About

~ Welcome to Down Aspen Lane ~

 

NOTE: This blog is probably not for everyone, and that’s okay. But if you, like millions of others in our society, desire more authentic connections in your life…we invite you to keep reading.

 

OUR MISSION

Our mission at Down Aspen Lane is simply this—to encourage the creation of authentic connections in our homes, community, and world.

Through the sharing of personal stories, creative resources, and regular challenges, we encourage others to create a more authentic life…one simple step at a time.

 

OUR WHY

I am passionate about connecting with others and encouraging others to do the same because I’ve experienced the opposite and found that it did not lead to the true happiness and personal fulfillment I desired.

For many years, I isolated myself in my home, alone and insecure, largely due to the impulse-control disorder I suffer from—trichotillomania.

Fifteen years ago I had a wake up call, one that would lead me down a path toward authentic connection with those around me, and I haven’t looked back since!

God had great things in store for me, I later discovered. I’m so grateful I followed His lead!

This blog has become my Personal Passion Project—a tool used to engage with others in an effort to create a world filled with more authentic connection.

 

OUR NAME

Down Aspen Lane symbolizes the path each of us will take in our efforts to create more connection in our lives.

First, we start in our home to see who we might connect with there.

Next, we step outside and look down our “lane” (or street, avenue, road, etc.) to see with whom in our neighborhood we might connect.

Then, we look in the direction of our community, followed by the world.

This path, that begins at home, will ultimately lead us toward a world filled with opportunities for creating authentic connection…one person, one step, at a time.

OUR LOGO

The story of our logo is this: Here at Down Aspen Lane, we like to think outside the box, which is why our “box” is not a square, but a circle.

The dots (people) inside the circle represent those who are stuck “inside the box”, lacking the courage to try something new in order to get different results.

The hearts (people) outside the circle represent former dots (people) that broke free from the box and are now leading creative, giving lives, filled with authentic connection.

 

 

Who am I? Wife, mom, introvert, creativity junkie, and die-hard lifelong learner.

I’m passionate about creating personal connections through storytelling within my home and community, but that hasn’t always been the case. (Trust me! Remember that part about being an introvert?!)

Thankfully, over time I’ve learned that, with a little ingenuity, there are countless fun, creative, and virtually pain-free ways to connect with others authentically. 

Authenticity is so needed in our world today. Just think of the problems that would be solved if we made more of an effort to slow down and connect with one another.

And there is no better way of doing that than by sharing our stories.

 

REAL STORIES

 

Connecting with each other through shared stories is the key to creating more authentic lives.

Sharing our stories enriches our lives with:

 

more peace

new friendships

improved health

genuine connection

increased happiness

improved relationships 

the making of happy memories

more time living in the present moment

 

The fact is…life is more fun when you share your story with others.

 

Consider this an invitation to share YOUR story and 

join us on our journey towards a more authentic life!

 

Authenticity begins with stories, and everyone has a story to share.

What’s your story?

 

We’d love for you to share your story HERE in our Authentic Connection Community Facebook Group.

 

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This blog contains the tools necessary for your journey towards authentic connection and heartfelt ministry:

Connection Made Easy

Specific blog posts that share simple tips, fun examples, and “1-2-3 steps” on how to connect with others in meaningful ways.

Real Stories

Stories from people like YOU who are making an effort to connect with those around them in more authentic ways.

Interested in having your story featured on our blog? Contact us with your story HERE.

My Favorite Things

A post that features some of our favorite connection-related finds for the week.

Devotionals

Encourgement for creating a more authentic relationship with God.

Freebies

Free for the taking!

Resource Library (aka Inspiration Station)

Access our FREE Resource Library, filled with printables, worksheets, lists, and activities, all designed to encourage you on your path towards a more authentic life.

 

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Creating a life filled with authentic connection is HIGH adventure for those with a BIG heart.

 

We hope you’ll join us on this journey towards a happier, more fulfilled life—a life that begins and ends with a story.

 

It’s an adventure worth taking.

Promise.

 

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I’d love to hear from you!

Do you desire more connection and community in your life? What challenges do you face when trying to connect with others? What successes have you had?

Feel free to share your thoughts—your story—by contacting me at hello@downaspenlane.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Subscribe to the blog today to gain access to our FREE Resource Library, filled with activities, worksheets, and fun ideas for creating a life filled with authentic connection!

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