Hello, and Happy Almost Christmas! Have you made your lists and checked them twice?? As per usual, Christmas snuck right up on me, while I was busy lighting Hanukkah candles
and being showered with tons of incredible birthday love.
At the ripe old age of 39, I can tell you one thing for certain, I am a seriously lucky woman. I feel beyond loved. It’s more than that. This time around, I feel like my friends and family know so deeply who I really am, and they appreciate me for me. And that feels kind of glorious. Instead of scheduling a birthday party during the busiest time of year, I decided to spend QT with my dear ones individually or in small groups. Over a period of five days, I shared pots of tea, scrumptious meals,
festive drinks, soulful yoga classes, an amazing theater performance, and a hilarious game session with a handful of my very favorite people, and it was awesome!!!!! Although I didn’t get to see all of my peeps, the ones I did get to hug represented the lot quite well.
Each blazingly thoughtful gift or message I received shined like a mirror right back in my face, telling me the story of who I have grown to be. It was like “This Is Your Life, Ashli Price. Pay attention and reflect.” As I approach this last year of my beloved thirties- best decade so far- I find that I am grounded, choosing happiness (unless it’s before 8am) and glowing from it, living in each and every moment with gratitude, and sharing all of it with those who cross my crooked path. I highly recommend yoga, cooking or making something with your hands, falling in (and staying in) love and nurturing a true partnership, living in a progressive and accepting community, being open to learning, and nourishing friendships/ family bonds. Those are the keys to my happiness. Amen.