Heyo, I'm Alyssa. My mom named me after Alyssa Milano while watching "Who's the Boss" and needing an A-name to match my sister's monikers. My childhood nickname was Lola, and now I write about my experiences from the last 30ish years trying to get to the bottom of who I am.
I'm married to my high school sweetheart. He's a saint for loving me and we've been through some truly beautiful and ugly times together. We have two daughters and a son, and these magical creatures have a way of filling me with love and rage all at the same time.
I have depression, anxiety, ADHD, narcolepsy, a BRCA 1 genetic mutation, and I've overweight. None of these things define all of me, only a part of me. I choose medication and preventative surgery over a perfect-looking body. I love my wonky body and preach self-love.
I am an A (Ally) in the LGBTQ+ community. I believe Black Lives Matter. I am a blue dot in an ocean of red in my home state of Texas. I'm a little bit witchy and woo woo, but I think Jesus was probably a nice guy who wouldn't mind if we acted more like he did. I listen to Spirits too.
I have an English degree from Texas A&M and have since been an assistant of varying degrees. I spent so much time being embarrassed to admit I was an assistant, but not anymore. I'm an EA, and I make people's lives easier. I also almost constantly fuck up the English language.
There are so many beautiful words in the English language, but my favorite is "fuck." You will find this word, among other colorful language (and ideas?) in my safe space here, so if that offends you, please accept my non-apology in advance as I advise you to read something else.