I was so excited Kortni Jeane asked me to be a part of the little victories campaign. I think it's so important as women to celebrate all of our little victories because life can sometimes feel like it's working against you. A little about me... hi I’m Ashlee! I am a widowed mother who lives for creating happy memories. I graduated in interior design and I feel most myself when I am tapping into that inner creativity. I dream about traveling the world and try to travel as much as i can. I’m a fanatic for all things beauty and fashion and deep down i really just crave connection and realness…. and chocolate chip cookies (am i right). This life has brought me many different crazy hard stories including infertility, death, infidelity, divorce of parents, etc. While these all may be sad stories, each one has helped me learn and grow in a new way and ultimately each story is full of love and perspective, and a new love to find within myself, and a new outlook I’ve never had. My world revolves around my baby. She breathes air into my lungs. This is the beginning of a new chapter for us. Social media is a place to share my journey, things I’m passionate about, and all the moments of healing, life, and love in between.
There was a point in my life where I was trying to get pregnant and it just wasn't happening. It took four years of infertility to finally get pregnant but it taught me a huge lesson. I was trying so hard and doing everything I was supposed to. I got on hormones and did tests, I took my temperature every morning and I was doing everything right, and still I felt like a failure. I didn't feel good enough. My body couldn't do what a woman's body was supposed to do. Overall, I was in a really low place.
Women supporting and cheering on other women is the most beautiful thing. With all of the negativity going on around us from society, we need to support each other and lift each other up without ulterior motives attached, just pure excitement and support for one another.
It’s so important to do our own work and really take the time to love ourselves. Loving the beautiful bodies that we have been given and making choices daily that make you FEEL happy are so important. I believe when we do things that feed our soul overtime… the moment it's time to step into a swimsuit and those insecurities come up you already have the foundation you need to remember how amazing who you are and not be so hard on yourself.