The world is still going through a pandemic where some countries and provinces are currently in their second or third lockdown which makes it seem like there’s no end in sight. However in better news, Ashley finally reached a quarter-century of her life this month and is excited to share with you the 25 lessons she has learned in her 25 years of life!
Welcome to a brand new year filled with new chances, new feels, same dreams, and a fresh start! As we are celebrating the grand entrance of 2021, let’s take a trip down memory to reflect on the unprecedented year we all had. From panic buying to being muted on Zoom, Ashley opens up her reflection to discuss the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful parts of 2020.
Trigger Warning: COVID-19, Death, Pandemic.
After a lengthy hiatus from Wanderlust Ash, Ashley is back and better but this time she’s here to introduce her brand new podcast! To kick off 2021, she is finally ready to present you her new passion project, In Full Bloom. From self-care and wellness to travel and lifestyle, you will hear a range of discussions that were inspired by the beautiful people and places around her. So if you’re ready for a new adventure, buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Another decade has come to an end and I’m finding it difficult to comprehend how much time has gone by. If I could only choose one word to sum up this entire decade, I would choose resilience. Why perhaps you may ask? On a larger scale, the power of resilience became the forefront of many social movements that have peaked during these past ten years. The world has witnessed advocates, agents, and champions of change demonstrating courage and building their resilience in the face of adversity. While there is still a great deal of work to be done, the resilience that have sparked from the people of this decade has paved the way for the work that will continue onto the next. Continue reading “THE DECADE OF RESILIENCE”
To all my ladies in the place with your own style and grace, today and every day I celebrate us. I celebrate all of our cultural, social, political, and economic achievements and the movements that were created to solidify our sisterhood. I celebrate our determination, commitment, strength, and power to advance gender equality and support our rights. I celebrate our mothers, daughters, sisters, and allies who have championed gender equality through social innovation and advocacy. Lastly, I celebrate the women that came before us, the women that we have become, and the women of tomorrow. Continue reading “TO ALL MY LADIES”
As I sit here underneath the warmth of my blanket, typing my heart out, and exposing a glimpse of my vulnerability, I want to take a moment to welcome you to the New Year. Welcome to a brand new year filled with new chances, new feels, same dreams, and a fresh start. While it may be a little late – seventeen days in to be exact – I hope this year brings you mountains of joy, laughter, love, prosperity, and happiness.
The last time heard my father’s voice was on the day before he passed away. After months of seeking his doctor’s approval, my father, a heart patient in recovery, was excited to come home to spend time with the family. As I sat at my friend’s house talking to him over the phone, I made sure my father notified his nurses before I picked him up the following morning. Little did I know, this was the very last time I was going to hear his voice.
On January 10, 2015, my sister received an unexpected call from the hospital. Confused, my sister picked up. In the early hours of that chilly Saturday morning, my sister was informed that my father had just been rushed to the hospital after nurses found him Continue reading “LIFE WILL BE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN”
Growing up, my grandmother and my mother have always instilled the idea that less is more to live a content life. Last week, I was sitting down in a café with a good friend of mine discussing my current life predicament where the conversation of quality over quantity sparked up. Quality over quantity was a simple concept that was taught to me during my formative years and something that is currently pertinent in different aspects of my life. I tend to find it relevant in my relationships, my friendships, my academics, my work life, and even my blog. Continue reading “QUALITY FRIENDSHIPS”
From the moment we wake up to the time we come home from work, we are constantly on the go. Living in a fast-paced world, we can all agree that life is never on pause. Not even for a split millisecond. Whether it be going to work, school, or travelling afar, we tend to build up stress and tension into our lives and too often, bring it home with us. On a personal level, I myself, accumulate stress and tension into my body every day. Living in a constant state of urgency, I tend to forget to relax and enjoy life. Continue reading “SELF CARE”
The following morning the group woke up around seven-in-the-morning, got ready, packed up, and headed down for breakfast at 7:30. Before breakfast, we were asked to bring our bags and backpacks up to the bus for the men to load. The owner that lived near the accommodations had dogs, so they were out and about roaming the area. As such, Rascal, the German Shepard, got a little too excited and started to jump around and nibbled on my arm. Unfortunately, I wore a white shirt that morning, so dirt got all over me.
Having only four hours of sleep during the night and getting dirt all over my shirt from Continue reading “KENYA | THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY”