Hey there, my name is Amanda. So here's a little bit about me, for starters, my screen name is dedicated to my younger brother Michael who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. CAN stands for Cure Autism Now. In case anyone thought it was a weird screen name. I'm half German and half Ecuadorian, my father was born in Ecuador and my mother in Germany, they met in Chicago where i was subsequently born. I have traveled to Ecuador, Peru, Germany, Denmark, Poland, China, Japan, Thailand, and Canada if that counts. I have several piercings (all in my ears except for a stud in my nose) and tattoos. They're all on the smaller side and have special meaning to me. I graduated in May 2012 from college with a degree in Gender and Women's Studies and a minor in spanish. I'm currently working on my application to grad school to get my MSW.
I consider myself down to earth, I like dressing down most of the time so that when I do dress up for those special occasions it really stands out. I value natural beauty and don't wear makeup on a daily basis. I'm sarcastic, but only to make people laugh. And i love going out just as much as i love staying in, as long as the company is good. Also, I have a thirty gallon fish tank, five dogs and a cat. The cat is surprisingly still alive and well.
In September 2012 I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. I went through ten rounds of chemo and a total knee replacement. I am currently in remission and loving every minute of it! Just know that this experience has only changed me in a positive way, made me a better version of myself, stronger and more determined and I'm also growing back my hair as you read this lol I've got about two inches now.
I'm a bit of a contradiction because i love traveling and being outside just as much as i love curling up with someone on the couch and watching a movie, so it's hard for me to describe an ideal first date, nothing beats exploring all Chicago has to offer, but I'm always open to suggestions :)
Love this city!