THANK YOU!!!

So, on Friday, I reached 200 followers. I created this blog in late March/early April and didn’t think it would go very far. I just wanted a place away from the drama that Facebook has a habit of creating. In just a few months, I have entered deep into the fander community, made a lot of friends, and I hope spread quite a bit of positivity. That’s the whole point of my blog, to create a safe space for all people who need it.

The fact that 200 people follow it?? That’s just the icing on the cake really. Sometimes, I don’t feel that I deserve all of you wonderful beans, and then I got get tagged in super sweet works of art, stories, and appreciation posts? I love it, and you make me feel loved. You made me feel like I have worth.

Just know, that all that you do for me does not go unnoticed. Every like, and reblog, and tag just warms my heart. I love you all. You all have a safe place with me, and a judgment free zone. If you ever need to talk, I am here. My ask box and messenger are always open.

Love,

Ashley

anonymous asked:

I need some advice. I'm friends with...I've seen him on your blog...he's alright but I'm worried about him. I saw him one day and we talked. He said this: he's highly intelligent so he's destined to be alone. He said this like when someone knows they're dying of a curable sickness but just let it happen. His parents got him therapy but he's reclusive now. Any advice?

Oh dear - whoever this person is, I sincerely hope he’s doing all right!

With this much to go on, all I can really say is that it’s up to him to come out of his reclusiveness.  Therapy CAN help, but in the end, he has to consciously make the choice to step out and work away from this mindset.

I know how he feels - but having lived a life I could have never predicted, I can honestly say to him - and to all of you! - that life has surprising ways of changing your understanding of the world.  All you have to do is be there, looking for it. :)

As for anything you can do?  Just be there for your friend as often as you can.  I’m not saying to push your way in at every opportunity, but give him words of encouragement, and mean what you say.  Knowing that someone is out there, willing to listen and help if you need it, can bring so much healing!

This may take time, and it may take baby steps, but I’m sure both of you will come through things just fine!

Sweet kisses from those lips set my passion ablaze and warm my heart in ways I could never begin to voice.. you just do things to me, I guess.. I’m not complaining..
—  Eue - Thoughts of Skeeter
My intentions with you?
To be the one that makes you smile when you though it was impossible
To be the one you talk about when you get asked about love
To be the one that’s holding you so close at night that I can chase all your nightmares away
I want to be the one that keeps you safe and loved
Speak softly to yourself, for frustration can often only draw you backwards, and does nothing to change the situation itself. You deserve kind words. You deserve respect. So, give it to yourself.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
People often ask ‘how is life treating you?’ Perhaps the more accurate question is ‘how are you treating yourself?’
—  Sepi Tajima