Welcome to a Blog About Nothing, a space created by an average woman who is leading an average life and is ready to talk about it. Yes, friends, it is here in this space where I will effectively write about whatever the hell I want simply because I want to. Each submission will be unremarkably tailored to make you feel one of the three basic emotions that humans are capable of feeling; love, hate, or an overwhelming sense of ‘meh’, which I’m totally fine with.
My name is Ashton and I live in a small apartment in Southern California with a dog, four cats, and one fiancé. I am in my thirties and, like most, I have interests, hobbies, dreams, and aspirations. I also have bills, responsibilities, a job that barely accommodates them, and a crippling case of existential dread that I never leave home without. I’m overweight and hating it but I’ve loved every bite that led me here. I seriously love food, but this blog isn’t about all that so, you’ll have to get your foodie fix elsewhere, freak. I have bad and sometimes even gross habits like smoking cigarettes or eating way too much food and blaming laziness, the concept, for cockblocking my shot with exercise. I’m bitchy, judgy, and self-deprecating (although I do make a solid effort to be mostly not bitchy or judgy) but, I’m also a lot of fun. Now that you know all of this about me, we can be BFFs and get friendship tattoos or something equally ridiculous but way less permanent. Won’t that be nice?
I’ve thought about starting a blog for some time but, struggled to do so because I felt that I had literally nothing to blog about. I’m no makeup or hair queen, no top chef or eatery critic, I’m not a fashionista or an up-and-comer in design, and I am definitely too unmotivated to even start a “weight-loss journey” let alone blog about one. No, I instead asked myself, “What could a thirty-something oddball of a gal, who clearly has everything, possibly write about?”, and the answer was obvious. Nothing! A Blog About Nothing is a platform for my self-expression, my release from the daily monotony or stresses of life. What I post here is ultimately for my own gratification but, my hope is that any people may swing by and relate to something they read here, or simply enjoy something they read here, or hate something they read here and send me hate mail about it forever, I don’t know. My point is, if you are reading this, thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back because my blog is like that one box of chocolates where every truffle is a mystery and you’re a little apprehensive about choosing one because you might end up with something shitty but, you take the leap anyway and more often than not you’re still having a great time.
Thanks again for reading, because nothing means anything and that’s exactly what you’ll find here.