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The Jessica Diaries: A Reminder

Life comes at you fast. One day you could be on top of the world and the next day you’re fighting to smile. Sometimes it just goes like that – and we are all aware of the possibility.

The past few days have been long for me, mostly because I’ve been participating in Vlogmas and trying to actually make good on my commitment to be successful with it. Maybe it’s the gloomy, cold weather that is playing with my emotions. Maybe it’s watching people close to me go through hardships and trying to be there for them as and when I have hardships of my own. Maybe it’s just “one of them days” that Monica sang about.

Whatever it is, I decided to shake it off after being reminded that life could be a whole lot worse.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2016! 10 Things I’m Thankful For

Every year around this time of the year most people celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by reflecting on all the reasons they have to be thankful.

Since many of you may be having special time with your family, I’ll keep today’s post straight to the point. I just wanted to join in the celebration and share with you all just a few of the things I’m thankful for in my life.

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The Jessica Diaries: When You Need A Break, Take It

Long time, no talk!

It seems like FOREVER since I last wrote a blog post that wasn’t required of me by a brand but I’m back (and hopefully won’t be taking another 30+ day break for a while).

If you follow me on social media then you already know why I’ve been MIA but if not don’t worry, I’ll fill you in soon enough. Besides the major reason I took a mini-hiatus, sometimes you just need a break. You feel me?

This world that we live in thrives on instant, 24/7 access to anything and everything we want. We don’t have to wait for stores to open, we can shop online. We don’t all have set work schedules, we’re often working into the wee hours of the morning or around the clock. Every idle moment that used to be reserved for silent meditation or relaxation has been replaced with mindless scrolling on social media or with our eyes glued to some device. If you are not intentional about it, you will find that you’ve failed to give yourself a break from the world. Mentally, emotionally and physically, we need periodic breaks to stay healthy.

So that’s what I did. I took a break…and I don’t feel bad for it.  Continue Reading