Hello! I'm currently looking for new friends as I am unemployed and seem to have too much time on my hands!
My name is Ashleh, and I'll be 26 in October. Canadian ex-pat living in Asia. I'm recently engaged to a wonderful guy named Roderick, whom I've known since we were 14. I'm a big, BIG animal lover and have a dog and two cats back home, and miss them everyday. Mya is our 2.5 year old sable German Shepherd, Fawkes was given to me for my 24th birthday, he's a little orange butterball, and we adopted Cougar from a friend of ours, he's a Tonkinese.
I spent a year and a half living in the Netherlands and traveling around Europe, so I'm super excited for this new adventure we've just begun (we moved here not even a week ago). I am not a professional but I love taking photos, trying new things, meeting new people, cooking, traveling, and just having a good time!
My journal typically consists of my day to day life, and occasionally I'll throw in some photos.
Please comment on my friends only entry, thank you :)
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Occ: President and Founder of a NONPROFIT Organization for helping struggling families
Kids: 1 boy, Roman, 4 years old
Marital: Recently divorced and seeing someone new
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Recently, my best friend of 9 years and husband of 4 split for some chick and a life free of responsibility and left my life is total ruins. He is no longer in my kid or my life, and while my kid is still devastated, it's what's best for everybody, especially my son. After not being able to get a job for almost a year after my ex left, and not being able to get into school, I decided to help others who were in my situation or like it, struggling period. So now my job is President of an up and coming nonprofit doing just that.
I'm just now learning how to date and recently got my heart broken pretty badly after a short but intense relationship with a schoolteacher, and I'm now beginning to see someone new, which is pretty scary after my track record, hahaha. I've gone from being a teenaged heartbreaker to a socially inept and emotionally scarred single mom, which is making not only dating a nightmare but getting my nonprofit off the ground difficult.
When people look at me, they usually think, hardass or metal or punk rock but I'm a bubbly giddy giggly mess, and I'm fasciated by the dumbest things. I'm an absolute nerd, from a long line of nerds, from books to math to finance.
wow, i'm bad at this. ok, basically i can be a hot ass mess because i'm still learning how to fly. i'm 23 year old single mom of a 4 year old who just built a nonprofit to help struggling families because i hate seeing children suffer, and basically i have alot on my plate but livejournal sometimes keeps my sane. i've had an LJ since like 2002 (but like 10 names) and i could never live without livejournal. i get depressed and i get stupid, i'm a 23 yr old single mom ffs and every day i'm learning. i'm not a bitch but sometimes i come off as it, because some people can't handle someone who refuses to sugarcoat the bullshit. if you're being stupid, i will call you out and i expect the same.
if you don't want someone's 2 cents, DON'T ADD ME! if i comment, it's because i have something to say, not "aww that sucks that your boyfriend cheated on you", i will say "get a fucking grip and leave him!". i'm a realist, people and if you can't handle it, i will tell you right now, do not add me. i'm a rare breed. also, if you have something nasty to say, expect something nasty right back.
if you do add me, please update and comment regularly. i'm not looking to beef up my friends list numbers, i'm looking to expand my friends, read more journals and have more read mine.
kids: roman, 4 years old
status: recently out of a long relationship with my kid's dad who's out of the picture now and in a new one
work: SAHM, waiting for october to start a BA
location: brandon, FL (15 minutes south of tampa)
there are a few major things going on in my life, like my two most recent ex boyfriends not wanting to let me go, getting bariatric surgery this year (lapband), my struggle with PCOS, infertility, independence, my new relationship and still getting over the pain over my last relationship. my life was turned entirely upside down last august when i found out my fiance of 4 years and best friend of 9 was cheating on me and subsequently left me for her. i've been a SAHM for the last 4 years so i had to move back in with mom & dad and have to go to college to support my kid. i don't see a penny from him, or get any phone calls even, so i'm entirely on my own (for now). so basically shit is rough and my life can be a serious whirlwind, especially with this new relationship which is wonderful but very busy.
note: i DO NOT add new or recently made journls BY ANY MEANS, under 21, or just irresponsible stupid people. please no sluts or generally morally corrupt people. please no crunchy mamas (you know who you are) or people into swinging or polyamory and shit like that. i'm not closed-minded, i'm just not interested in reading about something i'm highly against (i have my own personal reasons, and we all have shit we are against so don't be a dick about it).
a little more in depth: sean and i split in august after he cheated and left me for the girl, and he came crawling back while i was dating a new kid that didn't last long. now both of them have been tugging at my ankles, while i'm trying to move on. i'm starting college for interior design in october, and i've been a stay at home mom since my kid was born. i'm not your typical suburban mom.. i was abused and neglected emotionally growing up and i have an incredibly hard time making friends irl and forming attachments, making parenting and relationships very difficult. no, i'm not a bitch but i'm just a very straight up, no bs kind of person.
i've been struggling with PCOS for the last decade and getting bariatric surgery next month, and hopefully get pregnant in the not too distant future. basically, this year is going to be life changing.
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- 23 years old
- mom to a 4 year old superbeast, roman
- fresh out of alooongggg assssss relationship with my kid's dad and high school bff, sean
- in an incredible new relationship with the sickest high school teacher ever, morgan
- about to start on a BFA in interior design
- stay at home mom since my kid was born
- just south of tampa flawduhh
- punk rock and hip hop flows through my veins
- nerd extroardinare
- ocd as fuck
age: 22 (23 this month!!!)
loc: western central florida
martial status: recently "divorced", newly in lurrrveee
kids: 1, boy, roman 4 yrs old and totally badass.
occ: sahm for the last 4 years and (hopefully) starting school in jan.
orig: new yawk new yawk
- i think with logic/reason, not emotion.
- i lack emotional tact (but i try).
- former heartbreaker
- book nerd
- math geek
- i think twilight is the worst movie ever made.. i'm sure each following was eve worse (even the main actor that you obsess over thinks it's stupid, get with the program.. sorry twi-tards)
- recently went through a NASTY split from my high school bff of 8 years
- i have a major reproductive issue that nearly runs my life
- i have the most adorable new boyfriend with a kid of his own that lives 1000 miles away in ohio
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ MY FRIENDS ONLY POST BEFORE ADDING ME/COMMENTING :)
i don't do the lj fighting or arguing, but if you can't handle someone commenting something sensible, you shouldn't add me. i can't handle stupid people or people who whine about trivial shit, irresponsibility, substance abuse, bad parents (if you have to ask what constitutes being a bad parent, you probably are one), etc. i just really want to get that out of the way so i don't waste my time (or yours). i don't make enemies or start garbage, i try to avoid it because i'm too old for that sh!t and you should be too. i gotta add: nobody under 21 please!
as for me, i'm usually a manic mess, clean freak, book nerd, music lover, knowledge-obsessed, math geek with aspirations a little too high for some and a mind that dosen't quit. i might sound like an asshole, but i just don't want to deal with bs. but i promise i'm a nice girl ;)
COMMENT ON MY FRIENDS ONLY POST :)