I have envisioned starting this blog for awhile, however, for some reason I haven’t been able to get myself to sit down and write the first post – until today that is. Much thanks to the realization that dawned on me last night.

When I first pictured this blog I pictured a perfectly crafted collage of what has consumed my life, and a good part of my passion, over the past 5 years – learning anything and everything I possibly can about health and wellness. From formal education, a number of certifications, readings upon readings, blog-listening, and experimentation with my own habits, if I was putting my creative and career energy anywhere, I thought that it had to be health related. So of course, if I was going to start a blog, it had to be 100% dedicated to educating everyone about all of the knowledge I had consumed regarding nutrition, movement, and mental health. It just had to be. But then I kept finding myself thinking of topics I wanted to write about just because they made me smile. Such as how much I prefer, hands-down love, writing with a mechanical pencil over any other writing utensil. Or the fact that I have a deep desire to get lost in a good fiction book without the guilt creeping in that I wasn’t reading a book I could then post about later on this perfect blog I had created in my head. Although structured blogs are great, probably even better for getting search results on the internet, I was limiting myself, my desire for this adventure, too much. I was suffocating it before it even started.

This brings you to the new-and-improved, even though not even started before, a.wiseapproach blog. Where I take you through how I, Ashley Wise, approach life. You can guarantee to see posts on health, wellness and the nerdy books I am reading, but hopefully it will be my tale-telling approach on all avenues of life, that keeps you coming back for more.

With that being said, I first want to thank you for taking the time to read my inaugural post. Second, this is an open invitation for suggestions (heavy emphasis on graphic design and blog pizzazz), help (insert stronger emphasis on graphic design and pizzazz here), and blogging coffee or wine dates.

a.wise approach ~ move toward your next adventure with your gut and take the leap.