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Yo, Yo, Yo: It's Me, Ash! (Not Mario. That's Only in Nintendo.)

I started The Middle Finger Project in 2009 because I was one of the few people I knew who didn't want what everybody else did: the "stable" job, the big wedding, the two point five babies, the perfect house. Instead, I wanted to travel the world, do work that lit me up, have interesting conversations, marvel at new experiences, and be able to say that I lived in a way that was true to me—even if it was unconventional.

Most people, of course, thought I was crazy. But fast forward nearly ten years? And I've made an entire career out of it. I now travel full-time, have this crazy little empire writing on the Internet, and even have a book coming out with Penguin Random House and Virgin Books. *brain explosion emoji*

My philosophy? The only time you gotta blend is when you're making margaritas. (Or when you're trying to hide that dent you made in the frosting...shhhhhh.) The Internet has made it 100% possible to be your brilliant, ballsy, original, unconventional-thinking self, from anywhere in the world, and make great money doing it, too. Gone are the days when you needed to suit up and head to the office and buy a used mini-van before it's too late—now, there's no such thing. You can always start again, and that's what this website is about: because if I can do it, coming from a rural Pennsylvania trailer park?

You SO got this. I promise.

I hope you’ll join me.

If I can do this, so can you.


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