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hello precious human person. thank you for being here. what a fun and lovely thing that you've ended up at this little page I just made.




my name is ashley. i have never been much into blogging before so i'm hoping you'll have a bit of patience with me. i never know what to say in these things because i always end up thinking, "why would anyone care about what i think?"


& i still have that question floating around me basically at all times like the ball on the words of a sing-along song.





so here i am, trying to shove those words aside and let my thoughts out of their white hard cage hoping to connect with you. you see, i have a lot of thoughts & feelings and i'm sure you do too. so many, perhaps, that sometimes you're not sure if it's the thoughts and fears filling the room like water or if the walls are actually coming in on you and when i'm certain that i'm drowning the only thing keeping me from suffocating is writing. so i'm going to do that here, if that's okay with you.

as i said before, i want to connect with you. anyone who has a heartbeat is hurting in some way, even when your scripted response is always, "I'm great, how are you?" so hopefully in the coming weeks and months we can talk about some of those things that we deal with that make us lie when someone asks how we're doing.



in the meantime, i'd love to hear some of your thoughts in the comments. what kind of things do you want do talk about? what kind of things do you want to dig into together? I'm hoping this will look like a bunch of friends who ordered pizza and the pizza shop made a mistake on one of them (a delicious mistake) so you get an extra free one. 

I can't wait to see where this takes us.

xo,
Ashley


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oh & here's a lil sassy face outtake for ya ;)

32 comments:

  1. So happy you've started this Ashley! Looking forward to much blog-reading in the future for myself and happy you've found a good outlet for yourself. I'd like to hear about your favorite music and your passions in the future, whatever you're comfortable with! Thanks for doing this, I'm excited for the future! ��

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  2. Your blog makes me so happyyyyyy!!! you're just so adorable and precious, does it bother you to talk about being scared of our future, or just self confidence? you seems to have some good advices to make people feel better!! thank you ashley and we love you!!!

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  3. Thanks for being real and honest! Can't wait to read more of your blog posts, you're awesome x

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  4. I think it's super cool that you've started this, I do feel a bit like a stalker though because we've never met... But I would love to hear about anything you want to write about! Looking forward to reading more!
    -The not as creepy as she sounds Mads:)

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  5. So happy you made this blog! �� I'm excited to read more and I love how honest you are. I agree with Auriane Bnr about maybe talking about the future and self confidence and maybe your favorite music and just whatever else you're comfortable with! Thank you sm you're amazing :)

    -Emily!

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  6. Glad you started this, I already love it and can't wait to see where it goes. Can we talk about the importance of self identification and not losing ourselves in others?

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  7. Hi, Ashley! Writing is a good way to communicate with friends, when you are not close to each other. I'm glad you have this place to express yourself. I'd love to know who you admire, especially women you look up to, what do you worry about and how you deal with it and also what makes you happy and inspire you. Looking forward to reading more soon. Regards from Argentina, Melisa.

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  8. I'm so happy you have made this blog I know it can be hard to find motivation to speak with people on a different screen but I want you to know that no matter what you write or whatever you go through we shall be here to support you. It's also a great way to make new friends and for people to know you better. This blog is going to be one big group of friends and I can't wait for what your planning for the future of this blog

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  9. You mentioned fears which really stuck out to me, along with how writing makes you feel okay again. But does that mean you'll write your fears and why you aren't "doing great" like we all say we are? I guess that would be like we're all friends on here. It would probably make people feel a little better and not so alone if they are. Anyways, I have a feeling this blog is going to be great and I'm excited to see what's coming!:)

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  10. This is a very lovely first post, looking forward to reading what you write every week ! A post about music and dealing with Anxiety would be nice.
    - Emiley

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  11. Your words really connected with me. I love the fact that you're being so honest. I can really relate to this. Can't wait for more xoxo

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  12. hi, ashley, you introduced yourself so I think I'm gonna do something similar, I'm cocoi, I'm twenty two and I also use writing as a breath, I love they way you say things, I've found some of your stuff online and I really like it so I'm truly looking forward to see what I can find here every wednesday, I'll like to see whatever comes to your mind, that's more than enough.

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  14. I have a blog that I started a few years ago and I have the hardest time getting my thoughts out of my own white hard cage. It started as me hoping to share my faith journey and then some speed bumps, road blocks, and detours happened and I've been trying to figure out who I am again. I want to write, but I always second guess myself, wondering if anyone will ever read it, or care and I end up letting my thoughts float away.

    It would be interesting to discuss the all too common reality of finding out that what you always envisioned for your life isn't meant to be and not only accepting but embracing who you truly became and are growing into.

    I want to say that I admire your stepping out of your comfort zone and diving into something that I can imagine feels both daunting and exciting. This was a great reminder that I should be eager to jump at the opportunity to try something daunting and exiting as well.

    Just be yourself and I can only imagine how wonderful this journey will be for you and your readers.

    Elyse

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  15. I'm so glad you started this Ashley! Can't wait to see more! :)

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  16. So looking forward to reading this blog! Keep creating, sista!;D

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  17. I love the way you write. It makes me feel really good, I'll keep reading you, please keep writting. I love you:-).

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  18. I love your writing and blog so much!! I'm so happy and excited about having something to look forward to every wednesday thank you so much!

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  19. i love your writing style! i'm excited to read this blog :-)

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  20. Hey Ashley! Your blog looks so lovely. I'm excited to read more of what you have to say. I've been reading your poetry on Tumblr and it's amazing. Hope you'll have fun writing for this blog.

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  21. Happy morning Ashley! My names Edward. I think its gr8 that you're letting some of your thoughts out of the cage. Keep writing and I'll keep reading my Fren :-)

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  22. Hi Ashley! It really seems that we are the same person and I think it's beautiful to know that we're not alone. I can't wait to read more, bye (:

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  23. This blog is fantastic! You're so creative, and I love reading your posts and poetry. One thing that I'm interested in is your cats. I'm not much of a cat person, but yours are adorable. :) I admire you for being able to talk about your fears and insecurities. I look forward to your future posts!

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  24. I'm so excited about this, just because I've always wanted to start a blog. Writing is what I always fall to when my anxiety and worries try to escape the darkness and get to me. Journaling seems to be the only thing that keeps it at bay. I'm very excited for your future Posts on this site!! :)

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  25. I'm so glad this is here, too. I admire your courage so much Ashley. Can we talk about God? and how living for Him can make us change in ways we never thought we could? and maybe about how worthwhile it is to seek to understand humanity. i like you and i like this new thing. i'm excited to see it grow and grow with it.

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  26. So happy you started this Ashley! I really admire your writing & poetry, so beautifully written. Posting on my blog helps me escape the darkness, even if it's just for a little while, it's a way to express my creativity & give myself a purpose of sort. I'm excited to read more!

    Georgia Rose xo

    www.justgeorgiarose.com

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  27. i absolutely adore your blog and your writing style. i think that you're such a genuine human being and i cannot wait to be involved in these conversations with you! i really admire the fact that you acknowledge how everyone has their own problems, no matter who they may be. even more so, i greatly appreciate your interest in helping people and bringing everyone together through peace, happiness, and simply, discussion. i cannot even explain to you how glad i am that you exist, as well as this blog, as i believe this will be a positively eye opening experience for me, as i share the same ideas as you. thank you so much, ashley! with love, dee creswell

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  28. You're doing great! I think that when you write from the heart and soul their is a sincerity that people can read. Do your thing,and if you do it with passion and for the love of writing, everything will fall into place. Congrats on taking the first step and being brave enough to start this , not everyone has the courage to fulfill some of their goals for whatever reasons(**cough,cough moi** ;))Best wishes and can't wait to see what you have stored for us.
    Xo-Johanna Banana

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  29. I've always loved writing but I feel like every time I try to sit down and write a blog post (for one of the countless blogs I create over the years when I feel inspired) I blank. Reading this was eye opening that even someone who loves to write also has these moments. I cannot wait to see what else you have to share on this blog. xoxo

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  30. I am so thankful for your blog. Keep doing what you're doing.

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