Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!

Hi, I woke up nice and early this morning to make myself a waffle. 😉


Usually I would like my Wednesday posts to be about fashion or beauty, but I just wasn’t feeling that this morning.One thing I can say about beauty is that chapstick and I are a necessary combo at the moment.

Sooooo….today’s post is about health. This past week I tried to be as healthy as possible when eating out.

  1. I ate at a japanese restaurant for my father’s birthday. Normally, I would eat fried rice, chicken and shrimp, vegetables, soup, and salad. Did you just read that and think, ‘wow!?’ I have no idea what is in the fried rice but it is magical. This time I decided to attempt to be healthier. I ordered an avocado roll, chicken lettuce wraps, and asian vegetables. I negated my whole entire point when my sister ordered fried ice cream and I ate a few spoonfuls.
  2. I went to the movies with my mom and sister, Eva. I love movie theater popcorn, but I also recognize that it isn’t the healthiest. I made popcorn with my popcorn maker machine. I put 1/4 cup of unpopped kernels with a tablespoon of oil in the machine. I sprinkled some salt. It tasted very yummy! When we got to the movie theater my mom asked if I wanted anything, I told her I would like a vanilla ice cream bar.:/
  3. I ordered a salad for take out, then asked if they had any good vegetable options. The man on the phone said they had asparagus with goat cheese on it. Well guess what else I ordered?

I am trying my best! I signed up for a kettlebell class for this morning. I have never been. Lets hope I can raise my hand to high-five level afterwards.

Happy Wednesday!


‘Why Not?’

‘Why the hell not?’

That has been the statement popping up in my head for the last 7 days. I’ve always found ways to limit myself.

‘That type of career field is to hard to get into.’
‘There are plenty of other people better than me that they can hire.’
‘No one would want to look at my photos or writing.’
‘I’ll never be as entertaining or pretty as other girls.’
‘I am doomed to have an average life.’
‘I’ll never find the motivation to get a six pack.’
‘I am too lazy.’

In other words, I have set myself up for a failure due to my own attitude.Yes, I know I am being a bit overdramatic. I have graduated college, traveled out of the country multiple times, and always had a best friend to talk to. However, my attitude has held me back from truly living to the fullest.

All of a sudden about a week ago I realized something. Every person who has created their dream life was once a baby. As a baby they all had a fresh start. Some people had easier circumstances growing up than others ,but they all had a moment where they, like me, were once a baby. Many of these babies were able to grow into happy adults doing activities they truly enjoyed everyday.

I am talking about the people who wake up 90% of the time happy. I am talking about the people who are able to fulfill their dreams. I am talking about the people that find ways to laugh. I am talking about the people who recognize how hard or crazy life can be but still strive for an optimistic view. I am talking about the people who work their butts off and smile broadly as someone asks them what an ordinary day of their life is like.

So why can’t I have my dream life? What makes all those other people better than me? I was put on this earth just like all of them. Why can’t I do that really cool job that I see others doing? Why can’t I learn certain cool skills?

Well ‘why the hell not?’

Time to end this post with something a little less serious. A picture of my food. The posts for the rest of the week will not be as serious as this one 😉

Have a Lovely Day!


happy holidays

I hope everyone has a fantastic and fabulous day whether you are celebrating Christmas or just the fact that today is another day to have fun. 🙂

I thought I would do a mini Friday Lessons post so here are 5 things I learned this week.

  1. You can’t fix people’s problems. You can help them, but at the end of the day it is up to them to truly fix it.
  2. If you can’t sleep then conquer tasks you need to get done until you are tired and ready to go back to sleep.(this lesson only works if you don’t have work that day)
  3. Candy canes are amazing!
  4. Knowing that you will see your best friend in less than 10 days will ignite the same feeling as unwrapping a xmas present.
  5. Having guacamole for breakfast is totally understandable. It is lunch time somewhere in the world.


Good Morning Sunshine!

I woke up at 3:30am feeling wide awake. I didn’t get much sleep Tuesday night because my final was yesterday so I was exhausted last night. I fell asleep pretty early.

And now I am sitting on the couch watching a movie while enjoying a cup of hot tea.I love getting up before the sunrise because I feel like I am the only person awake in the world. I know I sound corny but somehow waking up before the sunrise always makes me feel like what I assume it would be like if time stopped. I get to relax in a quiet atmosphere while enjoying some of my favorite hobbies. In addition, I feel like I get a head start for my day. I hate if I sleep in till 12 and I am rushing out of the house to get to whatever place I need to be.

Most of the time I go to bed pretty late or at least it seems I have for the past four months, which means I have to set my alarm clock at least five times in a week. I don’t know if when other people were children if they pictured themselves as responsible grown ups that wake up as soon as the alarm clock goes off because I know I did. Apparently, I had high expectations for my future self because sleeping through my alarm and turning it off when I shouldn’t has become my specialty.

You know how people say when they get in the shower they start making these grand plans? Well nighttime me is like that. At night I set my alarm thinking that four hours of sleep will be fine and I will get sooooo much done the next day. I will fix everything and bring peace to the world. Morning Ashley is the opposite of night Ashley. Morning Ashley just wants to sleep, punches responsibilities in the face, and turns off every alarm that was set by night Ashley.

Anyhoo sorry for the long post! I hope everyone has a lovely holiday this week. If you are not celebrating this week I hope you are finding time to relax and do something you enjoy! 🙂


December 21

Hi there!

I hate to say it, but it has been I think since September since I last posted. Oh the shame!

September rolled around and all of sudden I was busy like that type of busy where your bed feels like that dangerous boyfriend your mother doesn’t want you to be with. Sleep seemed to be calling me at all hours of the day. When September started I enrolled in a class that may help me in future career opportunites. In addition, I started a virtual internship and also had to keep up going to my regular job. All of sudden I became one of those people who declared they felt busy and tired all of the time.

Now I can finally relax because I finished my internship and my class is about to end. Most importantly, it is Christmas week so I can’t help wearing a massive grin at all hours of the day. I have come to the conclusion that I love this blog and I hated putting it to the side these past few months. So I thought I would just mention what I have been up to this these past few months. Happy Monday! 🙂

  1. I became a godmother to my beautiful niece.
  2. I realized I hated my internship so that just makes me one step closer to finding out what I want to do.
  3. I still am not sure what I want to do in the future but I am getting there.
  4. I am going to Disney World very soon! 🙂
  5. I have fallen in love with my crockpot. I think it is one of the best inventions.
  6. One of my best friends came to visit me in October and I spent a ton of time laughing that weekend.
  7. I got a haircut and have changed the color of my hair twice this fall.
  8. I have finally figured out how to style my hair.
  9. Brow gel is now my new best friend.
  10. I had one of the best Thansgivings this year.