Archive for January, 2010

I love Cincinnati

My church in Cincinnati, last summer did this awesome series called “I love Cincinnati”.  Looking back through some of their videos today, I found this one they played as part of the series.

I spent a lot of my time in the queen city really not feeling content with where I was.  If anyone asked me, my usual response was that I was ready to get out, I hated the city and I wanted to go elsewhere.  It wasn’t until my last semester there that I finally began to fall in love with that quaint little ohio river city.  I was finally able to change my attitude and view things more positively, and now that Im in Vegas, a part of my heart really really misses Cincinnati.  Please watch this video, and maybe catch a glimpse of this sweet place I love.

Here’s the link: http://crossroads.net/downloads/playVideo/idMedia/898

Love,

Lauren Ashley

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so nice to see you again

I haven’t posted in forever, but I think I have good reason.  Here’s a recap of my last month or so:

Finish 20 page research paper and finals for my last semester of college
Say Farewell to Cincinnati friends and pack up life into my little accord
drive 14 hours to Dallas
Unpack car and see old friends
Christmas with family
Drive 4 hours to Houston to see boyfriend’s family
Drive back to Dallas, only to wake up SUPER early and…
Drive 12 hours to Colorado for Christmas
Christmas with family in Colorado
Drive back home to Dallas
Coffee Dates and photoshoots with best friends, lots of packing, and wonderful dates with the boyfriend 🙂
Drive 22 Hours to Las Vegas
Start New job in Las Vegas.

I am just now getting a chance to catch my breath.  Everything has gone by so fast, I feel like I surely have missed something.  I struggle when I don’t feel in control, and so much transition has made me feel just like that, but i’m sure God has brought me through this month for just that reason.  Were I to have not gone through such a transition so fast, maybe I would have been more afraid, or more hesitant to just jump into what he had set out before me.

I miss Cincinnati already, but I am truly excited about my semester in Las Vegas.  Im looking forward to meeting so many new people and hearing their stories, and excited to stretch my creative legs and be pushed in new ways.  Im excited to discover exactly what it is I want to do with the rest of my life, at least start to discover it anyway.  Everyone has already been so welcoming, and I already sorta feel a sense of belonging, which is very much what I prayed for.  Praise Jesus!

I have had so many people supporting me in this transition, and for all of you I am so very grateful.

Now that my schedule has settled down for a bit, I’ll hopefully be posting some new photos in the near future- the sunsets here are incredible!!

SO much love to you all

Love,

Lauren Ashley