Vents by Jess: Longing for the future

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

Vents by Jess: Feeling overwhelmed, spreading yourself too thin, and some advice to current students

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

Review: December Boxycharm

Something I’m going to start doing monthly is reviewing my Boxycharm box! I’ve been subscribed to this box since about May, so I might as well review the contents each month and spill the tea on the products one might encounter if they purchase a Boxycharm subscription (the value is seriously insane). For those of you who are unfamiliar, Boxycharm is a monthly subscription service … Continue reading Review: December Boxycharm

My Second Time Seeing Hobo Johnson in Concert

It’s been over two weeks now… and I still can’t get over it. I don’t even know WHERE to begin; I just knew I wanted to write this. I guess I’ll start with proclaiming my undying love for Frank. His stage name is Hobo Johnson and contradictory to what you might assume, he is in fact *not* a hobo… anymore. Well, he was wearing the … Continue reading My Second Time Seeing Hobo Johnson in Concert

The Blogger Recognition Award

A lovely thank you to both Aqsa and Liv for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Not only am I honored that they think I’m deserving, but I highly recommend you check out their fabulous blogs as well. They’re both great at what they do, and I enjoy reading their posts. The rules of The Blogger Recognition are: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide … Continue reading The Blogger Recognition Award

Letter to My Current Self

Dear current self, I have been avoiding writing this letter (even though I’ve been meaning to get around to it) simply because it’s going to be a tough one. It’s not easy to talk to yourself in this way. It takes a certain amount of intense introspection that, frankly, knowing how I am, not only terrifies and intimidates me, but exhausts me as well. And … Continue reading Letter to My Current Self

Letter to My Younger Self

To a younger Jess… To the Jess who thought she was not beautiful. To the Jess who was absolutely convinced she would never find love. To the Jess who dreamed endlessly and dangerously. This is to you. You’re not ugly. I know middle school is filled with insecurities and negative opinions of your physical appearance. I know that you are beyond convinced that you are nowhere … Continue reading Letter to My Younger Self