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!


My 7 Links

Today I got a lovely email from Tripbase blog, informing me that I’d been nominated as a My 7 Links blogger! I’d like to take this opportunity to thoroughly thank whoever it was that nominated me – I am very flattered. If you’re unfamiliar with the program (as I was, I’m sorry to say!) then you should check out the rules here. The gist of it is that I’m meant to sort through my archives and pick out the gems – a pretty cool idea, if you ask me! A “best-of” post, so to speak. So, without further ado: my 7 links.

News + Link Love

I just realized this morning that I hadn’t tweeted in a week. Nor had I posted on my blog. What’s up with that? I haven’t been myself lately, that’s for certain. I’ve felt under the weather, both physically and mentally, and that could have something to do with the actual weather. It’s been rainy, grey, damp, cold, downright disgusting. I’m sick of it. I’m heading back to my apartment this Friday, so I’m hoping the change of scenery will kick me out of my funk, once and for all.

Exciting News: Free Life In Limbo Newsletter!

I do have an exciting announcement: I’ve started a blog newsletter! What does this mean? Once a month, I’ll be writing a jazzy little email about the blog: links to articles I’ve written during the past few weeks, and any news or other updates I have. It’s perfect for people who don’t use a RSS reader, because you’ll automatically be kept in the loop. Sound good? Well, then enter your email, either here or in the side bar of the blog! Let’s have some fun with this.

Welcome to Life In Limbo!

Hi! Hello! How y’all doing?

I’m positively ecstatic that you’re here and that you’re reading. Honestly! I couldn’t be happier. One way or another, you’ve wound up here, and that’s the best news I’ve heard all day!

Most of you will know me from In Limbo, but if you’re unaware, I’m effieboo and it’s lovely to meet you.

In the video below, I dance to some sick beats, I outline the changes to the blog, and I let you know what’s in store for Life In Limbo. Exciting, right? So check it out!

I’m so excited for us to start this adventure together. So if you:

  • liked/disliked the video…
  • liked/disliked the dancing…
  • like/dislike the website…
  • like/dislike me…

…let me know! Holla at me. I have an email, which makes it easy. Or you could tweet me: @effieboo. Or you could leave a comment below! See how simple it is? I would faint of happiness if you contacted me. Fo realz.

The music in the video is “Don’t Stop” by 90’s Finest – an awesome new up-and-coming band. Check out their Facebook page here, and be sure to follow them on Twitter!


Much love peeps,

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