Author Archives: Ashley

Deal Breakers

There is so much strength and beauty that come with knowing who you are and what you want in life and in love. Everything I’ve been through in the past year and a half has made me acutely aware of … Continue reading

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#metoo

Over the past several weeks, the #metoo movement has gained serious momentum. From celebrities and high-profile figures to regular women, my social media feeds have been inundated with personal stories of women being harassed and assaulted by men. As a … Continue reading

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On Being Single: Part 2

Let’s talk about dating, shall we? As I’ve discussed previously, earlier this year I discovered that I’m now a 32-year-old woman, single for the first time in about 7 years. And OMG so much has changed since the last time … Continue reading

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On Being Single: Part 1

As it turns out, one of the side effects of divorce is sudden and undeniable singlehood. As a 32-year-old woman who spent the past 7 years in a relationship and has considered myself—for the most part—a serial monogamist, the thought … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

So you may have noticed I haven’t posted anything for more than a year… I swear I have a totally valid excuse: I got divorced! Last year my life was turned up-side-down in ways I never could have imagined, and … Continue reading

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6 Things I’ve Learned After a Year of Working from Home

You guys, I’ve made it a full 13+ months of working from home full time! So I thought it was a good time to reflect back on everything and share what the whole experience has taught me… Working from home … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Maimed Critter…

So I’d say my dogs are cold-blooded murderers, but if my years as a crime-drama aficionado have taught me anything, it’s that if there’s no body, it’s not murder. Let me catch you up: First, let’s go back a few … Continue reading

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This Hasn’t Been Easy…

So the blog has been silent for a bit, and I’d like to say it’s because we’re so busy falling in love with our new city and making SO MANY amazing new friends, that I just haven’t had time to … Continue reading

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How I Met My Doggy Soul Mate, Part 2: Adoption and Heartworms and Butt Worms, Oh My!

If you want to read part one of Bill’s adoption story, you can do so here. The day I finally tracked down the elusive, stray Westside pooch, I took him to our vet to get scanned for a microchip. When … Continue reading

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How I Met My Doggy Soul Mate, Part 1

Mr. Bill holds a most special place in my heart. But the way in which he came into our lives is a bit involved, as it took us nearly 6 months to realize he had already adopted us. Here’s part … Continue reading

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