Apparently I am supposed to define myself to the reader. Here is an attempt:
My name is Ali, short for Alison (don’t call me that). I am a 29-year-old woman, no kids, no man; which makes me a spinster — or what I like to call “cool”. Born just outside of Los Angeles (West Covina) and raised in New Mexico. I’ve lived all over the country, from the coast of North Carolina, down to Destin, Florida. Over to San Diego and Long Beach, California and currently find myself roasting in Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve experienced a little life here and there in those 29 years.
I thoroughly enjoy writing. It’s what I do for a profession, but I do it here on this blog for the bliss of sharing the craziness that buzzes between my ears. I’ve written since childhood, when I was gifted my first diary (Lisa Frank with a lock & key and I’m pretty sure a set of suhweet sparkle stickers). I cherished the word and found it to be the most cathartic expression. So here I am.
I like to read; books, articles, blogs, magazines, social media posts, anything. I was born with an atrocious appetite so food is a hobby. I love trying new restaurants but you’d most likely spot me stuffing my mouth with tacos or pizza. I also have an unrelenting sweet tooth so tacos and pizza are usually followed by fistfuls of anything chocolate.
Because of the misfortune of my stomach, staying active and fit is also a big part of my day to day. I worked as a personal trainer for 6 years paying my way through school. The habit stuck so you can find me lifting weights most days. I force myself to do minimal bouts of cardio to ensure that my heart doesn’t spontaneously implode. I’ve skied since I could walk. I also love to whip out the ol’ roller blades, wrist guards and fanny pack, and channel my inner Brink on Sunday mornings.
I love all things fashion and I do a bit of the good ol’ fashion blogging on my Instagram so make sure to follow.
I also love to just talk. I enjoy engaging in conversation over drinks with good people. My favorite topics include biology, evolution, psychology, philosophy and their interplay with society and politics. I also can get down on some in-depth discussion on Game of Thrones conspiracy theories.
I will use statements that people have said directly to me over the years, as to my character: “You talk all smart”, “You’re pretty white for being Hispanic”, “You are a bitch”, “I like your mind”, “You are fucking crazy”, “You’re stupid”, “You are beautiful”, “You are funny, sometimes”, “You look so exotic”, “You can lift weights pretty good — for a girl”, “You are selfish”, “You are a liar”, “Damn, you are a good cook”, “You’re a good friend”, “You are so spoiled”, “You have crazy eyes”.
I am human. I am an evolution of all the experiences, good and bad, that have happened to me, because of me, outside of me. In my past I have done things and said things completely opposing to the things I do and say now. I have learned, I have grown, I have accepted that I am human.