My name is Amanda. I love, writing and reading, painting, the ocean, my nieces and nephews, ice cream, puppies and kittens, and puns.  I obsess about music, television, movies, and book series (ie, Hamilton and Harry Potter are my current obsessions, but they are always evolving and sometimes returning to previous fixations). My goal in life is to live passionately and authentically. Working on myself and honoring what is important to me is my number one priority for the first time in my life and I am bursting with undeniable and absolute contentment. It feels good. I am chasing dreams and doing me. My mantra these days is, “do you,” respect yourself and follow your heart; everything else falls into place after that.