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Welcome to my little corner of the ether. This is where you will find information about my books and musings on life and love in New York City. To stay in the loop about all things ADR...


It's All Me

It's All Me

I’m working on updating/modernizing my site. I’ve been blogging now for 8+ years and things are changing in the ether. I’m changing, too. Anyway, it’s all given me occasion to pause and think about things. Big things. Who I am. What I want to be doing.

Here’s the thing: I am many things. I want to do many things. 

I am an author. I write novels and I love writing novels. For me, there are few things better than dreaming up a world into which I can then escape. Writing and publishing Life After Yes and then The Ramblers were incredible experiences. I have a new novel in the works.

I am a curator. I like to find things and then recommend them. Books. Articles. Less lofty stuff. Also: community. By founding Happier Hours, I unwittingly began curating a community of authors and book-lovers. By starting drybe, I created a community of people who are living – or simply curious about living – the dry life.

I am a questioner. I like to ask questions big and small. I always have. I also like to question things… like drinking. Like our current political climate. Maybe it’s the philosophy major in me, but this is a very important piece of me.

I am a mother/wife/daughter/sister/friend… This is far from a footnote. These relational pieces of my identity are hugely important to me and will never take a backseat to any of the above aspects/pursuits.

Just this morning, I caught this shot of my three girls – now 10, 8 and days from 6 – putting on their shoes before school. I had this powerful, if cliched thought: these girls will be off to college and the beyond in the blink of an eye. Memories of the small everyday moments will blur and fade. I don’t want them to. I want to do what I can to capture them, to preserve them and I will.

Anyway, this is just a post to say hi after a while and also a reminder to all of you (and to me!) that you do not have to have a singular, tidy identity or focus. You can be many things – and all of those things are you. This is modern and exciting well worth celebrating. 

Can’t wait to reveal the new site design and to get back to writing here a bit more regularly. I miss it!

I’m keeping comments off on this post because they won’t transfer to the new site, but please do pop by Instagram – @adonnrowley and @drybeclub – to follow or say hi. Also, I recently talked about my drinking story on HOME Podcast if you’d like to listen.

Happy weekend, guys!


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