I see myself on a journey of discovery. I feel like after 27 years I am finally coming into touch with who I am and what my soul is comprised of. I am discovering that it is easy to let your life be centered around crap. Crap that just doesn’t matter. My faith and my ideals are leading me to become a person that makes me feel whole. A person who is looking to find how her life can have a greater impact on the common good of society but most importantly on her family and on herself.
This is a long journey. Every day that I discover something new, a new way to live a new way to think I wonder how in the world I functioned without that knowledge or without that guiding compass. I wish to impart to my children the power to think critically and for themselves. The power to reject a majority if that majority does not fall in line with their beliefs and their integrity.
This blog is my attempt to chart my journey and to share my discoveries. My hope to reach out to other families that may be traveling in their own journey so that they know they are not alone. Mostly I want to grow and refine myself line upon line and precept upon precept.
The Nitty Gritty:
My name is Jessica and I am now 31 years old. A lot has happened since I first wrote this introduction and this is me editing it again in 2012. My husband and I are currently separated and going through a divorce. We have three children, two of them together and another due any day. Mikayla is 12 and she lives with her mom. Camden is our first born and she is now 7. Garrett is nearly 4 and they are both expecting a younger brother to appear any day. We live in Eastern Washington in the Tri-Cities. I used to be LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) but have recently chosen to leave that faith based on extensive research. I have been a stay-at-home mom since my children have been born but have no idea what the future has in store for me at this point. Life right now is just day to day survival.
This blog began in July 2007 but has taken a long hiatus due to life. It was my outlet and a way to look back on my thoughts and our life. I am passionate about learning new things and I enjoy making fun of myself and my ignorance. My goal, of course, is to stop being ignorant. Yes, it’s a lofty goal. I like to research things and write about them. I absolutely love to write. If you read this blog long enough you will notice that even though I love to write grammar and appropriate punctuation are not my specialty (I hear it is enough to drive some people insane…good luck with that). I also enjoy ice-cream, garage sales, sleeping, chocolate, country music, reading, talking, chocolate and chocolate.