Hey! I'm Andrea.
A year and a half ago I ran away from my life in Winnipeg, Canada, and came to Medellín, Colombia in search of a fresh start. I booked a 1-way ticket and told friends and family that I'd be gone for a month or two. Here we are seventeen months later.
I knew that staying in Winnipeg would mean continuing on a path of shitty serving jobs, drinking excessively, and falling deeper into a spiraling state of depression. I lost any sense of groundedness I had when my mother lost her battle with cancer. I had no idea how to process that pain. The only escape I could think of was to physically leave.
What I didn't realize at the time, is that my trauma would follow me wherever I went. It took me a while to figure out that the only way I could begin to let go, would be to consciously work through it.
This blog is about bringing awareness and relatability to that conscious work. It brings me joy to connect with others through shared experiences. I've learned so much on my own journey, and if I have one goal for my writing it's to help others feel less alone and more aware of their own behavior.
I'm an advocate of critical thinking, wellness, psychedelic healing, and personal growth... even when it's ugly.
Thanks for being here.