Who am I?

Are you there, God? It’s me. Dallas Ann.

I’m a daughter. I’m a friend. I’m a recovering perfectionist.
And I’m so excited you’re here at Dallas, (Not) Texas!

Let’s just hit some of the basics:

I’m a twenty-something (fittingly) born in the same year as the dot-com and digital divide –
living on loud laughter, a bold lip, a caffeine IV, and a whole lot of Jesus.

“Where are you from?” is always weird question for me… I spent my first 18 years in a tiny town in northwestern Pennsylvania before moving to Louisville, KY for the best 4 years of my life – and where I consider “home”. I moved again (briefly) to Greensboro, NC, before landing in Spartanburg, SC where I’ve planted a few roots… At least for now. Only God knows where we’ll land next.

I recently moved into a new home with my boyfriend, LJ, and our two pups – Apollo and Tyson. Needless to say, I’m severely outnumbered by males, but I’m having the time of my life settling in and redecorating.

When I’m not blogging, you might find me at my ‘real’ job, where i’m a personal injury and workers compensation paralegal. Or, (more likely) drinking wine and binge-watching the Real Housewives, attempting to nama-stay in a new yoga pose. I’ve never been much of a homebody, so I’m always looking for a new, exciting adventure and new places to see!

 I’m just growing up and into myself,
spending each day putting one clumsy foot in front of the other.

0 Replies to “Who am I?”

  1. I just discovered you, and your blog through your wonderful column to the SI writer. I’m proud you came to Louisville, like it so much, and love our university. I’m Louisville born and bred. Naturally I love it, and have 3 degrees from there.
    You’re wonderful, and I can’t wait to read all the archives. (I, too, have the Charleston Obsession.)

  2. I just discovered you, and your blog through your wonderful column to the SI writer. I’m proud you came to Louisville, like it so much, and love our university. I’m Louisville born and bred. Naturally I love it, and have 3 degrees from there.
    You’re wonderful, and I can’t wait to read all the archives. (I, too, have the Charleston Obsession.)

  3. Pamela Angulo says: Reply

    Thank you so much for responding as you did to Michael “what’s his name’s” brazen article about my University of Louisville! I was furious when I first read it and knew I was not the only one that felt this way. What makes your response so totally awesome is the fact that you’re so young and you’re able to fully and tactfully articulate the feelings of this 61 year woman who grew up in Louisville, and lived never farther than three miles of this great University in my entire young life until I moved to Charlotte when I was 29. You rock!

    This past August my grandaughter began her freshman year at this beloved university. If there was any doubt about her safety on Louisville’s campus, you’d best believe her mom, dad, and grandmother would get her out of there lickity split! I’d make arrangements for her to attend one of the many great universities near me in North Carolina, Wake, Winston-Salem State, NC State, UNC, Duke…HOWEVER, none of them compare to UofL in my heart and soul.

    You are proof-positive of the great educational values one gaines at the University of Louisville. The best of luck to you in all your future endeavors. I have every reason to believe you will be a success at whatever path you choose. And, if you should happen to run into my granddaughter on campus, Shay Lewis, I hope that your spirit rubs off on her as it has on me. In fact, you should consider mentoring young ladies, you would be a wonderful role model! My Shay would love you!

    Thanks again for your spirited response to that callous, untruthful article. It’s always very satisfying when bullies get taken down!

    Keep rocking!

    Pamela

  4. Pamela Angulo says: Reply

    Thank you so much for responding as you did to Michael “what’s his name’s” brazen article about my University of Louisville! I was furious when I first read it and knew I was not the only one that felt this way. What makes your response so totally awesome is the fact that you’re so young and you’re able to fully and tactfully articulate the feelings of this 61 year woman who grew up in Louisville, and lived never farther than three miles of this great University in my entire young life until I moved to Charlotte when I was 29. You rock!

    This past August my grandaughter began her freshman year at this beloved university. If there was any doubt about her safety on Louisville’s campus, you’d best believe her mom, dad, and grandmother would get her out of there lickity split! I’d make arrangements for her to attend one of the many great universities near me in North Carolina, Wake, Winston-Salem State, NC State, UNC, Duke…HOWEVER, none of them compare to UofL in my heart and soul.

    You are proof-positive of the great educational values one gaines at the University of Louisville. The best of luck to you in all your future endeavors. I have every reason to believe you will be a success at whatever path you choose. And, if you should happen to run into my granddaughter on campus, Shay Lewis, I hope that your spirit rubs off on her as it has on me. In fact, you should consider mentoring young ladies, you would be a wonderful role model! My Shay would love you!

    Thanks again for your spirited response to that callous, untruthful article. It’s always very satisfying when bullies get taken down!

    Keep rocking!

    Pamela

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