Out of the billions of people floating around out there on the internet, you managed to find yourself at Wakeupashley.com and I’m excited that you did! Hi, hello, I’m Ashley! Let me start out by telling you a little about myself.
I am a 31-year-old mom, business owner and fiancee to Nathan. Nate and I met nearly 6 years ago and have been glued to each other’s sides ever since – He is my best friend and partner-in-crime. We have a 4-year-old daughter named Daladei that you will read frequently about! She is the light of our lives with her spunk and spontaneity, she keeps us on our toes and learning more than we ever thought we would. Amazing how becoming a parent changes you in that way, huh? You hear stories of lives changing and before motherhood, I immediately considered the physical aspects of parenting and thought “Psh, it doesn’t change that much!” Boy, was I wrong! The ways I have changed after becoming a mother are far beyond the physical eye. My way of thinking and doing was most affected. In a way, motherhood is what helped me find myself and my purpose in life. I make it a daily goal to maintain a positive mental attitude and it’s SO important to me to be a positive influence on Daladei. Our thoughts become our reality and I enjoy planting positive seeds wherever I go.
After I had my daughter in October 2012, I dedicated my time and efforts to losing weight and getting in shape. Sitting at almost 300lbs, I knew I had to do something in order to be the mom she deserves. I lost over 100lbs in the first year of my weight loss journey my lowest weight being 147lbs and have kept a majority of the weight off. I have had setbacks that have thrown me off course leading to a 60-pound weight gain, but I am here to share my story and new journey to being my best self-possible on this blog. I will lose the 60 pounds I’ve gained!
I opened Cole Creations Co. in February 2017! As someone who has always had a passion for art and design it is no surprise I finally opened a vinyl creations shop where I provide customized vinyl t-shirts, mugs, wood signs, etc.. My sister and I decided to go in together and pursue the life of entrepreneurs. Growing up with an entrepreneur dad, it is no wonder we were so drawn to running our own business as well. We are so excited to share new and custom creations!
I have been blogging on and off for the past decade, but am here to plant my roots at Wakeupashley.com to reflect my life as a mother and fiancee (future wife), my weight loss journey as well as share crafts and recipes for the family! I hope you find something inspiring and/or motivational here and if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me!