Stephanie Says Hello

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Stephanie Pellett, and I am the girl behind the alias effieboo. Don’t ask me why I’m choosing this random Tuesday to do so, but I think it’s finally time I step out from behind the curtain. Hello! Hi! Here I am!

You might be wondering: why did you have an alias? Well, I started blogging under aliases about 7 years ago, when I opened my first LiveJournal account. I had a fairly embarrassing start in the online world, but those posts can never be traced back to me, thank goodness! I chose to write anonymously because the posts were deeply personal (the boys I liked in Grade 8, my teenage angst, etc) and therefore TOP SECRET. Over the years, aliases stuck because of my mother’s worries about anonymity in this crazy online world – and I agree that privacy is important. Yet the more I wrote and the more I heard positive feedback, the more I was irked that it was anonymous. That nobody knew who I was, and it was hard to connect with them. That my good work was a secret in my “real” life. This feeling has been growing ever since, and I think I’ve finally worked up enough courage to be myself, out loud, online. I’ve finally outgrown the girl that was effieboo.

And while most of my friends and family know of my blog and know that it’s me, the rest of you don’t! So let’s remedy that, shall we? Let’s cut away some of the mystery, and get down to the nitty gritty. You can call me Steph.

  • I have two sisters, a Golden Retriever, two kitties, a Mom and a Dad back home. They’re all beautiful. I live in Montreal, by myself. I miss the family dynamic!
  • My family here primarily consists of my two whip-smart, completely hilarious best friends, and my goofy, supportive and sweet boyfriend.
  • I’m studying Psychology at McGill University. There are a lot of hills around here. Getting to class is a workout.
  • I spend my spare time writing this blog, reading excellent books, cooking, and watching Netflix.
  • I don’t like clubbing, heels, or whiny girls. I like dinners out, boots and long conversations.
  • I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up!
  • Some of my happiest moments of the last year have been getting amazing comments from the wonderful readers of this blog (Gabrielle! Rin! Isabelle! Looking at you here ladies.)

And plenty of other things I can’t think of right now. Because I’m too giddy about “coming out” to y’all, too nervous, too happy. It might sound selfish, but it’s exciting to be able to finally take credit for this blog I’ve created. Re-formatting my resume right now! :)

Thanks again to everyone who reads, and I promise nothing will change on the blog – except it’ll be more transparent and accessible.

The butterflies in my tummy say hello, too!

Stephanie

7 thoughts on “Stephanie Says Hello”

  1. I read this post on my iPod at school, and I couldn’t wait to come home to my computer so I could comment! So without further ado…

    Hi, Steph! It’s awesome that you’ve gotten to this point with your blogging and with yourself. I’m honored to be one of your readers, because you always have something to say that’s pertinent to everyone’s life.

    You’re pretty awesome, girl!

    1. Hey Gabrielle!! Thanks for your sweet words. I’m really happy about my little announcement – I was finally ready!! And it’s really amazing to hear you say you’re honoured to be one of my readers. Blush-tastic moment. You’re pretty awesome too! :) Thank you.

  2. Ah! I’m so excited to be meeting you lol! I’m so glad I found your blog, because I feel like we have so much in common. And I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and having comment conversations. You are so brave to introduce to your real identity, which is something I’m still unsure about. I don’t reveal the name of my college or my real name but I think I will someday. I look forward to getting to now you even more!!

    1. Excited to really be meeting you too!!! It was nervewracking to expose my real identity online, but I want to take credit for my blog that I love writing so much!! Glad you feel we have lots in common. :) This is fun. Thanks for reading all this time. :)

  3. After somehow stumbling across your blog about a year and a half ago I’ve been silently reading your posts for a while now, somehow nearly every post of yours managed to relate to whatever was going on in my life at the time and always seemed to say what I could never quite articulate even in my mind, and whether you gave me confidence or comfort in the fact that I wasn’t the only one, I am incredibly grateful.

    So greetings from the UK! I hope I don’t come across as the creepy people your mum was telling you to avoid! I’m just a 17 year old girl from England who has happier days thanks to your blogs!

    1. Oh wow Lu!! Thank you so, so much for your comment. I can honestly say that it made my day. I am so happy to have written relevant, helpful content that applied to your life at the time. I wish we could have become friends sooner!! But I’m so glad you left me this comment, it makes my heart happy. :) You don’t come across as creepy in any way – don’t worry! And thanks for saying hello, I love hearing from you! :) Greetings from the other side of the pond and welcome. xoxo

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