Start Here

pictures: Kyler Russell

“Your beauty should come from within you – the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit that can never be destroyed and is very precious to God.”   – 1 Peter 3:4 NCV

Welcome! I’m Allie, a lover of words, people, and the color pink.  I’m a little clumsy and a lot excited about the world.  I’m studying secondary education, U.S. History and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  I’ve moved nine times and lived in eight states.  I’m passionate about music, writing, friends, family and faith.  Currently, I’m tackling my last year of college and student teaching, having just returned from a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This corner of the Internet started as a place for me to document falling back in love with my life after a difficult breakup. Now it’s a place for me to stretch my creative muscles, share stories, and speak truth.  And I’m really, really glad you’ve joined me!

I’m all about finding grace for the past, freedom for the present and hope for the future in Christ. Come learn about the moments and the people in my life who make me a new romantic.  And don’t be shy – you are welcome here!


Baby, we’re the new romantics
Come on, come along with me
Heart break is the national anthem
We sing it proudly
We are too busy dancing
To get knocked off our feet
Baby, we’re the new romantics
The best people in life are free

– Taylor Swift, “New Romantics” –

12 thoughts on “Start Here

  1. Hi! Really like the design of your blog. I like your about page as well. Keep up the great writing! You got another follower!

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