Who am I?
I am authentically and unapologetically a believer in my ability to align my passion with my gifts and story to make a difference. For someone who struggled with making myself a priority and not always practicing self-care, I have made it my life's mission to create resources and opportunities for others. I find joy in quotes, positive affirmations, and podcasts, and I always choose love over hate! I'm a foodie at heart and a smoothie connoisseur. I focus on doing inner work daily and finding the beauty in saying no. Self-care has become my non-negotiable, and I make it a point to laugh at least once a day. I have a Bachelor's in Radio, Television, and Film from Howard University (an Audio Production concentration) and a Master's from the University of North Texas (a Media Industry Media Studies concentration). I'm a lady of Alpha Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated, and I worked for seven years in higher education with a large academic retention/student engagement focus for Diversity & Inclusion offices. Dance is my release (has been for over 30 years). I love to write, and family is EVERYTHING!
Why did I create this business?
I read somewhere that God's calling for your life will be something that you struggle with, and that couldn't be more true. I saw a need within myself for better self-care and recognized the same for my family, circle of friends, business owner network, and fellow hardworking women. How can we show up for others if we can't even show up for ourselves?
What if I told you my idea of self-care was a nap, grabbing my favorite meal from my favorite place, and my bi-weekly nail appointment after a long day of work? Now don't get me wrong. I ABSOLUTELY love all three of those things, but self-care means so much more than that. If you're thinking yes, Jessica, same, know that I get you. I was you...tired, anxiety filled, just trying to keep my head above water in my day to day responsibilities, and wanting.needing a break. I let my agitation/mood affect my business and personal life and brought it all home. I wasn't happy, wasn't fulfilled, and wasn't looking forward to doing what I loved because I was continuously putting everyone else before myself. I lost sight of what I wanted, did not like who I was becoming, and desperately needed change! I made the conscious decision to put myself first!