If you’re reading this, you probably already know! BUT, I would like to introduce myself anyways… I’m Ashlee!
I have been feeling very stuck for the past several years. I graduated college and started down the path of corporate jobs in my degree field. All of which left me unfulfilled and stagnant in growth. I’ve had so many ideas swirling through my head of what I could do to make changes, but none of them made sense, or I couldn’t figure out the logistics to make anything solid happen.
I started creating this website over a year and a half ago… A YEAR AND A HALF.
You know, when the COVID-19 Pandemic first hit, and we were all stuck at home with nothing to do.. I have been a professional website administrator for YEARS, yet I didn’t take the time to build my own website…. Dumb, I know.. So, I started my site, hit the ground running, and then felt super unmotivated. And it sat there for a year, unpublished.
Then, I slowly started plugging away, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with my site. I thought I would use it as a professional portfolio/resume. I dreamed of starting a blog, but what would I even say? I’ve always wanted my own business, but what would I even do? How would I make enough money to afford health insurance?! I still have some of these thoughts and ideas swirling through my brain.
About a month ago, mid August 2021, something just hit me. Like, a wave of inspiration. I realized that I have all of these talents, that I don’t take advantage of for myself. I’ll do great work for other people because I “have to”, for a paycheck to pay my bills and barely get by. I just thought, why don’t I put some of this energy into growing a platform for myself, put my energy into myself. I want to create FOR ME.
My boyfriend and I decided that we would like to start a vlog of all of our adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, called Woke U.P. Wild (read about that here). While putting that into motion, I remembered I still had this website sitting here unfinished. So I sat down one afternoon, and just finished it… IN ONE AFTERNOON… I came up with these couple blog posts, as well as, business ideas and proposals. I am not finished, but it’s a start.
Everyone has to take a leap and start somewhere. And here I am, starting, and putting myself out there. Can’t wait to reflect in a few weeks, months, years, to see where I am!
If you made it here, thank you so much for your precious time. I would love to hear any and all feedback, ideas, or even just say hi! 🙂 I would love to connect with you on social media. Can’t wait to chat soon!