weddingThe name’s Amanda, or “Miss Amanda” as I’ve dubbed my online self (because I lack originality). I’m 29 and live in Ontario with my two cats, and several half-dead houseplants.

For the past 3 years and counting, I’ve been a full-time employee with a professional non-profit theatre company as an arts educator/administrator by day, and a part-time beer-slinger (bar manager) by night. It took me a lot of time to get here – including changing my major, taking an extra 1.5 years to graduate, and then taking a post-grad program.  Had I only listened to little me, who wanted to be a teacher, a writer and an actress ‘when I grow up’, maybe I would have landed here sooner?

Since my day job covers the teaching and the acting aspirations, I use this blog to fill the writing void. Originally set up to track my second “101 Things in 1001 Days” project (hence the “101”), I write about whatever is relevant in my life.  At the moment, personal finance seems to be at the top of that list.  Thanks to a massive student loan and an underpaying day job, I work part time as well (like most of us in the non-profit world), which is preventing me from living the life I want and from accomplishing many of my goals. I hope that by getting my finances in order, I can get my life in order, and really start being “me”.

I aspire to follow many minimalist ideas, to be debt free, volunteer more, and to be one of those crazy people that run at 6am. Other fun facts about me include: I almost always win a few bucks on scratch tickets, I like to listen to songs on repeat, I have an autographed picture of David Cook in my living room, and I’ve adopted two polar bears through the WWF.

While I hope my writing is informative and useful (and entertaining?), I am by no means an expert at anything.

[My old blog/first 101 Things Project can be found here, however, it will no longer be updated.]


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Amanda! I love your new blog layout, as well as your new 101 list! Hope all is well for you. I’m following your blog posts now, so hopefully that will help keep me inspired for my 101 in 1001!!

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