A couple of months ago, my sister Natalie wrote about her experience with a company called A Wish For You. This company allows you to personalize gifts to loved ones and friends through a 3-step process with a great price point. Sounds awesome, right? I know! I hit that "like" button on their Instagram page … Continue reading A Wish For You: My Wish Box Experience for a Partner and Mentor
I've been on a break from most things this summer. Like...there was zero motivation to do anything regarding the blog or anything that required too much energy. I just didn't have it in me. I didn't come to fully appreciate mental health really until this summer when I could feel myself falling back into depression. … Continue reading The Summer that Saved My Life
It's been thirty-four months since I started this blogging journey. And what a journey it has been. I've grown and I've evolved and this blog, the brand, has been one of the greatest catalysts for that growth. Despite the visions and hopes I've had for growing and continuing to develop this blog, I've made the decision to discontinue … Continue reading Better is the end of a thing.
Growing up, there was one thing in particular that would drive my father crazy. That thing was ingratitude. As a result, it has been ingrained in me to always show appreciation to people for the things they do, especially considering that there are very few things that people must do. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week … Continue reading Why Appreciation of the “Paraprofessional” Matters
It is so hard to believe that we are nearly a full month into 2016. I used to hear older folks say how much time flies but now I actually feel this sentiment and that's not always the best feeling. There was so much fresh excitement for me entering into 2015. After a hell of … Continue reading A Giant Among Years
Most people who know me know that I love supporting people, especially those who are endeavoring to step out on faith to make their dreams come true. With that said, I typically prefer to purchase from small business owners/entrepreneurs if I can, rather than from big retailers. Social media has certainly been helpful in exposing … Continue reading Ash’s Best Buys – 1Q2015
I was in the final hour of my 14 hour shift Sunday morning when I was called to a case that would unknowingly shift some things for me internally. Generally speaking, I do not approach my job as something that will change me but by the time I left the hospital to go home, I … Continue reading #MaconFiles: Challenging Yet Supporting