Just a Little More Info about Just Allie…

29 Dec

So how to fully explain why I’m Just Allie? Well, let me try to sum it up succinctly: I’m just a little different. My life reads a little like a list of contradictions, but that’s what makes me Just Allie!

I’m a twin, but I’m an individual.

There was a time in my life where my twin sister and I were  identified by initials drawn onto our feet.  Our next door neighbors called us ‘AJ’ so they would always get our names right (Allie and Jane).  And our parents dressed us in monogrammed clothing until we were old enough to protest.  Having someone who looks exactly like you makes it… a bit tougher to stand out as an individual.  So I’ve always had to try a little bit harder to make sure I was unique- and I think I’ve done a pretty good job so far!

I’m a southern belle (white gloved debutante and all) turned hard workin’ city girl.

Yes, it’s true, I prefer sun dresses, pastels, and pearls over the typical all-black New York City uniform.  I’m on a mission to prove that nice girls can get the corner office- don’t misinterpret my sweetness as a sign of weakness- in fact, I see it as a strength.  Most people don’t even see me coming. (bless their little hearts)

I’m a data loving, number crunching research nerd who considers herself a pretty creative thinker.

Shivers, she’s a researcher.  I’m an ad-sales senior analyst for a cable channel (if you’ve done any kind of snooping at all you know which channel), and I’m genuinely fascinated by the work.  I have the opportunity to connect our brand with your brand, and since I work for a smaller channel, it’s often quite a challenge to convince advertisers that our channel really is a positive buy.  (Whew, thank goodness we all know most sales are done on relationships and not really on research…)  But can a researcher be a creative thinker?

You’ll have to keep reading JustAllie to find out!

No that isn't a wedding dress, it's a debutante dress... With twin sis after my 1st half marathon (Allie on left)... Still proudly wearing sundresses in NYC

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