My name is Jessica. I’m a writer, illustrator, entrepreneur, and life enthusiast living in the Netherlands. I write stories based on my life experiences and I also create colorful illustrations that entertain and inspire many.
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 created this website.
What do I write about?
I love to write about the things that have worked for me. I write blog posts on creativity, happiness, minimalism, and motivation, among many other related subjects. However, if you’re looking for answers, know that they are already within you. I never want to tell you what to do. This is your journey. 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 (love me some street tacos!)
Favorite places in the world: Puebla (Mexico) and California (the U.S)
Favorite writer: Stephen King
Favorite movie: School of Rock and Bride Wars
Favorite workout program: Insanity and T25 by Shaun T
My biggest inspiration: My dad
Coffee or tea? Coffee!
Dogs or cats? Dogs (I love Labradors)
Morning or Night? Mornings
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Thanks for your interest in my work. See you around!