Saturday, April 12, 2014

Back in the Saddle!

Saying hi to my mom's pony Ally

I am very excited to share that I have been able to start riding again! My mom purchased a pony a few months ago and started boarding her at a barn near Gig Harbor. I starting visiting Ally, the pony, with my mom and decided I should make the leap to start riding again too. It has been an absolute blast going out to the barn and even though I am completely out of shape I can tell even after only two rides that it is all starting to come back. The mare that I have been riding is a really sweet and pretty paint that the barn owner has allowed me to ride for lessons and I am SO SO grateful! The video above is ride number 2 in about five years, so taking that into consideration I think it went well.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

You've Got to Have Faith

You've got to have faith... I have heard this so much from family members over the years, which honestly, it seemed like more of an excuse for someone not to help or give advice in a given situation. That being said I don't believe that anymore, in order to survive life, one really does need to have faith. My first lesson in faith was working a job that I hated for two years. One day about six month into it while pouring a cup of coffee for an angry, ungrateful individual, I thought to myself 

"Ash, Gods got your back, if you put in the time and energy you will make it to the other side of this where something amazing is waiting for you." 

Needless to say I put in the effort, made it out alive and on to bigger and better things. That may not have been possible if I didn't have my faith in times of stress, anger, fear, and overall weak-movements. Times are starting to get tough again at least that’s what it looks like to an outsider looking in on my life. Graduation, moving, and new jobs are just around the corner - however, this is the kind of adventure I love and makes my life complete. Where I need the help of a little faith is not during times of transition but during the moments leading up to it, the moments of silence and stillness when I feel restless. It is those moments that reflection is necessary and that I have learned to keep the faith. 

NOTE: Faith is not doing nothing waiting for somthing to happen, its giving it your all and having faith that what you lack will be there. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fashion Friday: Spring Fever

I have a goal that I want to include a fashion portion to my blog, in order to do this I have come up with Fashion Friday, which is basically going to be a library of outfits I have come up with. I am still working on grad school, so for a while this isn't going to be anything too fancy but I think it will be a fun addition to my blog and a reason to get dressed up. For this Friday I am thinking back to last spring at the Kelsey Creek Blueberry Fields I but together this comfy outfit for a stroll with my love.

headband: Target  
glasses: Free People 
romper: Macy's 
shoes: DSW