I get my inspiration from rainy, late night drives. Sometimes I get it from having a few too many drinks. Sometimes, it just hits me out of nowhere. But I’m almost always never in a good place to record it or write it down when it strikes, and then it flees from my mind and becomes a lost memory. And I’ve had quite a few … Continue reading Life’s possibilities and making hard decisions
To say that this last year didn’t go as planned would be the understatement (and cliché) of the century. Saying that only scratches the surface. In reality, 2020 has left me with an abundance of mixed thoughts and emotions that I’ve spent the last couple months (if not longer) trying to unpack and make sense of. Before I even get into any of that and … Continue reading Graduating during a pandemic and a 2020 reflection.
Taking a little break from some of the beauty content you all have seen on here lately and switching gears back into my thought-provoking, analytical diary entri– I mean, blog posts. I felt compelled to write on this topic not only because of its relevance to my life, but also to kind of… brag a bit? That’s confusing without context. Let me explain. The last … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Getting hurt and knowing when to step back
Given the fact that during this time of social distancing my life has fallen apart and back together more times than I can count… No, seriously. I have experienced every human emotion possible. I have had productive days where I felt on top of the world and equipped to tackle infinite tasks as well as week-long periods of depression where I couldn’t even be bothered … Continue reading Social Distancing: How to have your life not fall apart during quarantine
In an age governed by social media, the fear of missing out (perhaps better known as FOMO) is more prevalent now than ever. And it makes sense. Think about your own use of the internet and how often you find yourself scrolling through news feeds and timelines. We feel the need to constantly update ourselves with information when it comes to what others are doing, what … Continue reading The Fear of Missing Out in the Internet Age
She sits around a bonfire with her closest friends having a great time, and then one of them makes a comment, meant to be a harmless joke, about how she has no boobs. She gives a small laugh and jokes about how at least she doesn’t have to deal with back pain, but little do they know that comment would hover in her mind for the rest of … Continue reading Being Skinny
Something I have learned in recent months that has benefitted me to no end is the importance of being direct and straightforward in communicating your thoughts and feelings as well as addressing problems. I mean, we all know communication is key, but it’s one thing to know it and another to experience its implementation in a crucial or serious scenario in your own life. I … Continue reading Just say it.
This might be kinda late, but better late than never, right? Seeing that it’s back to school season, I feel this is a highly appropriate post that’s been kinda circling around in my mind for a while. I graduated high school this year, so I feel pretty qualified to, I guess, type on the matter (that was lame, I’m so sorry). There are probably a … Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned in High School