Committed


 Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

 Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

 

Partnering with Simon G Jewelry on today’s post.

com·mit·ted / adjective / feeling dedication and loyalty to a cause, activity, or job; wholeheartedly dedicated.

Before we got engaged I remember thinking, when will I KNOW? After 4+ yrs together we both knew our trajectory as a couple involved marriage but we were a little uncertain of the timeline. We had committed to each other as boyfriend + girlfriend which was great and lovely (we excelled in it, honestly!), however, the thought of THAT commitment… the FOREVER kind, seemed a little daunting. Then one day it happened. I knew it was coming TBH and afterwards Andy said that something just clicked and he wondered what took so long. Looking back, my “when will I know?” came and went quickly because it really all just came together. Here we are, newlyweds of 7 months, headed on a one month adventure abroad, and very committed… like, legally committed. Hah!

Super grateful to partner with Simon G Jewelry on their Committed campaign to share about what commitment means to us. It’s always a good day when I get to bring Andy to work and wear gorgeous diamonds! So many of you have been asking about my diamond ring on IG stories and this is it.

 
 Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

 Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

 

As we were shooting this on a rooftop in DTLA I asked Andy “what does commitment mean to you?” and without hesitation his response was “making sacrifices and being a partner no matter what.” So romantic, right? Hah! I love the part of the definition that states  whole-heartedly dedicated because I truly feel that’s what making a lifelong commitment really means, whether or not you make it legal in a marriage sense. It’s about selflessness. Now, decisions are made in the interest of US vs. me. And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

We’re off to Kenya, London, and Miami for a month and this is going to be another journey in our relationship. After 7+ months of marriage I’m so excited for what the future holds for us and I imagine we’ll look back at this post after different life events + challenges and our definition of commitment will have expanded immensely. Xo - Ash

wearing this gorge Simon G jewelry bangle + this one.

 
 Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

 Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

 Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

 Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign

Ashley + Andy - Everyday Pursuits Simon G Committed Campaign