Ashlee Holmes: Catching You Up

This is going to be a decently long rant. I hope you’re prepared. I guess I’ll explain what’s been going on in my life since I moved to LA. In short, I moved to LA last August. I lived in a large studio in a really nice building. I spent money on ridiculous things like expensive meals, shopping sprees and cab rides. I was living the dream. I got a great internship that would later turn into a paying job. It was wonderful. I even met my boyfriend Sean on the roof of the building that I was living in. However, around November, I realized that my budget was shrinking. I needed to move to a more affordable place -so I did. I managed to find a place near by that was a one bedroom. I went back home to New Jersey for a little bit to visit and it wasn’t until the end of January that I began to REALLY grow up. I now know how to distinguish the difference between WANT and NEED. I decided that I needed an EVEN MORE affordable place. So I MOVED AGAIN! I LOVED the place that I was in. HOWEVER, my roommate turned out to be a COMPLETE psycho path. I can’t even begin to fully tell you stories. For example, right now she’s trying to keep my personal belongings from me AND steal my mattress. I am CONVINCED that she is bi polar, and I’m not even saying that sarcastically. There’s nothing wrong with being bi polar, just take your meds lol. ANYWAY, it was just a really toxic environment and I needed to get out of there. I went with my boyfriend to Las Vegas one weekend to see Bon Iver. While I was in Vegas I got an idea. I had a choice to make. I could either move AGAIN and continue to struggle while I try to simultaneously pay back my debt, work on my clothing line AND pay rent –OR I could move in with my grandparents in Las Vegas for a few months to work a second job, and save A LOT of money. The saddest part was leaving my boyfriend Sean behind –BUT at least we talk every day. He’s going to come visit me soon too. I still have my job in LA, I’m very lucky in that my job can pretty much be done from anywhere as long as there is some excitement. My goal is to save as much money as I can while I’m here and get a lot done with my clothing line. I’m hoping I’ll be able to launch my line by December. I’m really excited about it, and I can’t wait to share more with you! I’ll be moving back to LA by the end of August. 🙂