Hi, I’m Andrea, and I love to make things work better.
I love to write.
I started writing when I was in the single digits and always had a knack for it.
College helped me refine my skills.
I majored in technical writing (these days it’s often referred to as information design) and minored in computer science.
After college, I spent a really long time trying to get excited about working for other people.
Long story short, it never happened, and I eventually learned to not only accept but celebrate the fact that I was born to be my own boss and use my love of writing to help others.
I love where I live, a ten-minute walk from the ocean in Ladysmith, BC, on Vancouver Island.
It’s a little town one hour north of Victoria and 20 minutes south of Nanaimo known for its Christmas lights and bakery (FYI: both are equally impressive!)
I am an introvert with extrovert tendencies.
I love public speaking (though it equal parts terrifies me and excites me) and connecting with other people, I just make sure to balance out being in the company of others with spending time away from people and my computer.
I listen to my instincts.
I respect and follow my inner compass, even if doing so leads to awkward conversations.
I am a wellness advocate.
I share resources and insights from my wellness journey on my personal blog, MustLoveCrows.com.
I am a daily meditator and yogi, pound back a lot of green drinks, and keep close tabs on my thoughts. I intimately know the connection between me being well and me being able to help others.
I am a creative.
I have big dreams, of turning the ever-evolving manuscript of well-earned truths and the stockpiled poetry on my hard drive into hard-copy, published-by-a-legit-publisher, books. I have also begun dabbling in the acting world (finds comfort zone, then, pushes past it.)
I love nature and animals.
Life is easier, better, and lighter when I’m breathing in fresh air, walking on the grass, and having conversations with my cat.
I love to laugh.
Life can get heavy and I crave the light. So I joke around a lot and infuse my posts and newsletters with humour whenever possible.
I’m never done learning.
As long as I’m here there will be opportunities to learn and grow, and I feel inherently driven to investigate them. I never waiver from the calling within me, telling me to keep educating and empowering myself, and helping others through my writing.
It’s why I’m here: to be of service.