I've been interested in the paranormal my entire life; I've said it many times before, in different ways. You may have even heard stories similar to mine before: a traditional Christian upbringing, followed by traumatic childhood experiences, peppered with tragic adulthood heartbreak, and a slew of paranormal experiences sprinkled about. To the eye, I am not anyone particularly unique. I live a normal life, with an average day job, in a less than average city. But in 2019, I decided to allow myself to finally be defined. I took a big a step forward into the world of the occult and started giving myself the abnormal and extraordinary life I had been craving. I became Pretty Fn Spooky, and I let everyone know that the world of the paranormal was my "schtick".
Of course, there's always been an underlying fear of being out of my mind. For years, I lived afraid of my own weirdness, never quite trusting myself enough to be sure I wasn't making this all up. But over time, the realness started to become unavoidable. My paranormal experiences became more tangible, and my metaphysical experiences more often validated. Most importantly, however, this last year awarded me with becoming truly...and I mean really, truly...happy. As if a foggy veil was lifted from my face, my view became clear.
I don't know who needs to hear this, or if maybe I just needed to remind myself but: Ghosts are real. There is more to this life, this world, this universe, than what meets the eye. You are deserving of discovering the truth in all things and you are NOT weird for keeping your sense of wonder. The new year, and new decade, deserves to be as extraordinary and fantastical as us weird ones have always hoped it would be. I will continue on into 2020 as Pretty Fn Spooky as well as Amanda Paulson - paranormal researcher, investigator and professional weirdo. I hope that you continue to join me on my journey.