Episode 008: Alison Krawczyk – Eternal Optimism

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"Decide what is going to make you happy and just go after that."

In this episode, I’m talking with Alison Krawczyk. Alison is a daughter, sister, auntie, friend, and communications professional. She grew up in upstate New York and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After earning her degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications, she worked in fashion and hospitality public relations in the Big Apple. Life eventually led Alison back to Albany, NY, for five years where she continued her career and recommitted to her family relationships. This time had its ups and downs, including the loss of her mother and grandmother, as well as welcoming her niece into the world. Her latest move in 2018 brought her to Boston, Massachusetts. Today, she works in the philanthropy communications department at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. You can usually find Alison writing down the things she’s grateful for, reading literally any book someone recommends to her, running around Boston (literally), eating peanut butter, dancing to Britney Spears or Jay-Z, or scrolling through TikTok. 

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in this episode we talk about:
  • Growing up in upstate NY with a single mom
  • Getting to know her dad and building a relationship with him
  • Unexpectedly having to give up on something she loved
  • The influence of her best friend’s dad on her optimism (and sports loyalties)
  • Losing her mom and grandmother to cancer when she was 23
  • Not letting herself stay in a funk for too long
  • Having perfectly aligned opportunities fall in her lap
    What she hopes for the most in life
  • Happiness is a choice… mostly
  • Being an old soul
  • How it’s okay to be the bad guy in someone else’s story
  • Being dramatic sometimes
  • Learning when the ego is in control

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ALISON IN THE WILD

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