Ashley Jade



Ashley Jade


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“When do you have time for yourself?” “When do you sleep?” and “Girl, you’re crazy!” are comments that I literally hear, all the time. I usually just smile and laugh about it. But they are all valid and pretty true. So let me give you some context.

Currently I work full time Monday through Friday. Three days a week, I leave my day job and head straight to the salon, where I run my aesthetics business. I’m also typically there on Saturday mornings. Then, on the other free nights or days, I’m hustling with my photography business. So yes. I have busy days and late nights. But don’t worry, I do find time for myself during all that. Just maybe not as much as I’d love. But I’ve really always worked like this. Even in high school, I worked at two different ice cream shops and, I was in sports. I’ve just always been busy.

But that all leads me into this. When I started my skin care business, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be my own boss. But I didn’t think I’d ever make it a full time gig, so I figured I’d be fine with it as a side thing. It did not take long for me to realize that I actually LOVED working for myself. There was flexibility, it was work I enjoyed, and the gratification was amazing. Everything good and bad that happened was a direct link to me! So I started on the goal of working full time for myself.

In comes photography. Because I still didn’t think skin care could be my full time thing, I came up with the insane idea that I could run two side businesses. I always had liked photography so I started dabbling and seeing where my skills were and what it would take to start this new venture. At 30 years old, I was working full time, building one business, and starting a second. I was nuts. But I knew at some point, I’d be able to be on my own, and all the craziness would be worth it.

Fast forward to 2022 and here I am, prepping and taking steps to leave my full time job and become a full time, bad ass, lady boss! This is something I didn’t think would even be possible for another few years, but honestly, I’ve been killing it. It is so incredibly amazing to see my dreams shaping up and coming to life.

18 year old me had dreams. They were different than my current ones, and she’d probably tell me I was crazy too. But things happen when they are supposed to happen, and life happens, and dreams can, and do change. I am equally terrified as I am excited to finally take the plunge into full time business owner. Each day I remind myself, that it is coming. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited for something in my life. I feel like a kid in a candy store and I just want to tell everyone! But I’m holding off on all the final details for now. All I can really say is that my current chapter will soon be coming to an end, but the book is long. I can’t wait to turn the page to see what comes next!

Stay tuned.

  1. Laurie says:

    Awesome Ash!! You go girl!!! ♡♡♡

  2. Carol says:

    Way to go Ashley. Good luck!

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