My name is Allyson, I am 36 years old and I live in Chicago, IL with my two dogs Berkeley and Monty. I am originally from the Bay Area of California, but moved to Chicago after attending college in Boston where I studied Communications and French. I am taking Italian classes at the moment so I hope to be proficient in this beautiful language soon! I currently work as a Paralegal in an Immigration Law Firm downtown and as a Program Specialist for DePaul University's Center for Urban Education, but I plan on switching gears next year to study botanical medicine and whole foods nutrition in the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy being outside in nature, great conversations with close friends over a good cup of tea and exploring new places and restaurants. This is such a wonderful site. What a great way to see a new city, meet locals, experience new adventures and develop new friendships!
The five things I can't live without are my family (including my dogs), love, gratitude, art and my vita-mix.
One of my most favorite places in the world is the Northwest coast of Ireland and my dream is to one day live in the Pacific Northwest. The Emerald Green lands of the US!