Hi, my name is Ashley. I’m a thirty something single girl living in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
I’ve spent my entire life being fairly nomadic–born in Seattle, lived in multiple Connecticut towns, Dallas, Atlanta, New Hampshire, Michigan, New York. All of which ultimately prepared me to move across the country to a state I’d never even stepped foot in before driving 21 hours across a couple of the most boring states in the country. (Sorry Iowa and Nebraska. Not to point fingers or anything.) Six years ago I landed in Boulder, Colorado, one of the most beautiful places in the country, and it has been a great lifestyle change.
I run half marathons, drink a lot of craft beer, ski the slopes, hike the hills, stand on top of mountains in awe (and then Instagram the shit out of it), eat a lot of good food, root for the Broncos and try to travel as much as I can. I’m also an Interior Architect by training and have spent the past year and a half renovating my new home I bought. I have been a blogger on and off for the past 9 years. It all started the summer a two year old nicknamed me Ashalah and I started This? Is Not the Life I Ordered. That blog has since been shut down, but Ashalah.com has lived on.
Tag along on this journey I’m on as I play in this wonderland I live in, try new hobbies, have fun adventures, conquer my fears and discover who I am in the process.
Welcome to my life. It’s not quite what I ordered but it’s pretty fucking spectacular.