ASH AMBIRGE

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It’s Okay If You Suck At This. Otherwise Called, “Permission to Suck.” Otherwise Called, “Longest Blog Post Title Ever Because Obnoxiously Long Blog Post Titles Are Funny.”

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

It's okay if…you're drowning in self-doubt.

It's okay if…you don't know where to start.

It's okay if…you started, but want to stop.

It's okay if…you sometimes mix up your priorities.

It's okay if…you didn't say the right thing.

It's okay if…you really fucked up the first time around.

It's okay if…you fucked up the second time around, too.

It's okay if…you're overwhelmed.

It's okay if…you get down on yourself.

It's okay if…you're worried everyone knows more than you.

It's okay if…you don't have enough self-confidence.

It's okay if…you're secretly afraid that people will laugh at you.

It's okay if…you question your own capabilities.

It's okay if…you spent all weekend doing nothing but watching movies.

It's okay if…you sometimes suck.

It's okay if…you sometimes really suck.

It's okay if…you haven't reached your potential yet.

It's okay if…you're not sure that you ever really will.

It's okay if…you sort of resent the people doing better than you.

It's okay if…you sometimes think they're full of it, too.

It's okay if…you didn't respond to that person's email.

It's okay if…you just don't fucking feel like it today.

It's okay if…you have no idea what to do next.

It's okay if…you do know what to do next…but still can't seem to make yourself.

It's okay if…you just couldn't find the time this week.

It's okay if…you don't want to do it the way they say you should.

None of it matters.

Because…

YOU ARE TRYING.

And as a matter of fact, you're doing a wonderful job.

Just thought you should know.

Jun 23

2010

Why Rule Breakers Run the World

Jun 23, 2010

I’ll admit it–I’m a tad embarrassed. I can’t decide if I’m embarrassed in light of the nonchalant display of nudity that is currently lounging alongside of me–quite proudly, and with reason, if I do say so myself–on this clothing optional beach, or if I’m embarrassed for another reason–perhaps at my own relative prudishness, something that […]

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Nov 28

2012

Marilyn Monroe Wouldn’t Give a Damn.

Nov 28, 2012

Remember earlier this year… …when I sauntered over to Ecuador and had a twelve year old pierce my nose, as well as agreed to having a random Ecuadorian man sit on top of me on the beach to doodle all over my back with a mysterious black, sticky ink? Maybe we didn’t know each other […]

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Jan 24

2016

On Getting Old, Having No Idea How to Make a Soufflé & Consciously Choosing to Do What You WANT.

Jan 24, 2016

It’s 2:42 in the morning and the reason I’m awake is called CHARDONNAY. People talk about getting old—buying crock pots, nonchalantly cutting your spouse’s armpit hairs, relating more to The Golden Girls than The Gilmore Girls—but they do not prepare you for the one thing that will change your life even more than tiny packets of GrillMates: […]

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Nov 5

2012

Where’s Your God Damn Pineapple?

Nov 5, 2012

There’s always a reason why you shouldn’t. Shouldn’t spend the money. Shouldn’t be so frivolous. Shouldn’t miss work. Shouldn’t be irresponsible. Shouldn’t act so hastily. And a million other reasons why you shouldn’t do what you’ve been wanting to do. The real question, of course, isn’t whether you should or you shouldn’t. Because when it […]

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I'm a Bad Influence on Women

Hey, I’m Ash! Twenty years ago I was a small town girl growing up in a trailer park in rural Pennsylvania. Fifteen years ago, I lost my family and everything I knew right as I became the first to graduate college. Fourteen years ago, I found myself leaving everything behind for a new life in the city where I could be “normal.” Ten years ago I realized normal was the most disappointing thing that ever happened to me. Nine years ago I quit my job in advertising and pursued my dreams as a creative writer. Eight years ago, I built a 6-figure business doing what I love using nothing more than the Internet and my voice. And now, today, I’m the founder of The Middle Finger Project, an irreverent media co. that helps other women find their voice and teaches them to use it to build whatever the f*ck they want to. With a book coming out with Penguin Random House in February 2020 (YASSS, WE’RE A PRODUCT IN TARGET!) I’m proud to be a bad influence on women and guide them into doing something disobediently brave with their life and their career.

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