Welcome to The Wheels of Grace!
Hi, I am Ashley and I have two incredible parents with very unique stories. We created this blog to help share their story. Well I actually created this blog, but they have been somewhat helpful along the way.
This blog is really about them and their lives, but since I did all the work creating it there was no way I would let them leave me out of it.
We are writing a book that will share their story more in depth. I have high ambitions that by winter I will have it written to a point that I can call it decent enough to share with friends. I have every intention of getting it published the traditional way, but I do anticipate it will take months and months of getting to that point. As of now I am satisfied with my progress, but in no way ready to share with others. For now all of our sharing will be done with this blog.
Things about me:
I love to read. I am usually reading at least two or three books at a time. Usually the books are in different genres so it would be impossible to get them confused or intertwine the plots. Since I am writing a memoir, I read those the most. I love reading real stories about real people. Fiction books give me inspiration, and make me a better writer. I enjoy non-fiction books, but I can never sit and read them chapter after chapter. I think that is why I read at least two books at once. Non-fiction books give me insight to the world, but I like it in small doses.
I am a researcher at heart. I can’t stand not knowing something. If I find an interest in a topic I have to read every book written, visit every website, seek out every expert. Deciding to start a blog fed into my desire to research. I have downloaded every free app about blogging. Downloaded every free, and paid for some books on my Kindle about blogging and creating a website. I have visited countless blogs for inspiration. I am like this in almost every aspect of my life. If I watch a movie the moment it is over I have my phone out Googling the movie title. I read everything I can about the movie, how it was developed, how the plot line was created, how the actors were casted, and other random facts. I am the same way with TV shows. I cannot read a book with out immediately visiting the author website, and Goodreads for books reviews. I cannot purchase a product online without searching through product reviews. I find that Amazon product reviews are very amusing and I often find witty writers there. I clearly have an internet problem, but as does the rest of the world.
I can be a bit intense and I am filled with random facts about a wide variety of topics. I have an impeccable memory. Sometimes people mistake me for smart, but honestly I just remember everything. The hardest part about remembering everything is
1. People think I am a know-it-all.
2. People have a tendency to share the same stories, over and over.
3. People constantly misquote movies. “Luke I am your father” is not what Darth Vader says.
I can be a control freak and my poor parents have to deal with me constantly bossing them around. In my defense they asked me to be a part of their journey to share their story. Sometimes I think they wished they didn’t ask me because of my attributes I just mentioned. However, they should not be surprised by any of them because they are the ones who raised me. I would argue that the way I am is their fault. I know they appreciate my intensity and wouldn’t have it any other way. I have done a lot of work on this website and their book, but it honestly never feels like work. It feels the thing I should be doing, like I was meant for this. Obviously this is just the start for us and we have a long, but rewarding road ahead of us. We hope that you will join us in our journey.
I love coffee.
I love to drink it black.
I love it with cream and sugar.
I love it with cream only.
I love it with sugar only.
I love it iced.
I love lattes.
I love iced lattes.
I love Americanos. I especially love them iced, with extra ice.
I love all coffee with the exception of coffee at a gas station that dispenses through a machine in which you push a button and a puff of powder followed by hot water pours into your cup and requires you to stop pushing the button at ¾ of the way full…but I mean I’ll drink it if I have to.
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