Hi there. It’s Allison and I wanted to tell you a little about myself. Unfortunately this blog is not my day job, so I figure you may want to know what that is. By day, I work as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst. So what does that mean? I make maps and obsessively manage data. I enjoy it very much as it requires me to use spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills on a daily basis.
All of my favorite crafts revolve around textiles: knitting, sewing, macrame, etc. There is just something about taking a bolt of fabric or an insanely long string and creating something out of it. I tend to make wearable items like dresses or hats, but I am trying to branch out into home goods more.
When it comes to food, it all revolves around my sweet tooth. I can barely cook, but I can bake up a storm. I love making pastries and cookies especially at the friends’ annual Christmas Cookie Day. I have recently acquired an ice cream maker and I am completely enthralled. Seriously, I have made some awesome ice cream with that baby.
And since I am a failure at cooking, I am always on the hunt for local, family-owned restaurants. I am mostly over chain restaurant food (although there are exceptions) and relish the opportunity to find a great hole-in-the-wall joints. I hope to introduce you to some of my favorite restaurants as well.
I think goals are important when one takes on a large project like committing to creating and sustaining a blog. My personal goal in this endeavor is to loosen up my writing style. Over the course of my career, I have written numerous guides and instruction manuals. And to be honest, it shows. I feel like I have lost that creative spark in my writing and I really hope to regain a piece of it through this exercise.