Sunday, January 01, 2006

Who is Mollie Allen?

My name is Mollie and I'm a 36yr old (formerly single) gal living in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

I am a picky, professional, dorky, honest, funny, compassionate, determined, and insanely inquisitive woman who is on a mission to follow my dreams and change the world along the way.

I've come to the conclusion through self-examination, soul searching and some stuff I read in a few really great books, that I am not the type of person who is content to just go through life day by day without any regards to what impact my existence had on the world around me. As a result of this self-realization I have made some changes in my life, some big, some small, all equally important.

I decided that becoming a parent was the one thing I've always dreamed of and am determined to accomplish with or without the aid of a man. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to live the fairy tale. I deeply believe in true love and happy ever after. I just may be too dang picky to find it. So in the event that I'm still single by the end of 2008 I've decided to become a single mother through adoption. That adventure will be a part of this blog. I am happy to say that I finally found - well thanks to he found me - my prince charming. We were married on October 9, 2011 in a dream wedding on a private beach in Orlando, FL and are blissfully enjoying our happy every after! Thanks to defunt overies - the adoption part of the above still holds true though.

I've also become somewhat of a vegetarian. Not a very strict one, but I do try and mostly succeed in abstaining from eating meat. My decision wasn't based entirely on any one reason, rather different levels of a few. I do believe that certain animals have, since the dawn of time, been raised for food. I don't however agree with the methods and treatment that "mass marketing" subjects those animals too.

After a few videos, and some research, I just decided that the process an animal goes through to get from being alive to being on my plate isn't worth it to me. To be honest it's pretty disgusting. I'm not a PETA freak, nor will I ever judge or condemn anyone else for eating meat. I mean after all I was a carnivore for 32yrs. I will however use this blog as a means to discuss new things I learn and information I come across that I find interesting pertaining to "vegetarianism".

Though I am originally from Mississippi, I have for as long as I can remember, have had a distinct dislike for living there. I moved to Michigan in 2000, and after the birth of my nieces, and much deliberation moved back south to be near her. You may ask, well why didn't she say to be near "her family" instead of just near her niece. I now have two (2) fantastically beautiful nieces, ages 2 and 5.

Well you know how most families have a "black sheep"? I'm sort of what I consider the "white sheep" of mine. I've never been drunk, I've never smoked or tried drugs, I didn't make nice with a boy until I was 24yrs old, and I'm pretty much the only person in my family that can say most if not all of those things.

It makes me a bit of an oddball. But if doing the opposite of those things is what it takes to fit in, then I'm ok with being the brunt of a few jokes. Most of my family and I get along better from a distance. I love them all, I just don't get along with most of them after more than a few days (or a few hours for some). This blog will contain stories of my childhood, my life and my family.

I really started blogging because I was trying to keep a written journal and sucking at it. I love to write, but I don't like to write. I am however on a computer at work 8 hours a day so I figured, what the heck.. I can keep up my journal the way I'd like online.. and well if a few hundred (or thousand) people get to know more about me than they'd ever wanted.. so be it.

So that's me, Mollie, self-proclaimed "Crazy Cat Lady", who is only kind of crazy, doesn't really like cats, but is to the detriment of my love life, almost always a lady. After getting married I realized that adopting my husband's last name left me with a moniker worthy of a talk show, hense the new blog name "The Mollie Allen Show". Hope you enjoy!
You can see my blogger profile here

3 People who coughed on a furball:

Dee FSMardiana said...

Wooooow .... it's amazing blog. Very good !!

Clever Elsie said...

Hi Mollie,

I'm also a "crazy cat lady," and I write a blog for singles. Would love to blogroll you, so hope that's okay.

I think it's amazing that you're interested in adopting as a single parent. I actually just finished a blog series on single-parent adoption, and it's something I greatly admire and may do myself one day.

Keep up the awesome blogging! :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Mollie!

I came across your blog and would love to get in touch with you directly. Any way to send me an email so we can chat directly...

Many thanks :)