A little update from Ashlea


Hi Everyone!

I’ve been away for a really long time and I wanted to say hi and jump back into our beautiful community!

Personally, it’s been a really tough year for me. I ended up needing to go on long term leave to take some time out to really focus on my self-care.

I’m doing really well now and two weeks ago I started working for myself! I’m going to be focusing on UX writing and user research and my first gig starts tomorrow.

I’m also writing a book! it’s going to be a more in-depth version of the talk I gave at UX Australia a few months ago.

Looking forward to connecting with you all again! :smiley:


Great to have you back here, Ash! It’s so good to know you’ve got some good things in store, and I’m looking forward to the book. Good on ya. :slight_smile:


Yay Ash. We’ve missed you around here.


wow! What an exciting gig!
I have the same wish/plan but I have a lot of doubts and I never start…good luck with it!


Thank you! I’ve been saying it for years but had no idea what it would be on until it hit me one day and I just kind of ran with it :grinning:


Welcome back, Ashlea! Glad to hear things are looking up for you :slight_smile:

You and I are both working on UX books at the moment. If I can help in any way at all, from proofreading on up, please let me know. I’m more than happy to lend a hand however I can.

Good luck with the new gig!


The first step is always the hardest. I’ve been writing professionally for fifteen years, and staring into the Great White Abyss is the most intimidating thing about writing. If I can help you get rolling at all, please reach out. I’m more than happy to do whatever I can!


Thanks @dougcollins! You too! Please feel free to reach out if I can help you with yours!


thank you @dougcollins :slight_smile:
I will!