Archive for the “Perception” category

What We Don’t Need

by Ashley on September 11, 2012

Somewhere in our minds, hidden away, or perhaps locked away in solitary confinement, is a voice that will admit we don’t need much of what we buy. I don’t listen to that voice very often either. I have few obsessions (…)

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Eviction Notice: Effective Immediately

by Ashley on August 22, 2012

A quote I heard recently on a silly TV show struck me as profound, and I’ve taken it to heart. (I already know you’re embarrassed for me to be admitting this in public. Duly noted. Regardless, I’ll continue.) Let me (…)

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Hey! I resemble that remark.

by Ashley on July 1, 2012

My bathroom mirror is not a liar. No matter how offensive I find the image it reflects, there’s no denying that it’s me. No matter how much I’d like to ignore the familiarity of the squinty zombie with a rat’s (…)

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What You See Is(n’t) What You Get

by Ashley on May 7, 2012

WYSIWYG. (Pronounced “wizzy-wig.” Obviously. *eye-roll*) If you’re familiar with content management systems, you probably recognize this acronym as “what you see is what you get.” If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s the easy way of editing (…)

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The Definition of Me

by Ashley on April 30, 2012

I just spent an absurd amount of time choosing a photo to use for my Facebook Timeline cover. Not only that, I put off updating my Facebook to Timeline mode for months (months!) because of this indecisiveness. I couldn’t decide (…)

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I Said Something Mean about You

by Ashley on April 16, 2012

You know how some people will talk bad about people they love, but if you say even the slightest negative thing about their dad/grandma/great aunt Mildred/second cousin Herbert/whomever, you get chewed out? Yeah, that’s me. You might be this kind (…)

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Four Truths I Learned from a Scary Diagnosis

by Ashley on April 1, 2012

It makes me exceedingly sad when I hear of someone, especially Christians, lose hope, belief, trust when bad things happen. Usually something extreme – a death, a betrayal, a sickness. Recently I was diagnosed with what will be a lifelong (…)

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Fake it ’til you feel it

by Ashley on March 12, 2012

Sometimes getting out of bed in the morning is the hardest thing I do all day. Been there? Just facing the sunshine, putting clothes on, dreading a particular situation or person is more than enough for me to hit the (…)

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Life Ain’t Fair. Get Over It.

by Ashley on March 5, 2012

I’m embarrassed to admit I still struggle with this. All my life, my mother, bless her heart, she always made things “fair” between my younger sister and me. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? Neither girl got more presents at Christmas or (…)

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Enough with Your Self-Righteous Indignation

by Ashley on February 27, 2012

Let me preface this with a statement acknowledging that I get very annoyed in traffic and that I promise not all my posts will be gripes about driving. There’s a moral to this story, so stick with me. With that (…)

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