Thursday, January 6, 2011


I'm not a huge New Year Resolution person. But one resolution I am making is to blog more. I think I can accomplish this goal buy not making my blogs so long. I tend to put pressure on myself to write "the perfect post." It's just not realistic. A post can be short and sweet but still tell a good story.

Second resolution is to not sweat the small stuff. In the big picture, all the little things I worry about everyday aren't worth the energy. So what if Sienna is up for three hours one what if my house isn't in perfect order and there is dog hair on the what if Eastan decides to wear his backpack 24/7? I'm going to loosen up and enjoy life. It's way too short to not enjoy!

I arrived to Nicaragua today and I'm going to post a little bit each day about my trip. Here's a teaser:

5 things I saw on my way to HOPE Central
1. Two guys on motorcycles racing down the street. No headlights. No helmets.
2. A guy peeing on the sidewalk. Luckily his back was turned toward me.
3. Christmas lights
4. Lots of trash on the streets
5. I got to watch my dad talk to Eddy (one of the guys who has worked with PH for years) in Spanish. He is so enthusiastic, laughing the entire way to the base. This is truly his passion and I'm so blessed to be sharing it with him.


gmacarolyn said...

Ashley, you are wise beyond your years.. It is awesome that you have chosen to quit sweating the small stuff - you'll find you have lots more time to enjoy everything. And I'm so happy you have started blogging again - I've missed you.

Angela Heather Hill said...

I am so glad you are blogging again. I didn't even know you were going to Nicaragua. I'm so glad I get update on all our old friends.

Mimi said...

Yea, you are blogging again. I have missed it.