i’m that girl.

I’m the girl who can hold a baby for hours on end and be perfectly content doing nothing else. The girl who sings in the car, loudly, and doesn’t mind when people stare. I’m the one who loves giving gifts much more than receiving them.

I’m the girl who eats dessert every single night and wouldn’t have it any other way. The girl who loves to organize and put things in their place. I’m the one who will always prefer flats to heels.

I’m the girl who cries when you cry, even if I don’t know why you’re crying. The girl who celebrates your triumphs as if they were her own successes. I’m the one who feels everything.

I’m the girl who sometimes speaks without thinking. The girl who can argue with the best and stands up for what she believes. I’m the one who doesn’t apologize as quickly as I should.

I’m the girl who loves her body, even when it doesn’t fit into her jeans. The girl who laughs at herself without hesitation. I’m the one who embraces life and chooses joy.

I’m the girl who believes in a merciful and powerful God. The girl who would be nothing without His grace and love. I’m the one who doesn’t worry, but trusts that He will always, always provide.

I’m the girl who tells you when she’s having a bad day. The girl who will let herself cry in front of others. I’m the one whose life is an open book.

I’m the girl who doesn’t believe in paying full price. The girl who loves thrifted treasures for the stories they tell. The one who will always value experiences over things.

I’m the girl that can’t forgive as easily as others do. The girl who is stubborn, and quick to remember. I’m the one who needs time to heal when I’ve been hurt.

I’m the girl who loves photography, but loves writing more. The girl that finds beauty in pictures and words. I’m the one who seeks solace in quiet.

I’m the girl who fell in love at eighteen and was married at twenty-one. The girl who follows her heart. I’m the one who believes in everlasting love.

I’m the girl who rocks at interviews. The girl that goes after everything she wants. I’m the one who believes in hard work.

I’m the girl that is terrible at waiting. The girl who is impatient, and sometimes quick to yell. I’m the one whose head explodes often and unnecessarily.

I’m the girl who expects a lot from herself, and in turn, expects a lot from others. The girl who finds time in this busy life for her friends, and asks them to do the same. I’m the one who would do anything for you.

I’m the girl that says what she feels and does what she says. The girl who sees right through you. I’m the one who wants you to see through me.

I’m the girl who dreams big. The girl who loves hard.

Take me, or leave me. But please don’t ask me to change.

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14 Responses to i’m that girl.

  1. Ruth says:

    I love how self-reflective/aware you are, Ashlee! That’s a quality that so many people could use a little more of.
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  2. You are awesome… don’t EVER change! :)
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  3. Dee says:

    oh, i love this post! :)
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  4. Liz says:

    I’m the girl who loves this girl :) Srsly. You’re the best. And you totally did cry when I was crying…which only made me cry harder lol.

    Love you!
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  5. Ashlee says:

    Love you girls, thanks for the encouragement ;)

  6. kelly ann says:

    for some reason, this made me all teary-eyed! maybe because i see so much of myself in this post. (especially crying when others cry… i’m really good at that, too ;)) it was like you were not only sharing about you are as a person, but you were also encouraging others, too. i love that. thank you, dear, so much. <3
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  7. Porsh says:

    beyond inspirational :)

  8. Ashlee says:

    @kelly ann–I adore you. Glad I’m not the only one who cries when others cry ;)

  9. Lauren says:

    You are beautiful Ashlee

  10. j says:

    Oops, Lauren said what I wanted to say. Of course, it bears repeating. You ARE beautiful, Ashlee.
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  11. Amy says:

    This is sweet – good for you for writing it.
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  12. tasha says:

    i can totally relate to this post. <3 especially that part about feeling everything and taking time to heal and loving pictures and words. (: this is lovely, Ashlee.
    XO
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  13. Ashlee says:

    Thank you girls!

  14. Kadie says:

    I just discovered your blog 5 min.’s ago, and I’m already in LOVE!!! wow. I’ve been brainstorming and thinking up creative ideas for sometime now about starting my own blog, thanks for being such an inspiration!

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