There’s a point here somewhere.

High-fiving labrador

Dear Reader, I’m Jess.  Its a pleasure to be writing for you.

This blog isn’t only for you; it is also (mainly?) my means of holding myself accountable to intentional living.  We all know this life is fragile, inexhaustibly complex, and stunningly beautiful, and I intend to participate in and contribute to it as completely as I’m graciously allowed.  I want the unedited version of life, and I’m pretty sure you do, too.

I’m a big fan of minimalism, Jesus Christ, vegetables and going places I’ve never been.  In lieu of the coming year (and this somewhat random trip to Australia), and in contemplation of last years success and failures, I’ve decided to gag my insecurities and create this little blog.  I’m learning you can’t just be an aspiring writer; at some point you’ve gotta write something.

Here’s my start.

I’ll be sharing with you, reader, certain philosophies and travel quips I think will be as entertaining/enlightening to you as I find them to be.  If you’ve weighed the American Dream and found it wanting, and if you are yearning for a little more oomph out of this life, welcome.  You’re in good company, and you’re right.  There’s a lot more to this than Costco cards and prestigious universities.  The beauty is that we don’t actually have to conform to this world’s pattern; we were given grace and expected to run with it.  Let’s run.

I’m still getting the hang of this “being alive” thing, and if you’re in the same boat, I’m stoked to be rowing with you.

Much thanks,