Hello everyone, and I trust that you are all well on this fine Tuesday evening!!

I know that I am fine, because I have made up my mind and have finalized my decision for this year...I am going back to Heritage!!!

Ok, now before you wring my neck because you are so frustrated with me(believe me, I'm frustrated with myself too!), I will explain my decision.

I had mentioned in an earlier blog that I wanted to be a nurse. I have decided that this would not be the best choice in career for me, at least at this time in my life. I have no interest in science, even trying to do that biology course was taking every inch of my being to get me started. Not that I don't find medicine interesting(like healthwise), but I know that it would be very LONG and frustrating four years in nursing.

so because of this I decided to return to Heritage for my second year. At the end of my fourth year I will have gained a Bachelor of Religious Education-Professional in Intercultural Studies. Many of you know my love for different cultures, learning languages, and travelling. I hope to enter a ministry of some sort where all these things can be used. I am willing to do whatever it is God wants me to.

All of you at Heritage, you DO NOT know HOW excited I am to be coming back!! I had thought that I wouldn't ever see some of you again! Sunday can't come soon enough!

I would like to apologize, though, for all my confusing and troublesome blogs this summer. It was truly a summer of second guessing myself, learning, and thinking. But this is my FINAL decision, lol, and I hope that everyone will forgive me!

Have a great night..time for bed!
love, Ash


Humidity and Rain...mmmm Good Combo!

I never used to like humidity, but lately I have been loving it! Thankfully my "mild case of aasthma" has decided to depart for a little bit...I haven't noticed anything...but then I again, I haven't been doing ANYTHING strenous...oops.

Anyways...I have decided to embrace the heat! I abhor winter, and so I'm not about to complain about this weather right now even though it is combined with rain which creates a rather oppressive mood.

I'm sitting here writing not really making sense. My brain is too full, contemplating life and the choices I need to make in the next few days about this next coming year.

I have never been more grateful for supportive friends and family than I am right now. Thank you for all of your prayers for this mixed up girl.

Love you guys...


Hit the Polls...

In order to practice for voting in the upcoming Ontario elections, I have put a poll on my blog site. I would encourage everyone to vote. It's kind of corny, but fun too, and I hope that I get lots of answers from people!

It's on the right hand side of the screen, and it's over in 6 days, so happy voting!!

Love, Ash

The Job Search Ends HERE.

Ok, so I resorted back to Tim Hortons for work. I know I know, I gave in...AGAIN. I need the money, AND I know what I'm doing there. I had handed out all sorts of resumes, but no one called me back, and 2 wks of not working is enough for me.

I know I said I would never go back, but it's a job, and I know that I like it much better than the call center.

Mel and I have always wanted to know how to swing dance, so I think I'm going to sign us up to do that in September. We love the old movies, and oh man, that big band jazz music is AWESOME! So, we'll see how it goes.

Remember when it's been really dark and depressing outside these last few days?! What a way to end the summer...it would be nice if next week was sunny!

I hope everyone has a great day...take care!

Love, Ash


Prayer Requests

Well, I'm having an awesome time visiting my grandparents this week. It's so relaxing, not having to work, and just taking a rest.

I realized, however, that there are many people who need prayer, so this can't just be about me.

This world is full of hurting people, people who are broken from torn relationships, people who are scraping by, and people who are sick and need healing.

My Poppa is having surgery this coming September (on the 5th) to have cancer removed from his esophagus. He and Nana need lots of prayer, as he will be in the hospital recovering for two weeks after that.

A friend of mine told me what she does with her prayer requests. She writes them down on pieces of paper and then puts them into a box. When she prays for people, she can pull the requests out of the box and then see how God has answered that prayer over time. It's really cool, and an awesome idea.

Anyways, if anyone has a prayer request, don't be afraid to post them, because I know that quite a few people read these blogs and we can all pray for each other!

Take care...love Ash


Another week-long sabbatical

Well, folks, I have decided yet again to take a week long sabbatical. Maybe two. I don't know anymore, but frankly, I detest looking at this computer screen. Thankfully my job at the call center will soon be over and I will be free from staring at a computer screen for almost 8 hrs straight.

However, I need to rethink my life, get my biology course back on board, and GET ON WITH THINGS!

I'm in a rut, am rethinking my choices in life and what I want to do(yes, again) and just overall confused.

So if you could pray for me(if you're a praying person, and if not, I would appreciate your prayers anyways!) I would GREATLY appreciate it.

I know that God's got my back, but right now I'm not in a patient kind of mood, and my circumstances are calling for it, so unfortunately I feel rather vulnerable.

Anyhow, getting back to life...aside from the internet, lol...I shall go.

Love to you all, and hope you have a great couple of weeks!

Love, Ash


My Profile...

I am currently working on making my page a little more interesting, like putting polls up and updating my profile. Unfortunately, the polls aren't working at this moment, but my profile is updated, so have a look!

Love, Ash

4 Days Left!!!

I'm not sure if counting the days makes them go by slower rather than faster, however, we shall see.

I almost called in yesterday, mostly because Mom didn't have to work and I wanted to be home with her. Nevertheless, I went to work. And I'm so glad that I did!! If I hadn't gone, I wouldn't have been able to speak to a man in Portuguese! It was a really random conversation, and we definitely talked for about 30 min. Basically his sister's phone wasn't working, so I was trying to do troubleshooting. But do you think that I could even REMEMBER how to do the troubleshooting once I heard him speaking Portuguese to his sister?!! LOL

It was so awesome, and definitely made my day! I did get the phone working(eventually), as the poor man kept asking me if I wanted to date him. His sister was laughing her head off in the background, and so was I, because he was so funny and I didn't know what to say. I'm so glad that he called, though, because he made me laugh at work, and trust me, that doesn't happen often!

Yesterday I was actually in such a good mood that I could have done overtime. I was just getting into the groove of things and felt so relaxed on the phones that I could have stayed for a while. It was very strange, and that doesn't mean that I have decided to stay there by any means!!!

Well...I must go. The day is young yet, and most of it will be wasted by working, however, this is my lot in life today, and I must fulfill it! :)

I did write a poem yesterday; it's very carefree so enjoy!

Feel the wind on my face,
Running through my hair-
Sticky fingers filled with cotton candy-
A mother's worst nightmare.
Sit on the ground cross-legged, Indian-style.
Face lifted expectantly, eager,
Empty of all traces of sadness-
The sun slowly rises in the west.
Jump up and down, hanging for a moment,
Little legs take the brunt of the impact,
Hands wave wildly in the air-
Suspended by the trampoline.
Childish freedom never grows old-
Whimsical things of our past still fancy our attention,
Entreating, begging us not to forget
To live a little.


And the countdown begins

6 days left of work only!!! I can hardly wait...I'm so excited to be finally done!

I don't have much to say today(well, right now anyways). I'm extremely hot and loving this heat, and that just can't be beat!!!

Have a great day..I might write later on.

Love, Ash