If you're weeks been long & stressful like mine...remember to rest instead of throwing in the towel! I'm always so tempted to quit, but I also know that after taking an afternoon off to read on the deck in the sun...I'm fired up and ready to create again! So rest today love, and keep chasing that calling tomorrow! 😘❤🙌🏻 #getaftergrateful
One of the things I've struggled with the most as a business owner has been Instagram...(okay it's a really long list! 😳🙈 But instagrams on there, near the top! Ha!) I think the biggest reason is I love to just be REAL with people...and so many people on Instagram have curated feeds based on a special color pallet and expensive planning apps and all these rules! I just cannot do that! So, for the most part, I've just used Instagram to share pics of adventures and fur babies, instead of sharing the heart behind why I do what I do in my work...but I realized today that I'm mostly just over complicating it right?! I mean just SHARE what you've got...regardless of color pallet or too many puppy pics in a row...simple is better and sharing our hearts is what it's all about! Moral of the story: don't feel like you need to follow complicated rules, just be you boo!! 💁🏻🙈❤🙌🏻 #getaftergrateful
It's been a rough & longggg few weeks...watching little rascals with one of my mini-me's is the PERFECT way to de-stress and laugh till I cry! 😂🙌🏻❤ Hanging out with kids puts things into perspective! 😍#netflixandchill #kinda 😂🙈
Puppy bailed on me for this weeks #fridayintroductions selfie! 🙄 And it was also taken yesterday while pup and I worked from the deck because it was gorgeous out!! (For once!!!) I'm Ashlee, serial creative entrepreneur, believer, wife to a hunky nerd and crazy dog mom! Even though this week has been pretty gloomy, it's also been a really productive & creative! 😍 I actually wrote a devotional this week on finding your Calling, among a few other huge fun projects that are coming out SOON! 😍🎉 You can grab the Devo for free w/link in my profile! 😘 How was your week love?! Let me know in the comments!
It's day 3 of the #imperfectboss campaign! And I have no cute photo to share because honestly, I'm sitting in the dark at my desk trying to finally wrap up work for the day...at almost 9pm! 😳 And it's been a gloomy, depressing, not all that productive week, hence the 9pm desk date! 🙈 And I realized something pretty big related to the imperfect biz owner thing this morning while on my run (and I only went for a run because I was having a temper tantrum! Haha! Being REAL!) I keep a DAMN good record of all my failures and wrongs! Like way better than any of the other records I should keep as a biz owner! But here's the thing...if God doesn't keep volumes of books of all the crap I mess up on WHY THE HELL am I doing it?!? May sound silly but WHOA wake up call batman!! So today, I owned this crazy messy life & biz that is mine and rocked it the best I could! Let's wake up tomorrow to some 🌤 (please dear God let the sun come back!!) and let's keep chasing those dreams y'all! Without the constant reminder of our past crap, just keep running forward!! ❤🙌🏻 (And maybe take the afternoon off to play outside in the sunshine for good measure! Hey, boss lady schedule has its perks!! 😜)
Something that's been hard for me is to let go of certain shoulds because I want to feel legit as an entrepreneur. (Hello, lies from the enemy! 🙄) One of the biggest ones has been around the shoulds of schedules and organizing, all the systems and all that jazz...those things being on point means you're a legit entrepreneur right?! So not true!! For years I've tried to keep really strict office hours because that's what you're supposed to do right?! For me it's never worked, there are just days, like today, it's crappy outside, we've been up since 4am with a sick puppy and my brain is just NOT firing well! So I did some work this morning, but my afternoon gets to be curled up with said sick puppy and catching up on all my library books! ❤🙌🏻 Guess what, that work will indeed get done because I genuinely LOVE it! But I get to have a truly flexible schedule with prioritizing rest! Because it's worth it in the long run! Ps. You're also already legit just by being a child of God, not because of any rules you do or don't follow! #theimperfectboss #lovenotes #minimalism