But Seriously... How Do You Do It?
Anyone who has ever watched Hardcore Pawn knows that my life is crazy. I have wacky, difficult-to-please customers, and don’t even get me started on my coworker father and brother! My life at work, not to mention my life on reality TV, is truly a whirlwind. But here’s the real kicker… I’m not just a Hardcore Pawn Chick – I’m a normal person, too. I have a husband, two kids, and two dogs to boot. My kids go to school, dance class, LEGO parties, football games, you name it – and above anything else, my first priority is with them. So with all of that business for any busy mom, on top of all the hectic work I have for the store, you can bet that my life is REALLY crazy!
People who know me always ask, “How do you do it?” When I’m getting off a plane from an appearance on a morning talk show, rushing straight from the airport to make it in time for the next PTO meeting, people never understand how I manage to make it work. Trust me, there’s a lot to juggle and it’s not always easy. However, it’s so worth it. I can’t say that strongly enough – it’s really the best thing ever and I’m the luckiest because of it.
Getting to do what I love at work and coming home to what I love most with my family is so rewarding that I try to keep any challenge in perspective. Rough day? Tough cookies. My kids still need their mom. Argument with my husband? Ok, we’ll work through it, but I still need to give it my best at American Jewelry and Loan. Something stressing me out with my own self-image? It doesn’t matter – I still need to put my best foot forward, at home, in the community, and of course, on TV. Let me reiterate… there’s never a dull moment in my world.
So, like I said, there’s a whole lot to juggle. And I like it that way! My work-life balance is busier than most, so starting now, here’s my inside scoop. I’m going to give you a little window into all things Ashley – coming to you with a blog once a week (in addition to my radio interviews, which you can find here). I’ll give you a snapshot into my life, with all the hilarious stuff that happens to me, plus a bit of advice. Whether it’s fashion, parenting, work-life balance, or professional tips, I want to share what’s helped me along the way. I promise to keep it fun, quick, and of course, I’ll always keep it hardcore. Welcome to my blog! Tune in next week when the real fun begins.