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10 month round up

10 month round up

Recently I took some time away from blogging, not by choice, but because I just couldn’t find the time to write. When I decided to finally once again make some time for blogging, it all crashed around me… my blog vanished, so now not only am I creating new ideas, I am also trying to re-create my content from months ago.

Since starting my blog I have been adamant that it would be about me, my life and what goes on behind closed doors, however lately I felt nothing was happening, well nothing worth writing about. That was until I was left alone this weekend, providing me the time to reflect and be thankful for what has happened in the summer months. It has always been my number one rule for AshleighJane, that I wouldn’t just write for the sake of writing, but I would write to share experiences with you that you could read, understand and relate too- hence why I have been silent for over two months.

 

Personal

Over the last month or so, I really have discovered who I am, who my friends are and what I need to do to become more positive in my own skin.

Friends- what is friendship? A question I’ve been asking myself recently.

“Friendship is a type of relationship between two people who care about each other. A friend is the first person you want to call when you hear good news. A friend who remembers you don’t like pickles on your sandwich. A friend will accompany you on the most boring of errands and make them seem fun.”

We go through life craving friends, the more friends the better. Wanting to be the popular one, the one who everyone wants to hang out with, the one that is invited to all the parties, the one people want to be seen with. But is this really what we need? Friendship can be one of the hardest elements of life we have to overcome, friendship demands time and effort from both people, it asks you to place someone else first, but in exchange you too will be someone else’s first- but unfortunately this is not always the case, and in June I found this out for myself.

 

Friendship-quotes

Not wanting to get too involved, I will end my friendship point with this- I now know who my “true” friends are, the people who mean the most to me. I didn’t realise who these people were until I needed them. My advice to you is to surround yourself with positive people who can see you for who you are- it doesn’t matter how many people you invite to your party; how many people you can invite round for dinner. What does matter is that one person who will be there for you? (its only taken 26 years, but it’s been the best discovery I have made)

 

Career

I have always been creative, something which I have always loved. Some people may pop open a bottle of wine when they get home, but not me. I LOVE opening up my pencil case, popping the lids of my markers and creating some colourful masterpiece. Whoever said colouring-in books are for kids is very much mistaken, in my opinion, there is no better way to relax than colouring in between those lines for hours on end.

colouring book

Recently we have restructured our team, allowing us to use our talents and passions to improve our product, and I’m very pleased with my new role- marketing, website and conference manager! Not only has the new job structure provided me with the chance to get creative, it has also opened the door to what I would like to progress within my career.

Family

The Mulcahys. As many of you will know from reading my blog, I am a passionate traveller, trying to explore the world, discovering new foods and enjoying time with my other half. So in June, we decided to book a spontaneous trip to New York in August to explore, eat and discover our way around the city. You can read all about and watch our trip on my latest post-New York City

 

Thanks for dropping by again, I hope you will visit again soon. I’m back now for another few months, exploring new cities, reviewing new products and keeping you all up to date with my crazy life as a wife, conference manager, homemaker, makeup lover, Disney fanatic!

 

Love

Ashleigh x

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