Hey! Thanks for being here, I'm Jess!
"She is a born leader who can find beauty in anything."
I am a small town girl with a big city dream of leaving this world a little better than I found it.
I feel too much, but I like it that way. My playlists are a bit like my heart, somewhere between Jesus and Jay-Z. I am preaching wellness, but remember I am human. I think “relatability” might be my biggest asset. I enjoy green juice but I also can’t deny a good time. You’ll probably find me sipping my favorite coffee, dancing on tables, hitting up a bar class, or making plant food taste magical.
My previous cancer healing blog featured a “cancer jess” but I am so much more than that. I am so much more than a diagnosis, a statistic, or the face behind a blog. I am human. I am empowered by vulnerability and driven by the freedom found in being fearlessly authentic. I’m a believer in the power of rock bottom. I’ve found I actually like myself a little better when tragedy hits because that’s the time I stop being too busy for what actually matters to me. To-Do lists and Planners satisfy my organized heart. I think recovery from ANYthing is honestly the most badass thing a person can do and that nothing shines quite like a person who is able to take their broken pieces and put them back together again. I’ve learned the hard way that all we have is now. What I want more than anything is that my everyday life to make God light up with joy, that that he gave new life to someone who loves the gift. I use to hold myself back, afraid of how the world might see me. But I’ve learned that apologizing for enthusiasm is like laying in a grave beucase we’ll all die one day.
I haven’t always been this way. I’ve had to sit down with my hurt, my past, my fears, and be honest about them. I’ve had to decide to outgrow the pain and decide to define them before they defined me. I refuse to desensitize myself in order to fit into someone elses idea of how I should be. Im really good at loving others but I haven’t always been good at loving myself. Ive learned that I cannot place my happiness in someone elses hands or something I may lose. Ive found that others’ success does not mean that I have failed. That you cannot let what was once a miracle become ordinary. That’s the thing about being yourself, no one can tell you youre doing it wrong. That alone fuels me. "She's a born Leader who can find beauty in anything." - my archetype, conquer kit