About Me

If you’ve stopped by my blog, I’m pretty sure you know I’m Ashley. I’m a 22-year old year old from Central PA who loves writing, reading, going to Disney World and spending time with my family and friends. 

I’m a fairly seasoned blogger, having started my first blog, Crazy About Monkeys, back in 2005. That blog, as well as 01charger, AshleyStrawser1993, and Forever a Disney Diva, have all turned into one crazy place – Ashley Aspires. Blogging has taken a backburner to everything else over the years, but I still love to do it. So when I feel the urge to write a post, I do. 

I come from a family of 3 kids – I’m the oldest. My sister, Gracie is 16 and is adopted from Vietnam. My brother, Ian is 10 and also adopted from Vietnam. They annoy the crap out of me, but I don’t know what I’d do without them. Who the heck would I fight with if I didn’t have them? 


I currently work as a receptionist/physical therapist aide at CPRS Physical Therapy. People tell me I’m the right person for that job because I get to talk to people all day, and I like to talk. And talk. And talk. When  I was a kid, I could make friends with anyone. Five minutes into any conversation, I’d know their name, their birthday and where they lived. Yes, I was that kid. I lve my job, and the people I work with, and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. 

I’m a writer who doesn’t write much. I develope characters, think about story plots and write a few sentences here and there like it’s nobody’s business. But actually sitting down and writing a novel? Haven’t done that in years. Which is how A Novel Idea – the newest writing linkup that’s hosted by me and my best friend, Sky – came about. I wanted something that would pressure me into writing, so to speak. So, it was born. 

I am a Disney fanatic in every sense of the word. My first trip to Disney was when I was five, and I have been in love with the place ever since. My most recent trip was in May of 2016, marking this my 12th time to my favorite place (and I’m already planning my trip for next year!) If you have any questions about Disney, don’t hesitate to contact me. I may not be a travel agent, but I know my stuff and would be willing to help in any way that I can. 



I also have a column on my blog called Dear Teen Girl. This is for me as much as it is for the teen girls of the world. These posts can be from anything from friendship to dating to self image issues. I don’t post them much, only when I feel a tug at my heart. I went through a lot of emotions/self image/dating issues in my teenage years, and I am glad to be able to share from my experiences. 

Please stop back again, and see if I’ve posted anything new. No promises or anything — I’ve often got writer’s block. Or at least, that seems like a decent excuse.


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