Wednesday, March 26, 2014

You know you're an adult when….

When you buy a bed. Thats right, I bought a bed. Not just any bed but a bed I have been wanting since forever. And since I am an adult now with a real job paying real bills and what not I figure its time to upgrade and get a real life adult bed. 

I can't get a pic of this bed to load so here is the link if you are DYING to see it.

Its truly a dream come true! I am in love and I can't wait to put it together when I move to Houston in August! 

Until then it will sit in a box waiting anxiously to be put together and allow my body to complete many wonderful nights of slumber on it :) 

So besides buying a bed you know your an adult when….

- Buying furniture is not only expensive but super exciting. 

- When you go out with your sorority sisters and turn in at 11pm because its way past your bedtime. 

- Think your a rebel for going to see Divergent on a Monday night at 7pm (P.S. Four is my new boyfriend, I am completely in love)

- You go to bed earlier on a Friday night than any other night in the week simply because your exhausted from a week at work. 

- Live off of coffee and caffeine. 

- Your wardrobe goes from color to pure black (its slenderizing) 

- You advise others to be safe and responsible….okay mom! 

- Get super exited to track all shipment orders on Amazon. 

- Record all TV Shows after 10pm because you will never stay away through the entire thing. 

- When you wake up in the morning from 5 missed texts from your mom that were sent at 10:15pm yet you were asleep and she was awake… 

How do you all know your adults!? 

Friday, March 21, 2014

A change

There are so many changes taking place in my life right now it is CRAZY! God has some BIG things planned for me this year and I am ready to jump on board :)

With life changes come blog changes. I have been really thinking about how I can make this blog me. What can I write about daily that expresses who I am as an individual?

Obviously I write to write and half the stuff I talk about is pointless (thank you readers who comment on posts that mean absolutely nothing to you but everything to me) :) After much consideration I am going to change up this bad boy. I figure that a year has gone by since this little bundle of joy has come alive and its time for it to go through life with me.

So, after I get a whole new design layout, I am going to focus this blog on different teacher/organization tips and tidbits. This isn't going to be a place where ONLY teachers can get ideas, but where anyone who has questions about anything related to organization, work, pens, pencils, planners, etc you name it I will cover it :)

I am so excited to start this journey and although I won't have my own classroom till August, there is so much stuff I can share about preparing myself for the move, packing, planning, etc.

So stay tuned to major changes going on at Erica Ashley's blog, we are doing big things over here!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Great Gatsby and Green

I'll admit, I got my fair share of green bear, irish car bombs, and leprechauns yesterday. I also needed Hot Yoga sunday night to sweat it all out. 

But before we get to the wonderful holiday of green I was able to spend some time with my sorority sisters at our wonderful Formal. This years theme, The Great Gatsby.

Sigma Kappa hosted this years formal at the beautiful Grand Rapids Museum. It was so amazing! They opened up a few exhibits, let us ride the carousal,  and decorated with beautiful lights. 

It was so much fun to see some great friends and get all dressed up like I use to when I was an active member. 

Saturday I was able to go out with some great friends for St. Pattys day! I am kind of in this YOLO stage of my life (yes I used the word YOLO) where I am trying to hang out with as many people as I can before I move as well as participate in any and all local events. So for the big green holiday I went out downtown to a huge block party and had a blast! My only 2 photos from the day :) 

Hope you all had a great weekend! What did you do to celebrate!? 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Everything is bigger in Texas

I have not been giving this blog enough lovin! I really miss reading everyones blog and dedicating some time to this guy. 

Truthfully, I have been SUPER busy! If you have read the one post I have posted in the last two weeks you would know I finally got a job :) I am subbing at one school for the rest of the school year, which is so nice not having to go to a different location every day and I got a big girl job! 

I have made my official decision and am moving to Houston Texas in August! I really can't believe it! It hasn't hit me yet that I am leaving the mitten and heading south. I feel like I am just going on vacation, except this time I am not coming back…and that is SUPER exciting and absolutely horrifying at the same time.

I know 0 people in Texas. 0. I do know that God has been working in my heart the past year to help me make this transition. Although it is scary leaving a place I have never lived 45minutes away from, I know that this is the only time in my life where I can pick and move. I am 24, single, and have no real ties except my parents. Its either now or never and I choose now! 

So how many of you have made huge transitions in your life!? I would love to hear how you deal with them :) 

Also, anyone in the Houston area!? I need a friend! 

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Okay, I totally missed this months Monthly Goal Link Up that I promised…but I have great news that has been keeping my super busy!!! 

First, I was offered a position at the school I am currently subbing at to finish out the rest of the school year! 

Thats not the only exciting news…


Oh, and not just ONE job….TWO JOBS!!!

Thats right, I have to make a decision about where I want to work! 
I am SOOOO excited but most importantly EXTREMELY grateful to be in this position! 

I attended a job fair on Monday where there were 80+ out of state school districts. 

The first offer is from a School in Phoenix Arizona and the second from Houston Texas!! 

I am so excited to be in this position and I obviously would love all of your input on these two areas! I have never been to either and am hoping to visit before I make my final decision!

So I apologize for not having a link up this month but I promise it will be up an running for April! 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Job fair

I am writing this post via iPhone in bed tryin my hardest to get some sleep but I just can't go to bed! I am beyond excited for the teacher job fair! 

Last year I attended as a student teacher just to get some experience with interviews, but this year it's the real deal! 

I want a job. 
I have no one holding me back.
As the New Boyz would say, "ain't gonna tie me down"

So I am going to go in this job fair tomorrow and I am going to find me a job. 

Want to know why!? 
Because I am awesome, I am willing to move, and I WANT a job! So cheers to the job fair tomorrow! 

One last note, my sister surprised me this weekend with an amazing book she made me to capture my years in college. I am so blessed to have her as my sister and I couldn't believe she took the time to make me this! 

Cheers to sisters and jobs! Hope you all had an amazing weekend! 

P.S I did not forget about monthly go link up! Check in on Wednesday for a special monthly goal link up and my blog turns 1!