Mini Motivation

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. ~Ernest Hemingway


Who am I?

I'm a writer, teacher, runner, thinker, creator, lover. Born in Montana, from Kentucky. Welcome to my mindspace. Dust off the cobwebs and stay awhile.


Get in touch!

Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? Compliments? I would love to collaborate with you! Send whatever it is on your mind my way: alyssa@juststalling.com

The Lazy Runner’s Trick to get you out Running…Every Time

If you’re anything like me, that probably means you’re human. If you’re human, then that probably means that you don’t always want to do hard things. After a long day...

How to Document Your Next Trip… in a Way People Will Actually Want to See

We’ve all been there. Someone–Grandma, Dad, the next-door-neighbor–pulls out a photo album or a photo book and painstakingly describes each photo. Two hours later you decide you no longer need...

First Year Teacher Problems

What is something you feel could change about this class? Everything. What is something going well in this class? Nothing. It’s my first year of teaching, and it has not...

7 Ways Women Can Stay Safe While Running

A red truck. A red truck with a dent on the back left bumper. I feel like I’ve already seen this car. My eyes connect with the driver’s as he...

What can the Young say to the Old?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The lines on her face explained that she went through a lot of sadness and a lot of happiness. Her life was long and it...

A Come to Jesus Moment… In the Bathroom

The smells and sounds of the Frankfort, Kentucky Dairy Queen. I knew them well. It was one of my first jobs and one of my worst jobs. My coworkers? Crazy...

You’ll Find me in the Bathroom.

When I was in the third grade, I loved to pee. Every day during class I dutifully raised my hand and asked, “Can I go to the bathroom, please?” Mrs....