Allison Patel is now Allison Parc
April 27, 2017 § 9 Comments
Allow Me to (re)Introduce Myself
Welcome to the first day of the rest of my life. Alright, that’s dramatic. But, it’s how I’ve been feeling lately, and often, and I’m excited to finally be able to share why! But first, we have some catching up to do…
On January 1st, I woke up, smiled, and began thinking about how completely different my life would be one year from that day. I genuinely had – and on some things still have – ZERO idea how the journey, or the outcomes, might look.
Change scares a lot of people. It has definitely gripped and threatened to cripple me at times. But I have always, for the most part, been a change champion and in 2016, I challenged myself to take it a step further. I chose to change nearly EVERYTHING.
(By the way, now might be a great time to open that bottle of Brenne and pour yourself a dram. Heck, I’ll join ya.)
What am I talking about? Well, my marital situation, my dating situation, my living situation, and my business situation (yay growth!) have all changed. And today, my name follows suit! (Yes, really. Although, that’s not a “Situation”… sorry Jersey Shore fans.)
Here’s a regular debate for women: to take, or not to take, your husband’s name in marriage. There’s a lot to be said for both sides, or a variety of ways to creatively merge names if that’s your preference. When it was my turn, I traded in my French roots and swooped right into Patel, subsequently throwing off a lot of people at meetings as a white gal rocking a classically Indian last name.
But, what does a woman, who practically marked the shift from ballet to whisky in ink with her name change, do when Patel is no longer applicable? Does she go “back” to her former name – an old identity that doesn’t fully serve the woman she has become? No, thank you. We can’t go backwards in life, only forwards. So, I’ve chosen an entirely new name for myself, created by moi, by way of too many factors to list without boring you!
So without further ado, allow me to re-introduce myself. Hello, I’m Allison Parc. No more Allison Patel! (As a bonus, yes, you can still call me AP. 😉
Thank you for continuing to join me on this wild ride. Let’s raise a glass of Brenne together for all of the powerful choices we courageously make while continuing to move forward. We have but one precious life, for an uncertain amount of time. Here’s to new things, and making the most of them!
With love ~ Allison
May happiness follow your path
Congratulations, AP!! Change is good for the soul. And a new moniker is a great start. It’s like buying a new car and saying “no way, Jose” to the standard issue license plate but instead, getting one of the fancy personalized ones like “2CUL4U” or “BRENNE10” for only $75 (per year). It’s also perfect if you decide you want that superhero career you always wanted. Allison Parc by day, DramSlayer by night. No one will ever figure it out. Just remember that in Boston, you’ll be Allison Pawk. The future is yours, Ms. Parc!
Félicitations avec votre nouvelle vie! Wish all the best!
You’re a strong young woman, Allison Parc! I appreciate you’re decision, you’ve only got one live and you have to live it all by yourself by means of your own decisions. You’re strong, you’ll make it while worth together with Brenne! Cheers!!
Congratulations, Allison! You are always so courageous and a trailblazing wayshower for so many people! Thanks for including your fans in your journey with this post! I would be interested in hearing the journey to Parc, and I promise not to be bored! I think it would be fascinating! Much love and light to you through this time in your life. Catherine
Good for you. Love it! Wish I thought of it years ago.
You wrote, “As a bonus, yes, you can still call me AP. 😉”
When I read the name change on Facebook, that was my first thought. “We still get to call her AP!”. Cheers and congrats!
Great to hear you moving onward and upward. Cheers to that!
Allison, If it makes you happy, We fully support the idea! Life is meant to be enjoyed. Now enjoy yourself!