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”
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?”
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.”
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”