BC: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
FC: This is the life of Ashlee Marie Wilkinson
1: "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
2: About me... Name: Ashlee Marie Wilkinson Age: 18 Birth place: Waynesboro, PA Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: hazel Height: 5 feet 7 inches Favorite Color: Lime Green Favorite Books: Twilight Saga, Lovesick, My sister Keeper, A Farewell to Arms Favorite TV show: NCIS, Law & order: SVU, Glee Favorite Basketball team: Denver Nuggets Favorite Baseball team: New York Yankees Favorite Football team: The Steelers Favorite sport: Softball | Favorite fictional character: Optimus Prime Best friend: Carrie Kern Favorite teacher: Mrs. Heinlein. Favorite movie: TRANSFORMERS Favorite place to eat: Blue Coast Burrito Favorite Vacation: Myrtle Beach Favorite things to do: read, cuddle, lay on the beach, go on vacations Favorite website: Facebook Favorite food: Mothers home cooking Favorite drink: Grape Juice, Pepsi Celebrity crush: Taylor Launter
4: Where I'm From.. I am from the Mountain tops on Colorado. Where the sun shines in the morning, and the rain comes with an afternoon nap. The winter may be dreadful but beautiful with snow fall. Fall and spring can be quiet cool, with the trees blooming and turning colors. The summer days hot, much hotter than here. And that is where my childhood hides in the seasons of Colorado, in the mountain tops of the Rockies. I am from a mother who is joyful, even during hard times. From a mother who at her worst, continues to help those who she has given her life to I am from a state far from there, Pennsylvania is where I started this journey of life. Although I don't recall it, I've been told it's a wonderful place. I'm from a place, I've been before.
6: 13 ways of looking at my Mother. 1. Throughout my 18 years of life, the one thing that has kept me sane was the words of my mother. 2. I was only eleven, when my mother saved my life by use of the Heimlich. | 3. My mother is always working hard, making sure we have what we need. 4. My mother and I. Are family. My mother and I. Are friends. 5. She is a wonderful woman. A wonderful mother. 6 Sometimes there are fights, but they could never break the relationship my mother and I share. 7. It's the weekend and I wake up to the comforting smell of my mothers cleaning.
7: 8. My mother And I, together. Are like kids, we can and will laugh at everything 9. She's a walking dictionary. My mother can spell any word 10. At the sight of my mother. I see relief. I feel secure. 11. She served in the Army. And has lived all over the country/ My mother, she knows whats best. 12. The time is coming. My mother must be proud. 13. On June 4th my mother. She'll probably be sad. But I will never be without her. My mother will always be MY HERO MY FRIEND MY MOTHER. -I love you mom!
8: Dear Carrie, Thank you for everything you've done for me. I've never really had a friend like you, I never knew friends like you existed. Until magically someone introduced us and at that moment I had no idea that my life would never be the same. Little did I know that I wouldn't go another Sunday afternoon without a Sonic date with you, or that you would become the bestest friend I would ever have. The day i met her I knew I had found a friend that would never ever leave my side. You were a
9: senior, I was a sophomore., and we were inseparable. We were introduced by a mutual friend, and the rest is history. I want to thank you right now for always being there when I need you, even if you do go to college all the way in FLorida, or live 32 hours away from me in Colorado. I know that your only a call or facebook page away. You'll always be my best friends no matter w here you are, no matter what happens. And I want you to come see me graduate, really thats all I want. I miss you Carrie Ann, I haven't seen you in almost three years, but you're still the most amazing person I've ever met. I love you, and I wish the best of luck to you in whatever you tackle in life. always, Ashlee Marie. | p.s: come visit
10: Ashlee's Timeline Oct. 2 1991 - Ashlee Maire Wilkinson was born June 1994 - Ashlee moved to colorado with her family. Oct. 12 1995 - Ashlee's little brother was born. May 1998 - Ashlee's step dad got in a horrible auto accident. Aug. 2000 - Ashlee met her first best friend. July 2005 - Ashlee moved to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Nov. 2005 - Ashlee made A- team basketball in 8th grade. July 2006 - Ashlee's niece Lexi Lee was born. Dec. 25 2007 - Ashlee moved to Neagunee, Michigan on Christmas day. Jan. 2008 - Ashlee's first day at NHS. July 2008 - Ashlee vascationed to Pensacola, Florida with her real dad. Sept/ 2009 - Ashlee's last first day of High School. June 4th 2010 - Ashlee's last day of High School. June 14 th 2010 - Ashlee GRADUATES!
12: Michelle; I'm going to miss doing everything in my power to get you what you need. And no one will ever call me Cashlee again. Mykka; I'm going to miss curling your hair before every dance., and our shared birthday dinners were great!
13: Sarah; my senior year would not have been complete without you. You've made it that much better. Thanks for always having my back I love you! Brittany; I'm jealous of your lime green pumas, you know this. And I'm going to miss our crazy adventures, and the wild things you say sometimes.
16: A SOFTBALL PRACTICE... In mid-summer we were on the softball field like every day. In the break of the field where the infield dirt becomes the outfield grass was a huge hump. A hump that becomes a big inconvenience. There were rocks along the hump, little pebbles that stuck in your skin when you'd fall, it'd make your knees stings. Past this obnoxious hump was grass, which some would call green but when you looked out to the field all you could see were yellow dandelions. Players runs across the fence lines and through the bases, where dust would trail from behind. The coaches stood there straight faced, with attitudes, trying not to let us here
17: them, with their wind pants whistling in the cool breeze of the U.P. Slowly, the players stopped running to continue there daily routines and roar with laughter and expect to catch and throw without error.
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19: That was I.. I was the girl you saw sitting in Lakeview Memorial Gym, filled with maize and blue, on the miner bench at a varsity girls basketball game, in Negaunee, Michigan - white jersey, brown hair pulled back in a messy ponytail, held secure by yellow pre-wrap. I had noticed, of course the rows of mostly students across the court, cheering for Gabby to get the jump ball, or cuddling up next to their boyfriends, but I was not letting my thoughts go there. Instead I was focused with intensity on Gabby and the game that was about to start, and knowing that we would pull this one off. Yes, that was I.
20: And that was I, the green bathing suit girl laying in the sand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As you walked past on the beach you would pass the backside of North Myrtle Beach Condos, you would see my mind deep into the lives of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, with tanning oil dripping from my skin. As I laid there with the sun rays beaming down on me, I noticed two little boys making a sand castle
21: that was starting to sag, thinking that there was no way it would last another wave. The crash of just one more would destroy all their hard work if only they started a few feet back. Yes, that was I.
22: And that was I you glanced at that evening just before dark, on July 4th, in Negaunee, Michigan. Sitting on a large awkwardly patterned blanket in the lap of another with many surrounding,
23: you thought, come there to watch the annual fireworks for the independents of the USA, to see the bright colors in the night sky but that was not so. Instead to be with those who enjoy my presences, to talk amongst each other, gossip, and laugh as if it were a gift. Then enormous fireworks startled our conversations that it would raise out heart rates, as everyone around peered at the miracles happening in the shy. Yes, that was I. | 4th of July | *KaBoom
24: Things I Love.. I love my family I love OPTIMUS PRIME! I love Troy Polamalu. I love Great Danes. I love the number 23. I love the Steelers. I love Carmelo Anthony. I love summer. I love Disco balls. I love the Nuggets. I love dubble bubble gum. I love lilies. I love anything lime green I love my Mother | I love my family I love grapes I love to cuddle I love my friends I love Art I love Popsicle I love popcorn I love grape juice I love cliff jumping I love to type I love to read & write I love the sun I love the smell of rain I love playing SCOOPS I love life
26: She means the world to me. She's my hero at three. My life today wouldn't be the same without her. She smiles, she cries, she laughs, she screams. But the one thing I miss the most is those days I got to spend countless hours with her. She means the world to me. She's my angel at three. My life today sucks without her. She talks, she walks, she says hello to me. But I wish I could give her a hug. today.
27: She means the world to me. She's my little diva at three My life today is blessed with her. Although she lives a few states away in Washington. I never forget the little things she does,. And when we talk on the phone the way she says ashweeee, gets me everything. She means the world to me. She's my hero at three. My niece, Alexis Lee Patane, is the most amazing kid. She is so smart, and loving, and she'll care about anyone.. She is three, so she can come with a tude., but no matter what she is my girl. I love you Lexi Lee. And I wish you could see your Aunt Ashlee graduate. You mean the world to me baby girl.
28: I Remember.. I remember the time I got off my big wheel, and kick a boy cause he wouldn't get out of my way. I remember how much I used to bite my nails. I remember the first time I saw my puppy, with her big floppy ears. I remember when I used to visit California two times a year. I remember a girl who wouldn't go a day without watching Barney. I remember bunk-eds that shined of Candy Apple red. I remember a house with too many stairs. I remember day dreams of being just like Jessica Mendoza. I remember waking up to my sister dancing to
29: Christina Aquilera. I remember saying "I love you," in reply to "Goodnight," and then the other person planting a kiss on my forehead. I remember how embarrassed I was when I got a tic at the Grand Canyon. I remember one hot summer day by the beach, and not having a care in the world about anything but my book. I remember not understanding why I was in the hospital, after I got hit by a car. I remember wishing that OPTIMUS PRIME was real. I remember when I couldn't wait to be an adult. I remember how scared I am to become an adult.
30: The arrival to NHS!
31: * I walked into NHS, not knowing anyone. But as I walked down what was the sophomore hallway, I started to notice each and every little clique, as a tear streamed down my face, struggling to find my locker. * Biology with Mrs. Holmgren 4th hour, finally someone actually talked to me. Her na,me was Carmen Rajala. Yes, she was the first person to say anything to me at Negaunee High School. Her and Mykka were sitting in the row next to mine,, we shared a few words. Then Mykka finally asked if I wanted to sit with them at lunch. Thank god, I wasn't going to be eating lunch in the bathroom. * They introduced me to Brittany, Michelle, and Sarah, and the rest is history.. * Love you guys for not making my two and half years at NHS hell. You're the best!! <3
32: My Last First day of of High School
33: I got up bright and early, for my last first day of high school. A nice hot shower, some, luck charms, and a hot cup of tea to wake me up. Then it was decision time. What to where? How's my hair going to be, I mean after all this is my first last day of high school. So I decided on a nice pair of plaid shorts and a t-shirt, which were both purchased at, Old Navy. Then it was time for me to drop my little brother off at school. Where he was attending his last first day of Middle school. Then I drove myself to school, to find that everyone had decided to come early, and I parked at the bottom of the parking lot pretty much. I walked through the doors to see a few familiar faces, but mostly freshman that I didn't know. I went to my locker were I dumped the contents of backpack, and heading to first hour, where I then wondered to myself why I even took the class. And now I'm here... writing about my LAST first day of high school. After this school year I'll never have another first day again, I'm going to be done, free, to literally do whatever I want. That's scary to me, will I be given to much freedom, will I be able to handle all the choices I have to make on my own. We can only wait and see.
34: On Graduating The whole idea of it makes me feel nervous, like worse than going on an airplane or getting a test back-- a kind of happiness, a way of adulthood, a uncomfortable amount of freedom. You tell me this is a big deal, but that is only to you. The perfection of being in lst grade, the beauty of finally being able to multiply. But I can sit here and remember every teacher. In 3rd it was the evil Mrs. Chapman, I could make that woman crazy by stealing her goldfish crackers. In 4th it was Mr. Lambert, in 5th Mr. HUnter. But now I'm in high school watching the days slip away. Simply providing my presence, to receive what I've worked for, for 12 years. This is the beginning of life, I tell myself.
35: As the end comes nearer, it is time to say good bye to the understanding teachers, and the easy A's. For it is to receive my diploma. | 2010