My name is Jessie Childs and I am a recovering people pleaser. I have often struggled to voice my opinions and not get lost in the opinions of others. I love helping people and being what they need, and especially love helping them feel understood, but often struggle to be vulnerable in allowing others to be what I need.
Anxiety. Just when I think it’s gone. Just when I feel confident. Just when I feel like I can breath, it comes creeping back in. I open…… Read more “choose your own adventure”
Hey there lovely reader–thanks for showing up and sharing this space with me! Words have always been a safe place for me—whether it be filling up pages…… Read more “I can trust him?”
“Well. You have to look cute because everybody’s going to be there” Taylor said, “I’ll come over early and we can get ready together” -Jenny Han With…… Read more “always lookin cute.”
Now, oddly enough, I have found myself on the opposite side of where I used to be. Instead of being terrified of being single, which I used to think meant being “alone”, now I’m scared of dating.
I remember the day that I realized I had to let go…
Have you ever had a conversation with someone that sticks out a part from all the others? A line, a phrase, or a monologue even that reverberates…… Read more “the honor of listening”
(Originally written February 2021) “Again and again, I have people say to me, how do you handle loneliness? And I say that I can’t handle loneliness. They…… Read more “Singleness: Is it Always So Lonely?”