imagine] That.

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from my heart to yours...
Hello Friends,

I wanted to pop in today to sit and do a little bit of truth telling with you all. I’m not sure how this will go but I hope it is received beautifully.
I am tangled in a need to seek simple beauty & fierce love.

I adore light, where it falls & how it moves. I will often quietly observe & absorb moments as much as participate in them. I sometimes laugh inappropriately & sing when I feel like singing. I have a new favorite color almost everyday but always return to turquoise.  I adore layers &  texture. I am drawn to creative people, adventurous souls & those with a story to tell. I am fascinated by the moments in between & the beauty of a true emotional connection.

I find inspiration within innocence & wisdom. Music & silence. People and photos are magic to me, they hold so much beauty & memories, ah the memories.  I live to create, explore & experience.
I am a Teacher. I am a Photographer.  I am Writer.  I am a Storyteller.

Everyday I fall in endless love with 21 beautiful muses. My fairies. My sweet sparrows. Everyday they teach me the depth of love & even the days when I feel like I can’t, they remind me to breathe.  

Teaching is a lifestyle for me. A blessing and a nagging necessity. My brain, body and heart crave it.I believe in what I do & the people I connect with. 

Thank you for being here today. I hope that something that I have said or written has spoken to you in some way. Opened your heart & mind.  Felt a feeling you've been longing.  I am grateful you are here.

I am Amanda.  I am me.


Saturday, January 12, 2013


Be the best version of you....
Hug your babies a little tighter.
Play with your children and remind them how special they are.
Slow down and listen to the people around you a little deeper. 
We all have a story. 
We are all trying to survive.
We all want to be loved.
Smile to that person a little bigger.
Pick up the phone and call that person that you know you should.
Kiss your partner every day.
Remind the people that you care about that you do.
Laugh and let go of the little things that you know in your heart don’t matter.
Don’t let negative words pass your lips.
Let go of the pain you hold.
Let go of the anger that may be in your soul. 
Challenge yourself to embrace each moment and be present.
Just be and love who you are.
Encourage and help others. 
Leave this world a better place.
Be honest and mindful of your words.
Let go and enjoy your life.
Fight for what you believe in and have faith.
Stand strong and be the change that we all need.
Live your dreams and chase them daily. 
Remember that we are all in this journey together, be gentle with each other.
Slow down and reach out...

Friday, January 11, 2013

[Keep] On Keepin' On.

Follow your dreams and follow your heart! I once read somewhere that one of the biggest dream killers is isolation. Don't be afraid to share your dreams with others. Surround yourself with people that support you. Find a role model, someone who inspires you. When looking at their success keep in mind that chances are their success was most likely preceded by struggles and a period of "working things out." Believe in yourself and your dreams. With a little hard work and determination you too will become successful! :)

I am blessed to have a wonderful circle of family and friends that offer great support and people that continue to inspire me. So lucky to have met so many wonderful people from all over the world who stop by to leave kind words just when I am needing them the most. ♥

To all of the dreamers and doers out there - "Keep On Keepin' On!!"

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ring [Ring].

"What in your life is calling you? When all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned, the lists laid aside, and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest, what still pulls on your soul? In the silence between your heartbeats hides a summons. Do you hear it?" - Terma Collective


More snuggles...
More hand-written notes...
More trust...
More strength...
More vulnerability...
More forgiveness...
More self-care...
More play...
More living...

Our individual lives become soulful when filled with purpose and passion.  

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Breathe With [Your] Eyes.

I pretend that I breathe in beautiful sights with my eyes... That sounds so weird - I get that. I've kept it to myself until now. Since I was little I would try to inhale as much of the sight as I could in hopes that it would be stuck in my memory banks forever. I think it works. I remember sights vividly and with geat detail.
Our landscapes have been overwhelmingly beautiful around here... the hoar frost, the floating snow, the glittering ice... It's hard to deny that winter is a beautiful, beautiful season. My favorite. I breathe in beauty and I find it hard to describe, but impossible to forget.

[Next] Please.

He disappeared, I let him and then said "Next Please".It’s much easier to pretend to want the real deal than it is to do the work necessary to create a real relationship. So I'm making it easy and disappearing off his radar for good.  Bullet dodged.