HEY WORLD!! Oh how I’ve missed you! 🙂 If you’re reading this, WELCOME BACK to a new & improved AshleYYY.com and Thank You for being here. We are already half way through 2017! Omg. I’m so glad the hot weather is here… now I just need to go shopping for the appropriate attire. (I’m still in sweatpants and jeans. Smh.)
Well, the last 5 months have been very interesting to say the least lol, and definitely full of new experiences. My birthday is at the top of the year, so I always have lots to reflect on. Prior to my birthday, I was reminded just how effective it is to write down your greatest heart’s desires. So the night before my birthday, I wrote a letter to myself. I wrote down all of the things I wanted, desired to be, where I want to go, and what I want to see in my life. As my thoughts kept flowing, I began to write in present tense, as if everything had already come to completion. I was claiming things as though they were. It felt good. It left me with a greater sense of hope & more to look forward to this year.
Believe it or not, I started to see some of those very things come to fruition. It was awesome! But my work wasn’t done. Faith without works is dead; right? We can ask God for something all day, but if we don’t put our faith into action, then we’re just waiting on Him to do all of the work, when we have to do our part, too! I believe God will give you what you ask Him for, but it comes with a price. Not only will you have to challenge yourself & do things that you’ve Never Done Before, but you’ll also be responsible for what it is He’s given you.
“We change our desires by changing what we give our attention to.”
For a while, I was in a bit of a transition/trying/learning phase, both professionally & personally. Now I find myself feeling more at peace. I feel more confident & optimistic about the decisions I’ve made, my goals, and opportunities I’ve committed to. Every so often I have to go back and read what I wrote out loud… or stop and take a look at what I put on the vision board hanging in my bedroom. I gotta keep what I want before my eyes and on my lips. So when you see me posting all these scriptures & quotes, it’s not just to help motivate you, but to push myself as well! In due time, I’ll be able to reveal what’s in the works & share more of my experiences with you all. For now, let’s just say… my mind is at ease, I’m still smiling, I’m putting the work in & expecting God to show out! 🙂 Yasss!!
My Lord… Ya’ll just don’t know how much I am ITCHING to share these new sounds with you! I’ve been in a creative space for months and still going. I’m taking my time. I don’t know how long it will take me to complete, but I REFUSE to get off track. I am striving for perfection and can’t wait until it’s ready to reveal. In the meantime, let’s jam out to some familiar tunes, shall we?…
“Steal from the best, but make it your own.” -Tyra Banks
I decided to add some spice to Drake’s “Fake Love” and totally rEmiX “T-Shirt” by Migos. Now the latter song is special to me because it comes from a real place. I remember listening to the original song and being so captivated by the melodies and the repetition of the lyrics, “Mama told me.” As I sat at my dining room table ready to write, those lyrics started to stick with me. I wanted to take those words and elaborate on what it really means to listen & learn from your mother. So I wrote my own version and titled it, “Mama Told Me.” Big shout-out to ALL the mothers handlin’ they business E-VER-RY-DAY! Thank You Mama.
“Always find a way to do what you love the most.”
I’ve been creating more frequently! (I’m so proud) Not only is it fun to just be able to sing & dance to all of my favorite songs, but I also enjoy spending time on the presentation of it all. I just have a ball editing videos! Lol I don’t have a studio in my home (yet!), nor do I rent studio space every time I want to dance, so I create from home. I think sometimes limitations force you to be creative. 🙂 Check out some of my latest work HERE. Follow me on Instagram for fun snippets & motivation! And please don’t hesitate to send me your requests! I love a challenge.
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“Be Thankful. Choose To Be Positive. Keep Smiling. Be Kind. Walk In Your Purpose. Do The Work. Speak What Does Not Yet Exist & Expect Greatness!“