Hi, I’m Jessica. I am a wife and a mother of 2 young boys. I got married in my mid-20s and at the time, I didn’t realize just how little I knew about what it takes to have a healthy, lasting marriage. I struggled a lot during those first few years. While I was trying to get to learn my new husband, I realize now that I was still trying to get to know myself as well. It was challenging. I didn’t have any “married couple” examples growing up, so my transition to becoming a wife has taken a lot of on the job training.
Fast forward a bit after saying our “I Do’s,” we welcomed our first child into the world. Now, I didn’t grow up around a whole lot of babies, so the inexperience was real. I felt my whole world do this major shift that I didn’t feel at all prepared for. No one’s explanation of what it’s like to be a new mother can prepare you for what it actually feels like. It’s something you have to experience yourself. And what an experience!
Making those life changing transitions in such a short amount of time, while still trying to get to know myself and figure my life out was hard. I actually lost myself a bit during the process. It’s been about 6 years now since that season in my life, and I have come a LOOONG way. We’ve had another addition to the family since then. And as full as my heart is, some days can feel like complete chaos and I’m constantly faced with new challenges. But I’ve learned what it means to roll with the punches and just take things day by day.
Motherhood and marriage have been the most joy-filled and challenging years of my life. It’s been one crazy, exciting, overwhelming, unpredictable, rocky, rewarding adventure. Mom life, married life, personal development and becoming the woman you are destined to be….it’s all a journey. A journey filled with ups and downs. Challenges that you’d never think you could tackle or overcome (but somehow you do). So much joy, and so many other things that make you look at your life and yourself, and appreciate the little things. It’s too big of a journey to walk alone.
That’s my why for starting this blog. I’m hoping that some part of what I’m currently dealing with, what I’ve learned, what I’ve been through or had to learn the hard way, can help you as you navigate your own life adventure.
So if you’re a mom, married, trying to practice self-love and grow as a woman, or all of the above, I am right there with you. And it is not easy. But these days I’m giving myself room to grow and thrive, and grace to make mistakes along the way. I encourage you to do the same.
I’m hoping that with the stories, tips, prayers, and encouragement I share here, doing life will feel a little less stressful knowing there’s another mom who gets it. And if not less stressful, hopefully you’ll at least have found someone you can relate to so you know that you’re not alone. Girl, we are in this together!
I’m so glad you stopped by, and I hope you stick around and join me on this journey.