Who is J?

The J in J Seeks Joy is moi, Jessica.

I’m a Philadelphia suburbs native living in Pittsburgh, PA. I’m very interested in the following things: reading, non-fiction, BrenΓ© Brown, positive psychology, underemployment, writing, being a figurative fountain (not a fire hose), mindfulness, gratitude, tea, and mini versions of everything.

I quit coffee in September 2016 (but I dabble occasionally), I love to read, I believe storytelling is powerful, and I am always striving to be the best version of me I can.

I read more than probably anyone you know. No, really.

I have two dogs, a husband, and a 97 year old house on a hill I would never leave if I didn’t have to. I value authenticity, vulnerability, and honesty above all else. I do not do fake, and I do not tolerate false pretenses. I wear my heart on my face (I make about 6000 facial expressions, most of them involuntary), and I prefer to be called out on my bullshit.

I won’t judge you for going after what you want. I won’t make you feel small for wanting different things than I do. I won’t poke fun at your ideas or scoff at your hustle. If it makes you happy, I’m on board: sign me up.

I’m happy you’re here πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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