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.
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.
I remember sitting in Mrs. Roberts Spanish class during fourth hour my Sophomore year of high school. It was the day that my mom and stepdad were finding out the gender of their first baby together. As soon as the class bell rang I heard my name being called over the intercom to come… Continue reading Age Gaps.
I am on cloud nine this morning! God is so good. I awoke this morning to my cell phone ringing with a number that I did not recognize. Upon answering I heard the familiar voice of Sheelu, the director of financial aide at Wichita State University. Sheelu first invited me into her office back in… Continue reading Beyond Blessed.
Man, I remember two years ago I was graduating. Stressed out about who all was going to come to my graduation party because there was about 18 others going on the same day as mine. I remember stressing out about what I was going to wear under my graduation gown. I remember crying because I… Continue reading To Those Graduating
Man, I always wished I had an older sibling to give me advice or to look up to so I try to do the same for mine. Here's what I want my sister to know: 1.) You are loved. It's totally natural for siblings to fight. Especially with an age gap between us. However, I… Continue reading 13 Things I Want My Younger Sister To Know
Another rant too long for a Facebook status. Every day it seems as if I scroll through my timeline of facebook, twitter, & instagram and catch myself saying "that's not cute" in my head. No, I am not talking about looks. I am talking about attitudes, modesty, & lifestyles. For example: saw this on Facebook… Continue reading You’re Not Cute.
"In the future everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame." - Andy Warhol First of all, let me just say "WOW!" When I wrote the blog post "I am not Dating a Racial Slur" I wrote it to vent about my frustration after a lousy night at work. Never EVER in a million years… Continue reading 15 Minutes of Fame
Dear parents, Please try not to raise assholes for children because I will assume the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Dear parents, Please teach your children how to tip when they go out to eat. Dear parents, Please teach your kids manners. Saying yes ma'am, no sir, & holding doors open for those… Continue reading Dear parents, please try not to raise a$$holes.
I already know that this post will raise some controversy, especially with the facebook timeline that I have. First off, I would just like to state that this post is NOT about bashing teen moms, young married couples, or any other walk of life. I applaud you all. I cannot imagine the amount of work… Continue reading A Blog: We’re NOT expecting & why it’s weird that I have to defend myself for not being pregnant at 19.