Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Baby I'm an Alien Like You

One day Alice came to a fork in the road 
and saw a cheshire cat in a tree.   
"Which road do I take" she asked?   
"Where do you want to go?" was his response.
 "I don't know," Alice answered.   
"Then," said the cat, it doesn't matter."  
- Lewis Carroll

Has anyone ever watched the show "Being Erica?"   It's on the SoapNet channel.... which I usually only watch for the "OC" and "One Tree Hill" re-runs.    I watched an episode one day out of curiosity and I must say, it's now one of my favorite shows.   You should check it out!  

Tonight's episode really got me thinking about the choices we make.   Have you ever been really excited about something, only to be talked out of it by the first person you tell your idea to?   I know I have.   Sometimes I think people in our lives mean well, but they give advice based on what is true for them, not necessarily for the person their giving advice to.   I'm sure I've been guilty of the same thing when giving advice. 

Sometimes we can be dream stealers and not even realize it.

When someone tells you their dream, don't take it from them.   Even if you think it's impossible.  Even if it's something you would never do, even if it's crazy!   Let them dream, and let them dream big.

Some people say "don't get your hopes up."  
But really, what good are low hopes?

"The world steps aside for someone who knows where they are going."  

I know I have a bad habit of always asking others for advice.   Which, is not always a bad thing, but sometimes I forget to listen to myself.
What do I think?  What do I choose?  

This is such a great song from tonight's "Being Erica."
It's called "Alien Like You." 
Totally made me cry my eyes out!!!
I'm such a girl.

Really, you should watch the show, it's great!


  1. Saw the dvd at the store the other day, will check it out :)

    Great messages. Some people can be dream stealers indeed and make you doubt yourself. I know better now to not tell anyone first if i try to aim for something big.

  2. I gave you a gold star :)
    I wish you all the best!

  3. Ashley,
    You're just too cute. And I don't know why but this made me think of that line from The Notebook when they're at the beach and she's talking about reincarnation and he says, "Well, if you're a bird, I'm a bird." I love that line.


  4. I'll have to check it out! I need a new show.

    And hey, I'm getting a refund! Yay!!!

  5. I haven't seen any T.V shows in such a long time. I'll definitely check these out! :)


  6. I haven't seen any T.V shows in such a long time. I'll definitely check these out! :)


  7. "Sometimes we can be dream stealers and not even realize it."
    That line is so deep.
    BTW...I'll have to check out BE. First I have to see if I have SOAPNET.

  8. Hi Ashley - I just found your blog through Juliana! Great stuff you've got here! xoxo