Confessions of a Light Skinned Black Girl

    I won’t pretend that I was always  woke —that there was never a time when I had smiled to myself when someone asked me if I was mixed, as if that somehow would make me unique — a question I eventually came to hate. I won’t act as if when I was getting my…

7 Signs the Guy of your Dreams isn’t the One

We’ve all been there – some of us embarrassingly more times than others. We’ve fallen head over heels for a guy who simply is not the one for us. No matter how much we try to ignore the many tell-tale and even blatantly obvious signs, we continue to talk to him, see him and obsess…

8 Types of Emotional Leeches and How to Deal with Them

We all have them in our lives. Emotional leeches come in many forms and usually once you have them, it’s pretty darn hard to get rid of them. They are your closest friends, family members, coworkers and relationship partners. They have a way of simply sucking the life out of you whenever they are near and…

7 Simple Reasons Why Being Single is Pretty Amazing

      I haven’t been single since I was a teenager. Seriously single anyway. I’ve never experienced living on my own, or dating as an adult and all of the ups and downs that come with being single. While some of my single girlfriends may envy me I often look at them with the…

I got a job :-(

I’m not going to lie, when I first got my job I thought about not telling anyone except my close family and friends. Why? Because honestly, a part of me was embarrassed. After proudly boasting about quitting my previous job to pursue freelance writing and working on my book I felt like I was giving up…

Why It’s ok to Have A Pity Party

      I’ve hit a roadblock. I’ve approached a place in my life where I don’t know what is going to happen next and no matter how much planning or strategizing I’ve been doing I can’t seem to find my way to the other side of this blockage that’s going on. I’ve had days…

7 Reasons to Hold on When Your Relationship is Falling Apart.

  You feel it in your gut, things just aren’t the same. You can’t quite pinpoint just where things went left but you feel it in your heart, mind and soul that your relationship is falling apart. You can’t remember the last time you held hands, or even laughed together. Moments apart have become more…

Ask Ashley: Is it possible to stay with a man who refuses to grow

As promised, I’m adding an, “Ask Ashley” to my blog. This allows women and or men to anonymously ask me questions that I can assist with, as well as other readers can provide their feedback and opinions. I am in no way a “relationship expert” but I’ve learned that sometimes it’s good to get a…

5 Habits of The Super Wealthy and Successful

  Recently i’ve been on a journey of self discovery and personal and financial success. Freelance writing affords me tons of time which can be either a good or bad thing, depending on how you use it. I’ve chosen to keep myself motivated by doing tons of reading in between writing. Specifically, I’ve been reading…

Why I Decided to Move Out of My Comfort Zone

  First there was writing. It was the one thing I’ve done since I was a child that always brought me joy. The one thing that no matter what anyone told me, I believed in my soul I was meant to do.Then there were the distractions. Lofty dreams of modeling (I don’t even like taking…