In Which I Write My Autobiography in 250 Words

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Well, here we are!  Blog Every Day in May is here! I meant to post this earlier, but work was kind of crazy for once (I guess that's what happens when you take a sick day when you have the plague... or bronchitis/a sinus infection). I am a lot of things, but brief is not really one of them, so writing my life story in 250 words (or less) was a challenge! It's not the most graceful thing I've ever written, but with a wee word limit, there wasn't a lot of room for transition words. And so, in 250 words exactly, I present to you my autobiography!

Brand new Alison!

I was born in 1986 at 5:48 am in California. We moved after 2 years, which means I remember nothing about it. We moved to New Jersey, and my brother/best friend, Levi, was born in 1989. My parents separated in 1990, my dad moved to Florida, and we moved into a townhouse that I lived in until I graduated from high school. My mom sold that house while I was in my freshman year of college in Ohio, and I was really sad. I transferred to Drexel in my sophomore year, was in a bunch of music ensembles, and graduated in 2008 with a biology degree. I went to medical school in Florida, and then I left because I got really sick. I came home and got my MPH in Epidemiology at Drexel, which was way easier than I thought it would be. I currently work in clinical research in oncology where the subject matter is fascinating (and sometimes depressing), but the people are awesome. I'm starting classes at Penn to help me get back into medical because apparently, I have a head injury. This past October, I married the love of my life, and marriage is a crazy, wonderful, adventure. I love reading, chocolate, and sleeping, and I think everyone can learn from being in therapy. I have an over-responsibility problem, but without a distinct purpose, I am miserable. I have ridiculously amazing friends and I'm obsessed with my cats. I am learning to be less of a spaz.

And that, my friends, was Day 1 of Blog Every Day in May, brought to you by Story of My Life. Check out the link-up here, and come back tomorrow for more daily blogging goodness!

- A

6 comments:

  1. hi! i found your blog through jenni @ story of my life. i love that last line: i'm learning to be less of a spaz. haha. i have so much respect and appreciation for people who work in oncology. it can't be easy! good for you.

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    1. Hi Meghan! Thanks for reading. I love the photos on your blog and your Day 1 post. So cute! Can't wait to see what else you write!

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  2. I always forget you hit so many states in life because every time I've seen you you've been in Pennsylvania. And I agree with Meghan - "I'm learning to be less of a spaz" is a great line. I feel like my line similar to that would be, "I'm learning to embrace the hot mess in me." I'm excited you're playing along.

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    1. Haha, I forget that I've lived in a lot of states too. (Mostly the state of confusion!) And yeah, a similar line that I wanted to include, and have written about before, is "I am trying to embrace the chaos," and so far, it's not working very well, but hey. One day at a time!

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  3. I think the medical field is so interesting. My friend and I were just talking today about how we should have tried something in the medical field because it is so interesting and our jobs are boring.

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    1. It is never too late! I had plenty of people in my med school class who were in their 30's (or older!), and if the physician route is not for you, there are lots of other medical field careers. I love it because you're always learning. :)

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