Allison Burney

"To live will be an awfully big adventure." - Peter Pan

If James Barker Can Do It, Why Can’t I?

James Barker

Break out of small-town life, that is. Dream bigger. Achieve extraordinary things. Reach people on the world stage. Make an impact by bringing people together. These are all things that James Barker is already well on the road to doing – and he still hasn’t hit 25 years old. His beginnings, though, don’t look much […]

What I’ve Learned About Making Tough Decisions

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We barely slept that night. Waking up at some ridiculous hour, maybe 2 or 3 a.m., I stumbled into my clothes still half asleep and began rounding up the last few items to stuff into my suitcase. Dad greeted me in the kitchen, surprisingly chipper for being awake at such an odd time. “All ready […]

Why We Should Be Saying “YES” to More Adventures


“And then I remembered: Adventures are the best way to learn.” My experience so far is that it’s absolutely true. Adventure is by far the best way to learn something new, stretch yourself, and grow as a person in the process. Any kind of adventure will do, and there are so many to choose from […]

A New Beginning

Welcome to the beginning of my latest adventure! This adventure is called “becoming a writer – for real.” For far too long, I’ve dreamed and wondered and imagined what it would be like to finally call myself a writer, and to act like one, too. So that’s what I’m going to do on this blog. Here’s a […]