21 life lessons i learned in 21 years

it’s january 17th, 2019, and today, it is my 21st birthday. born to my lovely parents on a frigid morning in 1998, i have fostered a life dramatically different than one that was expected from me. breaking apart expectations and norms instilled within me by my family, classmates, teachers, and bullies, i have come across […]

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pierce the veil was a shitty influence on my youth

pierce the veil — a post-hardcore band from san diego, california, pretty much known for their whiny, high pitched vocals, high speed instrumentation, and overdramatic teenage aimed lyrics, were the love of my life during my early teenage years. when i was 14, i started listening to more post hardcore music, including sleeping with sirens, […]

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an ode to 2018, the worst year of my life

it’s boxing day as i’m typing this out in my childhood bedroom, my new headphones placed onto my ears, a gift from my parents for christmas. it’s the time of the year where i am most reflective, pausing on what these past twelve months have done in shaping me into the eccentric young woman i am right […]

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ambitiously, amanda’s relaunch – hello 2019!

long time, no talk, huh? ambitiously, amanda has been defunct for the last year, my inspiration dried and brain devoid of ideas until a spark ignited within me early this month. if you’ve visited the old iteration of AA, which would can now find archived here – you’d notice that the posts are differing in […]

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