I was born and raised in Southern California. I grew up in Westlake Village, just north of L.A., and after I graduated from high school, I went to college at Santa Barbara City College. In 1994, I moved to Arizona, sight unseen, to live with a friend from high school, and to create some new adventures. While there, I met so many fun and amazing people, mostly transplants, including my husband, in 1995. We were married in 1998 and decided to move back to California, where we both are from, to be closer to family. We decided on San Diego, because it was yet another adventure, and an area we had never spent much time in, but thought would be fun to explore. Plus, it was the perfect distance from our family (home) & high school friends. Did I mention my husband and I went to the same high school? We never knew each other, but met in Arizona. I have a whole story about FATE, but that will be in a blog post at a later date.
We currently live in San Marcos, CA, a suburb in north San Diego county and just 20 minutes inland from the beach. We have two kids, a 21 year old young adult, who is currently attending Cal State San Marcos, studying for her accounting degree. We also have a 13 year old boy, who is in 7th grade, and thanks to being back in school fulltime, is finally thriving. Yes, I realize the BIG gap in age and yes, they do get along pretty well…most of the time!
Now that my kiddos are older and I have a little more time on my hands, I’m writing to share my stories, experiences, revelations, travel experiences, some of the amazing things to do in both Southern and Central California & more. I’ve also met so many people and created so many relationships over the last year through my musings on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there as well. (@SoCal_lifestylewith_AshleyZ) I also hope to spread some kindness, and hope, because God knows we all need a little bit more of that! Feel free to drop me a line any time at Ashleyz@socallifestyle.blog!
Be Kind and Live Life to the Fullest! XO Ashley Z