A little About Me
Hey everyone and welcome to my little Bio. I am going to be flat out upfront about this and that is being I have no idea how to really write my bio. I listened to a podcast recently that encouraged me to revamp and be myself. Along with adding some extra tips, she threw in. So, first things she mentioned was if I sat down in front of a stranger and they simply asked me what I do. I thought to myself, in all honesty, my first answer would be I am a stay at home mom. When in reality, the question is not what do I do for a living.
The question is, “What do I do?”
I run a website that offers a place for readers to go and learn about who I am. Recipes on Fridays and my recent favorite purchases or gifts. I write blogs on my website about personal feelings that are relatable, tips on different areas in life or tasks and even things like my somewhat open book opinions. I also Host and run a Podcast show. Which is also found on my website and I have an incredible Co-Host that has been my friend for over 20 years. I started my podcast with intentions to just simply have a voice and create a new platform for readers too actually listen. However, when I began that journey alone I came to quickly discover that podcasting is so much better with a partner. I hope to not just run and host this podcast but, to successfully manage to reach the ears of millions. Impact all arrays of people in any positive way that I or we on the show can. I also am a stay at home mom and run the household full time. Between morning snuggles, coffee reheats, shared showering, getting ready for the day, making beds, dishes, laundry as always, my personal podcast listening time while all of this is happening and of course making audio notes to my Siri while this is going on. A multi-tasking is a tool a mom keeps in her back pocket at all times. Oh, don’t forget once my husband is home from his long day at work, most days he cooks dinner, gives me a quick kiss, slap on the rear and I am off to the office to work.
If we want to get anywhere we have to make a sacrifice. Work hard, consistent and those sacrifices can just be temporary stepping stones.So If someone genuinely asked me, “What I do.” In a nutshell, I would respond with something like that.
Who Am I?
In all reality can we seriously sum up who we are? I suppose I will give it a shot because one of my philosophies is, “If you haven’t tried you’ll never know.”
Hi, my name is Ashley and please remember I plan on writing as If I am sitting down having a casual conversation with a stranger. I’ll just bring you back to, I was born in Riverside California. Moved to Washington state when I was nearly two years old. My mom and dad split when I was about 7 years old and my sister at the time was 12. When I was 11 my mom moved us from my school I grew up in and I attended a new middle school for a short 2 years before we moved again. Staying in that school district until I made the choice to no longer go to school. Thankfully school was not the end all be all to my future or what I became. I am 33 today actually and I decided to revamp on my birthday. I am married to an incredible guy that is the sun and the moon in my life. I am a mother to a little girl that is the air I breath. I am a daughter the most fantastic mother in the world and a father that loves me more than anything. I am a sister to a very strong woman, I am a friend to those who hold me near to their heart and I am a child of God that is determined to create a life that she is meant to live with all those she loves and keeps close in her life. These things do not define who I am, but they are a big part of creating who I have become. I am on my way to living a badass life. The past is always there but, the future is where I am going.
Once upon a time, I was a tiny little Human
Classic Family Photo. Seriously no one looks happy here besides my moms half grin. Ha!
My sister and I thru numerous days in our childhood. Really great memories right here.
Most days you can find me
In my office working on my PC, trying to absorb all the knowledge I can each session I get. You can also discover my standing in the kitchen, leaned on the counter top on my phone, reading. I am always reading. Whether that is an article, a bio, a complete template on how to manage time or keep things tidy. Obviously, the one person you will always see next to me is, my daughter. The only time she is not allowed to be at my hip is simply when my office door is closed and work is needing to be done. On Sundays from 9:30am to 1pm and Wednesdays at 4pm to 6:30pm, you can hear me downstairs in the office recording and working with my partner for my Podcast. Most days, I am at home with my daughter playing, reading or simply gazing with my girl at all the pretty we can see. However, I am focused. Work is something I try to fit in during any window I can outside of the priority of family time. Even then, I am guilty of trying to do both at once. My gameplay in this area is still in the works. The kinks are being evened out and time management is happening.
I am mostly known for
Alright, I will give a brief past and present for this one. In my past from about the age twenty until I was about twenty-six one word that would easily sum me up was, fearless. I could say crazy but, I can’t fall in all the buckets of crazy. If we were to go off just being crazy fearless, well then we would have a pretty good description. Present day I would have to say people know two things about me. One is that I don’t judge. I fully except people for who they are because its far from my job to dictate their character. A second thing is, I over worry about Gracie. Now, this is from other perspectives. Ha! No, I mean I am fully aware that I over protect but, I am working on it. She is my air.
I am also known to be a really great encourager. Something I have always found to come really easy for me was to encourage others to believe in themselves and what they want. What they deserve. Yoga is life. There is nothing like a good flow and stretch for the aging and stiff body I have. Ha! I have also always been told how much I smile and that every time someone sees me, I am smiling.
What I am passionate about
Not going to lie, this one is tough to narrow down. Passion is a big part of me. Something about myself that was actually pointed out to me is that anything I love or even show interest in. I am really passionate about what I am putting my energy into. Down to baking and the specifics, I get detailed and passionate about how good or bad that food was. I mean, I feel like expression is so boring without passion.
I am passionate about being kind, loving more, smiling, laying in the sunshine, writing my feelings, talking about life, getting serious about the future, being a mom, being a wife, spending time with family, photography, creating experiences and even the smell of a fancy perfume. I mean you guys my list of what I m passionate about could go on longer then ocean does. There really is nothing I am not passionate about because I am a passionate person.
So for now, I will leave you with all of that information. Ha! Over time I will change and update things as life does.
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