ASH AMBIRGE

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There’s a Modern Trick to Getting What You Want, These Days. Shhhh. Come Closer, I’ll Tell You What It Is.

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

What if I told you I was giving you your very own daily column, where you could write about anything you wanted?

What if I told you I was giving you your own TV show, where you'd be the star?

What if I told you I was putting you on the radio, where you could talk about the things that mattered to you every week?

And what if I told you that we were going to do fancy photo shoots, and have a fancy Instagram account, and get the world excited about you and your ideas?

That all sounds pretty exhilarating, doesn't it?

The good news: You can have all of this tomorrow.

The bad? No one's going to give it to you.

Too often, we're sitting around with our thumbs up our asses, waiting for someone to notice us; to point us out of a crowd. We somehow think that other people have more power than us to make our dreams happen, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Nobody gave me permission to start writing this column every single day. (Save us all, am I right?) There was no Committee of True and Actual Greatness, as I call it, that took a vote and said: Yes, Ash is good enough to be doing this, we'll allow it.

As it turns out, the trick to following your dreams?

Is actually following them.

And the trick to doing what you want?

Is doing. 

May 10

2018

WE ARE WASTING OUR BRAINS ON BULLSHIT (And Other Darling Sentiments)

May 10, 2018

You know those creeps who never drink any water and you’re all, “BUT YOUR CELLS! YOUR CELLS ARE SHRIVELING LIKE LITTLE CALIFORNIA RAISINS!”  (Unless this is the kind of thing that only goes through my brain, in which case, welcome to my inner landscape, ya’ll.) I feel the same way about time. There are so many people who aren’t drinking […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired, Feeling Disillusioned With Life

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Jun 14

2016

Is Your Life *Actually* a Good One? Can You Even Decide? What Does Good Even MEAN These Days?

Jun 14, 2016

It’s hilarious, really. You spent the first twenty years of your life worrying what the f*ck you were suppose to do on this planet—with your ONE BIG PRECIOUS LIFE that every other Pinterest poster won’t shut up about—only to spend the next twenty years wondering if you did it right. Because, did you? Was this […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

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Jun 25

2012

A Tearful Birthday

Jun 25, 2012

Yesterday was my birthday. I flew from Ecuador to Chile on Friday so I could spend my birthday with my best girl friends in the whole wide world. Sure enough, they surprised me in the airport with glittery welcome back posters, prompting me to scream like a hyena. I had no idea they were coming. […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

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May 21

2012

Fuck Shit Balls I Didn’t Finish Those Edits, Yet. And Other Stuff That Doesn’t Matter. (In Memory of Enrique.)

May 21, 2012

So I’m not sure what you did yesterday, but I, for one, witnessed somebody drown. You’re probably thinking I’m joking, because who mentions something like drowning so nonchalantly? But I am not, unfortunately, joking. And while I’m calm now, yesterday I was anything but. It was sunset, and I was with my Costa Rican girlfriends […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

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Jun 9

2017

The World Isn’t Your Mommy

Jun 9, 2017

You know what’s crazy? There’s not actually a team of people assigned to your life, sitting around monitoring your blood work, and your bank accounts, and the health of your relationships, jotting down notes, circling areas of concern. There’s no supervisor. No one checking your progress. No one setting quarterly reviews. As a result, we […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired, Feeling Disillusioned With Life

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Nov 18

2010

The Woman Whose Ass We All Should Be Kissing

Nov 18, 2010

If I had a foghorn, do you know what I’d shout? (Besides how I’ll never understand why so many people think that God is actually a compelling justification for their particular policy preferences. /rant) What I’d really shout—what I truly believe our people desperately need to hear—is this and this alone: The well-being of our […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

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