Alyssa Ashley

East coast born, West Coast bound. Alyssa Ashley is just one of those regular weird people. If she isn’t writing for Elite Daily, she can probably be caught idolizing over famous quotes or writing the script to her biopic movie in her head.

Why 'Talking' To Someone Is A Great Way To Know What You Want In A Relationship

ByAlyssa Ashley
Somehow in 2016, we became the generation that has emphasized finding love, rather than giving it. Somewhere along the lines, the chase of acquiring a relationship became the goal rather than the destination for two people who want to be…

Everything I Want To Say To My 17-Year-Old Self About Embracing The Unknown

ByAlyssa Ashley
When looking back at my life I often think about the moments I'll never forget. I choose scenes I would want to be highlighted and moments that have impacted who I am today like I'm trying to make my own biopic movie in my head. You never realize…

50 Things That Remind You Every Day Is A Chance To Reinvent Yourself

ByAlyssa Ashley
She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on. — Robert M. Drake When I was 8, I had a folder of clippings that included wedding dresses and…

21 Students Explain How Leaving Their Comfort Zones Changed Their Lives

ByAlyssa Ashley
Over the last few months, I've been focusing on living in the moment and stepping out of my comfort zone. As I am about to enter my 20s (a time when independence is forced upon you), I've been focusing on personal growth. I am learning to own my…

18 Tell-Tale Signs You're The Most Hopeless Of Romantics

ByAlyssa Ashley
You can't remember what it was like before him, and you don't even know how you two got to this amazing point where you are now. He's exactly what you need: someone who could make you forget where you came from and someone who could make you love…

8 Reasons I'm Grateful For My Overbearing, Know-It-All Older Sister

ByAlyssa Ashley
There is one person in the world who makes me smile and loves me unconditionally. No, I’m not talking about a guy. I’m talking about my sister. The relationship you have with your sister is stronger than any other relationship you could ever expect…

Change Of Heart: How My Blindsided Breakup Forced Me To Mature

ByAlyssa Ashley
They say life changes when you least expect it. One day, you’re at a crossroads. You're afraid, confused without a roadmap and unsure of where to go, with nothing but memories of the past leading you into making the right decision. You’re imagining…

How Growing Up With Racial Intolerance Shaped The Way I See The World

ByAlyssa Ashley
Welcome to my story. I am a modern day Ruby Bridges. At a young age, I moved into a society that, at times, made me feel uncomfortable. But I would not change my circumstances, even if I were given the option. Although it wasn’t explicitly…