a voice in the night

It’s been just over a month since I starting posting on this blog. Maybe you’ve followed along since then or maybe you’re here visiting for the first time. 

Either way, thank you. 

It feels like there’s been this empty space that we’re all slowly filling with flowers and light and it’s transforming. 

The process of this metamorphosis is not an easy one. 

The truth is, I have no idea what I’m doing. I’ve never been crazy about the idea of starting a blog, but over time, it was almost as though I didn’t have a choice. 

The empty space I mentioned was slowly breaking my heart, the darkness inviting me in and it began to consume me. I felt suffocated, silenced, and I knew there were words I needed to say, people that I needed to speak for & with. 

I want to call out into these empty spaces and keep the quiet from killing you. 

I want to do this together. 

I’ve asked this before, but as time goes on, I’m wondering if the answers have changed:

What kinds of things do you want to talk about? What interests you?

What kind of posts make you feel warm on the cold nights? I want this to be a safe place to talk about hard things & lovely little things where we keep each other sharp and inspired. I welcome conversations in the comments. Encouraging words and virtual kisses on the forehead saying that you’re going to be just fine. 

It’s so easy to lose focus, even the slightest shift in your gaze can delay your dreams from becoming a reality. I want this to be a place that you can come to and realign. 

Find your vision and don’t ever stop running toward it. 

Let’s do this together.


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  1. I think you're doing great, it's hard for me to follow things up because I'm not routinary and just forget about it but for some reason every week I remember "I should check ashley's blog"; it is a lovely place.
    I would like to read about your favorite books maybe or favorite movies and why do you like them so much, or maybe a parallel story of things you couldn't solve idk ten or five years ago and how did you/are you solving them now.

    happy thursday!!

  2. Ashley, your blog is a blessing :] it is indeed a safe place for me. You're right, the quiet is so often deafening for me. (it's extremely loud, haha) could we talk about gardens, and sunshine, and good memories? little things in life that give us hope? share some of your favorite memories from childhood, high school, etc. I love you Ashley, you're great at this thing called blogging. :]


  3. I've followed you from the start of this blog and I love to check in and read your posts because they make me feel very safe and happy. I find it especially appealing to read about things that are hard to talk about. Resonance is something I crave to the point that it might be a bit unhealthy for me, and your blog is a perfect place for making me feel like I'm not alone with my thoughts. So, thank you for that.
    Some writing ideas: things that make you happy and why they make you happy, how to get the courage to show people what you create, a letter to your younger self... to mention a few.

    I hope you're having a good day!

  4. I love that Jonsi song so much, his Go Do album was the album I always listend/listen to when I'm having bad heavy days. somehow his voice helps me to find a bit of peace, to relax, and to mute the mad raging voices in my head. that was one of the very few things that actually helped me, and I can't describe how much those songs mean to me. so when I saw that at the bottom of your page, my heart did a little happy dance like jaj :D.

    and it's probably very very cliche, but why not write about the things that make you happy? the things that are important to you, not the big things like money and all that kind of crap. but the things that are small or simple, but can have such an impact on your life. like having a cat, it may sound silly but my life isn't complete when I don't have one. they bring so much uncomplicated happiness. they're bits of silliness and simpleness in this crazy complicated world. stuff like that, and not just about that stuff, but why not write about how those things have a posotive impact on you? I know exactly what those things are to me (cats, lost of music, birds, the perfect cuppa green tea, outdoor water to swim in, the perfect sunset, omelets) but I find humans so interesting and I love them most of all things in the world, and in general I'm just really interested in what it is that ticks their clock and to learn from them. we can learn so much from each other on how to live life, which is something I've learned I need in my own life really bad and I can't ever get enough of that.

  5. I found this blog on my second week of college and I can honestly say that it's been the one safe place for me since I left home. Your words have saved my life many times. Thank you for everything.

  6. This blog is already becoming my safe place. Your writing is so peaceful and it shines through the clouds on the darkest nights. I would love to hear some memories, or some experiences of traveling, as I've always wanted to. After such stressed days, coming home to read your blog.. it's beautiful, Ashley, just like you. Thank you for everything.

  7. I love your blog! It's like a fresh of breath air. I would love to hear about the things that make you feel alive. The simple things in life that can change a bad mood into a great one. I love your writing style so I believe I'll love just about anything you choose to write about. I would love to hear about your favorite songs, movies, etc. I'm a huge movie/music lover myself and like hearing other people's perspectives on these things. I'm so appreciative of the fact that you have opened up to us about mental illness and how difficult it can be to live with it. I can totally relate and it's so comforting knowing that others experience similar feelings and thoughts. I truly look forward to whatever is to come! Thank you for creating! <3