I’m Jess! I’m 22 and yeah, how does one talk about yourself? I am pretty normal kind of a person in a really unique and cool kind of way. Am I allowed to say that about myself? I’m still working that one out, but I think so… I make mistakes, silly jokes, and a decent chicken laksa. I love chirpy music and dnm’s with friends and organising messy cupboards. I am Kimberley, Western Australia, born and bred and no I probably don’t know that one person you know who lives in Perth, since I live 3,200km away from my own state capital. But then again, it’s a small world!
My home is subtropical, which means we get mangoes and giant palm trees and cracker waterfalls and amazing spots to walk and camp (which I love doing, albeit not enough). I was homeschooled all the way through and I loved it for giving me a love of learning and growing me according to my unique talents and interests. Currently I work as a receptionist for a non-profit organisation helping Indigenous people make healthy life choices and changes in my hometown.
I like to play with words, read good books, play the piano, scrapbook, play board games, travel, cook, and be with people. I’m an Arrow fan and I sometimes decide I like to run or swim. My hair has purple in it and I simultaneously like lots of sleep and early mornings.
Ultimately though, I’m learning that my identity, who I am at my core, is beloved and liked and forgiven and chosen. There is rest here, and everything else is a lifelong adventure with surprises just waiting for us to catch, all hand-in-hand with God.
You could say this blog is about ‘uncomplicating the simple’, because while this is not an editorial regular on how you should live your life, I tend to complicate and over-think things (all the time – like a lot a lot). This is a place for me to bravely tell you how my experience and God’s truth helps me – and I hope us – breathe a little freer from the complications and lies around me and trust the simple, beautiful life Jesus plans for us. To borrow the words from some wise genius, ‘life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful’.