Tag Archives: perspective

Hello, September. You sure look different…

I have weird butterflies as I open the “Add New Post” page. Is it because it’s been so long since I’ve done so? Is it because I’m not quite sure what to say? How to say? Is it excitement? Trepidation? … Continue reading

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A few days ago I was overcome by the rather disconcerting idea that pretty much my whole life, the basis of my stay-at-home motherhood, is about losing. And by¬† “rather disconcerting” I mean, hit me like a freakin Mac truck. … Continue reading

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Everything happens for a reason.

I’ve had a seriously bizarre day. But in a good way. In a validating, reassuring, your-choices-are-taking-you-where-you-want-to-go kind of way. I’ve had the kind of day that comes along occasionally to keep us on our toes, to propel us forward, to … Continue reading

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Turning a day around.

Sorry to everyone waiting for the Part II of M&M’s birth story. I’ve been otherwise occupied this week! Last night my baby sister (I’m the oldest of four) graduated from high school. This caused me to be out until about … Continue reading

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My name is Ashley, and I am an Introvert.

If there were another -ism to the widely accepted list (sexism, racism, ageism, etc.) I would lobby hard for temperamentism. Okay, so it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but the concept is spot on. Our society, and the many … Continue reading

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Just Say No [to Pinterest].

Okay, maybe that is a little harsh. Of course I believe in freedom of choice, and that each of us knows what’s best for us (when, why, how, who, where). That being said…really? Really?! After seeing the #pinterest hashtag pop … Continue reading

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A break or a waste?

Time is such a precious commodity these days. The full robust life I want to lead is brimming with plans, dreams, projects and habits that I can’t possibly fit in. At least not all at once. Last term I only … Continue reading

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Fear of rejection and social media.

I have a fear of rejection. Though it is less intense now than at other (any?) times in my life, it is still present. I still navigate gingerly around it. The fear I liken to a sleeping dragon, and the … Continue reading

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So you had a bad day…

I really need to listen to that Daniel Powter song. Today pretty much sucked. But once in awhile that is the case. So I’m trying to keep that in perspective. Though I gotta admit, perspective is much easier to keep … Continue reading

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