Allison Burney

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

Why Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat

Curious Cat

*I originally wrote this article back in 2015, but the message has never left me. I still believe in the unlimited potential and value of curiosity* Last night, I was riding the subway and listening to music, something that’s become a daily routine of mine while living in Busan. Travelling to and from my many […]

The Gift That Taught Me Unconditional Love

sister love

When my sister was home for Thanksgiving, I was going through a rough time. My negative thoughts had once again taken control and were running the show. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a very enjoyable show, either – lots of frustration, self-pity, guilt, and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness were rearing their ugly head at that time. […]

What Your 20s Should Be For

In a scene from Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw once advised her young assistant to go have fun and enjoy herself, insisting that’s what the 20s are for. I’d have to agree – and not just because I’m currently a 20-something. But I think she missed an important piece in that message. While those […]

Travel: The Very Best Education

Photo Credit: Karen Newman Photography Flickr via Compfight cc Before I ever travelled outside my home country, I thought there was no need to. Until 19, I’d never been further from home than the U.S., and I hadn’t really given travel all that much thought. But why would I? Everything I needed was right here […]

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 […]