Pleasure to meet you.

I’ve never considered myself much of a writer, but life takes us funny places sometimes.  My work experiences and personal journey have lead to some friends to suggest I start a blog, so here I am.

My name is Ashley. I’m 31 and live in Dallas, TX. I was raised in East Texas by parents who are still in love after 33 years of marriage. I haven’t found Mr. Right yet, but I haven’t given up hope. For now my family of friends and work keep me busy and fulfilled.

I’ve been in Dallas for 10 years working in the event business.  I have been with a wonderful non-profit for almost 3 years. My work events take me all over the United States but also overseas; so far, to Europe and Asia.

In recent years, I’ve come to appreciate the role of Southern belle – the woman that embodies charm and grit. While some may think belles have gone the way of the dinosaurs, I feel like belles have evolved with the times. No longer in petticoats and hoop skirts, but high heels and pencil skirts at the office. Powerful enough to control any situation but graceful enough to do it with a subtly that is lost on the untrained eye.

What I hope to share are my modern-day belle experiences.  It’s all about balance. Balancing work, home, health, and spirit.

Please feel free to leave feedback and comments as I hope this will be an interactive space where I can learn to better myself by talking to other belles.

Y’all come back now, you hear!

Modern Belle, Ashley

Ashley @ Opera Garnier, Paris

Ashley @ Opera Garnier, Paris