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take a break

I haven’t posted in over a week.

I feel like I’m in a weird place with the blog.

I’m not sure I have anything interesting to say anymore.

There are a few changes coming in my life.

Will I even have time for it?  I have no idea.

I’m thinking I should take a break and see how I feel.

Advice welcome.

celebrating the new job 🙂



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Happy Birthday Blair!!

i miss this face.

and that look.

hope you have a fabulous day my dear.


blog has a new header! plus I added a page for the recipes I want to try.

& make sure you like the page on facebook!


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There are a lot of new people in my life lately, for a variety of reasons.  The blog is an awkward thing to talk about with new people. Some people think its great and make it easy to talk about.  Others, I feel a lot more hesitant to bring it up. I’m not sure what the difference is. It’s a rare occurence that the conversation isn’t positive, so why am I nervous with some people? 

I blast pieces of my life onto the internet in hopes that people will read.  The truth is I have no idea who is reading and that’s kind of scary. I only know who comments and frankly, most readers don’t.   Traffic is usually exciting, but today it felt a little different.  Traffic is jumping. I didn’t even post today.  Why today? Who’s reading? I got nervous.

I felt exposed. 

There is no room for insecurity here. I like to pretend that the blog is a judgement-free place, but surely that’s not really the case.  I’m confident in what I’m putting out there. I’m proud of the changes I’ve made. I’m excited about the life I’m creating.

via kelly olexa

the blog isn’t trying to be cheesy or preachy. Alli learns life may not even be all that interesting, but it is real.

via pinterest

and this is what it’s all about.


so to all those new readers – welcome 🙂

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Boston Blogger Meetup

I love bloggers. I really do.

Last night, I met up with these fabulous ladies at Eastern Standard

picture via Erin

me, Erin, Samantha, MB, Sara, Sarah & Maddie

I had some wine 🙂

and a grilled cheese

Eastern Standard was super accommodating. I’d never been before & will absolutely return.  Food was good, pretty sure it would’ve been even better had I not ordered the simplest thing on the menu  😉    The service was excellent. They even gave us all separate checks.

I had a great time talking with these girls. Its so funny to meet fellow bloggers because at a minimum we have that common.  Regardless of what we blog about, we choose to put ourselves out there and share our lives on the internet.   We had tons to talk about:  food, wine, running, relationships, blogging…

It was so much fun!


Thanks Erin for organizing!  I can’t wait to do it again


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progress where I can

oh hello friends.

I briefly touched last night on how I’ve been struggling a little bit with blogging.  I left HLS with a combination of feelings. Inspired by the community, but also overwhelmed by the pressure it made me feel.  If I want to be a blogger (which I do), I need to have something to say, something to offer.   I’m still learning, I’m still figuring it all out, so I’m not quite sure yet what it is that I have to offer the blogosphere. I will and in the meantime, I’ll make progress where I can.

So alli learns life now its own facebook page.   please please click over and Like it!

Facebook friends – my posts won’t be going to my personal account anymore. So if you read, thank you, please keep reading & Like it so you get updates.     If you don’t read (but somehow see this anyway?!), apologies for clogging up your NewsFeed, stop by once in awhile 😉

I love my readers!!

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