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January 5, 2022
2022 word of the year

Happy 2022, friends! I know it’s been a hot minute. Not gonna lie — COVID-19 fatigue and MS fatigue played a big factor in my lack of activity here over the past year. But that doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way (although it seems like the pandemic shows no signs of letting up anytime soon). With a new year comes a reinvigorated passion to create new habits.

Which brings me to my Word of the Year for 2022: “empowered.” This year, I want to remember the power that I have to control my own destiny (with God on my side, of course). I want to spend more time doing things outside of work that fulfill me. That includes blogging here at Ashley ♥ Adores, traveling, spending time with my loved ones, eating delicious foods and more.

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Wednesday Word

February 3, 2016


There are so many things I’d like to accomplish this year, and in life in general. However, the thing that’s at the forefront of my mind — the thing that keeps me up at night and scares the heck out of me — is finally writing that book that I’ve been meaning to put out. God has been pouring into me ideas for this project for the past few years and it’s time to stop dilly-dallying and get ‘er done — out of obedience, a responsibility for the lives that will be touched by reading it and a sheer sense of triumph. If I’m being completely honest with myself, I’m the only thing that’s holding me back. I’m so glad that I attended my church’s Me Ministry “Best Year Ever” workshop last Saturday (shout out to Nefra and Kazi for throwing this awesome event!), because it’s forcing me to do the work necessary for me to make my dreams a reality. Mark my words. 2016 will be the best year ever. May this Wednesday Word No. 52, courtesy of Pop Sugar and spoken by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, inspire you to step out into the unknown and follow your dream. Like actually make it happen. Because honestly, if you wait until you’re “ready,” you will never start. My “domino” (the thing that will set into motion the pursuit of my goal) is to host a book reading for the memoir I’m working on. The thing is, I have many ideas written down but only have fleshed out about 10 pages thus far (that number will greatly multiply in the coming weeks). But me planning this event holds me accountable and has me locked in to sitting down in front of that computer and typing till my little fingers burn. Heck yeah, I’m nervous but I have no option other than to make it happen. It reminds me of that quote by Margaret Shepard: “Sometimes the only available transportation is a leap of faith.” That being said, Feb. 29, 2016 — Leap Day — will be the day that I take that crucial leap of faith. Stay tuned for details!

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