Amanda Coggin

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Amanda Coggin

I'm tickled pink that I can make a living doing what I love to do: write about how life cracks me up, blows my mind, and the silly experiences that keep it all flowing. I've moved enough times that I can&rsquo;t keep track on my fingers and toes and have traveled to over 35 countries. On a jaunt to Honduras, I crossed off one of my biggest fears from my list to discover the underwater world of respirators, coral, and how one swims alongside the fish. It helped that my dive instructor was a hot Argentinian. Only a few more fears to go, which I'll write about once I conquer them. I call San Francisco home since I've been here for fourteen years, except for Asia where I lived for two years, which still feels like my second home, just like the rest of the world does whenever I get out there to travel in it. Some of my life's most precious and challenging moments can be read at <b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amandacoggin.com">AmandaCoggin.com</a></b>&nbsp;where I spend most of my time working through the puzzle pieces of blog posts that will become my next book.

Stories by Amanda Coggin

I have a great morning ritual that I call Mornings with Me. For one hour every morning, I quietly do one thing I think will make my day better. My...
I’ve often heard people say that what we look for in partners is what we are used to, what we’re comfortable with, no matter if it’...
Another night, I met some writer friends at Andalu for some tapas. They lived across the bridges and didn’t know a hip place to eat near...
I walked down 18th Street the other day in the Mission—my most recent stomping ground in my eleven years in San Francisco. I saw my personal...
One of my theories is that when humans aren’t using their inherent gift of creativity, they get grumpy. This isn’t necessarily something...
I first discovered Wendy Ewald while working at a school where I was called upon to help the first graders with their photography unit. A friend...
We’ve all heard by now about the President of Harvard who spoke of the innate differences between boys and girls, and why boys are the ones who...
After ten solid months of backpacking in Asia, I was broke, and my traveling experience didn’t feel complete. I had spent the last year doing...
There’s something about getting that perfect shot. Whether it is the wrinkles on the face of the old woman in Mexico, or the man asleep in his...
When my boyfriend and I landed in Mexico City, we were surprised to see fewer homeless people than on the streets of San Francisco. After settling...
On a visit to Chicago this past summer, I stood in my sister and brother-in-law’s kitchen in tears. I was having issues in my relationship, and...

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