Surprising Lives was where I started blogging quite a few years ago. At that time the blog had a very different name and was hosted by wordpress.com. Surprising Lives is now a fully fledged self-hosted website with an international audience who have graciously brought it to page one of Google and other search engines.

@surprisinglives was also, of course, my first and continues to be my main Twitter handle.

Surprising Lives is about discovering life. Fascinating people, our lives, and our world. Please drop by for a visit and explore the many different articles and posts.

How did Surprising Lives come about?

In my vision of a perfect world I always expected (and was also urged) to settle down to one particular niche. Unfortunately, what ended up happening over the years was that I’d commit to a specific direction, throw myself into it wholeheartedly and hate it six months later. Not a particularly productive way to go.

I entered, conquered, succeeded at, and thus moved on from many diverse careers in a relatively short time.

Finally, I have realized and most importantly accepted that I will never be a one topic person. My education and careers up to this point have been completely different so why did I think that something would change?

I am who I am, with the strengths and passions that I have and I’m a sum of all of them.”

There’s no fighting it, so I decided to join it all together, and Surprising Lives was my jumping off point.

Amanda

Bio for Amanda:

Amanda is a Writer, Blogger, and Consultant.
She has created, authored, and advised on a number of Blogs, Websites, Social Media Profiles, and other projects.

With her background in anthropology, psychology, business, and most recently social media marketing, she helps people identify and achieve their personal and online goals and successes.
Amanda is currently working on an exciting new project and is on sabbatical from surprising lives.