About Me

About

Well, here I am. Annie Parsons.

I grew up in western Colorado, but ever since graduating high school, I've been on the move: Seattle, Nashville, Denver, Minneapolis, and now back to Nashville. Having lived in so many places, one might think I couldn't possibly have a strong sense of home — but to be honest, I find myself more "home-full” than "homeless."

While I have loved everywhere I've lived, each move has been bittersweet. I miss so much about my former cities, the people most of all. When I imagine heaven, I think of one big neighborhood where we can all walk to each other's houses for dinner under twinkly lights like the Bravermans.

I have a dog named Foxy Brains, and she is the best little mutt in the whole wide world. She and I live a sweet life full of walks, talks, and cheese (there is a lot of cheese).

foxy

I have worked a variety of jobs over the years. Wherever I find myself, I try to show up, be kind, and do my part. So far, mostly so good. These days, you can find me hawking snack bars for a couple of well-known brands. It's pretty great. I love my job.

Writing is my favorite thing. I feel most like myself when I'm stringing together words like beads on a wire, turning them different ways like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, or sometimes fitting them to a melody. The practice of writing makes me more aware, more observant, ears attuned to any truth worth telling. But the biggest gift that writing has given me is a greater appreciation for other people’s words. I’m a better reader. I’m a better listener. And I love good songs more and more.

I keep this blog as an outlet for my writing, my stories, and sometimes for dumb jokes. Thanks for being here!

9 Comments

  1. sarah on July 31, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    Annie,
    I had to write you when I read your “about me” because it seems we are common hearts. Not only am I also a musician, but my thoughts on getting married and your desperate moments motto are so characteristic of me as well. In your latest post, you described working at your fairly new job and it gave me a lot of comfort as I am about to start my first “real world” job and I have no idea what I’m doing yet. So thank you for mentioning that and for just being who you are in general.. I feel like I can relate. :)

    -Sarah

  2. Liz on November 30, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    well, hello there. i found you through wrecklessgirl’s tweet and i think we’re twins. just kidding. ;-)

    i’m curious to learn more about you through your blog. i sense we are riding a similar (if not the same) wave in terms of our journey & thinking.

    xo
    liz

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  5. Mary Claire Primos on February 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    hey pretty girl,

    I am new to the blogging world and just have started reading some blogs on a regular basis.. trying to be a follower of you and didn’t see where to do that..so I’m signing up here in hopes to know when ever you post a new letter.
    sorry you had such a tough week. hope Haiti is wonderful.
    mary claire

  6. Alexis on October 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Loving your blog! I found it on one of our mutual friends sites — maybe Debbie’s (I used to live in nashville as well but now I’m down in SoCal). Anyways… such a fun read!

  7. Mary on September 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Feel you a hundred times over. You are definitely not alone in this feeling!!

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9 Comments

  1. sarah on July 31, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    Annie,
    I had to write you when I read your “about me” because it seems we are common hearts. Not only am I also a musician, but my thoughts on getting married and your desperate moments motto are so characteristic of me as well. In your latest post, you described working at your fairly new job and it gave me a lot of comfort as I am about to start my first “real world” job and I have no idea what I’m doing yet. So thank you for mentioning that and for just being who you are in general.. I feel like I can relate. :)

    -Sarah

  2. Liz on November 30, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    well, hello there. i found you through wrecklessgirl’s tweet and i think we’re twins. just kidding. ;-)

    i’m curious to learn more about you through your blog. i sense we are riding a similar (if not the same) wave in terms of our journey & thinking.

    xo
    liz

  3. hootenannie » Blog Archive » A little late on February 4, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    […] About […]

  4. black coffee « Golden Moments on September 10, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    […] what I want. To rest in being “me” but to challenge myself to growth and new heights. Annie Parsons inspires me in that way. I’ve only met her once, but I shamelessly stalk her blog posts and […]

  5. Mary Claire Primos on February 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    hey pretty girl,

    I am new to the blogging world and just have started reading some blogs on a regular basis.. trying to be a follower of you and didn’t see where to do that..so I’m signing up here in hopes to know when ever you post a new letter.
    sorry you had such a tough week. hope Haiti is wonderful.
    mary claire

  6. Alexis on October 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Loving your blog! I found it on one of our mutual friends sites — maybe Debbie’s (I used to live in nashville as well but now I’m down in SoCal). Anyways… such a fun read!

  7. Mary on September 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Feel you a hundred times over. You are definitely not alone in this feeling!!

  8. […] About […]

  9. a gal pal making cents | kimjbowshow on September 19, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    […] to share a blog post (keep reading, I’ll share it with you in a paragraph or two) by a special little lady who I’ve been following since her brother and sister-in-law (the fantastic Parsons) […]

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