Hi there, welcome to the Short & Sweet blog! I’m Jess. I love Jesus, my husband, and my family. I consider myself a chocoholic, coffee-addicted, super-organized extrovert who loves genuine connection.

Before I get into the “why” of my blog, let me share a little bit about my story! In 2015 I graduated with a degree in communication, feeling lost in my post-grad path. Friends drifted, the job hunt was tough, and I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. After spending summer at home, I moved back near my university and ended up working two jobs while planning an out-of-state wedding. Free time was a thing of the past, and I was too exhausted to do anything but watch Netflix after a long day of work and planning. However, once I got married and stabilized with a full-time job, I realized I didn’t have any hobbies! Thus began my blog.ย 

In 2016, I started my blog with a mission to do something fun and meaningful with my free time, which led me on quite the journey. I chose a new hobby/activity/skill to do each month for the whole year. You can read my recap here!ย 

I learned some great things in my year of challenges, but recognized I needed something different. After almost two years of being married to my high school sweetheart, I have had five jobs, moved across the country, and started grad school. I’m a little busier than I was when I first started the blog, but my desire to try new things and continually better myself hasn’t changed. You can read about my new venture, #yearofgoals, here. I would love if you joined me, or even was inspired to make some goals of your own for this next year.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and following me as I attempt to take on this year of goals, and whatever else I blog about on the way!

If you just want to say hi, get in touch, or give suggestions, please fill out this form!

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11 thoughts on “About

  1. Annie Kounse says:

    This sounds like a book in the making. Seems your future might be as an author. You will find your subject matter in this journey of trying one new thing a month. I loved the blog.


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