Alice Reborn and Reimagined

Tired of the same old, same old…Alice reinvented herself overnight. She was told by an old friend to “bring some of that old Alice back, from high school, the one who spat on Nazis and took no shit”.

It took Alice a couple weeks to remember that girl. Oh yes, now she remembers…that girl was the hottest, most exciting, daring, outspoken and wild adventurer around. She was irresistible to be around. Her top priority was fun and everything interesting. If someone bored her, she would politely ignore that person indefinitely. She skipped small talk always and wore what could only be described as costumes. She was wildly popular for her creativity, openness and willingness to try anything.

It was her life goal to shock others in some way. Not necessarily badly- but she lived like there was no tomorrow and it showed.

Alice woke up yesterday with her “old self”. Her mischievous, trouble making but good intention having teenage self. Immediately, she stopped being “normal” in any sense of the word. From that point onwards, it was all about being that girl again.

And as it turns out- people still love that irreverent, outside the box non conformist rebel. Alice has not only been busy fielding dates, she is getting marriage proposals from men tired of what Alice assumes to be “the same old”. Nope, Alice is a rare jewel. She now describes herself as having stepped off the pages of a story, which is actually true. She has left the blog and is out roaming the world looking for her next adventure.

“Young Alice” had never settled for one boy. Never. And neither will she do so now. As the Beatles famously said “it’s all in the mind”. Okay. She settled one time and one time only. That boy was four years her senior and worshipped her. And she was struck by his looks, his behavior, his sense of humor, his personality….the first boy she had ever thought “wow, I am tongue tied. This guy is amazing.” Funny, his name was Eric. And he was amazing to her. Amazing. He was her rock…but Alice was young, way too young for a serious relationship.

And since then, she’s never really settled down. She wonders if maybe she’s not the settling type. And maybe she shouldn’t be. She loves getting to know new people too much. And there are so many people out there.

So now, for gags, Alice is posing as a crime fighting loner. Next week, it could be a vampire slaying warrior. Because Alice has indeed stepped off the page and into the world to shake things up. She tried “adulting” and “conformity”….wasn’t for her.

Back to exposing truths, breaking hearts and doing things that are risky, dangerous and exciting. Life is for living. And Alice is ready to start living again.


Published by kristinatehrani

Born a first generation American, half Irish Catholic and half Persian Jew, I like to write about a childhood mired in the chaos of never knowing where I stood. The only constants in my life have been reading, writing and a passion for social justice. I am a nurse, a single mother, a domestic abuse survivor, radical feminist and outspoken advocate for logic, public health, gray areas, and purposeful dialogue. I know entirely too much about sociopaths, autism, and medieval British history. I write under a pen name to protect the privacy of my family.

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