Being strong shall set you free – Amanda’s will

The most difficult times after breaking up are early in the morning, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon. When those dark moments of sadness occur, it’s easy to feel like I am the only person in the world. When I feel this way, it may be comforting for me to think about the millions of people around the world who also just broke up with someone and are feeling exactly the same way as I am.

The feelings of loneliness and the need for companionship can be extremely powerful after breaking up. And there is no other person who can satisfy these needs better right now than your former partner. But getting together with them would only be temporary fix. The next day after the fix wears off the same old problems would become clear. Sometimes glaringly apparent if you’ve been apart for a while. Rushing out and finding another partner will not satisfy your needs either.

My best plan right now is NOT to get into any new relationships until I am healed, renewed, and strong! How long will this take? It all depends… Typically, it takes three (3) to thirteen (13) months they say (Internet).  For some it’s less and for others it’s more, which is okay. For now, spending my time with my closest friends, dominating the local pubs to places where we can travel together and goof around just to enjoy ourselves.


If I need to cry the poisonous pain out of my system before I can begin to heal and move on, this YouTube video of Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman singing “Time to Say Goodbye” might help out. Although most of it is in Italian, it’s easy to imagine the words or I can fill in my own to fit my situation.

I recently got out of long term relationship of several years.  They say it is better to have loved and lost than never loved at all, but that doesn’t mean the whole “losing” thing doesn’t seriously suck. No matter if it was the Battle of Gettysburg, or simply a parting of ways, the end of a relationship hurt like hell.

Moreover, when I was 18, I overcame depression. It was worse than recent break up blues. Though surrounded by my loving family and friends at the time, I felt alone. I lived as I was alone.  Depression is so hard to explain unless you experience it. Best way to describe it is that even if you are surrounded by everyone you love, you still feel like you’re alone and no one can hear you/ help you. I have had a hard time talking to about this to anyone at the time but I conquered it.


During this time, my mom was there for me when I went through a really rough time in my life.  She was so supportive and it wasn’t like what’s wrong with you more like what I can do to help. She is also my hero and inspiration since she has gone through some pretty crazy things and is still such an amazing person. Also, my friends have been an AMAZING support system and I am blessed to have such friends around me.


I am Amanda Naiberk. I have a lively personality with an optimist view, and most fun-loving. I am direct, forthright, and sometimes completely tactless as I would say exactly what others are thinking! This can be seen as refreshing honesty, or bluntness, depending on the audience. I can be restless and inquisitive, and often will make quick jaunts impulsively just for a change of scenery. Constantly seeking out something new and stimulating, I often have another goal in mind even before I accomplish the first. I am naturally questioning and interested in the big picture, and can be quite philosophical or opinionated.

I am Idealistic and honest, witty and fun-loving, and when I am in love, I need a partner who expresses love, loyalty, and a dedication that matches my own. I seek romance, excitement, and adventure and will not tolerate boredom or neediness in a partner. I am optimistic and spontaneous, spiritual and philosophical. Ideally, I would be happiest with a romantic partner who appreciates and encourages my love of life and my need for independence.

Currently, I am enrolled in Alvernia University. Well, I’m not your typical student. For starter I’m 24 years old and Nursing will be my second degree that I am going for. My family and friends are my main priority right now enjoying life and staying strong. I would absolutely love to go to a third world country and give my time/knowledge once I get my BSN. I love warm weather and being a beach bum. I want to make a drastic difference in one person’s life before I die. I’ve been a vegetarian for 13 years and proud of it. When I say vegetarian I mean no chicken, beef, or pork type of thing.


My Favorite Quotes:

A guy out there was meant to be the love of your life, your best friend, your soul mate, the one you can tell your dreams to. He’ll brush the hair out of your eyes. Send you flowers when you least expect it. He’ll stare at you during the movie, even though he paid $10 to see it. He’ll call to say goodnight or just cause he is missing you. He’ll look in your eyes and tell you, you’re the most beautiful girl in the world, and for the first time in your life, you’ll believe it.”

– Nicholas Sparks

 “If I ever get married …

I want to build a box with our wedding date written on the outside. On the inside we would put two sealed love letters we wrote on why we fell in love and a glass of wine from the year we started dating. If things ever get too hard and our love fades, we will open the box, drink the wine and read the letters we wrote to each other to remind us of how much our love means and for us to never give up.”


Real Name: Amanda Mary Naiberk
Hometown: Birdsboro, PA
Birthday: 12/07/1988
Current Occupation: Patient Service Representative, Student, Independent Stylist of Stella and Dot
Current School: Alvernia University
Nationality: American

Fun Facts:

I chose nursing major because … I’ve always wanted to reach out and help people in some way. The past six years I’ve worked in family medicine. Interacting with patients has helped lead me in the direction of nursing.

SkillsHa ha, does shopping count?

When I binge Chocolate fest all the way!

I make a killerI love to bake and surprisingly the stuff I experiment usually turns out pretty good.

The movie I should be embarrassed to tell my friends I love, but am not isTwilight, all of them!

The first concert I went to wasDashboard Confessional

One album that I never get tired of listing to is… Hootie and the Blow Fish, it’s an oldie but goodie!

My favorite TV show of all-time is-guilty pleasure isReal Housewives of New Jersey

My biggest vice is… Picking my nail polish off when I’m nervous?

My favorite day of the week isSaturday!

Last traffic ticket I got wasWhen I was 18

My favorite animal is… Well I love my puppy but I think zebras are gorgeous animals

If I were any animated Disney character I would beCinderella, who doesn’t want to find their prince charming?

I never feel more alive than when I amout with my friends, dancing, laughing, goofing and acting like no one is watching

If you had the super power of being invisible, or flying, which power would you choose and why? Flying! Rush hour is such a pain to get stuck in!

If the Hollywood is making a movie about your life, which actress would you want to play you in a movie and why? Haha, Omg like that would ever happen.

Most proud moment in your life? Honestly, overcoming depression when I was 18. That was a really rough time in my life.

List your favorite friends and what strength do you admire about them? I have such an amazing group of friends. They are all amazing women with such strong characters and beliefs. They truly make me want to be a better person and I would be lost without them!


Q/A with Strong Amanda

SjC– What is your goal in life Amanda?

Amanda– Becoming someone that is worth remembering, especially for what I did and will do for the mankind. My major in Nursing fits perfectly with my goal in life.

SjC– What is your philosophy in life?

Amanda– Carpe Diem! Also, if you’re going to do something do it right the first time.

SjC– What makes you happy?

Amanda – Chocolate, my friends, my family, cheezy books, being around happy people

SjC– Who are your closest friends (guys and gals) and why they are so important in your life?

Amanda– Geeze, I have a lot of great friends. The ones that I have now I know will be there for me no matter what! My oldest friends would be Sarah, Kaitlyn, Steph, Cody, Alisha and Todd. My friends that I’ve grown to love more recent are Jess, Laurel, Jenna, and Heather. I know that I’m probably forgetting to write someone down though. They are important because they are honest and trustworthy. Also, they are always there for me no matter what. I could call at 3:00 am on a Tuesday night and they would be there for me.

SjC– What can we learn from you based on your accomplishments with all sort of obstacles you went through to achieve them?

Amanda– It will get better! No matter what life throws you, you will get through it. That saying of whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger is so true!

SjC– Where do you see yourself/your work in next 3/5 years from now?

Amanda– Graduating from Alvernia University with BSN degree and finding a job somewhere amazing. I would also love to be living on my own preferably warm beach area when I make bank as an ICU RN.

SjC– What are some of the qualities you will look for in your future man?

Amanda– Hmmm… He has to be a goal oriented and has a sense of adventure. Also, I need a strong man, a challenge. If I find myself becoming bored or stuck in a rut, I may run in the other direction and onto my next adventure. When I find this love, I will be a dedicated lover and a friend. Sometimes my intensity can come on a little strong, but that’s only because I am so full of passion and so intent on sharing it with the right person.

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Amanda Mary Naiberk from Birdsboro, PA has defeated her depression and even shook off her recent break up. Why? She has a clear goal in life. She will get her BSN degree from Alvernia University and she will acquire a job in Nursing field. Her desire to help other people and her willingness to do what it takes to acquire her goal despite her obstacles will lead her to successful happy life. She knows what she wants in life and this is the starting point of her complete happiness. – SjC

8 Responses to “Being strong shall set you free – Amanda’s will”

  1. Alyssa October 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm Permalink

    I love this story since I was also depressed when I was young. Amanda, how did you overcame it though? I still go through days where I feel like I don’t want to do anything.

  2. Keegan October 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm Permalink

    Great!. Awesome. Courage and determination. She knows what she wants. We need more girls like this instead of lazy ass no direction daddy’s girls.

  3. Jennifer October 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm Permalink

    Wow,.. I love it. Great song too.

  4. Alex October 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm Permalink

    Amanda, are you friends with Radio DJ Cody? I know her. Wow, small world. What H.S did you attend?

  5. Ashley October 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm Permalink

    I love this story. Amanda, you are an inspiration to all. Keep us updated on your journey.

  6. Fernando A. Martinez October 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm Permalink

    I agree 🙂

    • Joanne October 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm Permalink

      Can you relate to this awesome, inspirational girl Fernando?

  7. Joanne October 24, 2013 at 12:26 am Permalink

    She is not only beautiful but inspirational to all of us girls. Thank you! You are awesome Amanda

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