It appears I’ve taken some sort of hiatus which in turn looks like I don’t care about the site or people who take time to read – I look like a bad webmistress!! *hides face* I swear that I haven’t given up I’ve honestly been struggling with personal issues and I’m finally feeling happy again after quite a bit of isolation and time to reflect. I feel as though a lot of personal and spiritual growth has happened this year. I say this year has been tough, but easy doesn’t teach us anything, does it? So, for that, I’m thankful – this dark cloudy year in the end has brought out the sunshine.

As for my weight loss journey.. I hit onederland again and I’ve basically been maintaining due to holidays and what not. I’m not going to focus on this as a bad thing because I’ve learned that that mentally spirals me out of control. I admit I have an unhealthy relationship with food, but I’m working on it daily and feel as though I’m improving. Especially with this new view on food and not punishing myself.

I’m happy for the first time in a year that isn’t a reflection of a weight loss journey. I’m curvy right now and I know that I’m losing at a much slower pace than usual because I’m eating. I’m not hitting this as hard as I did the first time around because I know life isn’t a race. I’m not unhappy where I am, I just know I’m happier healthier and that’s what I’m focusing on. But, my new-found happiness that isn’t weight loss related is my passion for art that I’ve rediscovered after yearsssss and I mean leaning towards 10 years of a hiatus. My passion is much stronger now and I feel more confident than ever as an artist. I’m excited to see where this journey takes me!!

Oh, and I’m now a proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo 3! I have a new love for vinyl as well! Crafting and art are good for the soul, y’all! Also, I can take custom orders for vinyl and will be opening an online store soon! 😉 Stay tuned for that!! 

I hope the holidays are treating you all well!

Tell me how you’ve grown this year in the comments! Also how many of you are finished with Christmas shopping? *sigh*


Author: Ashley

I'm a thirty year old engaged lady with a four-year-old daughter named Daladei! Nate and I also have two furbabies named Emmie (cat) and Tip (dog). <3 I've been blogging on and off for the past decade. Life is an ongoing adventure and I'm on an infinite body, mind & soul journey.

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5 thoughts on “Bad Webmistress

  1. Those are really nice drawings and I really like the mug and glasses. I’ve never been much of an artist, journal writing is more my thing. I actually keep two journals. Haven’t done a whole lot of growing this year, but there is still a lot more improvements to make. Happy Holidays.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at 12:22 am
    1. Ashley

      Thank you!! Writing, to me, is a form of art as well! I admire anyone who can produce words in a fluid way! I’m still working on that myself. Love your positive attitude as well, things will get better and there is always room for improvements!! I hope you had a great Holiday!

      Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 2:09 pm
  2. Hi. Want to exchange links?

    Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 10:15 am
    1. Ashley

      Sure! I will get your link up ASAP!

      Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 2:09 pm
  3. That drawing of Steve Martin is amazing. He’s always been one of my favorite actors.

    I admire you for your journey. Although, we all lose track, and that’s natural, it’s never too late to pick back up and finish with a bang. <3

    Posted on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 10:17 pm