Hi friends!

I’m so excited that you’ve found my little piece of the internet!

Altruism is defined as a selfless concern for the well-being of others. It is a virtue just as humility, love, and kindness. The pineapple is the international symbol for hospitality. I believe in order to be hospitable, you must also be altruistic. That’s where the name of this blog comes from – but it won’t just be limited to altruism, pineapples, or hospitality.

In my very first post, I introduced what brought me to begin writing. I wasn’t exactly confident in what direction I wanted this blog to go, but I knew I would make it a success. So I just started writing. I spent my first few years post-grad at Fayetteville Town Center, a convention center located in Historic Downtown Fayetteville. This convention center is directly associated with Experience Fayetteville, the Visitor’s Bureau for Fayetteville, Arkansas, which heightened my continued experience in hospitality and events. I have written a few posts about my time there, but not as many as I would have liked to write. More recently, I’ve accepted a job with a company specializing in corporate meetings and incentive travel based out of my hometown St. Louis, Missouri. This will take the “my favorite part of my job is that every day is different” to an entirely new level. And I can’t wait.

FUN FACTS: I love candid, mid-laugh photos and mint chocolate chip ice cream. I am an avid St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals fan. I am obsessed with big front porches, the beach, and country music. Peonies, sunflowers, daisies, tulips, and daffodils make me all-smiles. Once upon a time, I conquered my fear of roller coasters. I am the oldest of four girls, with a large extended family, and I have a dog named Marley, who has stolen my heart and is spoiled rotten. Most importantly, I believe that those who surround themselves with friends and family, experiencing things together and making memories are the richest people in the world.