Author Archives: JessieB

About JessieB

Just a 30-something girl trying to figure it all out. I write about weight loss, books, motherhood, life, and whatever is on my mind.

You Must Chill!

More than once in my life, I’ve decided that I need someone like Lloyd Dobler in my life.  Today, I need him to tell me to chill.  (Seriously, if you’ve never seen Say Anything, you need to ASAP). Somehow, over … Continue reading

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Disappointment and Identity

First, I want to think those who commented and messaged me after yesterday’s post.  Your support means a lot to me.  Seriously.  After watching Brene Brown’s TED Talk about Vulnerability (at the bottom of the post, if you’re interested), I … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed Me

I used to be a fan of MTV’s show “Jackass.”  Please, don’t judge, but I thought it was funny as hell.  Stupid humor, but it made me laugh.  Bam Margera ended up with his own show, and his father Phil … Continue reading

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Breathe

Forgive me if this post is a bit jumbled.  I have a lot to write, and I can’t guarantee that it’ll make sense.  I am not happy….with anything, really.  I’ve been depressed for months.  Not depressed to the point where … Continue reading

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End of the Semester CrapFest

You’d think after being a student…for a long, long time…and then teaching for 8 years, I’d be used to end of semester stress.  I’m not. I know when it comes, how long it lasts, and what it entails, but I … Continue reading

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Freeze-Frame

Folks, I’m tired.  TIRED.  So tired, I think I could sleep for a month, and I’d still be exhausted.  It’s a combination of stress (work), kids (waking up every few hours during the night), and…I don’t know what else.  I … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers and Me: It’s Complicated

I teach a creative writing class Monday evenings, and I always bring a snack with me.  Until this week, when I didn’t.  During the break, I went to the vending machine (the cafe was closed) to investigate snacks.  All crap.  … Continue reading

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