Travel, totaling my car, rejection, stress... Gettin' real about how my first year went! *with pictures*
As my following continues to grow (thank you all so much!), I am starting to get a lot of similar questions from my Facebook, Instagram, and via my site. I noticed a number of common themes throughout the questions I've received since launching in March 2018, so I decided to compile this FAQ list so as … Continue reading FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) About Me & CounselorAshlei.com
I was the girl in elementary school who couldn't be seen without her planner, or "agenda book" as I used to call it. I wrote everything down inside of it including my class schedule, extracurricular activities, homework and to-do lists, and anything else in between. Throughout middle school, high school, college, and graduate school, I … Continue reading Why I Ditched My Planner for a Bullet Journal
One year ago, I decided that I would go skydiving to commemorate my birthday. I am so glad that I did. Would I do it again? Yes! In a heartbeat. But before you take the dive, I have some things about my skydiving experience that I want to share that could help prepare you for … Continue reading So You Want to Skydive? Here’s What You Should Know. (Plus Full Skydiving Video!) | 1 Year Anniversary
Tired of the same old meals? Looking to try something new in the kitchen? See what this counselor eats to keep things interesting!
My new favorite museum!
In Preparing for Dominica in 3’s: Pre-Contemplations, I listed: 3 things I was excited about 3 things I wanted to learn 3 things I wanted to accomplish So let's see how I did! 3 things I was excited about Familial roots -- It was definitely a very different feeling for me to be in a place … Continue reading Post-Dominica Reflections
This past week in Dominica, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting for the very first time my great-grandfather, Aborfield Rabess. Going into this encounter, I wasn't sure what to expect. Would he know who I was? After all, he has a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren all over the world... Would he even … Continue reading I Met My 97-Year-Old Great-Grandfather for the First Time!
I'm heading to Dominica soon! Woo-hoo! I am anxiously awaiting as I count down the days 'til departure.
I am 24 years old with 4 tattoos. I love each of my tattoos for different reasons, and they each hold a special place in my heart and mind. I often find myself gazing at the artwork on my body, amazed at the possibilities and beauties of life that is self-expression through tattoo ink. When … Continue reading Please Stop Asking Me To Explain My Tattoos