Hello, my name is Ashley. This is a Teen’s Life. This blog is just about everyday life. A teenager’s life. I wanted to be able to share a little bit of my life, or anything that just seems like others would enjoy. Everyday little things, good or bad. Everyone’s is completely different. Well, This is mine.
I’m seventeen, and a senior in high school. I’m a sister, a daughter and a best friend. Like most people, I’ve gone through alot in life, and I’m not even halfway through it.
First off, I’m a CODA kid. CODA stands for Child/Children Of Deaf Adults. Deaf culture is a huge part of my life. My mother is completely deaf. Having a deaf mom isn’t easy. There are things you can’t do together. For example, I’m crazy in love with music, and I can’t share that with my mom. I remember, in elementary school, we’d have school plays, and my mom couldn’t keep up with the story, she didn’t know what was going on. Which, of course, wasn’t her fault. But we have bonded on multiple things, it was limited though. So my childhood was a bit different than most people’s. Don’t feel bad for me though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My mother taught me that being different is okay and to work whatever life throws at you. I love being a CODA kid. Luckily, I’m not the only one. There are many deaf people. It doesn’t seem like it, but there are a lot. And where deaf people are, there are their kids. I even go to a camp where CODA kids can go. It’s nice knowing there are many CODA kids. It’s crazy how much we can have in common just because we have a deaf parent/parents. I love the deaf community.
My family, well, my parents are divorced. My dad and mom split when I was four. They just didn’t work out. And that was it. I have a wonderful step-mother. I have four sisters, I’m the oldest, no brothers, sadly.
Like I said before, I’m in high school, and everyone knows there’s always something going on, whether it’s with friends, or with school work. I also moved around a lot. So, I also know what it’s like to be the new kid. So awkward.
God. He’s such a big part of my life. I have had so many people tear me down and disappoint me. God was always there. You may say he doesn’t exist. Go ahead. I believe what I want to believe in. I’ve always gone to him for everything. When I’m being stubborn about doing things on my own, he reminds me that I can’t do things alone. I’m stubborn. I push people away. I keep people at arms length. It doesn’t matter whether they did something wrong or not. I’m so scared to have someone disappoint me. Again, that’s part of life. And I can’t go through life without God.
I love music, I always have an earbud in. I listen to Lana Del Ray, Paramore, Muse, Pixie Lott, He Is We, Lily Allen, Zedd, My Chemical Romance, Thriving Ivory, and many more. I wish I could play an instrument or sing. Sadly, I can’t do either. I’ll just leave it to others and enjoy it instead. What I love about music, is that, no matter what you’re feeling or what’s going on, music is like an escape. Sometimes, I’ll be listening to a song, and it clicks , and I just fall in love. Music is amazing.
I do have a love for photography though. I love being able to catch something beautiful. Finding truth in a picture, or just taking a picture of something so simple. I’ve been taking pictures for awhile, but I’m no professional. That’s part of life, growing and figuring out what you want to do for yourself.