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July 2015 - My Life Currently

Mon Jul 6, 2015, 9:13 PM


Hello World!

It's sure been a while since I've been around...I'm still alive which is such a blessing.

My summer is just wizzing by.  How is your summer going? Have you tried anything new lately?

Here are just a few (ha ha I say that, but you know... I might just be lying) things that are happening, have happened, and will/may happen. I think that covers all the happenings. LOL


Happened:

- Started studying with my dad for pharmacy tech
- Got accepted into a university
- Cut Princess' excess hair off, that she's had all her life, with just scissors. Oh yeah, she looks so cute.  I mean seriously, she looks younger. She's 10 now.
- Lost all three of my cameras...somewhere in my room...i think. XD

Happening:

- Job is cutting hours so I'm at home catching up on chores and life
- Just bought my books for the fall 2015 semester $534 (just for books...I'm just cringing, but I got a transfer scholarship for $500 so I'm trying to think positively)
- Working on my Regaining Hope site that I wanted to have life for sure at the end of May
- I am just getting older and trying to become wiser and more productive with my life
- I am walking my dog more (in the mornings b/c it's hot in the evenings still)

Will/May Happen:

- On July 11, I will have been at my first job for 3 whole years! :party: (not really, they all get on my nerves there now)
- I will be taking 5 classes this semester O.o Yeah, my thoughts exactly
- I may get certified as a pharmacy technician trainee or actually get certified as the real thing 
- I will be making more progress in my life. Having fun and enjoying everything God is doing in my life!




Thank you all for reading!

God bless you and keep you. Heart

~ Jessica Rose



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Rough Day

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 8:59 PM
Hi guys! 

I lost my phone today. I believe I lost it at school which means there is a slim chance of it being found again. I tried Lookout.com to locate it but my phone doesn't ever have the GPS working if you're not actively using it. I'm so sad about the photos I'm gonna lose and the little notes I had. I'm having bad luck with phones it seems. Just last month or so I cracked my phone right after I completely paid for it. Two years paying off that phone and I drop it right outside my door on some brick. So this new phone which is exactly the same as my old one already has things that I want off of it. Ugh. I have felt really down today, but I know God's got this all in His hands. 

Other than my rough experience losing my phone. I told you I was working on a project. It's called Regaining Hope. It's a website. Not sure exactly how it's going to turn out. Even created an account here. RegainingHope Haven't been able to work on it as much as I had hoped. XD lol anyways...

I'm going to be starting a whole bunch of things b/c that's what I do. I get all determined and feel I can do anything. So, I'm thinking of starting up my blog again and changing it. Working on cleaning my room. I didn't tell you guys, but I totally rearranged it! I like it. However it needs to be cleaned and such. Well, those are just a few things I"m gonna be working on and starting up again. 

Have a wonderful week! Good night. :heart:

God bless you and keep you safe.

~ Jessica :rose:

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Stopping By

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 9:35 PM
    Hey guys! It's been a while. I usually say this. I am procrastinating on school right now. I need to go to bed. I just wanted to check in and see how you guys were doing. If you have a moment comment below. (I know I've got a few to reply back to already) 

    I just want to say thank you to everyone who has followed me over the past few years. I haven't made as much progress as I would have hoped here, but more important things have come up. I hope to come back here soon and post art regularly and be a daily dA member once again soon, however, in reality it might be until Christmas or even next year. Anyhow, here are a few updates on my life:

- I left candy corn out yesterday, that I bought a few days ago, and my dog got into it. She was sick all evening and sick today but is feeling much better. She threw up like I've never seen her throw up. It was really sad. I cried because I realized what a terrible owner I am at times. (I was in a hurry to get to work and completely forgot about it on the coffee table.) Please pray she makes a full recovery!

- I am taking an environmental class this semester and we are wasting a ton of paper. Also, she puts down America every day which is hard to listen to. She is from South Africa and believes we are all dumb and thinks we should have learned most of the stuff in class in high school and middle school. She can't teach, won't teach, and is very unorganized. I can't stand being in her class. 

- The most exciting news is that I am working on a special project. Ooooh? Yes! I'm very excited. I won't say anymore because I'm not sure if I will fail or what just yet. I just began today. Wish me luck and pray for me.

Thank you for reading and again for following me especially while I have been absent. 

God bless you and keep you. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

Hmmm. *sighs*

I tried. :shrug:

I didn't complete or come close to really accomplishing my goal: 100 words in July every day.

That's okay.

I also failed at going natural with my hair...(that's another huge thing that made my life miserable)

Anyways, Friday was a new day! God is great! I've set aside my bad feelings about my failures and I have learned from them.

What I learned from my goal in July:

- It wasn't a S.M.A.R.T goal. Next time, I need to make a smarter goal. 

For August, I will make a S.M.A.R.T goal regarding my blog...I'm going to start on this and update you on it soon.

- Tell more people for more accountability & motivation

Still haven't told anyone about my new goals....

What I learned from my natural hair mess up:

- Don't do what doesn't work for you.

At this point in my life it didn't make sense for me.

- Keep in contact with your hair stylist and don't just stop going.

Yeah...there were many reasons why I left my hair lady, but I'm back with her. (we'll see if I don't try to find another one)

- Be honest with yourself.

I tried so hard. And when I say I tried really hard. I had good intentions, but I didn't back it up with action. Going natural for me, an African American, is a lot of work. I didn't do much. ^^; I really wanted too, but it was just too much work for me.


Those are just a few things I learned. And an update on my blog...

Thank you for reading! 

God bless you all. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

Day 21 + Updates

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 10:41 PM by Bickhamsarah:iconbickhamsarah:



Hello dear followers!!

     Do you love this journal skin or what? I've been searching around more and more for better ones and this one is so awesome!! (One day I will make my very own journal skin...one day I will make a ton)

     I barely got Day 21 out on time. I  went to work and that was an 8 hour shift. I have 40 hours this week! God is awesome! I had been a bit worried because for the past 3-4 weeks my hours had been getting cut.  After I got home, I had some things to do and so time went by, until nearing midnight, I finally got my thoughts in order and completed the post.

     Who knew that 100 words a day could be so challenging... Well, for me it's a huge challenge because I think way too much. First, I think about my new blog. What do I want my blog to be about? If I want my blog to be about my life then...(and I ramble on and on)

     Anyways, I've been keeping up to date on the blog recently, however, I have not been informing you. Sorry. To remedy this problem, I have added the Twitter widget to my profile. I connected my WordPress and Twitter account yesterday. Meaning, when I post to the blog I also post to Twitter automatically simultaneously.  Already had stinking problems with it. Ugh. Don't even let me go into a tangent on that. So, now you can check out my profile and see whether or not  I have posted a new post. I think it'll be great!

My profile, at the moment, is undergoing some major construction. I haven't had the time at all to even think about it. Which is such a bummer because I've noticed my page views growing, just a bit, daily and they have to see THIS MESS

I want to update you all on so much more, but it's late and I'm not sure if I make it any longer will people read it at all. 

(I'll just update it tomorrow maybe...)

Thank you all for reading! :D

God bless you and keep you in His loving arms. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

P.S. - Look at my sidebar....my secret project has nothing up yet, but go ahead and take a peek. Also, whenever I use this journal skin I will feature 3 artists. Enjoy!

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I Posted On Time

Wed Jul 16, 2014, 2:06 PM


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That's right, everyone!

I'm finally up to date on my blog. Now, to maintain that. Ugh...

One of these days I'm going to make my own journal. I will figure it out.

Beyond that, here are the posts I've finished:

Day 13: Wow

Day 14: Getting to Know Me

Day 15: Planning on Planning?

Day 16: Experience Code

Now for my latest post I talk about a new blog I've created. I have not made any posts, but I'm going to be setting that up this week or next. 

That's all folks. lol

Thanks for reading my dears.

God bless you all. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

My Life: Continues

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 7:57 PM


Hello everyone!

My blog is definitely not going as I planned. I've gotten behind...stayed behind. I only have two or three days that I need to complete. I've got so many ideas and plans for stuff but not enough action.

Day 9: Running Behind

Day 10: Mid-Year Review Pt. 1

Day 11: Mid-Year Review Pt. 2

Day 12: My 2nd Saturday

Okay so today is the 14.. and tomorrow is the 15. I haven't done 13, 14 or 15. Two to three days behind. *sighs*

Anyways, I'm wondering what everyone is up to. 

God bless you forever. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

Been Gone a While : Update

Wed Jul 9, 2014, 3:27 PM
I'm back now though!

Life happened hard. Didn't have time to write much and when I did have time I completely didn't feel up to it. Now, I do have some ideas so I'm cranking away at those. 

I was trying to figure out how to deal with my late posts and over at my WordPress blog I can make it seem like I never missed a day over there. (he he sneaky) Here, however I cannot. I'll just update this journal when I finish a post. 

I've got so much catching up to do. Ugh.

I really want to upload some photos of Princess right now, but I have to edit them first. :/

Hope everyone is doing well. Let me tell you it's getting hot in Texas.  O.o

Day 5: No Longer Afraid

Day 6: A Mystery to the World

(Didn't like the topics I had chosen so I stumbled around WordPress and they have some great daily prompts!)

Day 7: Not Normal

(I had topics for day 6 & 7 but didn't feel like writing on them so I skipped and finished day 8)

Day 8: Non-Stop 


God bless you and keep you in His loving arms. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:



Happy 4th of July!!

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 5:24 AM
I hope you all have a wonderful day! (even those outside the U.S. not celebrating this holiday)

I shall be at work most of the day, but I know I'm going to have a great day!! 

Why!?!?! I will be eating ribs. I love ribs. My gosh. O.o (they are expensive though...but I'm gonna splurge a bit.)

Don't forget to check out my new blog post.

Day 4: Freedom

Again, Happy Fourth of July!!! :dance:

God bless you and keep you safe. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:



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Yay! I made it!

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:56 PM


I made it to day three everyone!!!

Yes, this is big!! 

Day 3: Honoring God

These are actually really fun once I get a topic and find the words to say. It's a real challenge starting. Then I find my voice, but suddenly have to limit my voice to only 100 words. So challenging. AHHH. This is exactly what I need this summer. A challenge for the mind and a goal for life.

Now, maybe if I can do this for a month I might even try next month. O.o

I know I'm getting way ahead of myself, but why not. 

P.S. - If you have any topics to suggest I would love to hear them. Thanks in advance. :D

God bless you my dears! :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

I Miss You, Grandma

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:26 AM
Rest in Peace by Bickhamsarah

I love you and miss you so much.

My second post on the blog is dedicated to her. 

Day 2: Grandma

Thank you all. God bless. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

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First Post for July

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 1, 2014, 4:20 PM
I already had an account on Wordpress.com so I just made another blog there. XD

The first post is up and the topic is Summer. Random, right? lol

Check it out when you have a moment. 

My Life

(Still working on a title for the blog... I mean nothing is wrong with it but it's not very original. Though, my life is. HA)

Thank you all for reading this short journal post!

God bless you and keep you all. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

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July Goals

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 30, 2014, 6:43 PM
I want to write every day for July. I'm not sure if I'm going to start my hundredth blog or just do it here. :XD:

I need to make some goals in my life. And I need to follow through with some of my goals. 

So stay tuned. 

I haven't been here in forever. I'm going through all my messages and deviations but don't hold your breath because life has been something. It's a roller coaster.

God bless you and keep you all. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

Happy Father's Day!

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 5:59 PM
Hey guys!

Happy Father's Day!!! 

I took my dad out to a seafood shack place. It was delicious. Crowded as all get out too. We had a great time!

I hope all of you are having a great time with your father also!!

It's been forever I know. I haven't had any energy to be on here after work. Nearly 40 hours a week and I still haven't adjusted at all. XD

I'm going to try an knock out some comments while I'm on here today.

God bless you and keep you! :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

School's Out + Summer Plans

Thu May 15, 2014, 5:17 PM
Happy Thursday Everyone!

     Right now, I am in my kitchen looking out the window and let me tell you it's beautiful. The sky is light blue with a few puffy, white clouds dotting across its vast space.  I can hear around two to four different bird calls around me. (I can't identify them though, ok.) Also, before me the trees' branches are swaying in the wind. I long to go outside and sit, but I am constantly reminded nature lives out there. (Nature = bugs: mosquitoes, flies, gnats, spiders, etc.) You know where I'm coming from now, right? It is amazingly peaceful except for the cars that keep zooming by because people are coming home from work...(you probably weren't expecting that. I may have just ruined that picture for you. :XD:)

     Any who, this girl has been officially freed from school earlier this afternoon. My last test of the Fall '14 semester was History 2. I believe I got an A...really hoping I got an A in the class overall. We will see later in the month. Summer is here! Let's party! :party:

My plan this summer:



  • Work full time! (Will I have a social life?? That's a good question.)
  • Hang out with friends!! (It's time to relax and enjoy this season)
  • Learn to become a web developer of some sort.
  • Take some photos. (I admit I have not picked up my camera for months)
  • Walk my doggy more! (She's turning 9 this month)
  • Adding more soon...
(subject to change at any moment)


Thank you all for reading! I know I've been absent from here. School was my priority and still is. I can't wait to catch up with all of you. I've missed being away so much. 

:hug:

God bless you and keep you! :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:

It's Been a While

Thu Apr 10, 2014, 10:13 PM
Hi there!

I feel like we might be strangers.

My last post was all the way back in January. 

School started and even though I only technically have 3 classes it's too much for me.

- Biology 1 and lab
- History 2
- Web Programming (first online class ever)

How have you all been?

I should be doing homework and what not but I came on to find a photo and ended up getting distracted and off task. I've forgotten how much I've missed DA.

Update?


Life has been all about work, school, and finding time for friends and family.

I wish I could say I've been successful in all areas, but sadly not. 

When I felt I was succeeding in time with family and friends, I knew I was neglecting my studies and now vise versa. But my parents keep telling me school is my priority so I'm trying to really stick with it right now as the semester ends.

Goals:


(Ha, I've got way to many to list here, but I'll tell you a few.)

- Get 2 A's this semester. I believe if I really try I can bring my C in Web Programming up. (I wasn't using my time effectively and now I am so I hope I can still bring it up)

- Start a new blog and keep up with it. XD (I've checked out 3 books from the library today and one is Bloggers Boot Camp)

- My business...needs to go somewhere. This summer I am determined to have it better defined and hopefully by the end of the summer make some money. But I'm still trying to figure out everything.

- Last but not least, my career: I believe I've figured out what I want to do. Actually, I've known for a while now, but wasn't particularly sure if it was really the right thing. Now, after realizing I don't have much interest for anything else...I'm going to be pursuing a career as a web designer or coder. Something like that. I want to create websites for companies and such.

Those were just a few of my goals. I have so many in my mind, however I will focus on these four the most. I hope. XD

I'm glad to have finally gotten on here. I hope that you all are doing well. I will get to all your deviations and messages. Please bare with me. I'm not going to rush through them instead I'm going to get to them when I get to them at this moment. As you see, school is my priority and work. Whooo. So blessed to have a job. ugh.

God bless you all abundantly and may He shower His love down on everyone of you. :heart:

~ Jessica :rose:


My Adventure

Thu Jan 9, 2014, 7:54 PM
AdventureAn unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity

My adventure may seem small to nothing compared to other 19 year olds, younger teens and young adults, but for me this was something huge.

Many of you know, I created an account called JessAlexandraDesigns. I haven't done much of anything with this account other than watch people, fav, and modify my profile page (which, I have had so much fun doing and I think I've nearly got the look I want too XD.)

I've been researching quite a bit about small businesses and what to do. I wanted to know how to file taxes and everything. (This sounds like a lot of work, but this is just where I'm at.)

So, I found out I needed a DBA (Doing Business as Name) if I didn't want to do business with my real name, which I don't. I also, needed an EIN (Employer Identification Number) if I wanted to create a business bank account. I have been researching a lot this past week about how to obtain a DBA. You have to go to your county's clerk office to file one.

My clerk's office was about 30 miles away and it would take half an hour or more to get there. This morning, I was nervous and I wanted to leave at a certain time but I left about maybe an hour or so after that... I brought along Princess too for the company. 

I used my mom's car and her GPS for guidance. Even though I had her GPS I had printed directions from Google Maps. I followed Google Maps directions instead of the GPS. I was so nervous getting there. Most of you probably don't know this, but I have a slight problem with driving. It freaks me out. There are so many cars. I don't like it when two cars are on either side of me. I really can't stand it when a car is behind me and wants me to go faster. All the car has to do is go around, but it doesn't... Anyways, driving there was a challenge because I wasn't too familiar with where I was.

When I finally arrived at the County Clerk's Office, I had to put my purse and notepad in a bucket. I wasn't prepared to take off my belt and put that in the bucket too. I then went through the metal detector without a problem and was given my things back. I went to the restroom to put back on my belt. I realized I had no idea where the stinking clerk's office was. I sat on a bench and looked on their website to see if there was a map of the building because there was no map out and about. 

I'm pretty shy in real life. If I don't know you I usually won't be the one to initiate a conversation. I find it funny that my job as a cashier is to talk with people and check out their groceries. I suppose it's good practice for social interaction. LOL 

I moved to another bench, passing some office with people inside staring at me. I certainly wasn't going in there to ask for help. I saw a girl get in the elevator and I knew that court rooms were up there but there was nobody downstairs that I felt comfortable talking with. I went inside the elevator glad to be alone for a split second to regain my confidence. I found a sheriff or constable sitting at a small table texting. Completely oblivious to the world, as I described him to my mom. I said hello and asked him, "Where might I file a DBA?"

"What is that?" He asked.

"Ummm..." I handed him the file. He told me to go back downstairs to the office with people... (ugh, I moaned inside) I thanked him for his time, but I really didn't want to go back down there.

Long story short, I found the office. Had passed in on the way to the restroom. XD

The ladies in there were quite nice. It happened to be $25 to file. I was so happy that I did this by myself and that I was through with that building and everything. Little did I know I wasn't home yet and I hadn't printed off directions back home.

I made it back home about an hour or so later because I got lost and stopped by at an Albertson's to find a seasoning that Walmart had discontinued. Yes, I got lost with the GPS all because I thought I knew where I was so I wouldn't need it anymore, but as it turned out I didn't, so I had to start listening to it again. :XD:

I basically slept and lounged about the rest of the day until my mom came home, then we spent time together.

Thanks for reading my long story about my adventure. I know it's not super challenging or anything for most, but it was a big step up for me.

God bless you in all you do. :hug:

~ Jessica :heart:



My 365 + Updates

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 1:49 PM

Hello my dear, beloved followers! This is my first journal of the new year!! I'm quite excited to get things going. Without any further ado:

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My 365 for 2014


Last year I had decided to try the 365 pictures a day. I was going by capturemy365.com and I failed. I got too overwhelmed. I realize several places where I went wrong. So, this year, I'm going for it again. 

My Goals for this 365:
    • Improve in general
    • Work in portrait (most of my pictures are usually landscape)

    • Work with lighting



    I think that having a goal for this 365 project will really help me to get the most out of this project and complete it this year.


    Updates


    hmmm where to begin.

    Messages: I've got 22 of them right now and a few deviations that have been sitting in my inbox for a while but I'm doing my best to really tackle them this year and be a good follower myself.

    - New things: I got new glasses!! It's been maybe two years since my I got some new ones...anyways, they are driving me somewhere. (ha ha Missy) They aren't adjusted right. I went there and got them adjusted but I'm still feeling slightly off about them. UGH.

    - School: For me, starts up again on Jan. 21 (just like last year) I will talk about my classes later in the month.

    - Business: My JessAlexandraDesigns account is not being neglected. lol rather it's not being forgotten. I'm still working on figuring out the goals and such but it will get figured out this year.

    - My gallery: go check out the new gallery buttons I've made...and if you would like the template just say so and I'll find the link for them...if not I will be lazy and not put it up here. XD


    I can't think of anything else at the moment, but if I do I will update this journal.

    ha just thought of something.


    - Blogging: I really want to start up blogging again and not fail so I'm thinking of doing the bare minimum of 1 post a month. Just 12 posts this year. I'm not sure what blog I'm going to use or what. All I know is that some sort of blog is going to get started or continued.

    Thank you all for reading!! :squee: (I'm really excited about this year)

    God bless you and may He keep you safe. :heart:

    ~ Jessica :rose:


    2014

    Mon Dec 30, 2013, 4:56 PM
    Well, 2013 was great. It really was. I'm gonna miss it. I didn't think I would live this far, but here I am. I'm ready.

    I'm  ready!!

    ---------------------------------------

    ...Comes, I find out I'm not as ready as I thought, but God is ready and He's got me. C:

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    Last year, I had a bunch of resolutions and such and failed and got discouraged and such. Not this year. I'm just going to make a few and not go overboard. XD 2013 Resolutions



    2014 New Year Resolution


    1) Know God More 

    2) Family - (bring us all back together...going to be the hardest thing to do this year.)

    3) Me - (this includes a lot of things...personal mushy stuff)

    I have a 2014 verse I will be working on all year. (holds breath)

    :heart: :heart: :heart: LOVE :heart: :heart: :heart:


    Yeah... I'm going to be working on this.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

    If you guys read this, you will realize there is a lot to love. I mean patience. OH MY GOSH. I have a hard enough time with just the first thing. Gonna take all year. I hope to have at least half of this verse down. I wanna love everyone. (ha, exhales breath)

    That's it. I'm going to be working New Year's Eve and New Years Day so I probably won't feel like writing a journal and all. 

    I hope everyone has a blast celebrating the New Year with friends and family. Enjoy!! :party:

    God bless! 

    ~ Jessica :rose:



    That's right!?!?! :yayay: - NaNoEmo 24/30 + Plz

    I'm out of school for winter break!! :happydancer:

    My last final was today! It was a group speech over hand gestures. "Huh?" 

    You know: the O.K. sign or the thumbs up sign... In the U.S. we know them as: everything is okay and good luck. However, in other countries they have different meanings. For example, the O.K. sign means "money" in Japan and the thumbs up sign means an obscene gesture in a few countries such as Iran or Thailand. I would have enjoyed the project more if I had had better group members and if I had been clear on the topic we had chosen. Oh well, it's over and done with now.

    :party: :dance: :party:

    (Can you tell I'm just a tad bit excited?)

    Now, I will be online more. Yay! Hopefully...

    :bulletyellow: I want to finish my profile page.
    :bulletyellow: Upload some new work. (I'll probably make another journal about this)
    :bulletyellow: Most importantly, I would like to reply to all my messages and read/comment on deviations and journals that have been sitting in my messages for way too long.

    I have many plans for winter break too:

    :bulletyellow: Spend more time with God. :love:
    :bulletyellow: Learn HTML5 and CSS3 (kinda in preparation for a class next semester and also just b/c I want to)
    :bulletyellow: Apply to many scholarships & fill out FAFSA.
    :bulletyellow: And of course, work, work, work! (gotta pay for next semester)

    Those listed above are just a few items on a long list of plans I have for my winter break this year.

    Thank you all for reading! :D

    God bless. :heart:

    ~ Jessica :rose:


    P.S. - I decided that this journal looked best without a fancy journal skin.