Wednesday, June 11, 2014

You will NEVER Catch Me...

I have officially stolen this post idea from Robin at LivingColorfully

You will never catch me...

Eating Alfredo...I hate that stuff more than anything
With a pet cat
At an Ohio State sporting event/school function/anything related
Hooking a worm to a fishing pole...eww
With out chap stick, specifically Carmex
Mowing the lawn. Laugh all you what but I am pretty into gender roles and that's a mans job. I barely know how to run a car, a lawn mower would be the end of me!
Teaching elementary school. I love my high school students, I don't know how you elementary people do it!

With out mascara on. I love looking au natural summer, but I have to keep the eyelashes looking good at all times.

At a rock concert, I am think I would get to scared by all the leather. A rap concert on the other hand is a different story.

With short hair. I just cut it and its the shortest I will go. I really do look like a boy if I cut it any shorter.

Without some recordings of Real Housewives, The Kardashians, and or Total Divas. I lovvee reality TV!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Letter to my Students

You would think the end of the year would get easier, but for some reason it doesn't. That is not necessary a bad things, it just means I have some pretty awesome students! While many teachers are excited for summer (me included) I am very sad the end of the school year is here :(

Dear Students,

What a year!! There have been many ups and downs this year, but it truly amazes me how people your age cope and deal with tragedy. I hope that you have learned a lot from me from History, English, and life skills; but I want you to know how much I have learned from you.

I have learned what the fox says. Yes, over and over and over again. Whether it was blasting from you Iphone's in class or you were jumping up and down at homecoming I can say with out a doubt that I do know what a fox says.

I have also learned that relationships at your age are my favorite. I love hearing about the different couples in school. However, my favorite thing to do is watch couples walk down the hall way. Ladies, if you have a boyfriend you know he is ALWAYS trailing behind you.

I have realized I need to be careful about what I say. Hormones are RAGING at your age! Even if I say something in context of English class, your minds are always in the gutter. Sadly, I am immature and I laugh along with you...

I have learned that you guys are the absolute best! From the good-bye letters that were written to me to all the hugs I have been receiving the past few days. I really am going to miss this place! I am so sad to leave :(

I hope you all know the impact you have made on my life. I truly have enjoyed every last minute spent with you. Thank you for a fabulous year! I can't wait to see the incredible things you all do with your future :)

Much love,
Miss Erica Ashley

Monday, June 2, 2014

Path of the Single Girl- Letter to the Church Ladies

I had way to much fun this weekend and I completely forgot to write a post for today!!

I have grown up in a Christian family with Christian friends and it is so awesome to see the wonderful things happening around me. For instance, one of my good friends is getting married this weekend and I CAN NOT WAIT!

However, I basically am setting myself up for multiple questions, looks, stares, and disappointment in the fact that I am attending this wedding alone with no date. Reason being, I am not dating anyone right now and my friends wedding is smaller, so I didn't want to have her pay for a meal for a guy who knows no one there except for me.

I am walking into this wedding with a big target on my head. Why you might ask? Because there is something about church ladies (god bless them) that think if you are not married by age 22 you have some sort of disease. They want to set you up with anyone that they can. They ask you thousands of questions and look like you as if you have some terminal illness.

I am mentally preparing myself right now for the comments that will be made and the stares I will receive when I tell these ladies once again, no I am NOT dating anyone.

So I have decided since it is polite to keep my mouth shut, I will write a little letter to them right here:

Dear Ladies,

So great to see you all again, and no, I still have no diamond on my left hand. In fact, I once again am not dating anyone. Yes, I am fine with that because there are so many other great things going on in my life! I am moving to Texas, I have a stable job and income, I can travel where ever I want whenever I want.

No, I do not want you to set me up with your nephew, thanks for asking though. In fact, I think I will just wait on God's timing for my future husband. You are always telling me God has a plan right? Well I choose to wait on him. I am not going to settle for just anyone, I have waited to long to do that now. So thanks for the offer, but I think I will wait and let things play out in Gods time, not yours.

No need to look at me like I have a terminal illness. I don't have a disease nor is my "single virus" contagious. I just am a 24 year old girl living the life that God has given me and thanking him daily for my wonderful blessings.

So as much as I appreciate your concern, I think you should know that I am 100% completely happy with my life. God has given me so much to be thankful for and someday, I am sure I will add a guy onto that list but as for now I get the opportunity to serve God as a single woman. I get to live out my life dreams and goals with out considering the opinions of something else, and I get to the ability to provide for my self as an independent woman. All of those things are rewarding.

Don't feel sad for me. You should be proud of the things I have accomplished by myself and thank god for what he has already given me instead of wishing for me :)

-Erica Ashley