I'm the type of person that likes to make lists. It keeps me organized but at the same time it always keeps me looking into the future more then it keeps me focused on the 'right now'. I'm always budgeting my paychecks and what my extra money will be going toward which then enables me to make a list of what I all want to get and list it in order of importance.  ...more

Do What Makes You Happy

Another birthday is around the corner and I have been thinking about the events around the world and in my own life these last few weeks. During these moments of reflection, my thoughts keep circling back to two significant points....more

Scheduling Life

Gesturing at my swollen abdomen, he said, “Do you know how much money you can get for one of those on the black market?”I don't know what reaction I expected when I announced my pregnancy to my peers.The timing was lousy. Entering my third year of college, I had barely two semesters worth of credits to go and my dream internship lined up....more

What is Your Aspiration in Life? Here's Mine (With Some Help From Beyonce)

I often get made fun of for my Beyonce obsession, and I’m also acutely aware of how often I reference her and/or her music in my blog.  WHATEVER IT’S A FREE COUNTRY AND I LOVE HER OKAY?!But, be forewarned…cause I’m ‘bout to reference her again.There’s a song on her latest album called ‘Pretty Hurts,’ and without getting into too much detail about the song and what it’s about - it tackles beauty standards, low self-esteem and societal pressure to be thin and beautiful.  Ya know, all the things Beyonce naturally is....more

Rediscovering your life’s pathway

“Am I doing the right thing?”I am asking myself that question more and more lately. In fact, we all probably are....more

31 Things I've Learned in life

I told Big C it was my birthday today and followed it by asking him how old he thought I was. He said 17. I giggled and told him to guess again. He said 100. Talk about a hit to my ego. 31. I told him I was 31 today and he followed that with, "That's a big number mama."...more

This Is Me, I Think

Hi.Most humans call me Jessica. Some call me Jess. You can call me whatever makes you happy. This is an introduction post, most likely. One writing teacher I had, somewhere along my journey, said that the hardest thing to write about is yourself. That once you master the art of autobiography, writing anything else should be a breeze. Let's see if that is true... I am a 25 year old southern woman. I am a teacher by trade and by birthright. I am married and I have two cats and two horses. I live in small town, south Georgia. ...more

Office Inspo


Playlist Freedom

 You know how a song can take you back to a certain point in time, or give you these feelings you thought were buried beneath the surface or gone altogether? I rarely put my music on shuffle, I'm the type of person that likes order, I like to know what is coming next. Not just with my music, with everything. Today I put my music on shuffle, forcing me to listen to a song at the bottom of my list, had I not been on shuffle I most likely wouldn't have made it that far down my playlist before turning it off....more