Hello, and welcome! I'm so glad you're here. 

About me. 
I'm Chrissy, a New Yorker, turned Texan, currently living in North Carolina. I'm a freelance writer with an MFA in creative writing, currently at work on my first 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, six chickens, two beehives, and a basil plant that I'll probably kill any day now. I love writing, reading, running, yoga, wine, animals, board games, teaching, and spending as much time outside as possible. I believe in keeping things simple and erring on the side of kindness.

About the blog. 
I've been blogging for over ten years as a way to record, collect, examine, observe, and celebrate. I don't write for any one niche or market, mostly because those words make me uncomfortable. Instead, I strive to write posts that share the every day wonders and small joys of my particular life. You'll also find to-do lists, goals big and small, updates on writing projects, book reviews, financial meltdowns, adventures in freelance, and dreams for the future.

While I'll occasionally write a sponsored post, I take those opportunities very seriously and accept those which I feel align with my morals, beliefs, values, and readership. Which means I accept very few of those opportunities, though I am open to them. 

Where to start? 
A lot has happened since I started this blog way back in 2005, when I was 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 as it suits my fancy. 

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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