Amanda Pelletier

May 24, 2013

As you all know, it has been quite a year. I started this blog in pursuance of answers to seemingly impossible questions. I was in a situation that had become very old very quickly, and rather frightening at that. You all read my trials and tribulations as simply making it through the actions of a norm...

Counting Minutes

Amanda Pelletier

May 11, 2013

Time constraints. We all encounter them at some point. Those times when a simple hour becomes imperative, when each minute feels like a second, and when each tick of the clock marks the ever-closing period you have to complete something - when each tick threatens to determine your fate, whether it be...

Mr. Range

Amanda Pelletier

May 7, 2013

It is a well known fact that teachers are underappreciated for the amount and high quality of work that they produce and engage in everyday. They are often not thanked for the lives that they impact; the kids whose broken perspectives they completely turn around, or the endless hours they spend after th...


Amanda Pelletier

May 5, 2013

After four months of carefully avoiding any places, people, or situations imminent of germs and all things threatening my immediate health (minus school, cause I couldn’t really avoid that), I am afraid it has finally happened. The germs, the stress, life in general, has caught up with me and struck me...

Role Reverse

Amanda Pelletier

April 26, 2013

When I went out to California for surgery in December, I left out a lot of details. I didn’t mention how on the plane ride there we encountered the infamous ‘Abby Lee’ from the reality TV show, Dance Moms. I didn’t mention the twenty-something letters my friends had written me, or the little gi...

The invincible light

Amanda Pelletier

April 19, 2013

There are certain days in our lives that will forever be embedded in our minds. It can be amazing days -- days when you receive your first kiss, days when your significant other declares their love for you, days when you finally receive that big promotion or get that spot on that team you’ve worked so...

The sweet taste of freedom

Amanda Pelletier

April 14, 2013

Freedom is a word with countless definitions. To some people it may mean escaping the boring treachery of the walls that confine them in school or work, to others it may be the ability to choose their own future and determine their own destiny. For many, it is the freedom to pretty much do, say, an...

Rolling with the tide

Amanda Pelletier

April 5, 2013

If you have ever been to the ocean, you know what I mean when I say how something about simply just being there can put you at rest, can ease your mind of all your troubles and worry and stresses that have built up over time and give you that sense of calm and peacefulness that you have been craving fo...

A night to remember

Amanda Pelletier

March 9, 2013

Life is all about moments. Good moments, bad moments, great moments--there is all kinds. Sometimes those moments aren’t always picture perfect though, they are not always moments we want to remember. While I have had my fair share of those times I wish I didn’t have to remember, last Thursday, I ...

Strength in numbers

Amanda Pelletier

March 1, 2013

As Aristotle once said, we are social animals. The very existence of our being thrives on human communication, for without it, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this blog, nor would you be reading it. We thrive on interaction. On lengthy conversations, family functions, a night out with friends. Be...

Breaking routine

Amanda Pelletier

February 24, 2013

I think the two most common pieces of advice I have received from others regarding my future and really just life in general are don’t take life for granted, and live life to the fullest. Generally speaking, two very simple, easy to understand phrases. Putting these words into action, though, is a ...

Toward normal

Amanda Pelletier

February 16, 2013

In our life we have a lot of firsts that mark major milestones -- first step, first word, first day of school, first time riding a bike...the list can pile up to compose a pretty high stack of endless possibilities. Although seemingly a bit abundant, each of these firsts signify some sort of accomplishment th...

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