I was standing in the kitchen at work today, and I decided to flip through our little local paper while I was waiting for the kettle to boil so I could make a cup of tea. I was chilly, it was quite a bit cooler this morning than it has been the past few days, so I was feeling the need to warm myself up. As I leafed through the pages, I stopped at the page where the horoscopes are. I don’t follow my horoscope. Quite frankly, I will go months without looking at one. Continue reading “#follow your arrow”→
A perfect winter into spring salad for when you are craving fresh, healthy flavours, jewel-like colours and snappy textures. Blood orange, massaged kale (yep, it’s still around!), creamy avocado dressing and toasty, smoky coconut bacon are what you want right now. Vegan and full of nutritious but luxurious tastes. This is just the sort of the thing […]
Who Am I? Tell me about yourself… How many times have you entered a situation where you are asked to “provide a brief introduction of yourself to share with the rest of the people here, so we know a little bit about as we are going to be working together today, blah blah blah…” Everybody smiles, and looks around at the circle or the group of people in the room, but you know what we are all thinking, ‘not this again…’
To be honest with you, when I hear those words, I can feel myself curl up inside. I am not ashamed of who I am, and in fact, more often than not, I enjoy working and sharing with a group of strangers or less than familiars. The anonymity that is created by sitting down with a group that knows nothing about me is quite liberating. What I feel a sense of unease from is that moment of, “have I said too much?” Or, “did I not say enough?” Or the one that I fear the most, “Oh my God. Did THAT just come out of my mouth? Allison, STOP talking!”
That being said, I also know that that lack of knowledge leads to potential misconceptions or misunderstandings when you don’t know people well. So, if you are here by chance, reading my blog, allow me to introduce myself.
Hi, I’m Allison. Continue reading “Who Am I?”→
The idea of creating a website, blog, anything really that would involve putting my thoughts, feelings, passions, interests, curiosities, fears even! out there has been an elusive presence that has evaded my grasp for years now.