Hi. My name is Alison.
I started pouring out my bleeding heart onto white blank pages when I was a little girl.
As a teenager, I always carried a notebook, hoping to capture every fleeting bolt of inspiration.
So I became a writer.
I still start every single day with my journal and a pen.
Elsewhere on the internet, I write about travel. Which is super fun.
But my day job is copywriting. I spend my days writing and editing blog posts, about pages, eCourses, eBooks and any just about any other kind of web copy you can imagine.
I love the dual challenge of finding and telling the story whether I am writing about a walk, a town, a person or a business.
Want to know little more about me?
A few years ago my husband and I packed up our kids and moved to Scotland.
(Here’s the story about how we ended up there.)
Now we live in Germany.
We’ve also lived in Chicago and Seattle, but a sleepy community across the Arkansas River from Little Rock will always be home to me.
I want to live in a world where the refugee is always welcome, black men walk the streets of America without fear, and children play outside until the sun goes down.
So I pray a lot.
I spend as much time outside as possible, praying, walking and just being.
Lately I am really liking this quote by Evelyn Underhill:
We mostly spend [our] lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do… forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in , the fundamental verb, to Be.
I’m a preacher’s daughter, which probably explains why I still hold sacred the ritual of going to church every Sunday. I usually cry at some point in the service, because after over forty years, I still find the concept of grace to be amazing.
I cry easily. I also laugh so loud that it embarrasses my children. (I think both of these have to do with the fact that I’m a 4 on the Enneagram.)
l take my beloved Le Creuset Dutch oven everywhere we go. I fill it up with soup. I also make a mean chicken pot pie. Sometimes one of my kids asks me for a recipe, so I keep posting them even though the internet is already flooded with gorgeous food blogs.
Once a month I share a little family news, whatever book I happen to be reading and all kinds of lovely things I find on the internet.
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