What did it teach you?

After a busy morning, I was cuddled up under multiple blankets scrolling through Quora.com (always an interesting experience). I was looking at various writing prompts to get a bit of inspiration, and then I stumbled upon a specific thread, posing one question. “What is the…


Staying true, and staying you.

The other day, I was sat down talking to a friend of mine, and she was like, “I didn’t even choose to live this life. I was just given life, but I didn’t ask for it, and there’s not even instructions on how to live…


Why humility helps humanity.

Being a hostess has a few perks to it. It’s not always easy, and it’s certainly not the most glamorous job I could have. I really enjoy it, though. Sometimes I get free food, sometimes I get a little cash for cleaning tables, and sometimes I…


2020, you really don’t get enough credit.

Okay, before you all head to the comments and tell me all about how 2020 has been entirely awful, hear me out. I agree, the major details of 2020 have been horrible, and I really haven’t enjoyed all the weird stuff happening. COVID-19…


If it hurts you, why are you letting it get to you?

It seems that whenever something traumatic happens to others, we tend to tell ourselves: “I would never let that happen,” or “I could never do that.” Realistically, all of us have done this at one point or another…


Don’t let yourself think you’re not special.

I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I get into these slumps. It’s really just lack of a better word, but what else can you call these odd breaks in the understanding of reality? Maybe that’s just a smidge dramatic, but that’s…


Why are you the way that you are?

Have you ever wondered what makes you.. you? More than just the scientific stuff, why are you the way that you are? Was it the people who raised you? Was it your hometown? Was it the books and movies you surrounded yourself…


Are you celebrating the potential each second of your time gives?

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Have you ever heard someone say: “time is money?” In reality, it’s because this is true. Everyone’s time costs something different, in a literal sense, because the only way to mathematically put a…


Is it love’s fault that you’re hurting?

Honestly, being a teenager is really, really weird. You go from being a kid to having to make money, learn how to drive, and make these huge life-altering decisions. Everyone is somewhere between telling you “you’ve got time,” and constantly asking for answers…


Every time you wake up, there’s potential there!

Okay, so, a lot of you readers must think I’m this incredible and cheery every day, right? Interestingly enough, you’d be wrong!

As much as I’d love to say I always practice what I preach, there’s definitely days where I slip up…

Ashlyn Michelle

Amateur writer with lots of random thoughts on her mind.

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