Dear People

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life

Dear People, As I stood in line earlier today in an uncharacteristically disorganized Starbucks, I started to think about you. All of you. How annoying and petty you can be on the one hand, and how truly amazing, unendingly compassionate and infinitely strong you can be on the other hand. People (we) are fascinating. They (we) can be mundane, brilliant, …

Letting Go When I Didn’t Before

Allison Nazarian Real Life

Blah blah blah time change blah blah blah time change. Ok, for real, the time change messed me up a bit last night. Well, the time change and that massive burger I ate in a sidewalk cafe in Delray Beach yesterday. And the fries. And the onion rings. Oy. Anyway, at 4:50 am (aka 5:50 am….or is it 3:50 am?) …

Let Me Tell You About My Mess

Allison Nazarian Love Your Mess

My mess is messy. So is yours. These are truths. As in, they are indisputable. You may have your shit together. You may have a clean desk (I do). You may have the paper in the paper recycling bin (I do) and the other stuff in the other stuff recycling bin (I do) and you may have regular oil changes …

Waiting For Someone

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons

I started a private writing project on Monday. By “private” I mean that the plan was to write it pen-to-paper (which I almost never do) not for publication (um, which I almost never do). What I realized almost immediately was that I am angry at someone. Someone. Who is really no one. No, this isn’t a riddle. It’s the truth. …