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Who’s Ashley?

So a lot of you are newer readers, or maybe you read my old blog but a lot has changed. Due to that I thought I would give you 10 things about me.

Let’s get started.

1. I have a fear of raccoons, werewolves and being stuck where I am. Weird combination right? Raccoons and werewolves are definitely childhood fears, and being stuck where I am comes from the past 4 years watching others around me.

2. Traveling is an amazing part of my life, and I’ve been to four European countries. Matt & I have so many others on our bucket list though!

3. Matt (my fiance) and I dated our freshman year of high school, and he was my first kiss. But technically we’ve been dating this time around for a little over 3 years! I’ll write more about our love story soon.(Maybe, are people interested in it or am I just retelling it for myself?)

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4. My favorite animals, (excluding dogs) are elephants and giraffes. Why? They’re so cool. I can’t explain it. I also really love goats.  I’m hoping one day Matt lets me get one. (Probably not, but we all need dreams.)

5. I was a total debate nerd in high school. I debated public forum, and loved every single second of it. Since graduation, I’ve judged on the weekends and truly enjoy helping others develop their critical thinking and persuasion skills. No joke, I hope to become a debate coach, and since Matt and I were on the high school debate team together (#friendzone) we want our kids to do it too!.

6. One of my visits to Europe was for an entire semester, and lived in the Basque region of Spain which is really unique. I can’t wait to go back to Bilbao, hopefully with my two best friends that I made there!

7. I am an alumni of the only sorority on University of Wisconsin Green Bay’s campus, Zeta Omega Tau. It is a local one, but without it I don’t know what I would have done. Not going to meetings this semester is going to be really hard!

8. My parents are seriously my best friends, and I love coming home to just hang out. I’ve been to Europe with them twice and have been the third wheel on one too many supposedly “romantic” excursions. Such as a gondola ride, and the Eiffel tower.

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9. My sweet tooth can be uncontrollable, and I really need to work on it. But I’m trying to learn how to bake better, so I guess there is a conflict in my goals.

10. I’m a notorious klutz, and if I go a week without hurting myself it’s a small miracle. My parents and Matt don’t generally like to hear the words ” don’t be mad, but I’m on my way to the hospital.” Surprisingly though, I’ve never broken anything!

Let me know below what else you’re curious about, and to be honest if my “love story” is interesting? (I think our best friends, who have lived it with us, will tell you maybe.)

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  • I love this! My parents are my best friends, too. That is truly the best feeling. 🙂
    xx
    Lauren

  • Love how you introduce to your readers! Such a cute idea.
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  • love getting to know bloggers a little better!
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  • It was so fun getting to know you more 🙂
    Love this.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • These types of posts are some of my favorite! I enjoy getting to know the person behind the posts!

    Travel is also a big and important part of my and my husband’s life. I’ve been to nearly 30 countries and counting but haven’t studied abroad, so definitely envious of that experience! Besides Spain, where else have you traveled to? Got any interesting trips coming up?

    XO, Oksana | FOXYOXIE.com

    • avickney

      Thanks! I’m so glad you liked it! I’ve been to Mexico (which I forgot about), Italy, France, Germany and Spain! Germany I’ve been 3 times because I have extended family there! My fiance and I are hoping to hit up Northern Europe soon!

      xoxo

  • Elana

    I can’t believe your husband was your first kiss. That’s so sweet! I loved getting to learn more about you!

  • It’s so sweet that you’ve been with your fiance for so long–I’d love to hear the story about how the two of you stayed together. Perhaps I’m just a helpless romantic, though…

  • So cute that your fiance was your first kiss! Also, that’s a crazy awesome giveaway!

  • How cute!! I definitely need to do a post like this. Love the round up/reintroduction!

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    Sara Kate Styling

  • I totally share your goat obsession! I’ve been following your blog for awhile, but I loved getting to know you better 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • So interested in your love story!! Is that creepy to say? My parents are my best friends too :]

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  • Ashley

    Aw! Love getting to know you! And YES! Share your love story! My husband and I started dating my senior year of high school. I am a sucker for high school romance stories!

    xo Ashley

  • What a fun post! I love learning bit and pieces about people.

  • Love this!! Always love learning more about you.

  • First of all, that is SO great that your parents are your BFF’s!! Family is everything! And also so jealous of your many European vacations!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • Meghann Richardson

    I love novelty coffee drinks, but I am usually too cheap to buy them. This Starbucks giftcard would be perfect for a Monday morning pick me up!

  • I have a fear of squirrels, so I can’t even judge your fear of raccoons. A definite YES to sharing your love story! It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate love (really, it’s always a good time celebrate love). Again, I love that your favorite animals are giraffes and elephants. I’m also obsessed with dogs (particularly mine), so we’re pretty much the same person haha.

  • Love the mug and really everything!!!

  • Cat

    I am such a sweet tooth too! I cannot keep cookies and ice cream in my apartment for long without devouring them.

    Cat
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  • So nice to get to know you more Ashley! I’m excited to find more blogs to read!! It’s been awhile since I’ve researched new blogs 🙂 Haha about the goats and wanting one! I think that would be so fun! I love traveling too, and it seems like you’ve had so many fun experiences with it. 🙂

    • So glad that you enjoyed this! Thanks for reading 🙂