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Sometimes The Hare Wins

So the moral of Blackjack is that even if you follow the rules you can still lose. I just spent a weekend in Vegas, and I finally found a game I thought was interesting. I may have lost some money but the lessons I learned were priceless. I have gone through life following the rules. Being a good girl. Doing things "right". Every time I broke the rules I would pay, sometimes way more than my rule breaking would call for. I was the one who would always get caught no matter what I did.  It made me think of the story of the tortoise and the hare, you know the story we were told as kids, about how slow and...

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Sound Advice to my 20 Year Old Self

Today on Facebook live with my friend Ben Union (available on Ben Union's Facebook page) I was asked the question: what advice would you give your 20 year old self? Great question. I love these kinds of questions. It's the kind of question that makes you reflect in a way that isn't how we usually reflect on life, and it is momentary enough that it can be asked and answered very clearly and straight forward without much thought.I thought back to when I was 20. What was I like? What was life like? It was 1999 and the worlds was afraid the whole infrastructure would collapse in Y2K. Remember? I was studying art and moved to Barcelona that year. A...

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Friday Favorites

Picking up something I used to do a long time ago. Friday Favorites #fridayfavorites - but this time I will be adding to a playlist on Spotify to go check it out and follow it now: This Week I added: In Your Room - The Bangles Live A Little - Kenny Chesney Long Time Gone - Dixie Chicks https://open.spotify.com/user/1238993125/playlist/31Htrf8CncU1hetPW4iZLr

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Bringing It Back Around

So why do we let things go? We get into this great spot of eating healthy or exercising, reading, meditating or going to church, and all of a sudden you just stop. What happened? Do you even know? It's not like we wake up one morning and decide, oh, I'm just going to eat sugar again or oh, I'm going to stop running. But all of a sudden we do wake up to realize that we did let it go. And then comes the painstaking battle of getting back on track. Sound familiar? This is something I have been dealing with on and off for the last few years. And in no way do I have this down. But there are...

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Ch-Ch-Changes

This year has been different for me. After having pursued, been obsessed by making a living off of my music I felt like I hit a wall. I realized I was working really hard for not enough. I know it's no surprise to most that a musician would have a hard time making ends meet. But for me it was a little different. I had plateaued at a place where I was not growing anymore. Which also means there was no future in the way I was doing things. To make things worse I was starting to feel uninspired on stage, which is where I normally feel the most passionate.  So it was time for a change. Soul searching, I realized...

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