Hey.

I'm Jess Ness and currently reside in Nashville, TN. Welcome to my raw journey of motherhood and discovering my true identity to live fully from my passions. It's going to be a messy ride and I'm excited to share it with you. 

Why Is This So Hard?

Why Is This So Hard?

To be honest, at this time last year, if you had told me that I was going to have a kid in 2016, I would not have believed you. Why? Because I was in a place where my career was very important to me. Working 60+ hour weeks, plus constant business travel and wrapping up a MBA can do that to you. When you’re solely focused on survival, you lose perspective really quickly. I was a constant ball of stress, competitive, insecure, did not give my marriage the attention it deserves and was barely maintaining a social life. The fact that I still have a husband and friends is a miracle.

What changed?

Some very poor decisions on my part, panic attacks and a general feeling of being lost and sad led to a much needed wakeup call.  Was that who I wanted to be? Is that how I envisioned my life? The answer was most definitely NO.

The past year has been a humbling one full of healing, learning, perseverance and boundaries. I still have a long way to go but I’ve taken the first steps towards discovering myself and living my best life.

What this does NOT mean:

  • My career is no longer important to me

  • My education was a waste of time and money

  • My identity is now only Mom

What this DOES mean, is that there has to be a better way. A way for me, a driven working female with a family and friends, to pursue a fulfilling and passionate life, career AND be an awesome wife, mom and friend.

That’s what I aim to discover and this is the journal of the adventure.

The Other Shoe

The Other Shoe