Hey there! 

I'm Chrissy, a writer and reader currently living in coastal North Carolina. By day, I'm a digital marketing manager with an MFA in creative writing. By night (well, early in the mornings - by 9pm I'm usually in bed) I'm at work on a novel and a collection of short stories (some of which you can read here). I live with my husband Nathan, two giant dogs named Seamus and Calvin, 11 chickens, two beehives, and a tiny garden that I'll probably kill any day now.

About the blog. 

I've been blogging for over ten years as a way to record, collect, examine, share, observe, and celebrate. This blog doesn't have a niche. It's not a business. It pays no attention to SEO and it doesn't host ads. There is no content calendar. Instead, it's just a place for me to ramble on about whatever I want, whenever I want. Usually, this includes but is not limited to: books I read, places I went, races I ran, ideas I had, things I thought, and dreams I harbor.

It should go without saying that I'm grateful for all the friends and strangers who have read here over the years. You are all very patient and incredibly beautiful.

Where to start? 

A lot has happened since I began this blog way back in 2005, when I was just 22 years old (!!!). Below is a short list of my favorite and/or most popular posts since then. I will add to and update this page sporadically.

The Writing Life

Life, Love, and Everything Else


Questions? Comments? Compliments? You can contact me anytime at thenewchrissy (at) gmail (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you!

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