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.
A little over a year ago, 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. (I still don’t.) 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. Fast forward to today: I am happily married to my high school sweetheart as of January, I have a great job at my Alma Mater and life has settled down considerably. I love it.
So why the blog you ask? Two reasons.
First, I realized that I have a lot of space in my life and I wanted to do something meaningful with it. After working two jobs and planning a wedding for four months, having so much free time feels strange. I forgot what to do with it and what hobbies I have (other than Netflix).
Second, I wanted to offer encouragement to others (recent grads or not) who are feeling lost in the daily cycle of work-eat-sleep-repeat. I want to prove that you can do something fun and meaningful with your time, even if it feels like you don’t have much of it. After all, Taylor Swift has just as many hours in her day as you do.
The Short & Sweet blog is an experiment, a journey if you will, of rediscovering interests and adventuring into new ones. It is about making time purposeful, being adventurous, and having fun! Each month for the next year, I am going to choose a new hobby/activity/skill to learn and blog about my experience. It could be my new passion or I could never want to do it again, but this is the time of life to try new things! And I would love if you joined me!
I hope you enjoy reading my blog and following me as I attempt to take on these fun challenges every month, and whatever else I blog about on the way!