Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Just a spoonful of sugar

This post won't be long, because frankly I am tired and I think my last post was long enough to last a couple more days, but I do have exciting news.


So, I am already feeling like I accomplishing something this summer besides enhancing my tan, I am looking foward to what else this summer holds and what all I will learn!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

You don't know what you got till it's gone!

I am sure many of you know the old Counting Crows song, "Big Yellow Taxi", this weekend that song has really paralled my life oddly enough. I didn't realize when I moved home for the summer how much I would truly miss my sorority sisters. I mean I know how much I love them and how close we all have become, but seeing them this weekend really made it clear. AXID has only been in my life for almost a year, but it has been amazing the impact it has made on me. I have had the opportunity to become and a leader nad a stronger woman. The phrase in the toon, "you don't know what you got till it's gone..." really rings true is the literal aspect of all my sisters and I are away from each other this summer and being farther from them has really put in perspective how much they truly mean. This weekend we had a recruitment workshop and the Atlanta Walk for Autism. I headed down to school early to hang with the girls and it was amazing how much we had missed in each others lives. I was so glad to share laughs and some fun adventures. Thankfully, one of the opportunities extended to me through being in my sorority is involvement, I was recently able to become our Philanthropy Chair, which I was stoked about because I love community involvement. Fortunately, I was able to plan our involvement with the Autism Walk, which so fun and I was so proud for all the sisters who were involved.In addition thanks to my wonderful support system, I was able to boast a 4.0 gpa this semester so positive really does come from such a small source. In the final lines of the Counting Crows song it says, " a big yellow taxi took my girl away" this relates to me in the fact that though we all of driven away from a center point (school) this summer, our "taxis" will quickly bring us back together quite soon. And I am always left to remember that though my active days in AXID will only last a few short years, the internal affect will never change because from the outside looking in, you can’t understand it.from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.

In addition, I am happy to add that I was awarded the Versatile Blogger award from Live Simply

I am supposed to share a few fun facts about myself, so here we go:

1. Though I love technology, I have never had much luck with it, computers lke to crash on me, phones go haywire, my friends never let me live it down.
2. I love the arts as nerdy as that sounds. Musicals are my all time favorite, I look like a kid in a candy shop watching them.
3. Shopping is my second love, but I kill for a deal, I am a self profeesed bargain shooper, but I still love my labels.
4. Finally, I am a super ambiotious, I always have grand and great whether or not they pan out we will see, but I figure I only one life to live so why not live it up

So now I will tag two others:

Blonde Ambition

Politically Sweet

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mr. Golden Sun

The sun = ♥ I am enjoying a week full of sunshine and I am loving it... Here's to a summer full if sun, now I just need a good playlist!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Practically Perfect in Every Way!!!

This weekend I had the pleasant experience of going to see Mary Poppins the Musical. It was on tour and came into a nearby city, so the bestie and I along with her family went. It was supercalifragilisticexpealadocious!!! The cast was fabulous along with the choreography and costumes. The music was also well produced. Afterward, we had a fabulous dinner downtown at a fine seafood restaurant, in which I had a delicious baked salmon with a Parmesan crust... yum!!!! Anyways, the day was Pratically Perfect and I am now aware that I own the "perfect" Mary Poppins bag,that could contain a hat stand and possibly a tape measure, now all I need is the perfect "mary poopins" umbrella, which I am sure would come in handy at school where it loves to pour!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


If you haven't notice we look a little bit alike, thought I would share a good photo and a candid that perfectly describes us!

I have been wanting to do this post for a long time and so I am glad Mother's Day is finally here. My mom is such an inspiration, as I know many of your mothers out there must be, so now let me share a few things about my mother. My mom was a single mother for several years and she gave up so much for me to be the person today. I could not imagine shaping my character based on anyone more than her, she is selfless and loving and one of the greatest influences in my life.

While always being there for support, she is always great to laugh and cry with and this year as I went off to college for the first time she was an amazing encourager. Though I know it was hard to see me go, she encouraged to spread my wings to bigger and better things beyond the confines of my hometown. SO, I wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there, and I am sure many of you have great stories about your mothers, feel free to share!!! I would love to hear it!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Emotions running high!

This blog will be short and simple because I am way overwhelmed because guess what is knocking on my door :FINALSSSSS!!!!!

Emotions are high!
Work is endless(or at least it seems the way!)
My mind is a million places other than school!

However, I am determined to get these finals in the butt and show them who is boss, because summer is calling my name and I have it in the grasp of my hand.

Well coffee break is over back to work!

-Ashton :)