Texas Tech and the Cowboys both won! โœญ Jarvis and I watched SO MUCH FOOTBALL this weekend. He was probably really concerned for me. Also, @sammen89 is back so Iโ€™ll stop posting selfies ๐Ÿ˜‚

Texas Tech and the Cowboys...

Hieeee ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Hieeee ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Details. ๐Ÿ–ค

Details. ๐Ÿ–ค

Before we got married I told Sam I wanted a dog. We waited 6 years, because our lives were always in flux. I often got SO frustrated. Now that we have @jarvisthegemini I can say that good things come to those who wait, but imma still keep being an impatient person ๐Ÿคฃ #NationalDogDay #MCM

Before we got married I...

I did a thing ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ It was only a few damaged inches but my hair feels short to me ๐Ÿ˜ญ what do you consider long hair?

I did a thing ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ...

Iโ€™m trying SO hard not to be one of those people that always posts pictures of her dog, BUT HEโ€™S SO FREAKIN ADORABLE ๐Ÿ˜ heโ€™s just the sweetest. I could not have asked for a better puppy to be our first.

Iโ€™m trying SO hard not...

When the lighting in the ladies room is too good๐Ÿ’ก

When the lighting in the...

Volume VI ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿฅ‚

Volume VI ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿฅ‚

My little buddy. ๐Ÿถ

My little buddy. ๐Ÿถ

Date night shenanigans ๐Ÿ™

Date night shenanigans ๐Ÿ™

Where in the World has Jessica Been?

Hello again world!

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. I have a lot of explaining to do.

I’ve been taking a(n 8 month) break to refocus. Laying it all out there, at this time last year, I was looking for shallow validation: followers, likes, attention, a better closet… All the wrong reasons. It drove me to be competitive, but not in a healthy way. I made sure it wasn’t visible in my posts or my content, but it was the blog/Instagram driving me, instead of my passions driving the blog. It was exhausting, it was inauthentic, and it was shallow. Now that I have a handle on everything, I feel rebalanced and ready to try this again.

So as an update, in the past 8 months, I’ve:

  • Gone to Mexico on a cruise with 25 of my family members.
  • Decided to make the year going into my 30’s the beginning of my best life. For myself.
  • Earnedย a raise.
  • Spent some time with myย family and showed them that Tennessee isn’t THAT bad (but it definitely isn’t Texas).

I can’t say that my future posts will be perfect, but I am not going to focus on my likes, comments, and followers. I’m back and better than before.

Be fearless,


Live fearlessly,

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  • LL
    April 24, 2018

    Yayyyy! So glad you’re back! And i am right there with you. Focusing on likes and follows can make the journey of your passion and purpose so draining. I am just going to focus on doing what i enjoy and let the rest fall into place. Can’t wait to see more posts from you! And we definitely have to hang out soon!

  • Ashley
    April 24, 2018

    Love this Jess!! Youโ€™re amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • neurosciency
    August 28, 2019

    hey! welcome back! i look forward to reading your posts.

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