My name is Jessica. I’m a writer, and illustrator living in the Netherlands. I write stories based on my life experiences and I also create colorful illustrations that entertain and inspire many.
I’m originally from Mexico, and I grew up in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca. I graduated from Universidad de Oriente Puebla in 2010 with a BA degree in Foreign Languages. 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.
At that time I couldn’t keep 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. (I’ve been drawing since I was in elementary school, but I didn’t become a writer until I turned 30.)
Next to my creative endeavors, I teach English and Spanish to second language learners. I have been teaching for seven years now, both in a classroom setting and online, and I have earned IELTS, Cambridge, and Trinity London certificates.
What moves me
I like to write stories that inspire and motivate people to take action towards their goals. I write blog posts on creativity, happiness, and self-love, among many other related subjects.
It’s my hope that my blog serves you as a simple reminder of the power you have to choose, create, and live a life that you love.
My work has been featured on major personal development websites including TUT, Positively Positive, The VIA Institute on Character, Steven Aitchison, and Finer Minds.
All-time favorite band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite places in the world: Puebla (Mexico), Los Angeles (the U.S), and Newquay (England).
Favorite writer: Stephen King
Favorite Netflix show: Orphan Black
Favorite movies: School of Rock and Bride Wars
My biggest inspiration: My dad
Coffee or tea? Coffee!
Dogs or cats? Dogs (I love Labradors)
Morning or Night? Mornings
Languages: Spanish, English, Dutch, and French
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Thanks for your interest in my work. See you around!