Introducing Me

For your perusing, at times confusing, possibly amusing, introducing me.

My name's Alura and I'm 22 years old.  I'm a recent college graduate with a Bachelor's in English, currently working as a preschool teacher.  I love books with my heart and soul and writing is my most often used creative outlet.  I feel things intensely which I think has made me more compassionate.  It's also through this that I've learned to live by a like it or leave it philosophy.  Life's too short to waste time with hate.  Why not find something you love and do that instead of putting others and the things they love down?

Around 2011, I rediscovered the doll world and all kinds of new and wonderful things pertaining to doll collecting.  Barbies were always my favorite growing up and I never really outgrew them although they ended up boxed up for a while because I thought I was "supposed" to.  I realized that's silly.  I love my dolls and they deserve to be out.  And that was that.  My extra room has since been taken over by my constantly growing doll collection and is now my designated doll room.

What I've really grown to love about my dolls is the new ways they present for me to tell a story.  I guess that's really always been the case though.  Back before I was really writing down my stories, I could act them out with my dolls.  It's nice to go back to that now, especially when words just aren't cutting it for me and I need another creative outlet.

I've also realized that my dolls have become a great stress reliever which is also nice.

You can read more about my doll rediscovery here.


Fun Facts (or, things you might want to know outside of my dolly life):

  • I'm obsessed with Harry Potter.  Reading the books or watching the movies always feels like going home.
  • Disney is my favorite and my last three birthdays have been decorated with Disney themes.
  • I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn and have pictures of her all around my floor of the house.  She is lovely.
  • I've participated in NaNoWriMo two years in a row and am currently editing my novel from the second round.  (And by editing, I mean procrastinating on editing.)
  • As far as music goes, I like a lot of different artists, but my favorite are McFly, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, The Saturdays, Demi Lovato, Big Time Rush, and One Direction.  I still bust out my old S Club 7 albums and jam to them in the car from time to time.
  • I have a dog named Bella and I love her to pieces even though she's rotten as anything.
  • I spent two weeks in London in 2012 and would live there in a heartbeat if I had the chance.
  • Other obsessions include The Hunger Games, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes (especially BBC Sherlock), The Vampire Diaries, and Merlin.
  • I have a love-hate relationship with Glee which mostly involves me whining over how much it's changed since season one.
  • I recently watched all seven and a half seasons of Supernatural in two months and it has ranked high in my list of shows.


  1. It's nice knowing about YOU,my dear :)

    Thanks for sharing,now I know YOU better!!:) There is one common factor between us,I could also never outgrow Barbie :)


    1. Well, thank you! :) I guess some of us were just meant to stick with our dolls forever.

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