I often hear about people who have dropped out of college to pursue other interests. Some have formed a band, starting acting, or even went on to create multi-million dollar businesses. But I’m sure that had to take a hell of a lot of determination. Granted, just because you have a degree doesn’t necessarily mean you will be successful, but it does certainly help. So to say that you’re willing to put that on hold to go after something else is very risky and would require a lot of determination. I’m sure they were met with their setbacks and downfalls, … Continue reading Determination

An Open Letter to My New 31 Yr. Old Me

Hello 31, I’m going to apologize right off the bat and say that I’m sorry you have inherited such a large task. Thirty was struggling and had some issues and so it is now up to you to fix all of it. I know, I know, the daughter should not inherit the sins of her mother, however, there was a lot that was left undone and clearly 30 isn’t going to be around to finish it, so it’s up to you. I’m going to need you to be on point, aggressive, stern, creative and forgiving. Also, you’re going to make … Continue reading An Open Letter to My New 31 Yr. Old Me

An Open Letter to the Old 30 Yr. Old Me

Dear 30 Year Old Jessica, It’s been a long time since you’ve been to this website to post. I know that you always think about it and want to return to it, so I figured the new you can jump start it once again. Turning 30 was – for lack of better words – depressing. I felt as if I had nothing together in my life. And while I might have FELT that way, I actually had some of it together. But for the most part, it was not a good year. Did good things happen? Yes. Were there good … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Old 30 Yr. Old Me

It’s Actually NOT Impersonal

Imagine you are with your friend, sister, brother, or whoever and you are standing in front of a really big mall. Or at least the biggest mall that you live closest to. So your person and you go into the mall. Your person looks to you and says, “Pick out anything you want and I’m going to pay for it.” So you and your person go into the mall and hangout and talk and grab coffee. You find a store that you love and you go in and find something that speaks to you. You and your person go to … Continue reading It’s Actually NOT Impersonal

Having That ‘Hard Talk’ With Yourself

It’s always hard to come to terms with the fact that you need to change. Yes, I know everyone is all “Love me for who I am,” and that’s fine. But then there are times when you have to look yourself in the mirror and admit that something has to change. Whether that means starting a healthier habit, or working on your patience, or even watching your budget. Change isn’t bad. It might be uncomfortable and scary, but it’s not bad. Want to know why? Because things are likely to change again… and again. Also, working on yourself isn’t a … Continue reading Having That ‘Hard Talk’ With Yourself

Here’s the Thing

So, I’m not going to lie… it’s been a while since I’ve posted. And there’s a particular reason for that…. because I didn’t want to. Now, I know that might sound obvious (and lazy), but hear me out. Usually when I blog, I write the blog, find pictures, use tags, enter in any links to anything I referenced in case someone wanted to know more, and categories. And for some reason, this began to stress me out. I would spend at least an hour looking for a picture that I liked and could use and/or modify, and then I had … Continue reading Here’s the Thing

An Open Letter to the New 30 Yr. Old Self

Dear New 30 Year Old Self: I have to say…. I’m not happy about you being here. I’m now entering a whole new decade that I’m not too happy to be a part of. Honestly, I never thought I would be this old. I don’t know why, but as a kid, being 30 was like…. impossible. It was something that happened to OTHER people but wouldn’t happen to me. And if – IF – 30 had to happen to me, I would at least like to think that I would be rich and famous by then. But since 29 did … Continue reading An Open Letter to the New 30 Yr. Old Self

An Open Letter to My Old 29 Yr. Old Self

Dear Old 29 Yr. Old Self: You’ve had quite the year! You left one job and started at another. You also celebrated your first anniversary of marriage and went to the Bahamas! You also ended the year by watching Trump get elected into office. And I don’t know when it happened, but at some point, you matured a bit and grew up a little bit more. But if I have to be honest with you, I’m a little bit disappointed. Most of my years, I’ve been slaying it. And 29, I don’t know what happened, but you slacked… a lot! … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Old 29 Yr. Old Self

Your Comfy Spot

I have the hardest time trying to figure out how to make rooms look comfy. I see all of these pictures on Pinterest and I really want to do them, but when I do what I see in the picture… it kind of just looks cluttered… or really sad. Plus, I’m trying to do it with the furniture that we already have and make it as budget friendly as possible. But how do you do that? How do you make rooms look ‘Home Living’ and ‘Pinterest’ comfy? I know that it takes more than a pillow and a vase of flowers, … Continue reading Your Comfy Spot