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Ally’s Back to Blogging

Hey readers, it’s Ally, from the blog, “The Monkey on My Back”. It’s been awhile, but it’s time for me to get back to blogging on this page. I do have a separate personal blog that you can follow as well.

So last blog post, I shared, I mentioned some updates and highlights as we were entering 2020. Little did I know the pandemic would hit and life would change for so many of us.

Looking back on those updates, I’m excited to reflect on the changes that happened.

One major change that I mentioned was that I’m exploring an alternative spiritual path. This is important for me to mention, especially since so much of my previous blog content incorporated my spiritual beliefs. I no longer attend church, and haven’t since that last post. For me, this is a huge milestone in my healing journey. I have SO much to open up about this whole topic, so I’ll save how I went from a Christian to a Wiccan Witch for another blog post.

One thing I’m happy that didn’t change is the relationship I’m in. I’m still with Eric, and we have had quite the adventures. In June 2021, we purchased a house together and are officially homeowners. I share what it’s like living with him in this podcast. Eric and I celebrated two years together on October 13, 2021. We went to a beautiful cabin right on a lake waterfront in Maine. We rode on a sea plane, explored the woods, did tons of shopping, had some incredible dining dates, and so much more. We travel a lot together and have the best time. We are into a lot of the same things, so it’s always a fun adventure when I’m with him. Being with someone that is so safe and kind is a whole new experience for me. Trust me, there will be blog posts all about how I’m allowing love in & even how my past trauma is surfacing because I’m so safe now.

I’m now officially a dog mom! I still have Pebbles the cat, but we now have Lola, the dog! She is a Husky, German Shepherd, and yellow lab mix. She was born on August 5, 2021 and she is such a light in our lives. I will try to not dump too many blog posts about her, buuuut that’s going to be a challenge! No one prepared me for the love I would receive from a dog.

As for advocacy work, I never stop! Not only have I continued public speaking and advocacy work, but I’ve increased my audiences, gained a larger network, and have learned some new skillz! I’ve also been sticking true to myself throughout my advocacy work, and let me tell you, it’s gotten some serious criticism. I’m excited to share with you all what kind of moments I’ve been having with all of that through this blog.

So, if you’ve read this far, thank you. I hope you stay for the upcoming blog posts where I will dive deeper into all that I’ve mentioned. One thing is for sure, the consistency of my transparency and grit will not waiver, I’m committed to that.

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