Saturday, December 26, 2009


If you found your way here from my other blog, I'd like to thank you for making the leap. It wasn't a big leap, more of a hop. Maybe even a small step. But either way you are here and I thank you for that. I'm sure many of you (are there actually many of you?) are wondering why the switch? Well, when you title your blog "Jessica's Quilting Corner" you sort of pigeon hole yourself into blogging about one particular thing. I know, right. DU-UH!! And my quilting mo-jo is loooooonngg gone. Well, not really. Its there, its actually bubbling just under the surface threatening to explode at any time. I'm sure it won't be pretty. But life keeps getting in the way. Imagine that. I've just never really felt that blogging about life on a blog titled "Jessica's Quilting Corner" was all that cool. And I ooze coolness. Really, I do.

I've kept a journal my entire life. My. Entire. Life. Until I was in my mid 20's. So, until like last year. Seriously. No? You don't believe me? Oh alright, for about the last decade (gah!!) I've been journal-less. And then I found blog land. WOW!! People write about their daily lives. On the internet. Right there for the whole world to see. And other people READ IT!!! How cool is that?!?! Amazing.

On that other blog, I tried to be someone I'm not. I was afraid of offending people, I was afraid I wouldn't be cool enough to be accepted by the internet (its such an exclusive society, ya know.) I was afraid of so many things. And that's when I lost my blogging mo-jo (that just shows you how cool I am, right? I've used that word TWICE now).

So what does all of this have to do with that geeky looking book on the top of this post? Well, its a book I ordered on the reccomendation of a local homeschool group I'm in. Let me tell you, the book is not at all what I expected. I was expecting a Vicki Iovine - esq book. You remember that one, right? Where she told you what pregnancy was really like. She scared the bejesus out of you with all of those awful stories, but then told you it was all going to be ok, because women have been doing this for a gazillion years and lean on your girlfriends and yada yada yada. Remember? So, that book up there? Not so much. Its more of a "you're a homeschooling mom? Oh, you must believe xyz. No, I know you do. Because my wife does. So that means every homeschooling mom out there does. And you know what, you're an idiot if you believe it. Because that means you take Satan's word of God's." I'm totally serious. Its in the book. Ok, maybe not in those exact words. But the message is there. Trust me. But there is one chapter that really did speak to me. Its about being "real". About not putting up a front because you are afraid of what other moms will think of you. He says to just talk about your life honestly. The ups and downs, the bad days and the good. And that is an idea I can get behind. Thus, the title of my new blog.

So from here on out, I'm keeping it real. If you are my facebook friend you know that I'm pretty good about speaking my mind. I'm no longer going to be afraid to just talk about what's bouncing around in my brain. Whatever it may be. Some things may be funny, some may be sad and others may be outright scary. But it'll all be real. Welcome, this is my life. Pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee and let's chat. I promise, you'll feel much better about your life after spending some time in mine!


  1. Hey Jessica - mosied over - been busy w/parents in town and such and trying to catch up w/some blogs - sorry it's been so long - still am enjoying the beau-teeee-ful bag you made me - it's my most favorite diaper bag ever :) Still getting comments on it! Anywho - enjoying your new blog so far - look forward to future entries!

  2. Hi Jessica,
    I look forward to reading the new blog! Its been a while... do you still visit frugal village? I haven't been there in a while but glad I met you and a few others from there. Hope your enjoying your Christmas holiday.

    Take Care,

  3. Keep it real! If you can't be you its really no fun right? Enjoy the kids, enjoy who you are - and most of all Enjoy life. Keep sharing!!

  4. Looking forward to the "real" you. That is something I struggle with, I am so busy trying to be who everyone expects me to be, that I forget who I really am, and then I get all depressed and overwhelmed, and want to give up and hide in a hole.

    Real is good!