Real Talk: A Series

Truth is, as transparent and honest as my writing has been on this blog, I’ve been holding back. There are a number of reasons I’ve steered away from certain topics or watered down some of my posts. The number one reason was fear. Oh, that pesky little fear demon. It’s a bitch, isn’t it? I feared telling too much, letting strangers and loved ones in too much, I feared hurting others with my truth, and I feared damaging people’s perception of me.

Not anymore…

I mean, there are still some things that will be off-limits, I’m not spilling anyone’s deep dark secrets but my own. This isn’t all about “spilling the tea” but healing myself through my own words. With my most recent post about my breakup, my views were in the thousands. I haven’t hit those number since my semi-viral posts on self-love and weight loss. With that fact and the feedback I received, publically and privately, I realized that my mission to inspire can also be fulfilled just by having real talk.

With that in mind, I decided to add another topic to my blog. The Real Talk Series. I don’t have a set number of posts, they won’t always be planned, but whenever you see “Real Talk” in a title, you know what to expect. Me being open and honest, real and raw, and not just me informing you to protect your mental health or to work out. LOL I guess it will be my public journal. Sometimes knowing you’re not alone in what you’ve gone through or are currently going through, aides in your healing. It’s helpful to know that you aren’t just crazy and that at least of few others know how you feel.

The positive feedback I receive about my blog makes it just that much easier to bare my soul to y’all. So sit back and enjoy the ride, at my expense of course. LOL Feel free to let me know if there’s a topic you’d like to hear from me. With each addition to the series, I’ll add a link down below.

  1. Real Talk: The Breakup Story Y’all Have Been Waiting For
  2. Real Talk: I’m Not Perfect
  3. Real Talk: It’s Not Your Fault He Cheated

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16 Comments

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    Joi Light

    November 13, 2017

    Transparency is always best!! Great post!!

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      Ashleigh

      November 13, 2017

      Thank you!

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    Natasha Nicholes (@NatashaNicholes)

    November 13, 2017

    I always notice that my very open posts resonate deeply with so many people, but yes, the fear of being this open in the land of screenshots, shared posts, and just plain vitriol can keep you holding back on messages that need to be shared with people. Keep doing you, and keep pulling the veil back!

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      Ashleigh

      November 13, 2017

      Thank you SO much!

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    bernettastyle

    November 13, 2017

    Thank your sharing this story. I love your header too. I think the series is a great idea too.

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      Ashleigh

      November 13, 2017

      Thank you! Dr. Rebecca drops so many gems that I find myself saving her quotes all the time.

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    Bridgid

    November 13, 2017

    I love this idea. I will be checking back in on the topics. It’s so hard baring your soul to the world, to people that don’t love or know you and will judge on everything. But it’s incredibly helpful who are going through similar experiences. Writing about my anxiety was extremely difficult. I love that you’ve worked up the courage to completely drop that wall!

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      Ashleigh

      November 13, 2017

      Thank you so much, if you want to be notified of when I post feel free to sign up for my emails. I only email when I’ve posted something new. It’s difficult to spill my soul sometimes, but seeing how it helps others makes it a bit easier.

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    Tiki

    November 14, 2017

    For a good while, I didn’t write anything personal on my blog. I realized that after I started to share a bit more about me and my struggles, I felt better and so many people could relate. It’s amazing how you can find support and help others that you’ve never met.

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    Carissa

    November 14, 2017

    I think this series is a good one!! And I totally agree, step out that box and show your inner self the part that you are comfortable with!

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    staciesayzso

    November 14, 2017

    I’m all about being real and transparent. I can be very freeing when you do it on your blog.

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    EG III

    November 14, 2017

    I love that quote. Even some of the world’s leading speakers will admit to having jittery nerves before an event…even after having years under their belt of doing it time and again.

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    Kiwi

    November 15, 2017

    I can see why you held back. Sometimes you have to be careful on what you say online because its a blueprint and it can trail. Be as transparent as you need to.

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    Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva)

    November 15, 2017

    Real talk is the best talk. I always remember that my story, & my feelings are just that mine and I’m entitled to share them as I need.

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    beautythatwalks

    November 18, 2017

    I created my blog as away to let my thoughts and creativity flow. Being transparent is good…

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    everydayeyecandy

    November 24, 2017

    Love this idea! Real talk on a personal blog is aways a good way to let your readers get to know you.

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