Why I Dropped out of Grad School

That awkward moment when you announce on social media that you’ve been accepted into graduate school fully funded and you get 300+ likes and dozens of congratulatory comments, only to find out that it was NOT in fact God’s timing. Yep. That’s what happened. I received the acceptance letter in May and by July, I decided that I wasn’t going to enroll in the program. … Continue reading Why I Dropped out of Grad School

Turning Down Opportunities

It’s not even 3 months into the year yet and I’ve already turned down 3 speaking invitations. I’m actually proud of myself for this. I’m not sorry for not being able to show up. Old Jess would’ve jumped at any opportunity to share my expertise, make a public appearance, recite my poetry, etc. New Jess now knows her limits. But, more importantly, she knows her … Continue reading Turning Down Opportunities