Checking in?

I’m checking in for no reason other than I am checking up on myself. My new years resolutions are going slowly. I feel like I’ve lost my “voice” for my book and haven’t finished it yet. I have made progress, so that is good. I’m not sure how to regain my focus though so that is something I am definitely working on.

Saving money was going better for me, but generally that only lasts until something comes up and…. yeah, I’ll get there.

Self-love?? What is such?? Another continual work in progress. 🙂 I feel like we all struggle with this. Week to week we might feel different, this week I might not think much of myself, but next week I might feel better and be in a good place. I’m working toward being in a good place more often than not.

Joy?? I feel like I will know when I find it. Not there yet…

Showing up is a tough one to judge. I am planning a trip to climb a local mountain with my sister this weekend, very very early in the morning. So that counts as showing up right?? We will see 😉

How is everyone else doing on their new years resolutions??


I’ll be back in a few months when I remember to post again 😉 Kidding, I hope. But seeing as my last post was January 4th, it is very possible.

xoxo – Ashley


Happy New Year!

Here we are, January 5th. 5 days into our new year, new me plans, am I right?? I haven’t been super steadfast in this. I never am. I LOVE New Years though. I love the possibilities of starting fresh and having new accomplishments. I also love having a starting point and a finish line. However, I have a severe form of self-diagnosed ADD, however, and it’s hard for me to stay the course on just one resolution at a time. I want to read more, but I also want to write more, but OH! I need to organize my closet. Then I need to donate my clothes to goodwill. Oh, I better go through my kid’s toys. Now another day has gone by without writing a word! Another resolution of mine is to be more organized and plan ahead more. My favorite resolution, because it’s sort of an oxymoron, I want to be more spontaneous! Yes, I laugh at myself for that one. I want to be more organized and plan each day according to what I need to be doing to achieve my goals, but if something fun presents itself to me, I want to jump on it! I want to dive in head first and come back up with more experience and an overall sense of excitement! My life feels a bit boring from time to time, and I need something to shake me up! What are your resolutions?? How are you planning to accomplish them?

life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Wow, I didn’t realize it had been an entire month since I’ve blogged. I’m not very good at this blogging stuff. But as I always say, maybe one day I will be ;). I’m a chronic self-doubter. Maybe I’ve said that before. I really only know a handful of people who aren’t. But there are times in my life (in most of our lives) where I feel oddly inspired. Perhaps it’s the recent turn of events where I found myself outrageously overwhelmed with my plate overflowing when I decided to take hold of my life and my dreams again. Then I go and sign up for all sorts of things, filling my plate back up. Oh well, YOLO right?? 😉 I signed up for my first Diet Bet today. Do you know what that is? I bet money that I would lose 4% of my body weight in 4 weeks. You can check it out here.  I’m pretty excited about it. I also signed up for WordPress’s Writing 101 course here. I probably need to take the Blogging 101 pretty bad as well, but seeing as writing is my dream, I figure I should start there. 🙂 In addition to these exciting events, I’m undergoing tests for infertility to find out why I’ve been unable to conceive for the past 4 years of trying, so there’s that. I am hopeful, however, that each of these things will fall as they may. I am passionate about writing. I love fitness, (a lot of it is the idea of fitness, but I want to be healthy regardless :)), and my husband and I would desperately like to expand our family before I am thirty. The original goal was before he turned thirty, but that’s 5 months from now and slightly unlikely. 🙂 At any rate, I am, as I said, hopeful that each of these things will fall as they may and that I will continue to move forward in following my dreams.

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