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Living Boldly

boldly (adverb): without hesitation or fear in the face of risk or danger; courageously: without worrying about the opinion or judgment of others: Dictionary.com Today’s bloganuary prompt asks, What does it mean to live boldly? I believe that to live boldly means to live life to the fullest. I try to do this by experiencing […]

Five Reasons I’m Grateful in 2022

Last week, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently stuck at home in isolation on what is meant to be a very hot week. All of which makes today’s bloganuary prompt – What are 5 things you’re grateful for today? – an interesting question. Five Reasons I’m Grateful Today 1) Vaccinations I strongly support […]

Ski Trip 2021 – The Final Update

Sometimes, life forces you to be a little creative. 2021 Ski Trip Plans, a Recap In the middle of 2021, and at the start of the southern hemisphere ski season, we were forced to cancel two ski trips because of COVID-19 border closures and restrictions. As winter continued, it became clear that the state borders […]

A Lifetime of Writing

I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, which is at least as far back as kindergarten when I entered my first Illinois Young Authors’ Contest*. My first story was, rather fittingly, about our family’s ski trip earlier in the year. On the pages of the short non-fiction story (which I’m […]

Ski Patrol (The Movie)

What makes you laugh? I’ve been trying to relate the daily bloganuary prompts to the overall theme of my blog, but today’s prompt (What makes you laugh?) had a me a bit stumped for a while. Then, I remembered something that made me laugh about skiing when I was younger. In 1990, the movie, ‘Ski […]

Missing Inspiration

When I was a young girl, my goal was to ski like the boys. In my young mind, that was what a good skier looked like because that was what was presented by the media in the ’80s and early ’90s. I do not remember seeing magazine covers or cool posters with women skiing well […]

Backcountry Aspirations

What is something you wish you knew how to do? I am very much a resort skier and I am happy with that. I enjoy the atmosphere and that I can get in a lot of runs over varying terrain during one day on the slopes. I enjoy being able to watch other skiers from […]

My First Pair of Skis

What was your favorite toy as a child? I had plenty of toys as a kid, but I still remember being really excited the year my brother and I were each given our first pair of skis and ski boots. I think I was about ten years old. I didn’t know anyone else in the […]

Getting Uncomfortable

I used to make a habit of doing things that put me out of my comfort zone, but lately I seem to be a lot more risk-averse. I have done some pretty cool things that made me step out of my comfort zone at the time: bungee jumping, sky diving, quitting my job and heading […]

A Road Trip I Would Love to Take

America and Australia are excellent road trip countries. America has its interstates and iconic routes like Route 66 that pass through middle-America towns, both beloved and forgotten, and past famous landmarks. Australia has wide-open expanses of country, stunning coastlines and roads that take drivers through small country towns and their bakeries. Growing up in America […]

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About Me

Hi! I’m Ashley. I’m an American-born ex-ski bum who lives in Adelaide, Australia – a place that gets no snow. I was working at a Colorado ski resort when I fell in love with an Aussie boy, and I have since fallen in love with his hometown.

I explore my wonderful adopted home of South Australia while we plan our next amazing ski trip.

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