At the spoken word poetry event, the coffee shop owner said something so profound that she told to her children “If you collect anything, collect words. Words are the most powerful thing there is”. [http://www.30asongwriterradio.com]
It really stuck with me. I’ve always believed words truly are powerful. I had written in my notepad “Be aware of your words, as they are powerful. They may not change the way the wind blows, but they do change the way your life goes.”
It’s that time of year, where we resolve to do something to better ourself. Promises, big and small, made right at midnight to make the next 365 days more productive, healthy, beneficial…
My resolution last year was simple, it was to have a better year then the year before. That was easily accomplished.
By the end of 2016, I want to look back and say I am a better version of myself than I was in 2015.
Everywhere from spiritual growth to financial stability to business development and anything in between. I want to be a better friend, daughter, sister, granddaughter. I want to be a better employee. I want to be a better citizen. I want to be smarter and more savvy. I want to be more positive and more grateful. I want to be a better me.
And so it will be.
You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.
I had the pleasure of working with Andy Johnson on set for a TV pilot. One night we decided to shoot, and the rest is history. The photos are stunning, and I highly recommend him. Hire Andy for you next set of head shots or any of your photography / cinematography needs!
What better way to bring in the New Year than to run flailing into the ocean after midnight? Easy, to do so with your friends.
A huge thank you to one of my best friends for agreeing and following through on what may be a silly goal. The worst part was the freezing cold sand (the water wasn’t even that bad). The good news is, we weren’t shark food.
We celebrated our success at the Awful Waffle.
Happy New Year! May 2015 be filled with many adventures!
I was so excited to when I got casted to walk in South Walton Fashion Week 2014 again this year! When I auditioned, I got to hear “You have improved so much this year compared to last” and my heart soared! How exciting!
I went to the practices. I was coached by Heather Forrester, and didn’t receive a lot of critique to my walk. I was feeling good.
Then the Wednesday Night practice a couple days before, I got to walk the runway with America’s Next Top Model Cycle 19 winner Laura James… everything was beginning to get more real!
Then Thursday I got the phone call. “Hello Ashlee. The designer pulled a lot of the line, and so we won’t actually be needing you this show.”
It was the only show I was going to walk in, and now they did not need me. … I was crushed. I actually started crying during the middle of my lunch break, in public, with my friend. Everyone tried to console me, and I did quickly suck up my tears and moved on. If it wasn’t meant to be, it wasn’t meant to be.
Though it didn’t hurt any less.
Then I got the phone call Friday at work – “Ashlee, think you could fill in for a model tonight?”
And that was that! I got to walk in the Friday night show. That was exciting enough.
It wasn’t until Saturday that I got the phone call saying a Designer needed a model, could I go try on the outfit, that I realized Woah! I am going to get to walk in TWO shows this year, TWO days in a row! Wow!
I even got to meet America’s Next Top Model Cycle 2 winner, and judge of SWFW 2014 show: Yoanna House! How awesome!
God is good!