Hello, Old Friend

Hello!

First off, thank you for clicking on my website. This has been a venture I’ve been thinking about for a long time now and I’m finally ready to release it into the world.

I follow a lot of bloggers for inspiration, guidance, insight and most of all, because they’re usually pretty and fun to gawk at all day on Instagram.

But the thing I’ve found missing are blogs that speak to the twenty-something who is still figuring out how to make things look (and feel) like they have everything together. The blogs I typically follow feature $700 boots and vacation getaways I could never afford.

While still being new into my twenties, I’m realizing how important it is to ask and answer the big questions now. These ten years are the big ones — the ones where we figure out who we are, what we want, and where we’re going all without knowing what the hell we’re doing.

I, by no means, am an expert on how to be 24. But I love to ask questions. I’ve based my job around it and currently write and report for People magazine during the day. By night, I’m trying to make the most of my twenties and (try) to talk myself out of watching another episode of Friends.  

Last year I celebrated two years of living in New York City after growing up in the midwest for the first 22 years of my life. The things I’ve experienced here and working for the #1 magazine in the country have, alone, equipped me with many tales I’ve told on my personal blog that can also be found on here. (The struggle was real for the first couple years and it’s fun to see how far I’ve come).

I promise to answer the hard questions like how to ask for your first raise and what the heck is a 401K, and the even harder ones like finding love on apps like Tinder and how to live with strangers. But most of all, I will show you you’re not alone in the whirlwind that is your twenties. Yes, I will still filter the crap out of photos and take them in their best lighting because I still believe in treating your eyes to pretty images. But know that it probably took 800 times to get the right angle and whatever I’m eating, drinking, doing is probably not nearly as glamorous as it seems.

Now raise that glass of wine I know you’re holding and let’s do the damn thing.

XX

Jessica

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