Amanda Olejniczak

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda and I am currently In college majoring in English. I’ve loved writing for as long as I can remember. From creating short fictional stories, to my very own memoir and poetry book.

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3 months ago
I’ve battled anxiety my whole life My mom tried everything she could think of To help me relax She would tell me, “Pretend we’re on a beach.” And I’d say, “But we’re not.” Clearly, I struggled with be...
3 months ago
“Home is where the heart is” right? Sometimes a house is not a home Mine certainly never was But sometimes you can find a home in another person And that absolutely terrifies me Because it means that ...
Growing Pains
3 months ago
There is something about the cool air of Autumn That brings me sadness Especially when I am alone with my thoughts I’m sure if I thought longer and harder about it I could pinpoint exactly why that is...
Embrace Me
3 months ago
I call myself a hugger Yet, touch scares me Because of how much I crave it I fear losing the people I connect with I feel sometimes that I am too much Too much myself Taking up too much space With my ...
Watch Me
5 months ago
I’ve been told that I need a backup plan Is it because my dreams are too big? Is it because you don’t believe in me? I read a quote once that said- “if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big eno...
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
5 months ago
I’ve never been able to see quite right How I look My own physical body Has never been perceived correctly “You have body dysmorphic disorder” Says all the professionals There’s nothing more painful t...