I’ve been called an “outlier.” Lucky. I was at the right place at the right time. My life isn’t typical, and you shouldn’t expect the same thing to happen to you. I’m an exception to the rule.
Fuck that. What “rule” are they talking about anyway?
I believe in making things happen. In taking chances, leaping in, and seeing where you land. Because if you never jump (or climb, or run, or dive), you’ll always be in the exact same place. And there’s no fun in that.
Oh, I’m Allison by the way. A contagious optimist, a free spirit, a habitual risk-taker. I’m also mama to Nico (4) and Luca (2), wife to Alejandro, owner to a little mutt called Ema and a runner of every trail I can find.
I’m a native New Yorker, but about 8 years ago Alejandro and I packed up our things and drove out to the sunnier skies of Oakland, California. This is now where we call home, and where in 2011 I co-founded a mac and cheese restaurant called Homeroom. Yup, all mac and cheese. My friend and I quit our corporate jobs and poured our entire life savings into following our crazy dream of opening a restaurant.
This is not a parenting blog (though I may talk about my kids sometimes), it’s not an adventure blog (but I do go on some awesome adventures), and it’s not a business blog (but work may come up from time to time). I haven’t labeled this thing yet. But I can tell you this: I want to inspire you. Motivate you. Prove to you that you can do great things. Because it’s hard. Sometimes really hard, and oftentimes really scary. Holding steady is easy. We convince ourselves that things aren’t so bad, that we can tolerate our current situations or that we aren’t good enough to make things happen. And besides, it’s better than the unknown, right?
Well, you may never know. But maybe I can help just a little, and maybe you can help a little. Because I’m not perfect. And I don’t want to be. I just know that days are fleeting, and I want mine filled with emotion, adventure, family, and contentment. No wishing for something bigger or better. Because if I really want something to happen, you better believe I’m going to do it.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.