Hey good looking! Welcome to Creativity Sparkles! A magical place where time stands still for just a moment, and we can embark on a spiritual journey to help discover who we are again.
Hi! I'm Amanda, best known as the Quirky Spiritual Misfit. I am THAT girl who likes a bit of everything, and yet doesn't fit under one label or in one box. I show other fabulous women who struggle with the same thing. Maybe you just dipped your toe in the metaphysical pool, but are keeping it hush hush. Maybe you want to combine some old beliefs with some new ones. THAT'S OKAY! It's your journey! Where ever you end up, is where you are meant to be! Enjoy getting to know yourself again. I am sure your fabulous self is just itching to make an appearance!
Do you believe in these too? If spirituality (new age, metaphysical, witchy and faith), and personal growth are your thing then stick around for a little bit and see what's going on!
So let’s get to know each other shall we? I’m Amanda and I am the blogger and spiritual lifestyle extraordinaire behind Creativity Sparkles!
From day 1 I was the girl who if you told to go left, I went right. Sometimes out of spite, but sometimes because I really needed to follow my own path. My journey was my own.
I have always been the quirky and fun girl that unless you knew me, you would just stare at me as I walked by. Since I was young I always danced to the beat of my own drum (how many babies do you know dance to Billy Idol in their crib?) and to be honest I was bullied a lot for it. I wish I could say that was just from being a child, but sometimes adults had a few things to say too. You know what though? I stopped caring a long time ago.
I grew up in a household that was Catholic, but it was never enforced.
Went to bible camp which was awesome!- kayaking, swimming, camping oh my.
Fell in love with mythology and world religions as well as my own.
Dealt with what the psychologist and social workers defined as “situational depression”. AKA when I do things that make me happy, and are at places that keep me content, I am good. But being in certain places makes me have a pit in my stomach.
Lived a normal party lifestyle.
Loved my job and overworked myself to the bone.
Dealt with ovarian cysts who thought they were my new best friends.
Went to church one last time. Found out that I couldn’t accept the host because I hadn’t been to confession. Was pissed off and decided I wasn’t going back for awhile.
Developed huge panic attacks that make my world spin.
Met my future fiance, who started out as my best friend for close to 10 years.
Discovered my love of crystals which led to my love of anything metaphysical, which led to my love of anything witchy, which led to this long long rabbit hole.
Realized that I preferred a group of close friends over a large group of acquaintances.
Lost my grandmother to a quick battle with lung cancer.
Became frozen about wanting to go to church. Not because I hated God or anything after my grandmother’s death. I just couldn’t do it. I am still working on it. I realized I needed to rebuild my foundation for my spirituality all over again, but this time I needed to expand.
Quit my job and then went into an entirely different career path.
Started dating my fiance, moved in together. Bought a house 3 days before my 30th birthday
Started another blog with my other best friend. It was all about spirituality, and the metaphysical. Unfortunately that blog is no longer running, but she does write an awesome beauty blog if you want to check it out.
Created this blog because I needed an outlet to talk about all things spiritual. I needed to do things in my own way.
Spent the last few years following in love with crystals, energy from different aspects of nature, rituals and spiritual practices from different religions.
Found a way to hold onto my belief system, but also create my own spiritual path. I realized that I can combine witchcraft and Christianity.
I feel comfortable enough to say “this is my journey!” and I will shout it from the roof top!
Recently got engaged!
Are we all caught up now? Good.
So if you’re in the same multi-coloured boat trying to figure out if you should be down stream with everyone else or taking a little trip into the secret cove, then definitely stick around and subscribe to the blog! Let’s go on a self discovery journey together and hopefully we will find out where we belong. Ready to take a life jacket and join me? Awesome!
Is this blog right for you? Hopefully! Here is what I am offering you. A fun time getting to know ourselves, working on our spirituality and having the confidence to share it with the world. I really believe that universe wants us all to be creative in our own ways, so we will look at how crystals, astrology and other new age techniques help to boost our happiness and our confidence. We will also look at different practices to help embrace the sparkle within us. We all deserve to be our bad ass selves and show what we are made of to the world. Because I have a little secret to share with you. You may not have noticed it yet, but you kinda rock!
I may be quirky at times. You might find it amusing. We’ll share a few laughs and hopefully make ourselves just a little bit better than when we started. Who’s with me?!
Peace, love and creativity