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Expectations vs. Reality

You expect me to show that I care.

The reality is that I do; too much to give you that kind of satisfaction.

Embracing Life Assisted

The NICU is a hive abuzz with activity.

Not the frantic hustle of emergency, but the rhythmic undercurrent of life assisted.  A nurse bends over an isolette to change an impossibly small diaper; the doctor reaches in to listen to little lungs as they rise and fall;  The IV tower ticks as medicine drip-drip-drips into a tube that flows into a tiny vein.   605 more words

Revelations and Questions

Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan– Before I even started planning the trip here I’ve had this romanticized, Lost in Translation-style version of Japan stuck in my head. 459 more words


I am Slowly Going Crazy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Switch)

Alright, alright, I can just imagine those of you who know me well are laughing to yourselves while saying “Um, sister?  That ship sailed a looooonnnnnnnggggg time ago…,” but hear me out on this one. 1,098 more words

Expectations vs. Reality

“I was supposed to be having the time of my life.”

– Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar


What I would tell elementary school Ashley:

Kick every boy who makes you feel ugly. 873 more words

Expectations VS Reality.

I’m working on a new project for my Material Studies class and am having a hard time deciding which edited images to use.  I would really appreciate any and all input here.   89 more words


The Sum of Its Parts

There are things that we’ve heard so frequently, phrases and sayings and quotes that have become so familiar, that we unwittingly deem them to be ALWAYS TRUE and use them to set expectations in our daily life… sometimes to our own detriment.   831 more words