Monday motivation|| Quotes to help you get through.

Everyone hates Mondays!

We all know that the only downside to having a fantastic weekend—Sleeping in! Sunday brunch! No annoying work/school emails!—is knowing it’s going to come to a screeching halt come Monday morning.

Sleep patterns are messed up -back to waking up at 6am-ugh!

Everything fun is OVER!!

But hey, lets not hate Monday so much.

Instead,lets look at these quotes to inspire us as we start the new week 😀

Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. -Barry Finlay

 It’s Monday. Get a new perspective. Whatever obstacle you’re facing, it’s not permanent.

Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.-Joshua.J.Marine.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. —Theodore Roosevelt

Change your thoughts and you change your world. —Norman Vincent Peale

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short 🙂 

P.S: If you’re totally depressed and you really just wanna stay home, I’m thinking this music Mix will help you get up a bit. Naija music has a way of motivating me! #lol

Have a nice week, everyone!

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Get To Know Me || 20 things you probably already knew about Ash

Hi everyone!

I hope y’all are having a wonderful day!

I’m happy to say that after so many years of random blogging and unscheduled posts, I am back in full force!

So in light of this, I decided to make an introductory post where my readers can get to know me a bit. I see this done on YouTube a lot so I decided to give it a shot on here. I hope you enjoy!

So, here, let’s get right to it ^_^

  1. My name is Ashley- most people call me “Ash”. 

  2. My Zodiac sign is Taurus. 27 April baybeeeeee

  3. I’m the first born out of five children.

  4. I’m 5ft 2″ (very tall, mind you 😀 ) 

  5. I’m a food lover,cooking and eating! –I guess that’s why I’m not losing any weight (lol) 

  6. I try to have a bottle of water in my bag, wherever I go- Yes, water is life. Lol. 

  7. I recently joined the ‘natural hair gang’ and I’ve been loving it! –despite being too lazy to take good care of it. 

  8. 5 years ago I thought I’d be married at maybe age 22 – now let’s add like 5 more, shall we? 

9. Every day I have at least 3 new ideas buzzing through my head.

  1. I’m slowly getting over my obsession with Zayn Malik – until I wake up tomorrow and see that it’s going no where-lol! 
  2.  I like to think I’m  a hopeless romantic- but I suck at showing emotions 😦

  3.  The closest people to me are my siblings.

  4. . I have the worst makeup skills- been striving for the perfect eyebrow for three years now 😦 

  5. I’m the worst when it comes to keeping in touch- I’m so grateful to those who still try with me, stick with me my loves! 

  6. I can’t decide a favorite color.

  7. I love looking at pictures of beautiful girls, and handsome boys –hence my love for Tumblr/Instagram  :p 

  8. I don’t think I have a dressing style, anything goes- as long as it’s comfortable.

  9.  I’ve always dreamt of being an air hostess or a hand model – sssh don’t tell my parents. 

  10. I’m almost a doctor. smiley face 

  11. I listened to  Sunday Candy throughout the time I was writing this post :p

 

So there you have it! 20 random facts about me….did any one come as a surprise? Leave a comment below 😀

Much love!

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THE ASH TREE JOURNALS : WHAT IS FRIENDSHIP??!

“Choose your friends wisely.”

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about this topic ” friendship”, and what it means to me. Who exactly is a friend?

I believe, that a friend is someone we bring close to us, letting them in on our personal space,knowing the differences between us and our lives but still accepting them and forming a close relationship with each other.

The bible says in Proverbs 18:24 “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

To be quite honest here, a lot of the drama we have in our lives is caused by having people ‭around us, that are not meant to be…around us. Having the wrong associations with people.

I have learnt that there are so many types of people around us, and whether we want to be aware of it or not, these people have an impact on our lives, one way or the other. Being able to separate these people may take a lot of strength, wisdom and knowledge of the fact that everyone in our lives has a significant role to play.

Growing up, I have had a lot of people in my life occasionally being there, knowing me and then just disappearing after some time. I believed that friendships were not made to last, everyone had a role to play in my life and I had to learn that sometimes, when that scene is over, I have to let go.

Success and failure in life comes from our associations. You and I , everything we do hinges on the people we have around us. It is said that “he that walks with wise men, shall be wise…and a companion of fools shall be destroyed”

I have been stung many times now to know that not everyone in my life has my best interest at heart, and this prompted me to write this short form of advice….lets be careful of the energy and the people we allow to come into our life, because in the end we only have ourselves and can only give account for ourselves in every situation.

Then again, if you have that friend that is like a brother or sister, appreciate them. Those kind of friends are so rare these days. I honestly appreciate my awesome friends who have stuck with me, as annoying as I sometimes may be  (lol) and this is always the good and amazing part of friendships, those who turn into family.

Much love, everyone. xx

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