Hello there! As you may have guessed, I’m Ali. That’s “alley”, not…you know, Prince Ali! Fabulous he! Ali Ababwa! That would just be silly, as I am as far from being a Disney prince(ss) as you can get.
See? I’m just your average 30-something, Star Wars loving Joe…anne…
I work full-time changing prices and setting up the basic look for a well-known electronics retail company. I’ve been with said company for going on three years now, with two of them being dedicated to full-time. When I’m not at work, you can generally find me taking care of my 6-year-old son, two dogs, cat, and husband. Some days feel like I work 24/7, though I’ll chalk that up to the anxiety haunting me.
Doing what I do in the retail world can be rewarding (like when I surprise my supervisor who tells me to get the “guys” to help with a display by doing it by myself with ease), but it’s not a true passion of mine. My passions stem storytelling: books, movies, games, my own writing, anything really that can reel me in like a fish and make me forget those bad days at work, or the struggle of getting my son to sleep. I love the characters, especially the characters! Antagonists, side characters, even those characters whose only job, it seems, is to piss you off. I love imagining myself in their shoes, pretending I’m someone more than I am because, let’s face it, I’m nowhere near as brave or confident or generous as some of my favorite characters. However, living vicariously through fictional people in a book or a video game…it helps grant me a bit of an escape.
Since I’ve read so many books, and played so many games, I have lived many, many lives. That’s the purpose of what I’m doing here, to give you an insight into what I’ve lived through with reading and playing and even writing. I may not even be able to get my point across in every post. If that’s the case, you are more than welcome to contact me. E-mail, Twitter, or even Facebook! I’m willing to answer what questions you may have, so long as they’re appropriate.
Thank you for joining me on this journey!
(The 6-year-old reading to his dog.)