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

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