Welcome to SoCal Lifestyle with Ashley Z!

My Mission:

“To share good thoughts, insight, my passions, kindness & healthy products with the world.”

Thanks for stopping by! This page/blog idea all came about after reading just the first 3 chapters of the book “Girl, Stop Apologizing”, by Rachel Hollis. This book is so very inspiring. I have been wanting to start a blog page for many years now. I tried back in 2013/2014 when my son was still very little. Needless to say, I ran out of time and energy to write, and needed to get back to work and make some money.

Fast forward 5 years…I picked up this book and WOW! All of the excuses I had running through my brain were there, written in black & white. But, what also changed are my circumstances. I currently own my own Social Media Management business and I have a bit more time to write. My daughter is now 18 years old and is attending college. She’s still living here with us but she’s (almost) completely self-sufficient. My son, is now in the 5th grade and can also do most things by himself, with the exception of driving and making his own dinner. I have the capability to spend my evenings writing and to be honest, a lot more knowledge of life. I’ve raised a human being, changed careers, owned a business and grew up a little bit too. I have 21 years of marriage under my belt and I feel I have some great knowledge to share.

I recently decided to get healthy. I noticed I had packed on some pounds, so I decided to try something new. Not a “diet”, but a lifestyle change. I also have been very interested in essential oils over the past few years. My family & I swear by them. We love to travel through out Southern & Central California and would love to share our pictures & adventures.

And lastly, I wanted to create a blog to help me become accountable. I’m one of those people who always says they’re going to go here, or visit there and put this, that and the other on my “bucket list”, and then never do it! I say I’m going to try new things and visit different places, even around San Diego, and then…never do it! So, me writing things that I am going to do here, will hold me accountable, keep me responsible and keep from getting lazy. I need some accountability in my life. How about you?