Un-Teacher

Un-Teacher

I’ll never forget my first day teaching my own classroom. I was 21 years old and had the amazing opportunity to teach a group of 20-something little minds. Teaching was all that I had ever really wanted to do, it was the only thing that I KNEW I loved in this world....
My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

“Aunt Ashlee, this is my favorite song!” “Ash, do you like this shirt? It is my favorite.”  “Aunt Ash, you are my favorite aunt!”   My niece has A LOT of favorites. Every single song on the radio is her favorite. Every outfit she puts on is her favorite. I’m...
The American “Dream”

The American “Dream”

Wednesday night, 7 pm, I am sitting in my favorite coffee shop sharing the table with my laptop, as usual. A good cup of coffee is something I will always be willing to splurge on, no matter how far I take this whole “frugal” minimalist thing (and I’ve already taken...
No, I am not Lonely

No, I am not Lonely

It never ceases to amaze me that people genuinely think that I am lonely. Since when did being alone and being lonely become synonymous?? When my last relationship ended, I vowed to start doing more things by myself. I wasn’t going to wait for other people to be...
Material Things

Material Things

Why is it that we cling so tightly to material things? Why do we grasp so firmly onto things that do not matter?   I think I am talking to everyone with this one… and I don’t mean to come off as offensive in any way, shape, or form. I am speaking to...