Hello all!

This is my first official blog post for my new site and I couldn’t be more excited. I can’t wait to share my recipes, interests, and aspirations with each of you. I hope that my blog will inspire you to follow your dreams and live life to the fullest.

So I am currently in school, working at Starbucks, and training with a professional Latin dance instructor. You could say my life is pretty busy these days. I like staying busy though; in between work, dance, and school, I’m either going to the gym, reading, doing yoga, cooking (and eating), or spending time with my boyfriend. I love taking time to just chill out after a busy week. It has been snowing here in NC for the past few days (we are expecting 10-12 inches of snow in the next few days) so I have spent my time well today by reading Elle magazine and watching Pretty Little Liars and Jane the Virgin (two of my all-time fave shows)! This winter has been pretty bland, so I am really excited about the snow. I’m ready to go tubing, build a snowman, have a snowball fight, all that basic snow stuff.

So my Mom (who is a photographer) decided to practice her snow photography on me yesterday.  She captured some great pictures of me doing some yoga poses and such. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.

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If you like my Mom’s photography, check out her out at:

http://christal-randolph.pixels.com/index.html?tab=about

I’m really excited about this new year. There is so much to look forward to and so many goals that I am setting out to achieve. However, one thing that I really want to work on this year is being in the moment. So many times we get caught up in planning ahead and always thinking about the next step, that we forget to enjoy what is happening to us in that moment. Be present in your body and what you are experiencing; you will be surprised how much more you enjoy your life.

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Be present,

Ashlyn Tori <3