My name is Alyssa, blogger at Lament & Love.
I am most happy if I am having a heart-to-heart conversation with a close friend, or in a coffee shop with a book and my journal.
If you’re into Myers-Briggs, I’m an INTJ, and yet like to think that I am not boxed into those 4 letters (Female INTJ’s make up .8% of the population).
Indianapolis is my home and I love Half-Price books, the IMA, Eagle Creek Park, and health foods stores.
I love kale and ice cream. I’m learning to accept that giving up dairy is necessary, so I’m glad for coconut milk based ice cream!
My bookshelf is a combination of theology, classic literature, children’s books, and memoirs.
I’m a used-to-be runner who now enjoys daily yoga.
If I’m watching college basketball, I am cheering for Wisconsin or Michigan in an oversized sweatshirt.
I’ve come to identify myself as a writer living with Hashimoto’s. My sickness has stretched me to be more compassionate, patient, and reflective. I’m learning to let go and step into the unknown, instead of trying to run from it.
This is where I write my story. Welcome.