My landlord finally turned on the heat

IMG_2068Coming to you live from New York City, it’s me, Amanda (insert boring emoji here). Continue reading “My landlord finally turned on the heat”

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Bloomington

IMG_9926Yesterday while walking home I had the sudden urge to write about happiness. The man that sits by the Open Kitchen restaurant on Williams street smiles and says good night to EVERYBODY black. I’m not sure if he’s homeless or if he just hangs out there. I told myself that I’m going to ask him what the secret is because he seems very happy. I ignored my intuition about writing this because of processing, but my friend sent me a TEDx Bloomington talk this morning because most people know I enjoy a good Ted Talk. Continue reading “Bloomington”

Currently

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Manhattan Bound 2 Train

I had recently become accustomed to using my beats solo wireless headphones and since Friday, only one earphone works. So today I choose to listen to all the side conversations, the sound of the air conditioner, the conductor’s random announcements and the moving train on my commute home today. Which brings me to the notes section of my iPhone to jot down my thoughts and brings me here, to my little ol’ blog.  Continue reading “Currently”

And for once, I’m not nervous about August

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Over the last few years, when July would come to a close, I would dread August. For so many reasons to name but mostly because August was always full of disappointment. I’m not sure when it started but I knew the neck pains I felt during the prior years was REAL. Continue reading “And for once, I’m not nervous about August”

July and Revisiting my Best Summer

This picture explains my summer so far. The sun, the beach, and this reusable straw cup. My hair has been like this for a week because this New York City humidity is out of this world, I haven’t learned how to use products to maintain the frizz, and I am only doing protective styling on my mini trips. About trips…. Continue reading “July and Revisiting my Best Summer”

Where were you in this photo?

The best thing about being in NYC is being able to be the first to go to anything created. This city is made for the creatives. Tonight I was reminded of how fortunate I am to have this access. I love my city to my grave but I still need to give my “future children” a better life than the madness in NYC. Continue reading “Where were you in this photo?”