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
I need to vent because I quite literally might go insane right now if I don’t start writing. I’ve had a lot of pent up anxiety and anger at my world today. Sheer rage to be honest. I’ve been feeling frustrated, stuck, upset… just so unhappy thinking about my current situation, my future, and the life I want to live. And when I’m like the … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Matthew 6:25 and worrying about life
Consistently across several life stages, I’ve found myself longing for the future and having to remind myself to be present and enjoy the “right now”. Like when I was 12, I wanted nothing more than to be 16 and be a teenager. And when I was in high school, I wanted to be in college and feel true freedom. And when I was in college, … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Longing for the future
I have never been more ready for a semester to be over. I know I say that every semester, but this one is different. Granted, they’re all different. College is like a video game; each semester, a new level. And with each new level, the difficulty increases. Until you ultimately lose all your lives and it’s game over. Okay, that was a tad dramatic, but … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Feeling overwhelmed, spreading yourself too thin, and some advice to current students