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.
I wrote a lot of poetry as a kid. Still do, among other things. But as I got older I realized I could use this thing I felt like I HAD to do – write – to help people.
College helped me refine my skills.
I majored in technical writing (it’s often referred to as information design) and minored in computer science. And after college, I spent a really long time trying to get excited about working for other people.
Spoiler alert: it never happened! lol! After years of struggling, I learned to see the value in my entrepreneurial spirit and kicked the whole “must work for other people” belief to the freakin’ curb.
I am an introvert with extrovert tendencies.
I love connecting with people, but I really identify with that hermit life. I’ll exit my reclusive state for an experience, like working on a movie set (yep, I’m also an actor) and then scurry back after the experience is done to refuel for the next adventure. It’s what works for me and I own it.
I am a self-compassion advocate.
I share resources and insights from my wellness journey on my personal blog, MustLoveCrows.com. I’m also a daily meditator who pounds back a lot of green drinks and keeps close tabs on my thoughts. That negative ego is a real beast to contend with, am I right? I put the work in to let it know who the real boss is because I intimately know the connection between being well and being able to help others.
I am a creative.
Creativity is the driving force in my life. I’m currently learning how to write screenplays, and have dreams of turning the stockpiled poetry on my hard drive into a book. I also act, sing and write song lyrics.
I’m a comedian.
OK, not by trade. The thought of bombing on stage freaks my freak. But I do have a weird, intermittently dark sense of humour which is infused with a healthy degree of social awkwardness that makes for an engaging improv performance (fun fact: sometimes this occurs in an actual improv class; sometimes in the aisles of a grocery store).
Also, when I’m nervous I joke around a lot which usually works out for me? Again, social awkwardness has its hand in the outcome. But either way, life can get heavy, and my default state is to joke around, to balance it all out.
I’m never done learning.
Life is full of opportunities to learn and grow, and I feel inherently driven to investigate them. I never waiver from the calling within, telling me to keep educating and empowering myself, and helping others through my writing. It’s why I’m here.