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

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

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

When Bucket Lists Go A Different Direction

Bucket List Ideas. Making It Happen For Others. When stepping out of the comfort zone in business, personal life, or otherwise–open doors don’t always look like what maybe you first thought they would. I am case in point. As a … 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

Daring Greatly

An acquaintance I met years ago recently tagged me in a post of a video on vulnerability. Specifically Dr. Brene Brown’s follow up from her appearance and presentation on Ted Talk that went viral on her take and study on … Continue reading