a side note

  As of now, I am sitting in the airport after spending the week home with my family for Thanksgiving.  This week I realized once again that I have fallen into the online depths again.  This week I became aware of my phone never leaving my side, my constant snapchat feed, Instagram posts, and frequent Facebook checks. Continue reading

a relationship post

a relationship post || Journey for Jessi

As of late, I have been hearing a lot of conversation about relationships.  I hear a tidbit here and there, walking to campus, in classes, from my sorority sisters, from my peers, in passerby conversations, all twenty-somethings and all wanting to be in a relationship with someone “before it’s too late.”  Too late for what may I ask?  So many people it seems are desperately seeking someone to love these days, but out of fear.  Fear of being alone for the rest of their lives.  Trust me, I understand this place.  I have been in and out of that specific place myself.   Continue reading

dear jessi

dear Jessi,

Some days, it just hits me. It hit me again this morning as I was sipping coffee out of the mug I got you one Christmas.

It is an overcast morning. I am checking the weather to learn that snow is forecasted for next Thursday. Late I know.

I can’t help but be reminiscent today. It’s been a while since tears fell from these eyes of mine. I’ve been doing really well as of late. I wish you were here so I could tell you all about it. No matter how busy you were you always found time to lend an ear.

This morning, I’m thinking back to the time we carved pumpkins together in your dorm room and made more of a mess than we should have. We carved and talked for hours, then despite have a calculus exam later that week, we went down to the community kitchens to roast our pumpkin seeds. I miss that. I miss you.


dear jessi || Journey for Jessi

defending a passion


If you’re passionate about something, and I mean really passionate about something, you pursue it through all ends of the Earth.  You stand for it.  You believe in it.  You defend it.  This “something” can take many forms whether it be a career, hobby, person, etc.  For me, this something is Crossfit.  

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baked egg in avo

baked egg in avo || Journey for Jessi

You have all seen it.  You have all drooled over it.  Well, today is the day you should actually make it.  What am I talking about?  It is none other than the famous baked egg in the avocado found all over Pinterest, of course.  Do not be intimidated!  I have had my fair share of Pinterest fails to be sure, but not this time!  This breakfast looks gourmet, yet it is so easy to make–and yummy! Continue reading

two steps back for four forward

two steps back for four forward || Journey for JessiSometimes when you are busy making heaps of progress, you forget to look back to reflect on how far you’ve come.  When striving for a goal, of course you want to head in the forward direction, but sometimes you have to go backwards to jumpstart yourself.  This concept holds true for all aspects of life: fitness, nutrition, health, heart, happiness, etc.  That is where I am at this current moment.  Without realizing, nor exactly volunteering, I took a few steps backward recently and this is what I discovered…  Continue reading

miso soup & sushi

miso soup & sushi || Journey for Jessi

I am super behind on posts, but I plan on catching up this week!  I have been so connected via Instagram and now snapchat, that sometimes I forgo the longer posts.  I received a lot of request for my miso soup recipe that I made this weekend, so I figure I will start with that!  Miso soup is my go-to soup when I need something quick and tasty or when my digestive system is out of whack.  
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