The Hand Written Life Purpose

I started blogging on a whim – just to get in the practice of writing on a regular basis, and getting used to having other people read my words!  It turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made – and finally, after nearly a year, I’m starting to feel confident enough to begin sharing my writing with friends and family members as well.  I’m also breaking out of the box that I put myself in when I first started this blog.  Initially I was constrained by the idea of having a specific purpose or direction – so I focused a lot more on what I felt like I “should” be writing, and put pressure on myself to make sure I posted every day.

These days, I’m much more lenient, and I certainly don’t manage to make a post a day.  I’m going back to my old self and I’m just honored to take those of you who want to join in, along for the ride.

So yes, this site is dedicated to all things that make me happy! And it’s still true that if you stick around long enough, you might catch a few rants as well – and of course I won’t forget to update you on the latest books in the works, what I’ve been reading, watching, listening to, and loving at the moment…But more than that I think you’ll find that where my passion truly lies is writing about people, and the many ways that life and its experiences connects us all.  My goal is to become the best person I can be, my hope is that I can inspire a few others to do the same along the way.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy!

For more information about Andrea Kelly, click here to visit the “About the Author” page in the Press Box.

New here?  Check out these posts to get acquainted!

Freshly Pressed – “Burning Bridges”

“What if This is as Good As it Gets?”

“Why I Don’t Have a Boyfriend” – Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3Pt. 4, Pt. 5

My Follow Policy

The Purpose

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  1. Thank you so much for following my blog judysp.wordpress.com I appreciate your support. You sound very busy with your writing and your designing. Happy Blogging cheers Judy :)

  2. Thanks for visiting – I look forward to reading more of your thoughts and I love a good mystery, keep us posted when your book is released-what a great accomplishment. Blessings, Patty

  3. Hi. My name is Nicole, aka Ariesgrl, and I just found your blog. I wanted to say good luck with your writing career. Just to let you know, I have a book review blog, and if you would like for your books to be reviewed on my blog, just let me know. Have a wonderful day! ~Ariesgrl

    • Hi Nicole!
      Thanks for stopping by, and for the words of encouragement :) I have checked out your blog (you have some great posts), and am definitely be interested in getting my work out there to be reviewed! At the moment I’m kind of scattered, trying to get everything together for the release of my 2nd children’s book, but I do have several copies of my work available for review. If you’d like, feel free to send me your email address at aktheauthor@gmail.com, and I’ll be sure to get a hold of you when things settle down and see if we can work something out!
      – Andrea

      • Hi Andrea,
        Thank you for checking out my blog. Good luck with the book release. I sent you an email earlier tonight. Have a great night!

  4. Hi Andrea, Nice meeting you here on wordpress. I too have written for children (short stories) which I have yet to publish. If I can’t find an agent soon, I will be self publishing. I am interested in reading some of your stuff.

    • Hello Carolyn, Congratulations on your writing, and I wish you luck finding an agent! Although I’m still somewhat of an amateur/self-published, feel free to email me at aktheauthor [at] gmail [dot] com – us authors gotta stick together :)

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  6. Congratulations on being FP’d and what led me to your blog. I devoured it immediately, and do apologize for ‘stalking’ and liking a lot of your posts. You are an inspiring, insightful and beautiful writer! Thank you :)

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  8. Hi Andrea — I’ve been rambling through the blogosphere this year on a quest to discover a positive blog every day, and your site “dedicated to all things that make me happy” is a good find! I’ve added it to a list I’m keeping on my own blog. :)

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