Hey, I’m Andrea. An entrepreneur, writer, and wellness advocate.
I am driven to understand what makes people tick, myself included.
Over the past 5 years I’ve drastically altered my life. I’ve been on a journey, transforming myself from a self-defeating addiction-driven pessimist (learn more about my story here) to a woman who values herself and appreciates what she brings to the table.
I’ve learned a lot along the way and began sharing some of my insights related to self-love and self-care on this blog you’re visiting a few years ago (Thank you for being here, BTW!)
I am a self-love advocate.
My motto (one of them anyway) is if we can’t be kind to ourselves, we can’t be kind to others, at least not in ways that truly make an impact.
Another one of my motto’s: Being kind to yourself is the answer to all of your emotional woes.
I love to write.
I started writing when I was in the single digits and always had a knack for it. I instinctively knew how to structure words and sentences to make them more impactful.
College helped me refine my skills. I majored in technical writing and minored in computer science.
Working for other people after college helped me realize that I wasn’t born to be a technical writer, 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 (even though it scares the shit out of me) and connecting with people in real life, I just make sure to balance out time spent in the company of others with plenty of time alone.
I trust 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 also trust the signs my body sends me. If I get an idea and goosebumps pop up on my arms, I know it’s what I’m meant to do.
I am vigilant about taking care of myself.
If I’m in good shape, physically, mentally, and emotionally, I’m capable of helping others. So I keep close tabs on my thoughts, pound back a lot of green drinks, eat a lot of plant-based foods, and do what lights me up whenever possible.
What’s currently lighting me up? Writing my first book and creating my first ever digital product. Sign up here to get updates on when they will be released. 😍
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 cat treats (His name is Jack and he is not my cat, he is my fur son.)
I love to laugh.
Laughter is always high on my priority list. I love to joke around and infuse my posts and newsletters with humour whenever possible.
Life can get heavy, and I crave the light.
I feel both young and old at heart, though sometimes just old, like when my hip flares up. 😂 I’m a recovering ballerina and though I really miss pirouettes, my hip sure doesn’t!
I am a student of life.
I believe that as long as we’re alive there will be opportunities to grow and create positive change in the world. I feel innately driven to investigate these opportunities that come my way, not just for me but for the betterment of society.
I never waiver from the calling within me, telling me to keep educating and empowering myself and trying to help others.
It’s why I’m here: To be of service.