My name is Amanda Friendshuh, and I am starting my final grade before high school. I love to write, and I am especially fond of poetry and descriptive writing. Collecting descriptive words has always been a hobby of mine. What can I say; I just love good adjectives.
Writing has always been an important part of my life. If I am depressed or annoyed, I calm myself using the rhythm of the pencil on paper. It serves as a safe alternative to breaking a door down. Much to my annoyance, midnight seems to be the time when my imagination comes alive. Then I quickly write down my ideas and hopefully go back to sleep.
I have two beautiful sisters, a wonderful mom, and a great, awesome, and amazing dad. Let’s say I am extremely blessed. (Having my own room is just a part of that blessing.) My mom and sister, Nikki, are always the ones that put up with my continual, “Is it good enough?” or “Do you think it will be okay?” My dad is the one who says, “It’s fine” without even looking at my work. Kelsie, my little free spirited sister, is the member of my family that takes the time to write me a special note on my door.
In the summer I travel down to Soldotna, Alaska, to visit my two sets of grandparents. There I enjoy swimming, fishing, eating fish, sewing, and gardening. This last summer I caught my first red salmon. Every time my dad and I went fishing, he always caught seven, which is all you can catch in one day. As for me, my record was six.
No matter where I end up, Kenny Lake will always be my home. Plus, it’s fun to watch peoples’ expression when you describe where you are from. Even when you say 80 miles north of Valdez, puzzlement shows on their faces. I love where I live, and nothing will ever change that.
Throughout the year, my writing will be posted on this website, and I look forward to receiving your feedback on my work. Though I’ll admit I am not the greatest writer, I hope to progress in my skills as an author during this class.