Journal Entry: Ashlyn

Hey friends! Well, school is eating me alive. As usual. As the end of the semester comes up quicker and quicker, I realize that my work is just kind of piling up and I’m shoving it off because I’d rather spend time with my friends and my boy. Definitely not a good way to act, especially as I’m getting ready to head into college! I’m working on finally getting everything together and being organized so that I can just relax over Christmas break and not worry about the next semester. 

On a more positive note, my brother and his wife are coming to our house for Christmas, and guess what they’re bringing with them? A PUPPY! They’re getting a little lab named Penny and bringing her—at only nine weeks old—to our house while they’re here for Christmas :) I can’t even tell you how excited I am. I’ve missed having a dog in my house so much ever since my dog Belle died back when I was fifteen. I’m hoping maybe they’re bringing us one too.. But I know that’s not going to happen. A girl can dream! 

I love you all!

xo, Ashlyn

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Journal Entry: Ashlyn

Hey guys! I’ve really missed y’all. I haven’t quite been so present on the blog lately, I’ve been really busy. Through this program at my school, I have an unpaid internship with a horse vet that I go to twice a week. I’ve gotten to see some awesome things there, but the class that got me the internship requires a lot of outside work, so I’ve just been swamped. But at the end of November, I give my final presentation for the class, and then I won’t have any work for it anymore, so I’ll have a lot more free time to devote to you guys! 

Our Homecoming was a few weeks ago, and let me just tell you—it was AMAZING! The lovely miss Katy let me borrow an incredible dress, so I didn’t even have to spend money on one. My date, Austen, was so sweet, I had so much fun with him. I may or may not like him a little bit.. What? Anyway.. :) I love you guys so much. 

xo, Ashlyn

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Journal - Ashlyn

I don’t know if any of you have ever used Crest WhiteStrips.. but I’m using them right now, and let me just tell you.. I’m drooling everywhere.

Like, they work and everything—I’ve used them before and my smile is so much brighter when I finish them—but I can’t like function when I’ve got them on my teeth! I can’t talk right, I drool everywhere, I look like an idiot.. It’s fantastic.

That’s such a TMI, so that’s my TMI Tuesday moment.. Cool.

I love you guys.

xo, Ashlyn

Journal Entry: Ashlyn

hi friends.

so, I’m actually doing pretty well right now! I had an unfortunate relapse in April/May and it was really scary, but I’m much better now! I’m eating healthy and working out almost every day, and I’ve been losing weight the healthy way. I feel AWESOME. I’m not insecure about my body at all. I’m not afraid to wear a swimsuit or work out in just a sports bra! I even walked around Zilker Park (for you non-Austinites, Zilker is a huge field in downtown Austin that everyone plays pickup sports at or tans or whatever!) in my UNDERWEAR last night on a dare. i don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in years.

I’m so excited for the next two weeks, I’ll be working at my church’s wakeboard camp next week and then I’ll be at Pine Cove Shores as a camper the week after. (if any of y’all are Pine Cove-ers, write in our ask and tell us! I want to know all of you!)

and, finally, the last thing going on in my life right now.. there’s a boy that might be interested in me :) he just graduated high school and he’ll be going to UT here in Austin next year. my friend Zoe kind of set us up, and she said he’s interested in me, but I don’t know. he’s definitely attractive and when i talked to him last night, he was sweet and funny, so I’m kind of interested in him.. ahh I don’t know, I’m just excited to get to know him.

I love all of you so much, and I hope you’re all doing well. remember—you are strong and you are beautiful.

xo, Ashlyn