Type One Geologist

Never Let Your Disease Hinder Your Experiences!!

Hello hello! My name is Amanda and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on 4 Dec 2002 at the age of 5. T1D has been a major component in my life, but I have done my best to not let it control my lifestyle.

Type one diabetes is one of the things on my set-back list, but I never let that take precedence over my desire to flourish outwardly.

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Manifesting a creative lifestyle on the trail. Sharing my journey of Intentional Living by supporting the benefits of the outdoors, of intuitive eating, and of self care/love by way of personal experiences.

Type One Geologist started out as my way of showcasing the amazing adventures I am able to go- either on my own time or through university geology courses- despite having this so called disability. This blog is evolving into an artistic medium in which I can convey my personal, intuitive message to not let diseases, disabilities or life’s set backs hinder experiences. I am here to promote self love, healthy, intuitive eating, and diabetic tips through my opportunities of adventure and in daily living.


During Spring 2018, I took a gap semester to join American Conservation Experience and in fall 2018, I officially transferred to Northland. I graduated from Northland College in Ashland, WI with a BS in Geology (Dec. 2019).

Currently, I am serving with Maine Conservation Corps (an AmeriCorps program) as an Environmental Steward at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, focusing my time on trail maintenance.