Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Above and beyond anything else I could say, I am human. That means that, just like you, I have needs. Just like you, I have wants, longings, and desires. Just like you, I have passions and goals and dreams. I make mistakes every single day of my life, big or small. I worry and fear and get angry and cry and fart really loud on accident sometimes and laugh at stupid jokes. You get it, I'm a human.

So if I don't get you on any other level, I at least get that you struggle, because we all struggle, as humans. Some of us struggle with very basic needs, such as finding shelter, food and water. Others of us struggle with some type of medical issue. Still others of us struggle financially or even spiritually.
I personally think that a lot of us struggle socially, especially in the good ole USA. Regardless of what you struggle with or when you struggled with it or why or how you got through it, all that matters is that you did struggle with something. And I can tell you that you struggled because you are human.

As a human, I AM struggling with a lot of things right now. But that doesn't mean that I am better or worse than any other HUMAN out there that ever lived. That just means that I have lived as a human, the same that you have. 

You know, I've been reading this book lately; really great read by Dr. Brene Brown called The Gifts of Imperfection. She talks a lot in this book about courage, compassion and connection. In this book, she generally states that "connection is something that we are all lacking in some way by not courageously sharing our own stories about how we struggle as humans." You wouldn't believe the amount of people that you can connect to just by opening up and sharing with others what you struggle with...regardless of what it is...Maybe that is why we all struggle with something at some point in our lives. Regardless of what you believe in, I believe that we were meant to connect to each other. I refuse to believe that generation after generation of people have struggled and it all be for not. Maybe we were just designed to be brothers and sisters to each other by showing small acts of courage such as telling some randos about something that makes you feel really small and vulnerable.

So as a HUMAN, I promise you that you are not and never will be alone in your struggles, which is another part of the reason why I feel so adamant now about sharing this blog with anyone and everyone who will read it. As you continue to read my blogs, contact me and share your story. I am just as happy to listen as I am to talk.


  1. Amanda. You amaze me everytime I read these. I hope you always remember how much we love you. We'd do anything for you.

  2. Amanda. You amaze me everytime I read these. I hope you always remember how much we love you. We'd do anything for you.