Ashten is a lover of words written and spoken and a believer of community as a key to joy.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve kept diaries and journals, had pen pals, passed long notes to friends between classes and written whenever I have spare time. I love words. I love weaving them together to tell stories and navigate through them to figure out my thoughts and feelings.
Now, I’m taking my writing to the internet. And you’re coming with me.
My husband Kyle and I got married in September 2017 in Lake Tahoe. It snowed on our wedding day. I was pretty upset about it until I was reminded that it also snowed on Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope’s wedding day on Parks and Recreation. Then I thought it was awesome. (Read more about our wedding here.)
Kyle and I live in Ventura, California: a small beach town in Southern California. I was born & raised here and I’m a pretty proud Ventura local. Kyle is from Lake Tahoe, so we get to split our time between our two picturesque hometowns, which means we get the best of both worlds and the occasional white Christmas. We have rescue dog named Gatsby, a Lab/Great Pyrenees mix, who we adopted in 2015.
In 2017, Kyle and I began the journey of growing our family. It has been an emotional, deeply personal and difficult journey as it appears we have “unexplained infertility”. We are trying to be open with our journey and if you want to read more about it, you can see posts about it here.
I’m an event planner. Kyle is a videographer. Gatsby is spoiled.
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If you are interested in booking me for a speaking engagement, click here.