The Novel(ty of) Coronavirus

The newness, the freshness, the intensity of the unknown! It’s wearing pretty thin. Like, three weeks ago, when quarantine first became a thing, it seemed like an okay idea. Just hang out at home, watch TV, get some cleaning done, maybe reorganize your closet, FaceTime your pals. All while helping everyone else stay healthy? Not [...]

Can I Be Sad?

I feel guilty grieving. Granted, I feel guilty about most things. It's just who I am. I never want to inconvenience someone or claim what isn't mine. And a lot of the time, I feel like grief belongs to those closest to the deceased. And I've always hated that word—deceased. It reduces the whole person [...]

An Open Invitation

Lol @ me for thinking NOVEMBER would be a great time to revive the blog. Not only do the holidays kick in right about then, but also every winter—like clockwork—I fall into a deep spell of accomplishing absolutely nothing. So, sorry? Though it's very likely the only thing affected is my mental health amid the [...]

That’s So Retrograde

First and foremost, I apologize for any typos this entry may contain. I'm usually the first to spot and fix misspellings and other keyboard errors, but my computer decided its 'i' and 'o' shouldn't adhere to the functionality of every other letter and symbol. (That just came out as "symbool," if you're wondering what I [...]

Is This Thing On?

Hello! It's November 5, 2019—exactly 524 days since my last post—and, uh... a lot of shit has gone down. I did Whole 30 again, got very into yoga, got engaged, opened an Etsy shop, changed jobs, moved to Seattle, got very into Pilates, married Drew, spent two weeks in India, and am now Allison Guiney. [...]

Italy, Stop 5: Lake Como

Here we are, the final stop of our Italian adventure one whole year ago. I still can't believe it's been that long since we flew there and back. (And I'm actually pretty proud of myself for how much I've managed to remember in the process of writing these recaps.) To say I'm sad would be [...]