#AshlynInProgress, Rants & Raves

Past Eight: Rediscovering Ashlyn / Part Two

"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

#AshlynInProgress, Rants & Raves

Past Eight: Rediscovering Ashlyn / Part One

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

Rants & Raves

I’m Not Going To School For An Education

Last night my professor started out class by saying "I'm sure none of you are here because you wanted to take this class for fun. I am also pretty sure that none of you are taking this class just to learn something new, but instead because it is required of you." I tend to overthink… Continue reading I’m Not Going To School For An Education

Love Is My Religion, Rants & Raves

I am not dating a racial slur.

I work as a waitress. Last night I had a table of about 6 extremely drunk guys come in. Although they were not my table, every time I would walk by them to fill someone's drink (They were sitting in a table right next to our pop machine) they would cat call me. I started… Continue reading I am not dating a racial slur.

#30DaysOfHappiness

#30DaysOfHappiness: Day 16 & 17

Smiles from the past two days: 1) I got my tongue pierced. This was the easiest piercing I have ever gotten! I went to stray cat tattoos here in Manhattan, KS. The piercer there,  John, is absolutely AMAZING at what he does. I was really nervous and he calmed me down by making me laugh… Continue reading #30DaysOfHappiness: Day 16 & 17

Rants & Raves

Are you alive or just breathing?

I stumbled across this quote the other day & it really stuck with me. Lately I have been going through life "just breathing" and not actually being "alive." I get so caught up in my day to day routine. School, work, homework, sleep, try to eat somewhere in between all of that, add in some… Continue reading Are you alive or just breathing?

Rants & Raves, Uncategorized

New beginnings

I am starting this week with a new mindset & beginning a journey to find myself again. I am so excited & I can only hope that this feeling of empowerment and inspiration will carry on through out the week as I push myself to be a better me than I was the day before.… Continue reading New beginnings

Rants & Raves, Uncategorized

“Don’t let stupid little things break your happiness”

I'm seeing lots of broken people on my blogs time line this morning. Granted, I do follow some severe tags such as suicide, depression, & self-harm. I follow these tags on purpose though and check them both in the morning and at night so that I can share some of my light with those who… Continue reading “Don’t let stupid little things break your happiness”

Rants & Raves, Uncategorized

Shedding the light onto self-harm.

Well, I have probably started this blog about 15 times now and still can't seem to figure out how it is that I want to go about this. I want to share my story, but I also don't want people to judge me. I want to help people and shine some light where there is… Continue reading Shedding the light onto self-harm.