This is 45

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life, The Life of Allison

Here I am, equidistant from 15 and 75. Equal parts wonder and “meh.” At 45, I’m now parentless. At 45, I miss my mom more than ever. At 45, I’m preparing for one of my birdies to leave the nest, the other in just two years. At 45, I am loved and supported beyond what I ever expected. At 45, …

Bookends

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons, Real Life, The Life of Allison

My son, my first child, was born at the end of 1997. Four months later, nearly to the day, my mom died. That same son, now 18, graduated from high school last Saturday. Two days later, my dad died. Bookends: “occur or be positioned at the end or on either side of something” On that Saturday of graduation, I called …

Slow

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, The Life of Allison

I like to get things done fast. Like quickly. And efficiently. Without delay. I read fast. I eat fast. I talk fast. I think fast (too fast, sometimes). I understand fast and I explain fast. My way doesn’t embrace the impatient among us. I’m not good at savoring or lolling about or stretching things out. I even relax fast. So …

The Boulevard of Expired Domains

Allison Nazarian Entrepreneurs, Just for fun, The Life of Allison

My name is Allison and I am addicted to buying domain names. I am in recovery. I’m making progress. I’m getting better. But like any addiction, it is a lifelong thing. At my highest point, I had around 100-110 domain names. For those of you who are hardcore, this is nothing. For the rest of you normal people, this is …

Random Things That Make Me Happy

Allison Nazarian Just for fun, Life Lessons, The Life of Allison

When I see that my bf or my bff has poked me on Facebook. When I have completed my grocery shopping before 9am. Listening and re-listening to my 5-year-old niece’s voicemails to me. Florida sunrises and sunsets. Florida winters. Scrolling through the ridiculous amounts of books on my kindle and looking at the cover picture of each. A room-temperature bottle …

Choosy Moms Don’t Choose BK

Allison Nazarian Health, The Life of Allison, There, I Said It

Last night, I had three kids (my 2 + Kid 2’s BFF) and few dinner options. I am usually super-organized ahead of time as far as dinner, snacks and the like. Last night, I wasn’t. Kid 2 also informed me that we needed to go to the library for an emergency book she forgot all about until the last minute. …