Happy to be a Part of Blogosphere!

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 I ultimately started this blog to inspire, promote positivity, and help other people with their personal struggles by sharing some of my own and how I overcame them. I’m not a big fan of people being in my business but I do believe in being transparent. You can’t fully help someone else with what they’re going through if you aren’t willing to share your “been through”. I love the person I am today because it took a lot of love and pain to get here. I’m much stronger and even though there’s always constant room for improvement & growth within myself, I still desire to help others along the way as much as I can. I’m an encourager. That’s just who I am, I can’t help it. I feel like that’s what God has created me to be. I’m for people bettering themselves, no matter who they are and where they are doing all they can to be all they can be. 

I’m also looking to turn my blogging into another source of income. I’ve always took an interest in writing so why not get paid for it!?! haha. No seriously, writing has always been a hobby that’s stuck with me. It’s always been such an outlet for me. For a long time, it was how I vented. I remember calling them my “Letters to God”. I used to write until I felt better. Just cry and write. I had so many journals and notebooks, it was ridiculous, but it was how I expressed myself and how I dealt with so much anger and pain.

I finally stopped writing so much after I moved out of my mom’s house, started college & had my first child. Life became somewhat easier to emotionally deal with. I think being in a different environment played a big role and on top of the fact that God gave me RJ.. my very own personal little mini me.. someone that I could love and who would love me back unconditionally regardless of how flawed I was. Regardless of what I had been through and how it effected me, even in times when I didn’t love myself… that baby loved me beyond measures and still does. Then two years later came along another little mini me! Being a mom of two, I definitely didn’t have time to write & that’s okay! Having them seemed to fill that void of emptiness I had. I wouldn’t trade them for nothing. I love my kids. They are my strength and the reason why I keep my chin up during some of my darkest moments. God knew what He was doing when He gave me them and for that alone I will forever be grateful. 

Anyways, one random day sometime late last year, I was sitting on the couch scrolling through Pinterest looking for crafty ideas and I ending up coming across different pins that promoted “blogging ideas, blogging topics, blogging tips for beginners & etc” . Me being the curious person that I am, I clicked on them and after reading into it a little bit I instantly became interested! It’s like it sparked my desire to write all over again! I thought about the idea of blogging and studied it for a whole month before I actually began. I was excited yet so nervous because this time I would be writing and expressing myself to people all over this world and not just in private. I felt like it would be a great opportunity to not only reach out and encourage others but to also tell the story of the mountains I’ve had to climb. Someone once said, “Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide.” It’s possible for other people to find healing in your wounds. Sometimes, your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts…

So with that being said, I appreciate you guys taking the time to read this post and several of my other ones and I hope you continue to tune in with me!! 

xoxo, jessica

A Supportive Husband

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My little family! Clearly, the boys were being goofballs haha gotta love em!

I’m a very adventurous kind of person. The older I get the more I realize that I really enjoy learning new things, especially those things that can benefit me in the future. I also have a very entrepreneur-ish type of spirit about myself. I think it’s safe to say I get that honest from my grandparents! Now, I’m not the most talented person but God has truly blessed me with some amazing gifts and he’s also blessed me in a such way that I’m able to operate in some of those gifts to bring in some extra income! 

I’m thankful for my Husband though. Man, I thank God for a SUPPORTIVE Husband! He & I have been in each others lives for 10 years now and I can honestly say that he’s been supportive every since day one. Through friendship, dating and now marriage.. this guy has been supportive of absolutely any and everything that I’ve wanted to do or learn! His support is something that I’ve never had to question. Even if it was something that I was taking on that never sparked any of his interests personally, he still showed his support and always put it into action. You guys should’ve seen the way he looked at me when I first told him about my desire to blog haha! It wasn’t the “stank eye” but it was definitely one of those side eyes that said, ” Geeez Jessica! What the hell are you up to now!?!” He was a little iffy about it at first because it’s like… Is this something you can really make money off of and if not, is blogging even worth the time you put into it? He and I both shared that exact same thought but me being me I wanted to give blogging a shot anyway and I’m glad I did! Writing is something that I’ve always considered myself being good at so I knew that blogging would probably be an enjoyment to me. I’ve been blogging for roughly two months now and I {L O V E} it !! Not only is it a stress reliever… it’s relaxing!! And even though I’m still just getting started, I love the fact that I get to reach out, help other people and be an inspiration through my blog. It’s been amazing so far watching it grow and I’m very proud of my progress so far!! I feel like my Husband plays a part in why it’s doing so well. He was my very first follower on here. Genuine Support.. from all of his likes, shares, comments, tweets, retweets, spreading the word by “word of mouth” and educating me on how attract more traffic to my blog through other social media platforms other than just Facebook! As a result, my views have been popping all this week and it makes me so excited & so very grateful for him. 

Not everybody gets to brag on their significant other for being supportive. Not every man/woman has that characteristic but for those of you who do can understand where I’m coming from. Being supportive is one of those characteristics that doesn’t seem as important in the beginning but as time goes on you begin to see how important it really is! So with that being said, I’m dedicating this entire post to him! I just wanted to take the time to acknowledge and publicly appreciate him!!