The time has finally come and I just knew I had THE post that was going to be my first one. I even got it set up on my actual site, ready to send out the link! Then I realized that while it is a great post, I don’t think it should be the first one because after all, you only know me from my about me section. My goal is my purpose and that is to be the brand, the woman, and the place where no matter what area of life you are in, you’re able to come and get honesty, reassurance, and the transparency that you need.
But the question still remains. Who is Ashle Berry? Everything I said in my about me section is true, but let me elaborate a little more. Born and raised in Texas, I finished my last year of undergrad pregnant with my 7 year old. After getting out of shock that I was going to be someone’s mommy, I was determined to breastfeed and never gave up hope that I would be able to successfully. That determination resulted in me breastfeeding until the week before he turned 1. As the years passed and he grew, I knew that to be the best mother I could be for him, I had to grow too. Although I had plenty of love and support, I still went through challenges of single motherhood, and realized that the choices of my past, didn’t define the woman I was striving to become.
Now, I am a wife to the man I had no idea I would be married to, and a mother of 2, where our blended family teaches me every single day that it takes faith, prayer, and never giving up on the idea that things can work for the best. From the lessons learned of being a stay at home mom with my 15 month old, also came the realization of how much of a passion I have for breastfeeding and supporting other moms that do. As I’m still breastfeeding, I’m working on growing my knowledge in the area and my level of support to my fellow breastfeeding mamas!
When you see “My Journey, Someone’s Example, I mean exactly that. Although I know that things could always be worse and that in fact there are some of you that have gone through much worse, I do believe that I went through these things to inspire others. It’s easy to just say “don’t do this” or “you shouldn’t do that” but to me, the true help comes from me telling my story and all that I’ve learned. As I write and share my experiences, lessons, and even failures with you, I hope that you realize that you too are a Valuably Imperfect Woman! Until next time!