Me, Alison.

“Perhaps this is the moment

for which you were created.”

-Ester 4:14

Me, as a student.

Hello, there! My name is Alison, and I’m a twenty-year-old student living and studying at the University of Granada, Spain. My home university is the University of Pittsburgh, where I will return in the Spring after my semester abroad. I study English Literature and Spanish, because I am always searching for pathways of expression and connection with others. I am also pursuing minors in Chemistry and Dance because I couldn’t keep my soul from the world of molecules and the study of movement as the universal language.

Me, as a writer.

I am a writer through and through; at any given time, I have four or five journals stacked on my nightstand (separated by subject matter, of course). As a writer, I must say that my favorite genre is poetry. However, I do love a good challenge, particularly a challenging assignment or research project. I’m currently a student blogger for the International Studies Abroad (ISA) Student Blog, which you can follow here. I am also a Peer Tutor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Writing Center, where I love helping other writers discover their voice in the written word.

Me, as a daughter of God.

Of all the things I could say here, I will limit my words to these: I am on the journey of learning to fall in love with God, and with the daughter He created me to be. After a few rough years of wandering, I was blessed with a jolt from life that ran straight to my heart, turning me towards the Lord, and the Light I had been searching for. Since then, I have been journeying through this life with the Lord and the Blessed Mother Mary by my side, and I could not be more joyful to share parts of my story with you here.