Hi! I'm Jessica. Daughter. College graduate. Wife. Mom. Honest friend. Christian. Health nut. Almost Texan. My life can be hectic at times and every day brings something new. I don't know about you, but I learn well through other people's experiences and mistakes. So here I am, sharing my experiences with you! My heartfelt wish is that you'll take something away to help you through this whole hullabaloo we call life.
Heartfelt Hullabaloo? What is that?
When I was interviewing for college, the interviewer asked me, "What is your best defining characteristic?" My response was immediate: "I am very honest". He then responded, "What's your worst defining characteristic?" Again, my response was immediate: "I am very honest". Honesty. It's a blessing and a curse sometimes. Those who know me love, and sometimes hate, me for it. I think it's not just honesty alone because people can sugar-coat honesty. I'm not one of those people. I tell it like it is. As I grow older, I have come to realize that people do have feelings, and even though something is the truth, that doesn't mean it needs to be said. That's called love. Something I learn more about everyday. So, I wanted a name that would convey to you that I'm genuine. I'm me. I'm honest and truthful and loyal and the things I say and do come from my heart. So that's where the "Heartfelt" bit comes from. The "Hullabaloo" part is more fun (and frustrating)! One thing I'm not going to do is pretend that I have everything together. "I am all knowing and my advise is the bottom line, because my life is perfect," nonsense. I struggle. My husband struggles. My kids struggle. Even my cats struggle! Why? Because of the chaos! The pandemonium! The mad commotion that happens every day! Being a parent isn't a cakewalk. Being a wife isn't a cakewalk. Being a person isn't a cakewalk! But when we fight against the madness, or pretend that it doesn't exist or isn't going to happen, that's when you get slapped in the face with reality. My motto is... embrace it! Roll with the punches. Be on the offense. Prepare yourself for what's ahead so that you can avoid it all together, if possible. Share and care and love the people around you so that you're not facing it alone! So my life is a heartfelt hullabaloo. Is yours too? Then join me in my journey and let's live it up, make merry, and be filled with joy!
This blog is intended to share my life experiences with you. Learn from them! Realize, however, that I am not a doctor, naturopath, nutritionist, therapist, psychiatrist, or any of that kind of thing. My major was business management. You should always do your own research and consult with your healthcare providers when you need to. Please don't let anything you read here cause you to delay getting a professional opinion. Information is not intended to treat, diagnose, or prescribe. All pictures were taken by myself, Mamie Woods Photography , or Amy A Photography unless otherwise noted. If you would like to use a picture or any of the information you find here, please request that you do so. I'm a pretty chill person, I'll most likely say yes and just ask that you keep a link back to my site! Apparently blogging is not free, so I have signed up to be a part of the Amazon affiliate program. If you purchase something there that you found through one of my links, a small portion of your purchase comes back to me to help fund my site! Yay! I promise that I only recommend things that I genuinely recommend.