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.
It gives me great joy to be able to say that I, Jessie Childs, am a runner. I was not always a runner and I am definitely…… Read more “running to slow down”
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”
This week I turned twenty-five (😅😳). I’ve had this blog for eight years now, and it feels like just yesterday I was writing from the perspective of…… Read more “We Love a Girl that Grows”
Last December, I was sharing with my counselor some of the fears I have with being single as well as inevitably losing my longtime roommate to marriage.…… Read more “Single? Yeah, me too.”
A commentary on anxiety
Some time last year, I was showing my friend a message I had typed up to send to a guy I thought was cute and she said…… Read more “Don’t say I’m bold”
Today I want to tell a story that’s long overdue. It’s about the first time I told a boy I liked him and everything that came after.…… Read more “the first boy I ever loved.”