Happy New Year !

Hello Everyone,

This past year has been a crazy rides of ups and downs, there were times when I thought this year can disappear anytime now. Then I was reminded that those are the years that are the greatest the ones where you have many ups and downs and you come out on top and make it through.

I am always striving for more in my life and to do better and this year as we quietly brought in the new year with my kids and husband, I was reminded that I have goals and things that I want to achieve and that is good but I have to remember to cherish what I have now and what I have accomplished thus far. We tend to compare ourselves to others so readily and easily, social media makes this so easy. But we forget that people don’t often post their struggles and the bad times, they post what makes it look like they have all their sh*t together when in reality they are in just as deep or farther than you.

I can find myself getting sucked into the comparison so easily, I see people posting about their hot holidays and automatically think “man I wish I could go on vacation” but the reality is, I hate the heat and don’t have any desire to go on a hot holiday in the winter. Yet when I see these posts I can find myself comparing my “boring” life to others and that is just not what I want to do. The reality is that I have an amazing life, is it boring? You bet, but it is my boring and I love sitting and reading too many books, crocheting and drinking coffee with my kids running around screaming and fighting (maybe I could do without the fighting) and my husband here with me. I enjoy the chaos of going to work everyday and trying to get everything in that I need to and then squeeze in my classes on top of it.

Is my blog booming and have millions of followers, nope, is my YouTube channel taking off, nope but that isn’t why I started. I started because I wanted to share my life with people and show them that my life is just as normal as theirs was even though I am blind.

2019 is going to be a great year, there are going to be ups and downs. I don’t do resolutions they have never worked for me in the past and always had something to do with me changing something about me. But this year I am just going to remember to enjoy the ride.

I would also like to take the time to thank all of you for your support over the last year. The reason I do this is because of all of you. You are a great community of support for myself and others who are struggling or just trying to get through. so  thank you and I hope that your 2019 is fantastic!

Until Next Time

Ashley and Danson

3 thoughts on “Happy New Year !

  1. Jane McSwiggan

    Hi Ashley. I just love your blog. I am one of the Winnipeg puppy raisers and have Grace who is a golden retriever. She is coming to the end of her time with me going into formal training at the end of February. Thanks especially for your rules with a service dog, I take Grace to work every day and I could write similar sentiments. Delighted to know that you are working for CNIB and now have a CNIB dog, so terribly sorry for what happened to Rick. CBC Winnipeg did a piece on Andrea Critch and I which will be aired tomorrow so trying to do my part for advocacy


    1. Hi Jane,
      I read the article this morning it was great. I want to say thank you for being a puppy raiser it is a hard job and thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am sure Grace will make all the difference in someone’s life once she finishes training. You being a puppy raiser is also being an advocate for so many, when you are teaching others how to interact with her as a puppy so thank you for that as well!!


  2. Solution Seeker

    Hi Ashley,

    Happy New Year! I always enjoy reading your blog and can’t wait to read more about you. Continue spreading your messages of inspiration to us and good luck with your classes.



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