Allow Me To Introduce Myself

Monday, October 23, 2017

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first blog post. I thought it would be fun to introduce myself so you can get a better idea of who I am and what brought me here. I've been following many different blogs for a while now and thought I would give it a try myself, so bear with me as I get into the swing of things.

My name is Ashley and I'm from Upstate New York. I graduated from college in 2014 (I can't believe it's already been 3 years!) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. Currently, I work as a Brand Strategist for a local marketing company. My time in my current role has allowed me to get more familiar with understanding not only how different brands operate, but what it takes to be a brand. Prior to starting this job, I was a Sales Assistant for a local news station working with both broadcast and digital media. It was here that I discovered my passion for digital marketing. I can honestly say that I have my dream job and I've been fortunate enough to work for a company where I can learn and grow in an ever-changing industry.

Family is the most important thing to me. My mom is my best friend and I find myself at her house more often than my own apartment. She has always been supportive of me and everything that I do and I truly don't know what I would do without her. I also have two older sisters that I am extremely close with and have been blessed with 2 adorable nephews and a beautiful niece. Being an aunt has been one of the most rewarding parts of my life. It feels so good to know that my niece and nephews look up to me and appreciate all of the time that we spend together. And the saying is true, kids really do say the darndest things!

I've been in an amazing relationship for over two years with the most wonderful guy. It's actually a pretty funny story how we met. We both went to the same elementary school when we were younger - I was a year older so when I was in kindergarten he was in pre-k. I never would've thought that the same boy I played on the playground with during recess would be my soulmate. It wasn't until about 3 years ago when we re-connected at an old job. At first, I wanted nothing to do with him, but after talking every day for months and getting to know one another better I quickly realized that I wanted him to be apart of my life. And after that...the rest is history!

Besides my job, family, and boyfriend I have a lot of other interests. I'm a huge Disney fan and I'm obsessed with Minne Mouse. I must admit that I'm a little bit of a nerd and I not only collect Disney movies, but Disney Funko Pops as well. I also love to read and try to read at least one book a month. I'm a huge fan of thrillers and dystopian novels, but am open to anything that piques my interest so if you have any good recommendations leave them in the comments below! I also love fashion and am a total beauty junkie. Some of my favorite places to shop are Kate Spade, Nordstrom, Express, J. Crew and of course Sephora and Ulta. My favorite makeup brands are Urban Decay, Benefit, Tarte, and Mac. I plan on sharing tons of beauty and fashion related posts so stay tuned!

Whew, that was a lot! Thank you for reading. I am still in the process of getting everything set up, so be on the lookout for updates. I plan on posting weekly on Mondays-Wednesdays as well as Saturdays and I already have some fun posts lined up! I can't wait to get to know you all better and if you have any suggestions or ideas for posts that you would like me to do feel free to leave them in the comments below.

8 comments:

  1. Welcome to blogging! I'm a huge Disney geek as well. Can never get enough!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Thank you! So happy to see you're a Disney fan as well! :)

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  2. Hi Ashley! Welcome to the world of blogging! It is so nice to meet you. And I think you are going to love this community of amazing supportive people. If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to shoot me an email. I had so much help from other seasoned bloggers when I first started and I do love to have the opportunity to pay it forward! By the way, I also am in upstate New York (Watertown to be exact). I wonder if we are near each other!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Hey Shelbee! It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I'm excited to be a part of this community! I'm actually from Syracuse, but I went to school in Potsdam so I'm pretty familiar with the Watertown area. I loved it up there! I will definitely be reaching out if I have any questions. Thank you again for taking the time to check out my page! :)

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    2. I am so excited that you are just in Syracuse! I have been wanting to one day have a blogger meet up sorts in this area! And as of right now, I am only tracking 4 bloggers in this area. If you know of others in Syracuse, I would love to hear about them!

      Shelbee

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    3. That would be so much fun! As of right now, I don't know of any other bloggers in this area but I will definitely be on the lookout and keep in touch! :)

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  3. Hey Ashely! Welcome to the blogging world <3 It sounds like we have a lot in common so I'm excited to follow along. That's so cute that y'all reconnected after all these years. I love a good love story! I'm really close with my family also. I know what it means to have a great support system. That's the best feeling. P.S- Love your blog name.

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    1. Hey Kaitlyn! Thank you for stopping by! Having a great support system is so important and I'm so blessed to have such a tight knit family. I love your blog name as well. It's a perfect fit for your blog! :)

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