Sometimes I look at life and I think “really?” I have these fantasies and ideas of what it is that I want to achieve and then I go after them. I pursue the fantasy. Example? OK, when I was 16 I told myself I wanted to be on a 1-hour series that would take me through the better part of my 20’s. I wanted something stable and consistent while I was young, working long hours and building up a profile I could use to spring board my life. Not so big that I lost my ability to make mistakes without the whole world noticing, but big enough I would feel a certain level of accomplishment.

Two years later, hello Smallville. Now I am here on the show I asked for and while it is nothing like the life I predicted, I love it.

So where am I gonna go next? And maybe this time I will actually pay attention to the ride and process.
That way I will really see my potency in my life as well as my capacity to build that which I would like.
New York City? A women’s movement? A film company comprised of compassionate, ethical humanitarians interested in moving themselves and the world through an evolution utilizing the ancient art of story telling? Building community? Having strong, honest, joyful and balanced relationships?

It all sounds wonderful to me.

Add yours Comments – 76

  • Beth

    on May 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Congrats for pursuing and fulfilling the fantasy Allison. You’re an amazing actress and I’m sure you will have a great career ahead of you, whatever you choose to accomplish when Smallville is over.

    Good luck Allison.
    Take care.

  • Rita Gabriela

    on May 14, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I hope you have i great career in the future!! You are excellent actress!! Since the first episode of smallville, i liked you!

    Love you!!




  • viviane

    on May 14, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    ok Allison!
    first, I would say that I am very, very happy that “Chloe” has not died in the last episode this season of smallville šŸ™‚
    to me his character is more important than the show!
    Second, how good you are happy with your life! I know you is a great actress and person! loving and caring with his fans too! this is wonderful! continue with this wonderful person and everything you do in your life will be grand! love you!
    take care … kisses!
    Viviane – Brazil

  • Ornella Santilli

    on May 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Allison: Do you have time to make some new friends? If u are interested in having an Argentinian loyal friend, this my e-mail:
    Iā€™m gonna be waiting for your answer!!!!!!!

  • Beth

    on May 14, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    it’s great when people get excited when awesome things happen on the show but can you try not to spoil it for those of us who haven’t seen it yet.
    I like surprises.

  • Anto

    on May 14, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    1. Keep up the good work.
    2. Make your blog a little more cleaner šŸ™‚ (design ways)
    3. Talk a little bit more about Smallville
    4. I know your busy etc, but 1 hour at night time out of your day wouldnt hurt to answer a few comments?
    5. Keep up the posting! šŸ™‚

    Blog on! Be like your character.

  • David Hayes

    on May 14, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Women’s movement? Why not venture into fighting for the rights for an oppressed segment of society that doesn’t already have someone working to protect their rights. For instance, people who can’t stand nose blockages. These people have always been looked down upon, but I say, if your nose is blocked, you should have the right to pick-it.

  • David Hayes

    on May 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Oh, and for anyone curious about how the job fair went, over 10,000 people showed up but not all of them dressed up or had nice pens like they were supposed to. Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of really nice pens there … and it definately gave me a serious case of “pen envy.”

    I guess some people got jobs … with Avon. That’s where you buy Avon products that you then try to sell door to door … but mainly keep for yourself and friends because anyone can be an Avon rep and get the products at drastically reduced prices so there is no need to buy them from anyone other than Avon. And, no, no one needs to worry about me coming to their door and offering to give them a make-over.

  • Jessica_M

    on May 14, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I truly admire you for following your dreams and actually doing something to accomplish them. So many times we want to do something but we feel we won’t make it and so we just don’t try. I think the beauty of following our dreams are the trials and the steps we take, the adventures we have on the way to fulfilling our dreams.
    So congratulations on achieving YOUR dreams and I wish you the best in your future endeavors. šŸ˜€

  • Jade Ruby

    on May 14, 2009 at 9:58 pm


    I can’t believe it. . .
    A man who actually admits to “pen envy”.


    on May 14, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Allison
    I am very happy that Chloe is still alive after the final. Tears in abundance, but not tears of healing.
    Your introduction to the series Smallville that you have helped you grow as a person and actress is amazing.
    During the next year, you prepare for the transition. I hope to see you on the big screen in different roles so you can show us all your talent. Use your talents as an actress is the best way to advance the cause that you hold dear. I just hope you never leave behind acting,like some actors have for trying to be some outstanding humanitarian.
    It would be a great loss to the community. Your presence on the screen brings joy and hope.


  • Dick B

    on May 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    A word of advice. Know your own financial status and be responsible for its upkeep. Your status may be good now but that is no guarentee for the future. That then can be a base for all your other achievements

  • Beth

    on May 15, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I was going through old messages in my mobile phone and I found this forwarded text message that I got from one of my best friends last year.

    I remembered how awesome it was and thought you might like it Allison.

    Here it is:

    “A girl has strengths that amaze men. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. She holds happiness, love and opinions. She smiles when she feels like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying, cries when she’s happy and laughs when she’s afraid. Her love is unconditional! There’s only one thing wrong with her, she sometimes forgets what she is worth…”


  • Tucker

    on May 15, 2009 at 4:02 am

    Come do theatre for a little while. In Seattle. Then head down to San Fran. Check out a few of the fringe things in L.A. A stop in Chicago, then D.C. Finally, storm the Great White Way in NYC. That would be a fun adventure and a great taste of the hotbeds of stage around the country.

  • Elspeth Rushbrook

    on May 15, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Thanks for the personal welcome to Twitter. I loved your blog yesterday, that you got what you wanted and needed, and the idea of ethical filmmakers – it’s something I aspire to and would like to set up myself. Elspeth šŸ™‚

  • Isabel Oliveira

    on May 15, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Alli, You are privileged for geting the job of your dreams and for your life.
    Congratulations on your work. I love your character and hope that you have all world luck. That your future be so lovely as it is your present.


  • kerrie

    on May 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    @david (post 18)

    there are several youtube videos broadcasting Allison’s wonderful vocals.

    click on this link to hear her sing live:

  • Lorraine

    on May 16, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I just love your enthusiasm. It is so infectious. šŸ™‚ I enjoyed your portrayal of Chloe (from Season 1 to present) and since we haven’t seen the remaining episodes, I can’t wait what will be in store for us. I’m trying not to read the spoilers. lolz.

    Transitions are exciting and scary at the same time but we’ll get pass it since the process or the journey will be one learning curve and that for me is where the excitement usually begins. With your intuition for pursuing projects, I’m sure it will start to fall into place. Good luck! šŸ˜€

  • StuartD

    on May 17, 2009 at 8:03 am

    If you think about it, you’re character on Smallville is the only one that was created out of thin air and has no relevance to the Superman time line and yet, you’ve outlasted all the others.
    While they get killed off one by one or leave, you’re still a staple of the show just as much as ole Supes himself.
    So you’ve definitely accomplished your goal. You’ve taken a character that didn’t even belong and made it a part of the show’s solid foundation. That’s no small accomplishment!

  • Mike Clark

    on May 18, 2009 at 2:05 am

    I still think you should direct more. Either in LA or New York. Hard work but you get to put your stamp on things that matter to you.

  • Keri

    on May 19, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you will do next. I am a huge fan of your work as an actress as well as an individual, humanitarian and overall just a great person. Keep smiling, keep following your dreams.

  • leah

    on May 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    i was in hawaii a few years ago and we went on this one night cruise thing, one of those boats where you can eat and dance. I was 12 at the time, and i didnt want to dance. One of the workers there said to me “dance, have fun!” i said no thanks but he brought me up to dance with my family anyway. When we were done danceing and it was time to leave the cruise my mom went up and thanked the guy. She said ‘thank you for helping my daughter break free, shes not the type of person who would dance in public.’ then the waiter guy looked at me and said “If you believe it, and you want it bad enough and work hard enough for it, one day youll acomplish your dream, you can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

    thats what you did. you wanted to be an actress and you got your wish.

  • Matt

    on May 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Hey, there’s nothing wrong with having those ideas. In fact, they aren’t fantasies at all. When you devote yourself to something you want to achieve, you can accomplish it.

    I mean, you could wake up the next morning and want to be an astronaut. And that’s totally alright. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to pursue what you wish to accomplish. Even if it seems impossible. =)

    =) Matt

  • Reed Kovelan

    on June 23, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    No one knows more about what you want to do in life than YOU do… given that, the best way to decide where to go next and what to do in life is to turn inward, explore your own desires and fantasies. Apply your knowledge of yourself and your experiences in life to form a consistent reality upon which you can base the foundation of your future.

  • tn_tank

    on July 3, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    that’s cool… anything is possible, if u just believe
    thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  • Carol S Dow

    on May 6, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Allison, I read this blog and it jumped out at me. You said you pursue fantasies. I thought I’d tell you about a fantasy I share with my finance. We’ve been engaged since December 23rd. Soon after our engagement we started thinking about what we wanted to do and left the date open. We’ve watched Smallville from the beginning early in our relationship. It’s been our thing for a longtime. Because of that we had the idea about getting married by the fireplace in Lex’s mansion. You have been my fiance’s favorite so he would love to have you as his best man and I would have Justin Hartley as my matron of honor. I know it sounds crazy but nothing happens unless you try. If you could help us in any way to achieve this goal (fantasy), please do! We would both be excited that our dream wedding could occur.