I think at this point I could consider myself a professional in mourning of what wasn't. I have had a TON of curve balls thrown my way in life. I ditched my college soccer scholarship last minute, I got pregnant a month after turning 21, had to have a c-section, I am living through a … Continue reading It Is OK to Grieve Over What Wasn’t
23 years completed. But boy did my 23rd year shape me, remold me, break me down and rebuild me. It was a big year for me. I got engaged and married to my best friend!!!!!! I traveled lots, which is one of my favorite things to do. I gambled away and ate my heart out … Continue reading 23 Things
Deployment is a lonely island no one can prepare you for. Pre-baby days, towards the beginning of Tyler and I there was a night the two of us stayed in. We lounged in our sweats, drank our favorite beer, danced around like fools together and watched a movie. We ended the night with pillow talks. … Continue reading How Are You Doing?
How important is your identity? What makes you YOU? What defines you? What are your interests, your hobbies, your passions? What lights a fire in your soul? If you had to define who you are and what you enjoy what would you say? I feel like you hit a wall somewhere in your 20s. Life … Continue reading The Importance of YOU
The Tyler & Jess Story This is not a beautiful love story, but a beautiful love story to us. Before I begin the story of how Tyler and I came to be I want you to understand it is not anything like a fairy tale. Not even close to it, but it is ours and … Continue reading The Story of Us
Christmas of 2017 I was gifted a beautiful jar from my mom. Instructions on a card to follow were every time something positive, happy or flat out good happened we were to write it down stick it in the jar. It's been 365 days since being gifted this jar, we've finished the first year of … Continue reading The Good Things Jar
Background; My daughter was born late October. It was the happiest of times, but it was also the saddest of times. Although this is not easy to admit at the end of 2017, around November I was diagnosed with post partum depression. I did not feel myself, I felt alone in my own body. It … Continue reading Recap of my 2018 Resolutions