Name: Ashley Grigsby

Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Born: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Occupation: Wanderlust Merchandise Team

Describe yourself in 3 words: easy-going, patient, open-minded (yes I am aware this is actually 5 words)

What do you love about your life? Wow this is a hard question to answer in a few words. I love everything about my life…yes that sounds cliche but something I have learned over the past year is to be grateful for all parts of this life….the ups and the downs…because we couldn’t have one without the other.  My favorite thing currently in life is that I am able to travel. I LOVE to travel. I love being on the go and living a nomadic lifestyle.  I also love the people in my life. I am so so overwhelmed with love for the kind humans I have accumulated over my 28 years of life. I love being around people that light me up and show me what it means to truly be alive. I love going on adventures and hiking in the mountains and eating good vegan food and being around kindness and practicing yoga and wow I love so many things about my life…I could go on and on and on. 

How are you a member of the Tribe?  I met Phil and Bobbi at a Wanderlust festival in Stratton, Vermont. Initially when I met the duo I thought Phil was going to be my future husband (HAHA) but then quickly realized they would simply become my forever friends. We hit it off immediately and then found ourselves every night either dancing at the silent disco or drinking cheap wine out of my travel coffee mug. After Vermont I saw the tribe at each Wanderlust event and the friendship continued to grow. I then decided to hop into their beloved Bev (their van) and roadtrip from Whistler to Calgary with them. This is seriously some of the best days of my entire life. We drove and stopped at a lake to swim, drove, swam, drove, swam and so on. I now have a handful of Tribe rings and two friendships that I am certain will last a lifetime. Wow am I grateful for these two. 

What do you love about the Tribe? I have never in my life met people with bigger hearts than Phil and Bobbi. They are so kind and so loving literally every second of every day. I love the work they are doing for the kids in India and how every piece of jewelry is named after someone they are helping. I also find it so amazing that they know every story for every child….. they aren’t just sending money off to these kids but they are showing them so much compassion and connection in the process. Phil and Bobbi are changing so many lives with what they are doing with Tribe…I see at Wanderlust so many people that are affected by the stories they are sharing and slowly more and more people are finding compassion and love for less fortunate people. They are spreading so much love and that is truly what we need in this world. 

What Tribe of Lambs product do you rock? Right now I am wearing the Arjun Tribe ring, Shivanand Ring, and the Vara ring. 

How is TOL impacting you? Tribe of Lambs is showing me that anyone can make a difference in this crazy world. Seeing Phil and Bobbi, just the two of them, making such a huge world impact is so inspiring. It is driving me to seek out a life where not only can I be happy and see the world but I can also share compassion and truly make waves. 

Favourite life experience thus far? Wow that’s another hard one. I am going to cheat and answer favourite life experience THIS YEAR. I went to Colorado and spent three nights sleeping on the roof of a van falling asleep under the milky way watching shooting stars and waking up every morning to the birds chirping and the sunrising. I spent the days swimming in lakes and rivers and eating delicious camp side food with people I love. That is just one of my many many highlights this year. God am I grateful for this life. 

What is your biggest dream in life? To find a career where I am doing good and also living fully. To feel ALIVE every single day. To never spend another day sleep walking and going through the motions. I want to experience love and kindness and joy and passion. That is my dream. 

IG: @ash.griz