My name is Jessica. I’m a writer, illustrator, entrepreneur, and life enthusiast. I live in the Netherlands, and I write stories based on my life experiences. I also illustrate these stories with my own colorful drawings.
I love to write about the things that have worked for me, but I never want to tell you what to do. This is your journey. If you’re looking for answers, know that they are already within you. It’s my hope that this blog serves you as a simple reminder of the power you have to choose, create, and live a life that you love.
I’ve been drawing since I was in elementary school, but I didn’t become a writer until I turned 30. I had just moved to the Netherlands, and the cultural differences at that time made it difficult to keep up with my teaching job. So I decided to change careers and start blogging. It was then that this website was born, which has allowed me to combine three of my biggest passions: writing in English, drawing, and motivating others.
A little more about me
I’m originally from Mexico, and I grew up in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca. When I was 19, I moved out on my own to the beautiful city of Puebla. I graduated from Universidad de Oriente Puebla in 2010 with a BA degree.
After graduating from college, I became passionate about teaching English. And that’s what I did for the next few years, before falling in love with a Dutch man and moving to the Netherlands in 2015. A year later, I started my online clothing business, which promotes the work of Mexican artisans (you can learn more about it here). That was also the year that I started writing this blog.
All-time favorite band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite places in the world: California (U.S) and Puebla (Mexico)
Favorite writer: Stephen King
The colored pencils I use in my art: Prismacolors
Workout routine: 25 min HIIT (high intensity interval training) 3- 5 times per week
Favorite movie genre: chick flicks and horror
Coffee or tea? Coffee!
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Morning or Night? Mornings
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Thanks for your interest in my work. See you around!