My name is Allison and I am a writer by profession, passion and necessity.
I have a degree in English and a Masters in Teaching, but mostly I try to help people live and tell good stories. I get all kinds of opportunities to do that as the editor-in-chief of Prodigal Magazine.
I live with my husband in Minneapolis, MN.
I lived for many years in Portland, Oregon, so I’ll always have a little rainy-day hipster in me.
I started blogging several years ago and blogged through graduate school, my travels in South America, and then my first year of teaching. After I quit teaching, I blogged about a road trip I took with a friend. We visited all 50 States in a little more than six months.
Then I accidentally started blogging about dating. Maybe some of you remember me.
Since then a few things have changed. I met my husband because of my blog, which I wasn’t expecting. We got married New Years Eve. He was moving to South Florida, so I moved there, too. But some things haven’t changed.
Allison means “Truthful One,” and I’m still trying to figure out what that means for me.
I’m learning to tell the truth. I’m learning to live the truth. I’m learning to live my own story, while I help others tell theirs. I’m learning that all of it takes a ton of bravery.
I’m pretty sure I have what it takes.
But I guess we’ll see.