Hi I’m Jess!
You might know me, you might not know me.
I’ve been a mover since before I was born. I was just so excited to see the world that I made quite the scene with my dramatic 5 week early arrival, but I have since lived to tell the tale and continue to live and tell tales 26-and-a-quarter years on.
In fact that’s what I love the most about life. Telling stories. Going to drama school and eventually working as a performer was the most natural route for me, but sometimes you just want to tell your own stories. So I occasionally do. But sometimes I get anxious about that, like this little voice inside my head suddenly looks in from the outside while I’m recounting an adventure and rudely says that perhaps you’ve been talking about yourself for too long now Jess.
But that’s why people have blogs! A safe space that’s all my own for me to share as much as I want and for people to read as much as they want.
So I would like to officially welcome you to mine!
Okay, so maybe rewelcome you. It had a brief wee stint in 2017, but it’s back my friends and it’s (hopefully) here to stay.
My desire is to take you on a journey, from the comfort of your computer sitting area, through my eyes to each weird and wonderful place I end up. I love reading travel blogs and watching videos from travelers and internet celebs, but I get so bored of siphoning through the “top 10” lists and the “what to pack” hauls. I love seeing real life people go on real life journeys in real life places and feel real life inspired.
If I can feel inspired, I thought, maybe you could too?
Sometimes my right leg stops working, sometimes I sleep through entire afternoons, I can’t eat all of the local cuisine and I sort of kind of really hate airports ...but I jump in the deep end, I live a spontaneous life of saying yes and I love nothing more than connecting with the locals.
That is all basically kind of to do with the fact that I have relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. I was diagnosed in 2014 and I used to be secretly scared to tell everybody that in case you didn't like me or something. But actually, I've realised recently, that that's what makes me so cool. So strap in, because you're gonna hear a lot more about that in the future.
Alright. Rewelcoming complete. Here we go! *
À bientôt, I'll see you soon x
(I'm learning French pretty hardcore right now so be prepared for the odd word en Français!)
* My whole life is an exclamation point and I will not apologise for using them.