About

Hello and thanks for stopping by!

Outside looking in life seems pretty good. I’m married to my high school sweetheart Ken. After 8 years together we had a fairy tale proposal and wedding, we’ve lived in really cool places all over the country, have spent a year in our first house, and are now the parents to our adorable pit mix Brody. I am a kindergarten teacher and Ken is a freelance industrial designer (product designer) and entrepreneur.

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So what’s the problem here? Life seems good. I’m living the “American dream.” I went to college, got a stable job, married the hubs, and bought a house. I did all of the things I’m supposed to do, and yet I feel overwhelmed, underwhelmed, and unfulfilled all at the same time.

After many tearful conversations with my husband, deep self-reflections, and an overdose of life-coaching/self help podcasts, I’m putting my foot down.

This feeling stops here, stops now.

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from all of the above, it’s that I can make my life the way want it to be. I’m in control of my feelings and my reactions to those feelings. No more sadness, anxiety, or fear allowed!

Today is the day that I choose to make it sunny.

I’m not going to pretend to have it all figured out. I’m learning as I go, and I want to document what I learn so that I can help others through this uncomfortable point in life. One anxiety relieving discovery I made while binge listening to these “self-helpy” podcasts is that I realized I am not alone. I am not the only one who has ever experienced this dissatisfaction with life, and I am certainly not the only one who is doing something about it. Please follow along as embark on this journey to discover who I am and what I am meant to be. If you know someone who is possibly feeling this same way, send them over. I can’t state enough that the first step to seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, is realizing you’re not alone, you’re not weird for feeling these feelings, and you are certainly not a failure.

Thanks for reading, thanks for your support, and thanks for a little encouragement as I begin to make it sunny.

-Jess