Amanda's Adventures

{November 5, 2012}   Day 4

No time for a real post today. I’ve been super tired all day. Here was my day:


Lunch at Isobune in Burlingame

Burlingame Public Library (got 3 book, a bunch of CD’s, and Liza with a Z on DVD)



Goodnight, y’all!


{November 4, 2012}   Day 3

So, here’s a quick life update:

After I went to Europe for 5 weeks I moved to Iowa. I lived in a crazy, yet caring cooperative living community while I went to graduate school for Speech-Language Pathology. Graduate school has been, without a doubt, the most difficult experience of my life. Basically, it was 2 years of being pushed to do better, be smarter, and never quite feeling good enough. Luckily, I had wonderful classmates and co-op friends around to support me and I made it through. I now have an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Iowa. In my last semester of grad school, I had 2 internships. The first was at a special education preschool in New York City and the second was at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. I learned a lot in both settings and they both really prepared me for (drum roll, please)……….. my first big-girl job. That’s right! I’m back in the Bay and employed. I’m working at a private practice, primarily working with children ages 0-3. I mostly see two-year-olds, though I currently have clients up to age 12. I’m only in my second week (I had to wait like 12 weeks for my license to go through), but I’m really enjoying it. My co-workers are wonderful and my kids are just so darn cute. Oh, and I should mention that I bought my very first car! Woohoo freedom!

So living at home is a bit of a challenge, but I’m feeling pretty good about where I am and where I’m going. I’ve been going through a lot of external life changes (duh… see above), but I’ve been also going through some internal changes, too. I went to Burning Man this year (second year in a row!) and really got in touch with my spirituality. So since then, I’ve been journaling, meditating, and generally trying harder to take care of myself. In the next couple months, I’d like to get back to taking regular dance classes (jazz, tap, and ballet if I can), start doing yoga, and try to get to the gym at least once per week. But for now, just one day at a time.

Today I spent most of my time with my family in getting ready for, watching, and talking about soccer. My little brothers are on the same soccer team (convenient, no?) and they had 2 games today. The won the first one, but lost in the last 3 minutes of the second one. Both were very well played games. After that, I decided that I needed to get away and have some “me” time. I drove down CA-84 from Woodside to the coast and went to my favorite beach: San Gregorio. I brought my journal, some music, my phone, and my sunglasses. I was walking away from my car and realized that I forgot something inside my now-locked car: my keys. I laughed pretty hard, then called my mom and asked her if she’d like to take a drive to San Gregorio. Bless her heart, she drove out and brought me my spare key. I then drove up to what I call “Taco Bell Beach” in Pacifica. I got out of the car and put my feet in the water which initially felt like direct snow melt. I got used to it (I always do) and walked up the beach at sunset. It was beautiful. I liked watching the light reflecting on the water, looking at how it changed in color as the waves came in and out.

That’s all I got for now. Peace!

{November 3, 2012}   Day 2

Well, yesterday I promised I’d have a good post today. Sad to report that it’s just not going to happen today. I’m too tired and I just want to escape to my dream world. Things have been up, down, and interesting this week. Work is great. I’m getting busier every day and I love it! It’s definitely challenging,but I’m learning a lot. Home is alright. Not cheery. Not terrible. Somewhere in between, I guess. I’ll write more tomorrow.


Oh until then, please check out the band Rising Appalachia. They are amazing and I saw them at an incredible full moon house party in Santa Cruz last Sunday.

{November 2, 2012}   November NaBloPoMo Day 1

I’m not officially signing up for NaBloPoMo, but I think it would be good for me to put my thoughts and feelings out there in the cyber-verse. I promise I’ll write more tomorrow and it will be something informative in the very least. Things have certainly changed since the last time I posted

et cetera