Hey friends! I’m Amanda Jae.
I have an unusual last name and laugh a little too loud
— especially when I am not supposed to.
I usually have a cup of coffee in my hand, which I spill at least once a day.
I’m a fairly run of the mill 20-something with interests that stretch far and wide. There’s nothing extraordinary about my life story and I have never felt like I have the expertise to be throwing my
wisdom opinion at the topics trending on the web. But my first love is writing and I love sharing (and documenting) my life with those I love near and far, even if my Mom and best friend are my only two readers on some days.
I am an ag teacher’s daughter and a 3rd generation florist, originally from beautiful Northeast Oregon. I’m lucky to live a life full of adventure and a lot of beautiful views, but my favorite one is back in those Blue Mountains and I plan on making it back there for good someday.
I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in agricultural communications and journalism. My career began in the Kansas pork industry and a piece of my heart will always remain in those Kansas Flint Hills.
Now I live just outside of our nation’s Capitol working for the U.S. wheat industry and I’m loving the chance to live in my history books.
I’ve been raised to believe that learning never ends, and indeed, it doesn’t.
I firmly believe that farmers and what they do, is one of the most honorable professions, and I consider it a privilege to have a career in agriculture and use my words on their behalf.
I have a new favorite song just about every week and the patience of a five-year old. All you have to do to see my true colors come out is sit beside me at a sporting event. You might as well not sit down if it’s the K-State Wildcats or the Portland Trailblazers.
I love Jesus, 80’s movies, turquoise, pigs, messy hair, watermelon and mason jars. I’m slowly adding to my own personal library and
own every season of Criminal Minds and Gilmore Girls.
I’ll never turn down a glass of good wine or my dad’s cooking.
My mom is my best friend and thank goodness my sister shares my sense of humor.