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One of my absolute favorite pastimes is writing. There's a unique magic in the written word that often makes it easier for me to convey my thoughts and feelings compared to speaking. Amid the hustle and bustle of life, this space becomes a sanctuary where I can pour out what's in my heart through the art of writing. I hope you find enjoyment and resonance in these words I share. Feel free to engage and write back—I cherish our connection! Don't forget to subscribe to stay updated with new posts.

  • Writer's pictureJessica Nelson

New Year, Same Old Me!

We're two days in 2022, so I'm a little late on my '21 wrap-up, but it's better late than never, right?

Looking back over 2021- I can think of a few regrets, mainly with the men I associated with; the most significant takeaway is I would rather be alone than get a bit of what I want. Now, that is actual and factual!

There was a time when I felt like being single for so long equated to being defective. Now, I'm proud to say I'm single by choice.

I've chosen to put time into my son, who turned 18 in 2021 and started a new life in New York as a Freshmen at his dream college. The feeling of seeing the fruit of my labor flourish is indescribable!

I've chosen to learn ASL to communicate with my younger son because he likes it, which has enabled me to mentor parents on their child's hearing journey.

I've chosen to make time for friends that have shown up for me countless times.

2021 also gave me the strength to eliminate the need for closure.

Everyone has their own perspective on a relationship. Adults are willing to have uncomfortable conversations if needed to maintain relationships.

No more demanding closure as though life is a neat novel. The fact of the matter is it's not! In real life, relationships are messy and poorly written, ending too early or too late and sometimes in the middle of a sentence.

At the same time, 2021 assured me that friends don't need to talk daily to have meaningful friendships. It's possible to go for 15 years without seeing each other in person, yet meet at the park for a walk and pick up like there was never a communication gap. Only to see each other again months later at a party and hear a voice that says, " You got something on your butt. I don't know what it is, but rub your booty on my dress and get it off."

I look forward to shaping 2022 into a year of finding Jessica. Continuing to grow in areas that spark joy like Pilates and party planning.

Seeing my Amir turn 19, the age I was when he was born. Malachi will also become a teenager this year, and my cousin will turn 50!

Businesses will start, dreams will be pursued, happy and sad tears will be shed, and I look forward to it all!

I pray that you find your peace and live in it, not just in this new year but also in the rest of your life!

Happy New Year!


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