I think all too often we use Instagram as a...

ashley-wagner - I think all too often we use Instagram as a platform to show a perfectly curated life, and we don’t make enough space for the real moments in our lives. A couple of days ago, my Olympic dreams were crushed in the most public way possible. I was heartbroken, and my feelings were ripped apart by people who knew nothing about me or my journey. My life course changed dramatically in a matter of minutes. I don’t think people feel comfortable enough saying they aren’t okay, and right now I am not okay. But also, someday, hopefully soon, I’ll be able to make myself be okay! Life knocks you down in a surprising number of ways, and it’s about finding a way to readjust your course and make yourself feel happy and content when you’re ready. So I guess, this more than anything else, is a reminder to anyone feeling down or lost, that things will be okay, you just need to start looking for your own way to make things better ❤️

I think all too often we use Instagram as a platform to show a perfectly curated life, and we don’t make enough space for the real moments in our lives. A couple of days ago, my Olympic dreams were crushed in the most public way possible. I was heartbroken, and my feelings were ripped apart by people who knew nothing about me or my journey. My life course changed dramatically in a matter of minutes. I don’t think people feel comfortable enough saying they aren’t okay, and right now I am not okay. But also, someday, hopefully soon, I’ll be able to make myself be okay! Life knocks you down in a surprising number of ways, and it’s about finding a way to readjust your course and make yourself feel happy and content when you’re ready. So I guess, this more than anything else, is a reminder to anyone feeling down or lost, that things will be okay, you just need to start looking for your own way to make things better ❤️

2017 has been one of the most trying years of...

ashley-wagner - 2017 has been one of the most trying years of my life. Some of the absolute best and absolute worst moments have fallen within this year, and I’ve been trying to figure out what 2017 means to me. I think more than anything it taught me to be open minded to change. I learned that I am stronger than I ever thought possible, and I learned to place more importance on my own happiness. I got a lot out of this year. That being said, my flight just got delayed 3.5 hours sooo, 2017 don’t let the door hit you on the way out. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2017 has been one of the most trying years of my life. Some of the absolute best and absolute worst moments have fallen within this year, and I’ve been trying to figure out what 2017 means to me. I think more than anything it taught me to be open minded to change. I learned that I am stronger than I ever thought possible, and I learned to place more importance on my own happiness. I got a lot out of this year. That being said, my flight just got delayed 3.5 hours sooo, 2017 don’t let the door hit you on the way out. HAPPY NEW YEAR!