Dear Self

Dear Self

This post is part of a new project that I’m working on. Visit Jess Alston’s website to learn more about the Dig Deep Podcast. Someone asked me recently to tell them my top three qualities: creative, thoughtful, and then I couldn’t think of a third one, so I said I was funny. I should probably tell you [...]

What Did I Do to Deserve This?

What Did I Do to Deserve This?

This post is part of a new project that I’m working on. Visit Jess Alston’s website to learn more about the Dig Deep Podcast. “Mercy is radical kindness. Mercy means offering or being offered aid in desperate straits. Mercy is not deserved. It involves absolving the unabsolvable, forgiving the unforgiveable.” ― Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy [...]

The Things I Keep Forgetting to Remember

The Things I Keep Forgetting to Remember

For Us. Milk (I don’t drink milk.) Bread (I tell myself I don’t eat bread Mondays-Fridays.) Toilet paper (Where does it go?) Stop using the word “thing(s)” in blog post titles (Writing 101, Ashley.) Of course, there are more substantial things on this list, but every time I have a moment of remembering the important [...]

M(r)s. Jogger

M(r)s. Jogger

I spend my days watching people. Yes, I recognize that this sounds creepy, but I assure you, it's nothing like that creepster watching kids at the playground that Netflix would turn into a documentary that goes viral. I watch with innocence and wonder, marveling and curiosity. I watch to learn how to live and breathe [...]