Amanda Marcus

Bio

They call me XO. Penn State University junior looking to work in the entertainment industry. 20 years old with good music, big dreams, and expensive taste. I never leave the house without my passion and a shade of red lipstick.

Why Defining Moments Of Your Past Will Help Bring In A Better New Year

By Amanda Marcus
Throughout our lives, we find that we've fallen upon moments in time, unexpected moments, in which we begin to admit have defined our lives in one way or another. Moments, both monumental and inconsequential that have led us to where we are…

I Figured My Luck Would Translate In Love, But It Never Did

By Amanda Marcus
I've always considered myself lucky. I felt lucky to live where I grew up and where I've moved since, and I've been blessed with the most incredible group of people to call my family and friends. My life has just been lucky. I got good grades…

How To Be Nostalgic Without Feeling Depressed AF

By Amanda Marcus
Nostalgia. An idea so powerful that with the simplicity of a scent, taste or view it can be triggered, inducing upon us a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions. Nostalgia is one of those things we don't always realize through our journey of happiness,…

You're Not Scared Of Commitment, You're Scared Of Losing Yourself

By Amanda Marcus
There's a sense of overwhelming emotion when we hear the word “commitment.” Merely stating the word can ignite an overwhelming surge of unexplained fear. But what is it we're truly afraid of when we hear the word "commitment?" Is it truly being…

How To Love Yourself If You Can't Be With The One You Want

By Amanda Marcus
“If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with,” has held true to be one of the most classically praised lines of all time. Through this quote, we're told to embrace life fully in its present, and to let go of the nostalgia of our…

You're Probably Not 'Embracing' Your 20s As Much As You'd Like To Think

By Amanda Marcus
Your 20s are an exhilarating ride. It's a time in our lives when we experience so many revolutionary things. In our 20s, we're constantly battling between the feeling of beginnings and endings. While we tend to embark on many of life's beginnings,…

Why It's Impossible Not To Fall For The Guy Who's Just Like Your Ex

By Amanda Marcus
After a year and a half of riding an emotional roller coaster with my ex, I finally let go of him for good. I began to truly move on. I was genuinely happy in my own, independent skin. I was having the time of my life. I felt ultimately unstoppable,…

Why You Should Drop Everything And Date The Girl Who Drinks Tequila

By Amanda Marcus
Every type of alcohol comes with its stereotype: wine is for the wise, whiskey is for the tough and rum is for the pirates. But then, there is a drink that can only be handled by the very strongest of women: tequila. While it might be true that a…

What Happens When You Realize Timing, Not Your Ex, Broke Your Heart

By Amanda Marcus
On the very third day of my freshman year in college, my roommate and I decided to go out to a party. This night changed my life forever. On that very night, I met a man who, at the time, I had no idea would be the guy I would later fall hopelessly…

Why It's Okay To Use The New Year As A Clichéd Time To Start Over

By Amanda Marcus
"New year, new me." We’ve all heard it before. Every Instagram caption, tweet and Facebook status says the same thing as December 31 rolls around. We tend to coin this term “clichéd” or “ridiculous.” Although we’ve seen this phrase used thousands of…

6 Reasons We Identify More With Our Parents As We Get Older

By Amanda Marcus
Growing up is never easy. Our most prominent physical, mental and emotional transitions occur during our teenage years. But in this whirlwind of transitions, we tend to forget the world is simultaneously changing with us. We go through phases, try…