What You Wanted – and Maybe Not Wanted – To Know About Ashley

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? (Suzanne)

Well, I’m hoping that in five to ten years I’m married with at least one child. I’ve always dreamed of being a wife and mother and I am waiting patiently – and sometimes not so patiently – for that day to come.

As a homeschool graduate, what advice do you have for homeschool students and parents? (Susannah)

Oh, boy! What a great question, Susannah! I think that the advice I have for homeschool students is to take it one day at a time – especially when in high school. In my last couple of years of school, I spent a lot of time thinking about how much school I had to do before the year was over, instead of taking it one subject at a time, one day at a time. It can be overwhelming – the course load is CRAZY in high school…but it’s something that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. Savor it.

The advice I would give to parents is to not put too much pressure on your kids. They’re, after all, still kids (even those seniors!). Don’t make them do more than they can handle, and if they need help, sit down and help them. Sometimes there are days when things just won’t go the way that they want them to, so let them slack off a little and make it up the next day.

Another thing I was thankful my parents didn’t do was pressure me into college. College isn’t for everyone, so don’t tell your kids they have to go to college if they don’t want to. Give them a choice: College or working. They’ll decide if college is what they really want to do, or if a work path would be a better option.

If you could be the character in any book, who would it be and why? (Doreen)

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Books, ah, I would live in them if I could. But since I can’t, I just read them and pretend that I live in them. I think that if I could choose to be any book character I would be Missy Lahaye from the Love Comes Softly Series. When I was growing up, I loved the series and Missy and Willie were always my favorite characters. And seeing as Missy and Willie get married, well, it’d just be icing on the cake. I always felt that I could really connect with Missy. I also would’ve loved to grow up back in the 1800s…definitely my favorite time period.

If you could work at Disney what would you like to do most? (Mindy)

Ooh! Gotta love Disney questions! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to play one of the princesses. Like, I can’t even tell you how much I’d love to move down to FL right now nad become one of the princesses. Maybe Anna from Frozen, or Rapunzel from Tangled. I’d actually be any princess if they asked me to be! I would just ADORE it.

If Disney got boring (ha) or you changed your mind (ha ha) what else would you like to do? (Becky)

Not gonna lie, more than anything I want to work at Disney World, and I honestly can’t think of anything I’d rather do. But…if I HAD to choose something, I think that I’d say doing what I do now – clerical work. I love typing and doing spreadsheets and working on the computer, so I think that’s what I would choose.

But Disney always wins, no matter what.

In the past year, what has been your favorite Bible passage and how has it impacted your life? (Derrick)

Philippians 4:6-7 : “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

This verse really helped me through a couple of really stressful moments in my life this year – especially through times when my job was kind-of rocky.

What’s going to be one food staple in your future home? (Suzanna) 

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The fixin’s for pizza. Definitely! Can’t go wrong with homemade pizza…and I’ll always have to have the stuff for it. Always.

What would you NEVER leave the house without? (Suzanna)

My wallet. I have to always have my credit card, and driver’s license.

What is it like to grow up with adopted siblings? (Tonya)

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When I was younger, I just wanted a little sister or brother. When my parents adopted my sister, I was ecstatic! Especially when she came home right before my 7th birthday!  My brother came home from Vietnam when I was 13 years old, and at that point I just LOVED babies, and was so excited to have a baby brother.

The fact that we look nothing alike, and are not blood related, doesn’t bother me in the least. I think it helped that I grew up with my uncles that are both adopted from Korea, but I just can’t see my siblings as anything but my own.

I also like to think that anyone that is a Christian is adopted into God’s family…so in essence we’re all adopted.

If you had a million dollars who would you bless first and why? (Mindy)

Well, first…I would bless a little baby and bring them home from an orphanage in some Asian country. Because there are just way too many babies out there that need homes, and we have a loving home waiting…

Adoption is just so close to my heart and I can’t wait to adopt someday when I’m married. I really can’t.

What’s your favorite rap lyric? And why? (Randy) For whatever reason, I find this part of Payphone’s rap really catchy and I love to sing along with it when it’s playing. I just can’t help myself.  Swish, what a shame could have got picked; Had a really good game but you missed your last shot; So you talk about who you see at the top; Or what you could have saw but sad to say it’s over for. 

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  • Glad you picked a Wiz Khalifa verse. One of my favorite rappers. My favorite line from him is from the song “Time” where he says “Put here to take care of my family, but how was I supposed to know? If I don’t take care of myself, how am I supposed to grow?” Great stuff in rap nowadays. It’s not all cars and murder anymore.

    I really enjoyed reading all your answers! Do this again!

    • AshleyAspires

      Randy~ I will! But I need more questions!