One Year Ago…Update On The Book

Book update. One year ago an author was born. I use the term “author” loosely as I have yet to feel like a full fledged author, yet I have been told to start claiming the title and to get used … Continue reading

Popping the Fourteener Cherry

Starting in the dark the excitement and nerves could hardly be contained–it was happening. This wasn’t just a bucket list item, this was a personal win and a moment to savor. When I put “hike a fourteener” on my official … Continue reading

Growth Comes In Faceplants

Yep. Some Days Are Like That. I totally get it sweetheart. In fact, I have recently felt just like this. A surprise faceplant can leave us all wondering exactly what just happened. Every now and then when life is good … Continue reading

The eBook is here!

    The eBook is here! Life Before the Lottery: Living Beyond The Bucket has finally gone digital and hit the eBook world… so now all our Kindle, Nook, and iBook lovers have options. Due to the nature of the … Continue reading

On The Loose In Washington D.C.

On the loose in Washington D.C. … This morning’s adventure started at 4:00am. Staring at the ceiling I finally decided sleep was eluding me and it was worthless to fight it any longer. Trying not to be annoyed as I … Continue reading

The Just Because Bucket

Do you have a just because bucket? You know, those items on your bucket list that have no particular rhyme or reason but somehow make the list anyway. Just because. More than likely these types of items are not blow-your-socks-off … Continue reading

Getting Published. An Author’s Journey.

Click here to listen to the Toginet Radio podcast of “An Author’s Journey” Getting published. Wow, is that ever a story. I  just recently did a one-hour podcast interview on Toginet on “An Author’s Journey,” and although it’s a little … Continue reading

When It’s Not About Me

When crossing off bucket list items, at what point is it time to consider something crossed off? Some items just don’t seem to have a clean start and finish to them. And what if a bucket list item has nothing … Continue reading

Crossing Off The Bucket List – Lucky #13

There’s something satisfying about crossing an item off on a list. Grocery list, shopping list, honey-do list. Any list, really. Especially a bucket list. Crossing off “bucket list” items can be sweet, sweet victories. But sometimes not all the items … Continue reading

The Next Big Author Thing For Life Before The Lottery

News From Freshly Pressed Published Author Ashlee Bratton The number one question people have asked me during the last two weeks while launching Life Before The Lottery: Living Beyond the Bucket into the published and public world is, “When’s the … Continue reading