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Jess, Seattle Washington
Jess makes things happen and loves her city. She is an events director, stylista, blogger at www.freshjess.com and overall Jill of all trades.
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It’s hard to believe that this is the last time I will write for Stratejoy. What an incredible journey its been. Somehow over the last six months, I learned to connect the dots. Somewhere between the Czech Republic and Australia, I learned to fix the broken pieces and repair the damage.
It’s been an honor sharing the Stratejoy stage with the lovely ladies of Season 4 (and of course, Molly and Katie) and it’s super sad to see this season come to a close. For my second to last post, it’s time to answer some questions!
In six months I found the courage to start over, but buried beneath all of the happiness, excitement, adventure, and newness is a deep, painful loneliness.
This journey around the world has a permanent place in my heart and the lessons I’ve learned along the way have given me a new perspective on life. It’s taken me to Europe, Asia, and Australia and I’ve never been more confident or happier than I am right now.
There’s a reason why I am where I am right now. There’s a reason why I was able to finish college after my mother died, why I was able to move to Philadelphia, and why I’m able to travel abroad. I owe these last eight years of my life to my older brother, Matthew.
“Live your best life,” she told me. It sounds simple, but it’s so complicated. This season for me has been all about breaking out of my comfort zone, so I decided to continue with this trend by video blogging. How can you live your best life?
When it comes down to it, it’s all about regret. Life is about living with as little regret as possible. I’m incredibly happy in Australia and I’m not sure I’m ready to give that up just yet.
TAKE A CHANCE. It sounds so simple, but it’s so hard and complicated. The problem with taking a chance is that we don’t know what the end result will be and we don’t know if we’ll be any happier than before.
I believe that if you really want to do something – whether it’s travel the world, quit your job, or move across the country – then you should do it. Do what makes you happy, do the things you dream of doing, and live without any regrets because life is too short and too precious to always play it safe.
It’s not about teaching English as a second language. It’s not about running away from my unsatisfying life in the States. It’s about why I chose this journey back to my homeland.