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.

Xoxo,

Ashley

Ashley Gold