Amanda Hertig

Bloomington, Minnesota

This is me....plain and simple. I'm not easily understood - I've never really been able to be labeled and don't fit into one particular "category." I'm quirky, a dreamer, selfish and giving at the same time, considerate of others to a fault, moody, frustrating, playful and if I want something, I will find a way to get it. I am an introvert, but if given the chance, I love to be the center of attention. I'm pretty much just a large collage of emotions on a simple, yet bumpy canvas.

I am and will always be a California girl at heart. I moved to Minnesota when I was 20. Life has been bittersweet up here. I bought a house, got married, had a child, grew up and found out what life was truly about --- all within a few years. I work full-time, am a student, a volunteer and just try to do the best I can. I miss my parents and sisters everyday, and I feel that until I move closer to them, I will never TRULY be 100% happy or fulfilled.

This blog gives me the opportunity to share more about myself: my likes, dislikes, struggles and achievements. I feel myself changing a lot from who I was just a few months ago...and I'm not sure where that change came from. I am 29 years old, and I feel I am becoming more settled - more ME. I care less about what other people think about me, and am truly starting to live life the way I feel is right. In that comes a strong and unexplainable warmth.