I started this blog a few weeks ago, and I haven’t got much further than registering my blog name with various social media. I have so many post ideas, but I haven’t been able to hammer one out that I am comfortable posting.

So, I did what any twenty something female would do and turned to Pinterest. I came across A Girl, Obsessed’s post 25 Blog Post Ideas for New Bloggers. I figure, why not? If nothing else, maybe this will get my creativity flowing. I thought I’d start off with a mash-up of an About Me post and why I wanted to start this blog.

My name is Jessica, but Jessa is a nickname that my friends have been calling me for a few years, and it has just kind of stuck with me. I think the nickname initially started because a friend’s munchkin couldn’t say Jessica, so he called me Jessa instead. And I’ve been Jessa ever since. I’m 27, happily married to my high school sweetheart, and mom to one amazing little daughter who’s almost a year and a half old. I work full time in banking, and I am very lucky that I truly enjoy my day job. In addition to a serious Pinterest addiction, I love all things makeup and beauty, I have a serious subscription list on YouTube, and I’m a little into tech and gaming.

I wanted to start this blog because it has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I even tried a beauty blog with a friend a few years ago, but neither of us could commit to it. The idea has come and gone a few times in the past several years, but something changed once I had my daughter last year.

It’s hard for me to put into words, the feeling I got. But once she was a few months old and I had come out of the fog that is new motherhood, I felt different. Better. Stronger. More determined. And less afraid to fail. Before I was a mother, I was so terrified of failure. But now? So what if I fail? There have been so many times I’ve felt like a failure as a mother, but things have a way of turning out okay. The things I thought were failures were not even a big deal in the long term. At least I’m doing something, going after something, instead of waiting for things to happen to me. There are so many things I want to try or do, and I used to always find a reason not to do them. Now, I kind of feel like, why not? If nothing else, at least now it will make for some entertaining blog content.

So, I hope you stop back in sometime to read about those failures, and maybe some successes in the future on my little ‘ol blog. I’d say that’s a decent summary about myself and the blog I want to start. Hope to see you back here soon & thanks for reading!