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

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 New 29 Yr. Old Self

Dear New 29 yr. old Self: Hello and welcome! Take a look around and make yourself at home. We’re going to be spending a lot of time together. You can arrange things however you would like. As you know, 28 just left. And she did a really good job – you’ve got big shoes to fill, girlie! So, I know I might be asking a lot from you, but I want you to do your best, give it your all, and no matter what, I will still love you. I want you to be strong and strict. I want you … Continue reading An Open Letter to My New 29 Yr. Old Self

An Open Letter to My Old 28 Yr. Old Self

Dear Old 28 Yr. Old Self: Wow, girl! Seriously! You did some pretty big things! You got a new job, got married, went to Ireland, and got another tattoo. And those are the high lights. There are other little moments in there such as dying my hair red, cutting my hair (again), working on the 29 Before 29 list. Twenty-eight, you were seriously working hard. And I honestly can’t believe how much you accomplished. It was a very busy year, and there were a lot of high points, and a lot of low points. But you worked hard and you … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Old 28 Yr. Old Self

Adult Children

I always hear people on the radio, or television talking about how we need to stop bullying. There are commercials for it, and ads, and everything else. They want to stop it, because a lot of younger adults are committing suicide. This issue has now become something we should stop. Are people aware that it NEVER stops? That even as adults, we bully each other? A few years back, I started a new job, and for 4 days, we talked about bullying and how to NOT bully people. Seriously?! Even as adults we can’t get our shit together?! I thought … Continue reading Adult Children

What Has Been Going On?

I know, I know, it’s been a while. I have been going through so many crazy things in my life. I have actually been going through so many things emotionally. I have a birthday coming up. And while I have a birthday coming up every year, this year, I have to have my drivers license renewed. I know people stress about it sometimes, because they never come out right, and everyone thinks they look awful. But the thing is, I looked nice. I really did. I think this was the best one yet. And I think back to that time, … Continue reading What Has Been Going On?

It Used to Be…

I always hear people say, “Back when I grew up, it used to be different…” Hell, even now I can say it! When I ask, “How? How was it different then?” The person would go on describing how his/her world was, and I sit there trying to picture it the way they do – the way it used to be. Some of the stories sound really wonderful. Local towns would be decorated, and have gatherings, and farmer’s markets, etc. People didn’t really have a means of transportation, so they either: walked, took a bus, or took a train. That was … Continue reading It Used to Be…

Crow’s Feet & Cellulite

I’m going to first start off by saying that yes, I realize I’m only 27; however, I still have a right to complain. I’ve been noticing a few things about myself lately. First off, was my single gray hair. Then, other things came along such as the slowing of my metabolism… which I’m still attempting (somewhat) to fight with exercise. I’ve noticed that a ‘hangover’ is more like a ‘hangover-the next three days’. I can always tell when a storm is coming, because I have the biggest headache ever… which isn’t as cool as I thought it was when I … Continue reading Crow’s Feet & Cellulite

An Open Letter to My 26 Year-Old Self

Dear 26: Where do I even begin? You started out this year in a really crazy place. You were starting to build up your life again after a major tragedy that changed your life forever. Looking back, I still don’t even know how you did it. I don’t know how you pulled through the darkness, and came to the light. It was rough, but you got back on the bike and tried again. Soon, it was March. You met a wonderful man named John. While you weren’t really sure where things were going and how you felt, you took a … Continue reading An Open Letter to My 26 Year-Old Self