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 communications (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 be happy about working for other people. Long story short, it never happened, and eventually I learned to accept and 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 by spending time alone and away from my computer.
I listen to my instincts.
I respect and follow my inner compass, even if doing so leads to awkward conversations. I’ll take feeling temporarily uncomfortable over denying what my instincts are trying to tell me any day of the week!
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 being able to help others.
I am a creative.
I have big dreams, of turning the ever-evolving manuscript about my wellness journey and the stockpiled poetry on my hard drive into hard-copy, published-by-a-legit-publisher, books. It’s gonna happen one day. I can feel 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 about the hardships of not being given unlimited access to his treats. 😂
I love to laugh.
I infuse my posts and newsletters with humour whenever possible. I love to joke. Life can get heavy and I crave the light.
I’m never done learning.
As long as I’m alive there will be opportunities to learn, 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.