"MAYBE THE JOURNEY ISN'T SO MUCH ABOUT BECOMING ANYTHING. MAYBE IT IS ABOUT UNBECOMING EVERYTHING THAT ISN'T REALLY YOU SO YOU CAN BE WHO YOU WERE MEANT TO BE IN THE FIRST PLACE." I have a really frustrating capability to love others more than I love my own self. This capability can be overwhelming and… Continue reading Past Eight: Rediscovering Ashlyn / Part Two
I've had a lot of people reach out to me over the past eight months asking when my next blog update would be, if I would blog about the break up, my new life, or the challenges I faced over the past few months. I decided to wait until I found the right words to… Continue reading Past Eight: Rediscovering Ashlyn / Part One
I've been struggling with depression since 2008 when I first got diagnosed as clinically depressed. Since 2008, I have had to fight mental battles and mentally trek through war zones within my own mind. I've mastered "depression boot camps" full of counseling, group therapy, and self-love activities. I've survived mental war zones that left me… Continue reading Depression: It Just Ain’t Cute.
Put into a position I never predicted, The Lord called and said it was time for my visions to be shifted. On the run with no place to reside, You got me out in the open with no where to hide. Contemplating on reverting back to my old ways, Sending my prayers up to God… Continue reading Novaturient
It is no secret that I have struggled with anxiety for a really long time. As often the case with anxiety there is no real rhyme or reason to it most of the time. I like to pretend like i have total control over my anxiety but the truth is I often find myself feeling… Continue reading Chapter One of my CBD Oil Experience.
I know a lot of you on my timeline will say to "stop looking at this." Or "stop sharing such evil and heartbreaking things." But I am here to remind you all that just because you scroll past these things or choose to ignore them does not mean that they do not happen. This is… Continue reading Little Omran.
Dear incoming college freshman, First off CONGRATULATIONS on getting accepted into your choice of college and surviving highschool. These next nine months are going to be filled with laughter, sleepless nights, countless hours of study sessions, tears, long drives home, getting lost, eating mac and cheese for two weeks straight, parties, keg stands, your first… Continue reading An Open Letter to Incoming College Freshmen.
Was it I who fooled myself, or was it I who was fooled by someone else? At this point it’s hard to tell which one is the answer. Blurred vision from years of love has left me here to sit and wonder… Source: The Heavens Must Hate Me
What kind of title is that? Read on to find out... So if you know me, you know how awkward I can be... At everything. I should just have awko taco stamped on my forehead. Today is a prime example of how "adulting" is going in the "awkward Ashlyn" world. Yesterday I noticed that… Continue reading I Should Have Just Painted My Toenails.
Life as a college student can be tricky and stressful. I often find myself feeling trapped and questioning my future. Am I making the right choices? Taking the right classes? Is this the right major for me? Am I spending my time wisely? Where are my priorities? Whenever I feel overwhelmed I like to look… Continue reading Plans Far Greater Than Our Own.