Thursday, March 1, 2012

Out of Hiding

I've had 6 wonderful months spent at home with my absolutely super-fantastic parents. Contrary to everyone's beliefs - living with your parents as an adult is the bomb. I LOVED it and am pretty sure the only thing encouraging me to move out now is the prospect that I will end up 45 and single with many many cats lingering around the house. I mean that could totally still happen...but at least not in my rent's house. The one and only downside is that I completely reverted back to a teenager. I somehow forgot how to clean my room, do my laundry in a timely manner, accomplish anything after work or clean house...ever. I'm typically a very clean and neat person, but somehow that trait vanished the moment I moved back in the house. No rent, dinner on the table when I get home, not having to wake up early to take my puppy out (thanks Timmy), always having company, having someone take care of me when I'm I really want to move out?!?

In one week I will be starting an incredibly exciting new chapter - at a new job, in a new city, in a new state. I'm not scared...yet, but just overwhelmed with excitement. My parents have been so supportive of this, which has made this such an easy decision. I have fought this next part long enough....years even...I'm officially going to be a....Texan. That hurt a little bit. I have flip-flopped between these 2 wonderful states quite a bit - grew up in Oklahoma, undergrad in Texas, grad school in Oklahoma, fellowship in Texas, next job in Oklahoma, and now back to Texas. I have commitment issues or something?!? Very possible. I'm very serious about setting down some roots this serious I'm actually going to get a Texas drivers license! Woah I know I'm getting a little crazy here. One step at a time Ash.

So I have started this blog back up for my dear sweet momma so she can keep her eye on me. I love her very much and am so thankful she's allowed me to this 6 months to spend a crazy amount of time with her. First time we've lived together in 8 years and we didn't miss a beat. And mom - distance doesn't change a thing. We'll still be best friends :) And you are always more than welcome to come visit me when I'm ill...or want to shop...or you just miss me :)

Hey there Big City...Here I Come!!!


  1. We will miss you! You're the best daughter anyone could ever have!

  2. I am soooo excited! Many road trips planned for this summer!