Why, hello there

I logged back into here with the intention of writing a post very similar to my previous one, which is good because it means my vision for this blog hasn’t changed, but bad because obviously I’ve made zero progress. That’s changing starting now. So hello!

Guess who’s back

Hello again! So I took a little break from this because life got in the way, and it gave me some time to think about what I really want out of this blog. I’ve been a blogger for years now without even knowing it. From Diaryland to Xanga to MySpace to tumblr to WordPress — the list goes on and on — I have always been open to sharing my life online. But for some reason, none of them ever stuck around. I want this to stick.

So how am I going to do that? I realized that what I like most about blogging is going back and seeing a real depiction of my life in that moment — the good, the bad, and everything in between. So there’s one thing I know for sure: I want this to be real. One of my favorite compliments will always be “that is so you.” That’s how I want this blog to be. I want it to feel like me in every sense of the word. Some days it will be beautiful and perfect, but mostly it will be my life just as it is: unstaged, authentic, honest, and full of mistakes.

So here is the perfect picture to kick this whole thing off:

This is the current state of my new apartment, and a pretty accurate depiction of my life at this moment: messy and chaotic. I will admit that it’s not easy right now, but I’m excited for what’s to come. 

First is not the worst

Hello, new site! I am super excited about the launch of this new blog. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile so one day a few weeks ago, I was like, “what the heck! let’s just do this thing!” And here we are.

First, introductions. I’m Allyson — a twenty-something (mid-20’s if you want to be more specific…when did that happen?!) living in (the suburbs) of Chicago.

I’ll be upfront — I’m not a writer, a designer, or really anything remotely creative. I am an over-thinker, an avid list writer, a DIY amateur, food lover, family obsessed, soon-to-be bride that likes to make pretty things, explore fun places, .try things I’ve never done before, and write it all down. Let’s see where this takes me.

Not enough? Learn more on my about page.