Well, here I go!
Blogging has been a goal of mine for quite some time. As most parents, I keep putting my goals on the back burner. I think most moms have goals and, sadly, we don’t pursue them. School activities,homework, projects, our jobs, kids, travel basketball, husbands, dinner, etc…(you get it) all get in the way and take over, leaving us feeling unfulfilled. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing that I enjoy more than being a wife and mother, but sometimes I want my own thing. I want to concentrate on me before I forget who I am.
Now, I’m 40. FORTY!! When did that happen?? Inside I still feel like a young girl that needs the advice, guidance, and permission of my parents. I, then, look in the mirror and I am quickly reminded that I am an adult. Not only a grown woman, but a 40 year-old woman with three kids, my oldest being 20.
It’s my turn. It’s my turn to put myself first. I’m tired of saying, “I wish I would have…” or “Why didn’t I do…” I will not longer sit on the side lines. Don’t get me wrong I still have kids in the house, but they are self-sufficient. I have realized how fast life is passing me by and I still have goals. Goals to write, blog, travel, enjoy live life. I am not living. I have just been trying to survive. I’m gasping for air. Taking a deep, cleansing breath will feel good.
What will I write about?? Anything! All things Ashlie. This is a lifestyle blog. I intend to write about anything that makes my life easier, items I use, places I shop, recipes, time-saving tips. ANYTHING! I’ve learned so many lessons. My hopes are that I can share these with an audience and save them time and from the same mistakes that I have made. I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way. What can I say? I’m stubborn and hard-headed. Admitting my faults is not easy.
I hope you join this ride with me. This is a new adventure and I am anxious to see where it takes me. Maybe no where, but maybe to places I have never imagined. I will definitely be moved off the sideline.
*Photo taken by Morgan Bauer Photography