Hey friends! I’m Amanda.
I have an unusual last name, always have a cup of coffee in my hand and usually laugh a little too loud — especially when I am not supposed to.
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 using this platform as a creative outlet and a journal for sharing my life with those I love near and far.
I am 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. 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 firmly believe in the integrity of farmers and what they do. Working in U.S. agriculture is my life long passion and I do my best to use my words on its behalf.
I’ve been raised to believe that learning never ends, and indeed, it doesn’t. I have a new favorite song just about every week and am chronically impatient. 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 80’s movies, turquoise, pigs, traveling, binge reading, messy hair, DIY projects, people with big laughs, watching sports, watermelon, mason jars, sarcastic memes, fresh flowers, live music, being outside, hobby photography and I own every season of Criminal Minds and Gilmore Girls.
I’ll never turn down a good glass of wine or my Dad’s cooking.
My mom is my best friend and thank goodness my sister shares my sense of humor.
I don’t believe in coincidences, but I believe in God’s grace, working hard and the importance of surrounding yourself with good people.