This is The Messy Life

Lesson #1: sometimes you have to be selfish, and that’s more than okay

1. Thinking and thinking some more.

I have spent months thinking about this blog. About starting it, about making it something great, about feeding it with all I have so it someday returns the favor. The problem is, I’ve been thinking so much, I haven’t begun.

Not until now.

2. Zero hype and zero followers.

I guess I’m taking the name in full stride, because this is officially the messiest launch in history.  Zero hype and zero followers. Few friends know I’m even creating this blog, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it eventually. I’ve entertained so many ideas about what this blog should be, that I haven’t thought about what I need from it. How should I shape this blog for myself? No one makes guides about that.

All the “great” bloggers tell you to write for your readers, but my ideal readers relate to the messy parts of myself. Either way, shouldn’t a blog extend from one’s self? I can’t abandon my personality for a profitable blog.

So, I have decided the only way to do this, is to reveal myself through my work. To ensure I enjoy writing each and every piece. To pour bits of my soul into all of the work I share.

3. Being selfish because I can.

My MESSY life, fuels this MESSY blog, which feeds our MESSY community.

Now that I’m taking a more selfish approach, because I can (and you should too), I’m finding myself more inspired to create work that will resonate. I have ideas for campaigns, and articles that introduce a different point of view. I am thinking of ways to provide help for you, where other sources on the internet lack.

This is starting to feel real. Should you find this, I hope you stick around, because it will only get better from here.

Thank for reading! Do you like posts like this? Let me know below.

messy melodies | The Messy Life


Marketing Student - Comfort-obsessed, plant-loving mess. Always trying. Continually coming to be.


  1. Stacyann Barker
    September 9, 2017

    I am so proud of you Ash. I love to see my former students following their passions. What an awesome introduction. It is both well written and more importantly “real.” It gives a great look into you and what we as yoe followers can expect. I love that as you begin you are real about the process from the start. We are all in the human experience and yes life can and most likely will be messy from time to time. I am excited to follow you on this journey and look forward to growing because we are forever expanding. Xoxoxo

    1. Ashleigh
      September 21, 2017

      Thank you so much Ms. Stacy!!!! I really appreciate your feedback. I have been having a hard time updating this blog, because with school and clubs and internships, there’s so little time but your comment helps so much. I’m going to work harder to publish every week because you’re right, this is my passion. Xo thank you so much! I hope all is well.


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