Monday, August 8, 2011


Some days this is how I feel. I feel like I am putting on a fake face. People see the smile, but inside I am really feeling sad and distressed. I have been feeling a lot like this lately. I feel lost. I feel like I don't know what I am supposed to do with my life. I have a plan of what I am going to do, but don't necessarily feel like that is what I am supposed to do. The problem is I don't know what I am supposed to be doing.

I smile because that is what people know me as. I wish I could just let people know how I was feeling. I wish people would understand. I wish people knew what I was going through but the truth is, they don't. No one knows how I feel, no one understands my situation. I need to accept that and learn how to make it through my life and through the trials I am going through.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 30: A Photograph of Yourself Today and 3 Good Things That Have Happened in the Past

Here I am! This is a definite Ashleigh Face!!!
3 Good Things that Have Happened in the Past:
Wait! only 3? Hmmm. That is a hard one.
1. Being born into this magnificent family! Both Immediate and Extended.
2. Serving a Mission in New York. (Planning on going back out!)
3. Meeting all the wonderful people I call friends! (sorry, that is a really broad one)

Finishing my 30 Day Blog Challenge

So, I am such a slacker and decided I would finish the last 3 posts of my 30 day blog challenge. Better to finish than to quit right?
Day 28: Your Favorite Music
My favorite music is really random. I'll let you know that now. It depends on my day what type of music I am listening to.
-I like Acoustic music because it is easy to listen to (Kalai)
- I like music that has lyrics that touch my soul or have meaning that relates to me
(Firework by Katy Perry)
- I like Ingrid Michaelson and Missy Higgins style of music whatever that is
- I might be weird, but I listen to church music on days other than Sunday
(Hilary Weeks, Dallyn Bayles)
- I love Musical Theater!
-I also love opera or classical on some days
My array of music is very random, but so am I, I guess. What can I do about it. I guess I am just well rounded when it comes to music. Ha ha!
Day 29: Something You Could Never Get Tired of Doing
I Love riding my Bike!!!! That's it. I could never get tired of riding my bike. Well, unless I was riding it 500 miles or something. Then I might get tired. Other than that, I love it and will ride my bike my whole life!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Glee Cast - Get It Right

I just really love this song and the lyrics. It is exactly how I am feeling from having to come home from my mission early. I know that I came home for medical reasons, but sometimes I feel like I have made a mistake. I often wonder what would have happened if I had stayed out in New York. I know I can't go back and change what has happened, and the choices that I have made. But I do know that I have learned a lot from the choices I have made, as I always do. I just want to know how I can fix everything that has gone wrong.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 27: A picture of you last year and now, and how you have changed since then

Well, I can't find any pictures of me by myself, and so I decided to do this one. My lipgloss is poppin'!

Lipgloss still poppin'!

Well, I am still my goofy self, but I have learned so much in this past year. So much has happened and I can't believe that time has gone by so fast! I definitely feel like a different person!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 25: What's in your purse?

*My wallet
*Money (sometimes)
*Usually some trash
*Candy sometimes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 24: A photo of something that means a lot to you

There are so many things that mean a lot to me,
I would have to do a whole book just to show
everything that means a lot to me.
Here is one thing in particular.
I love rainbows! I love the symbolism in rainbows.
Just think about it.
Whenever there is a storm, a rainbow comes after.
I just love that.
It shows that whenever we are struggling and having a
"Storm in Life"
There will always be a rainbow at the end.
Maybe it's not necessarily the rainbow that means a lot,
but what I learn from different things at different times of life.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 23: 15 facts about me

  1. I love to sing!!! Love Love Love to sing!!
  2. I am going to be a Freakin' Awesome Elementary Teacher!!!(well, if I can pass all my classes that is :)
  4. I have my verra own language. Yesch I dooo!
  5. I love to laugh and make others laugh!
  6. I like to pretend I can be a gangsta'. I'm not very good at it. That's why I pretend
  7. I love talking in a British accent. Only because others will respond in one unintentionally.
  8. I find joy in riding my bike... well, when I had one. Mine got stolen! If you have it, please return it....
  9. The majority of my friends are either 30+ years older than me, or 15 years younger than me.
  10. I try to be creative, it doesn't always work.
  11. I love to sleep and have dreams that are like movies! I love when I don't want to wake up because I have to finish my dream :D
  12. I am definitely a procrastinator! Definitely!!!
  13. I have extremely long toes. I have one toe I call my E.T. toe!
  14. I wrinkle my nose when I laugh or smile.
  15. My hair grows extremely fast! Only because I want it to stop growing!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 22: A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

I have nothing to say to this. Maybe I will another day.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 21: A photo of something that makes you happy

Well, there are a lot of things that make me happy. This photo alone makes me REALLY HAPPY! I can't help but laugh at all of our faces. I also can't help but laugh at how freakin' high I can jump! AND NO! I didn't jump off the fireplace. Ask anyone that was there :) I also love the mere fact that I am the only one in the air and the est of them are ready to jump, they just weren't early enough. LOL!!!

Mission Experience Talk

So, I gave a talk in church today and it went really well! I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but I love speaking in church now! Yeah! So, if any of you want to read it, here it is. It is kinda long, but I like it! I hope you think it is good!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 20: The meaning behind your blog name

Well, so there is a lady in my ward named Jenn Weber. She would always call me Ashleigh Bartlett Bacon like in the movie "While You Were Sleeping" so, I decided to call my blog Ashleigh Barlett Bacon's Bits because it is my bits of stuff! There you go. Pretty simple :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 18: Something you crave a lot

These are the most delicious thing in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!! MMMMM!!! You should try one some time! I definitely crave these a lot. I make one of these with a big glass of milk and I am set!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 17: A photo of you and your family

Does this describe my family well enough?
They always say a picture says 1000 words!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 15: Something you don't leave the house without

This was an easy one.

I definitely don't EVER leave the house without my awesome pink cell phone :)

I feel naked without it! I don't know what it is?

Even if I don't use it at all, I have to have it in my pocket or else I freak out!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day 14: A TV show you are currently addicted to

This is the BEST SHOW EVER!!! I didn't even have to think about the topic for today because Pretty Little Liars is my all time favorite show right now. Thank goodness for DVR! I never have to miss an episode of this awesome show. Go here to find out more about the show.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 13: Your favorite musician and why

Hmmmm... That's a hard one! I love a lot of people! I think right now my favorite is Sarah Bareilles, or Brooke White, or... THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD ONES!!! I Can't pick just one, so I will pick just two, even though there are so many others I would like to add to my list of favorites! Anyways, Why do I love these two artists? I just love their voices and their music. I love how their songs always speak to my soul. I also love the uniqueness of their voices! I wish I could sing like them :) They are both just AMAZING and I think they will always be favorites of mine!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 12: A photo of the town you live in

Beautiful Mt. Timpanogas in good old Orem, UT. I love the Mountains! When I lived in New York, the mountains are definitely what I missed the most about Utah!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 11: what's in your makeup bag?

In my make up bag I have:
1) Brownish Black eyeliner
2) Brownish Black Mascara
3) Powder Foundation
4) Rosey Blush
5) And some simple colors of eyeshadow
6) I also have an Eyelash Curler
7) Smackers Lipgloss & Chapstick
Usually this doesn't all stay in my make up bag though :)

Day 10: A photo of your favorite place to eat

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 9: A photo of something you last purchased

Today I randomly had the craving for cheddar cheese. So I bought a little slice of Tillamook Cheddar Cheese. It was only 33 cents! They definitely have the BEST cheese around!!! It hit the spot for sure! MMMMM!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 8: A song to match your mood

So, I just love this song! I think it really describes how I feel right now. You may not understand why, but I do :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 7: My Dream Wedding

So, First I would want to marry the best man in the world for me! That will definitely be my eternal companion. If I could choose anywhere to get married my first choice would be the New Zealand Temple!!! But, . . . since that is definitely out of the budget, I will just have to choose one here in Utah. I don't know which one yet.

I Love the Salt Lake Temple! All temples are BEAUTIFUL though, so the only thing that matters is that I am sealed to my eternal companion for FOREVER!

Okay, for the dress. I want a simple dress that is modest, but makes me feel like a princess.

The Ring!

The Reception will be outdoors.

My cake will be AMAZING! But, I can't find a picture of my dream cake because it hasn't been made yet :)

You'll just have to wait until I get married to see it!

I'll plan the rest of my wedding when it comes :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 5: A Photo of yourself 2 Years Ago

So Here is my picture of me 2 years ago! Aren't I so cute :) jk. Anyways, I really REALLY MISS my short hair! Like A LOT!!! I can't wait to chop all of my hair off again!

Day 4: Your Favorite Photograph of Your Best Friend

So, I have two bestest friends EVER!!! I can't just pick one!
My first BESTEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD IS Brianna Jean Pettit! She has been here for me my whole entire life, literally! We were born 6 days apart and have always loved eachother :) We definitely have a special relationship that not everyone has! I am so lucky to have Brianna in my life! I don't know what I would do without her. Brianna is someone that I can do ANYTHING with! Including being a dork! I definitely admire you my sweet cousin Brianna!

Can you tell that we love eachother verra VERRA MUSCH!!! I WUV YOU BRI-NANNA!
Brianna, Connie, and Me. My Two BESTEST FRIENDS!!!
Now Constance Jensen! She is my other Bestest Friend EVER! Or should I say FRISTER :) (Friend/Sister) I have known Connie for 3 years now, but it feels like we have known eachother for so much longer! I met Connie when I started taking voice lessons! Connie is the bestest voice teacher in the whole wide universe!!! And that is not an exaggeration! And not only is the the bestest voice teacher in the whole wide universe, but she is one of the BESTEST FRISTERS ANYONE could EVER ask for!!!!! We have so much fun together! We think alike; I think we might have the same brain :) Connie has helped me through so much and has helped me become the person I am today! Sanks for everysing you have done for me!!! I just wuv you Connie!!! p.s. I do know how to spell, We just have our own language :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 3: Your Idea of the Perfect First Date

Hmmm... I might have to think about this one really hard! I haven't been on a date in years. Lol, that makes me sound old!

My perfect first date would be with someone special. Someone who respects me and wants the best for me. I'm sure my perfect first date will be with my Eternal Companion... whoever that is... It will be the date that will start Eternity. This date will be simple. I don't know what we would do, but it would be fun. We would do something where we could both be ourselves. I would want the date to be something I would remember for the rest of my life! This date could be unexpected, and be an amazing adventure! Whatever we do, it will be great!!! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 2: A photo of something you ate today

MMMMMMM...... Garlic Cheese Bread!!! So bad for you, but so good! That is all I have to say about this :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 1: A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was

Well, here is a photo of myself. It is one of my favorites!!! I don't quite know why... I just like it :) Anyways, I guess my day was a fairly normal day. I woke up, went to work, came home, did some homework, took a nap, did more homework, and that is about it. Not too exciting, but nothing horrible happened today I guess :) That is all.....

30 Day Blog Challenge

Well, I know why they call this a challenge! It's because I am so bad at blogging that this is definitely going to be a challenge for me! But maybe this will give me the motivation to blog everyday, and eventually get me into the habit of it. Well, I think this is going to be pretty exciting. I just hope I don't miss a day :)

So here is the Challenge:

Day 1 a photo of yourself and a description of how your day was
Day 2 a photo of something you ate today
Day 3 your idea of the perfect first date
Day 4 your favorite photograph of your best friend
Day 5 a photo of yourself two years ago
Day 6 a photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet
Day 7 your dream wedding
Day 8 a song to match your mood
Day 9 a photo of something you last purchased
Day 10 a photo of your favorite place to eat
Day 11 what's in your makeup bag?
Day 12 a photograph of the town you live in
Day 13 your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 a TV show you're currently addicted to
Day 15 something you don't leave the house without
Day 16 you celebrity crush
Day 17 a photo of you and your family
Day 18 something you crave a lot
Day 19 another picture of yourself
Day 20 the meaning behind your blog name
Day 21 a phot of something that makes you happy
Day 22 a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 23 15 facts about you
Day 24 a photo of something that means a lot to you
Day 25 what's in your purse?
Day 26 a photo of somewhere you've been too
Day 27 a picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 your favorite music
Day 29 something that you could never get tired of doing
Day 30 a photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Goals as a teacher

"I am definitely an interesting character and have many unique qualities about me. I love singing and any form of music. Music is a huge part of my life. I sing a lot. I may not have an amazing voice, but I sing to express not to impress. I love nature. It amazes me to just look around and see how amazing our surroundings are. During my free time, I try to take it all in. I also enjoy dancing with blasting music in depths of my bedroom while no one is watching. I love being me because I know I'm the only one that can be me.

I remember always getting the best teachers in elementary school. I loved my teachers and looked up to them. They were my heroes and I wanted to be just like them. I didn't realize that I wanted to be a teacher until my senior year of high school. I wanted to be a math teacher. But then I realized that teaching math just wasn't for me. I wanted to be a teacher, but I also wanted to change lives. I wanted to use my strengths to help others. That's when I decided to be an elementary teacher. I had teachers that changed my life and I knew I could do the same for others. I love children and have loved them my whole life. I love watching them learn and grow and discover new things.

My goal as a teacher is to create an environment for learning and discovering. An environment where students will feel safe expressing themselves. I want students to love learning. I want them to have the same elementary experience I had. Elementary school was the best and maybe that's why I am gravitating back towards it. I am excited to discover more about me as I prepare to become a teacher."