At the age of 20, I involuntarily entered a season of life defined by post-traumatic growth. My conventional, comfortable, and predictable lifestyle was turned upside down when my grandparents passed away one right after the other. 

Living through two unexpected losses back-to-back during what society deems as some of the best years of your life were monumental for me. When my grandparents passed away, I started writing--a lifelong passion I always carried but had buried beneath others' expectations of me. As I shared my journey with grief, I learned a few important lessons: 

1. Even if your story is similar to someone else's, no two stories are ever told the same way. Your story, told in your voice, matters. 

2. Writing consistently fills up my cup and gives me a creative space to funnel all of my big ideas into. 

3. I'm a good writer! And that feedback has come from more than just my mom for once (sorry, mom, I value your opinion too). 

So, here we are. My passion for writing coupled with a skill for knowing what to say and how to say it led to the inception of Words with Alyssa. I'm so glad you're here! 

In walking through grief, I grew into a self-proclaimed self-development enthusiast and strategist. Some of my favorite topics to write about are: 

  • Navigating grief 
  • Tips on productivity and time management 
  • Advice for college students and early twenty-somethings
  • Wellness in all forms (physical, mental, and emotional) 
  • Growth and self-development 

Sit back, relax, and grab a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer). My ultimate hope is that you find something valuable for you here--whether it's an article packed with tips, a quote you're going to use as a new personal mantra, or a much-needed laugh on a gloomy day. Stay as long or as little as you like, and if you ever want to get in touch, don't be a stranger!

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