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with this blog post. Sometimes I get paralyzed thinking I need to find a great picture to go with a blog post, and then I don’t post.

I missed posting yesterday because my kids came down with strep. My writing time (I have a babysitter for eight hours a week so I can get writing done, and then I make up the rest of the time during the evenings/on Saturdays) quickly devolved into me shuttling kids to the doctor in a very inefficient manner and then obtaining medication in an equally inefficient manner. At one point, I realized I hadn’t eaten yet that day, and I ended up sitting in a Walmart parking lot eating a Quarter Pounder in my very messy minivan, and I thought, “What have I become?”

And I thought: I know what I want to become.

A better writer.

A better mom.

Someone who prepares healthy meals and keeps them in sealed BPA-free plastic containers in the fridge and can grab them at any instant so I always have something filling and nutritious to eat on the go.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

What do you want to become?




+ comments (11)
  • Heliena Spray
    September 20, 2012

    I want to be top-notch in whichever industry I choose to work in. I’m studying at university at the moment, but eventually, I want to be great at whatever I choose.



  • audra
    September 20, 2012

    Who said we had to have pictures πŸ™‚

    I’d love to end up whatever I’m meant to be. Hopefully it’s someone awesome πŸ™‚



  • bandreoli
    September 20, 2012

    the same. i’ll let you go how it goes. so far, we’re still just searching for shoes. and tim may be making a midnight lucky charms run to soothe or sad souls.



  • Kylie
    September 20, 2012

    Do you mean BPA- free plastic?

    I want to become a mother. I want to be more patient with strangers and acquaintances. I want to be more confident in myself.

    Sending love your way!



  • Ally
    September 21, 2012

    Argh, Kylie, you are right. I’ve fixed it now!



  • Rachel Fike
    September 21, 2012

    I want to become a better writer and become a great teacher, if that’s what God wants me to do. Right now the thought being in a classroom makes me want to pull all my hair out…



  • Lauren
    September 22, 2012

    Hi Allie you probably can’t see this or don’t realise that I’ve written. I’m Lauren anyway and live in Australia. To anyone that can see this I urge you to read te matched trilogy!! It is the best read I’ve had in years and I can’t wait for reached!! I’m literally counting down the days until it comes out. I’ve done dozens of book reviews on the trilogy and my whole school knows who Allie Condie is now!! We are all besotted with the trilogy!! Well done Allie!! You don’t need to become a better writer because your writing has touched everyone and especially me!! All over the world everyone loves you!!



  • Nora
    September 22, 2012

    I want to become a successful writer, just like you. I also want to become an amazing athlete and cross trainer.



  • L2L
    September 23, 2012

    I want my loved ones to be happy. (:



  • L2L
    September 23, 2012

    Oops, just realized my answer doesn’t exactly fit the question. I want to become the thing that makes my loved ones happy. (:



  • Lizzy
    October 10, 2012

    I want to become a better dancer, and more confident. I’m not quite sure if they are the same thing yet. πŸ™‚ =)




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