Who is Jessica Hernandez? The big question. Well, I wish I could say that I have an answer for you, but I honestly don’t. The Jessica that I was as a little girl has gone through many experiences that have shifted, changed, reshaped and ultimately refined her. There is no saying who I will be tomorrow. All I know is who I am today!
The wonderful thing about life is that we are constantly evolving and changing. Sure, it is going to be painful, uncomfortable and it might not always be what we imagine. But, it means we can have new begins and transformations and fresh starts. It means that we are not unchangeable and stuck. What a relief that is?!?
I could write my changing moments in a journal. I could write them into my own personal blog just for me. But then again, I get the feeling that God has put me through some of my experiences so that I can help and support others who go through something similar. I can’t help but feel that God doesn’t want me to remain silent, when maybe my story can help and benefit someone else.
Quite frankly, I don’t know who my blog is for. I know that some days it will be for me. Some days it might be for my future kids. Or some days it might be for someone that I don’t even know that just happend upon my blog.
As I said before. I am Jessica- a wife, a some day mother, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a teacher for students with special needs, a beautician, and just a normal, every day girl.
I was born and raised in Tucson and I am still here! Those of you that have been in Tucson, know what it is like to fall in love and just stay. I love the smell of desert rain, cuddling in a blanket, reading a book while we get monsoon showers. I also don’t shy away from running out in that rain and dancing my little heart out. I love the stunning sunsets that bless us every night. Tucson is a wonderful place to be.
I come from a family with two amazing parents and 9 rambunctious, crazy awesome kids. I have 5 beautiful sisters and 3 goofy brothers. Growing up in a big family helped me learn a lot about patience, multitasking in a LOUD space, and always living in the moment. I can’t tell you how many times we kept each other laughing or exploring new crazy ideas. I wouldn’t change my childhood for the world.
When I was 19, I decided to serve a full time mission for my church. I was sent to New York to love and teach the people there. That experience changed me drastically. I am so grateful for the experiences I had there and for the people I met who stole parts of my heart. To this day, New York continues to hold a chunk of my heart! There will be more to come on the adventure I embarked upon when I stepped foot in the state of New York.
2 years ago I married the most charming man, the love of my life, Isaac Hernandez. Our story is not the typical romantic story. But it is my most favorite love story and the best part is that it won’t be over for hmmm lets see, just forever!!
Now before this gets too long and you just stop reading. (SORRY!) I just want to make sure its clear that this blog is simply going to be about the life of me. The lessons I have learned and will continue to learn. The adventures that have shaped me into who I am today, both the good, the bad, the ugly, the sad. I might throw in my hobbies like art, singing, learning to cook, learning to exercise at home, and all that fun jazz.
Stay tuned to go on this journey with me and find out what this blog will become and the things we will learn together!