Many people call me ash dash, which I got from running track almost my whole life. I'm a 27-year-old creative-entrepreneur; dreaming, executing, and passionately evolving while navigating my way through womanhood. I currently reside in the California valley, right in the middle of Southern California and the Bay Area. I'm a proud Alumna of California State University, Los Angeles (also the educational home to auntie Maxine Waters), and I hold a B.A. in Organizational Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. 

My career started in television, with CBS and NBC in digital marketing and advertising consultancy. I did that for about a year until God had other plans and made a shift in my passions. I now work for the government, contracted through FUSD mentoring high school students; preparing them for the world of employment. When I'm not at my day job, I'm working as an athletic consultant for high school student-athletes and athletic departments with my agency. I have a very strong passion for helping people evolve into their best self. So, I made a career switch. *shrugs* (like I said, God is always shifting and placing).

Ashley Avenu is like my baby. I first started this blog is 2016, when I was dealing with a ton of post-grad depression and trying to get my foot in the door to begin my career. I got to the point where I was tired of waiting for someone to see what I had to offer in the creative field. A moment of frustration, a way to create my own opportunities and what seemed like the last result has evolved into so much more. There is an abundant amount of growth documented within the pages of this site and the transformative evolution I have experienced has been beautiful. It's my creative outlet that I absolutely love sharing with the world, literally. I've reached so many different countries— it's all really inspiring and motivates me to keep creating. I definitely plan on writing a book one day, but for now, I'll keep embracing the life lessons thrown my way (the longer the wait, the better and deeper the memoir). 

My blog exudes everything lifestyle, personal development and self-discoveries. In the beginning, I didn't really know what my niche was, but then I found it and coined it because there was no one else doing it. This is my path, my journey through self-discovery. An insight into my life as I know it. 

Discovery of self.
Discovery of life's newness.
Discovery of continued purpose.
Discovery of all around, genuine happiness.

With time, I want Ashley Avenu to be a visual representation and diary of my life. I want my audience to experience the growth with me, as I grow. I want you guys to witness life's beauty through transition— whether that be with highs, lows, love, loss, marriage, pregnancy and motherhood. I want this journey to be shared in 100% transparency. 

So, with all that being said. Welcome to my journey, I hope you stick around to dive into the depths of your own self-discovery and may you enjoy all the content on the way!

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