Meet Jessie.

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“I’m Jessie, three years ago I packed up and moved to East Texas, funny thing is, it wasn’t because of a man. I left my home town of 22 years, to escape a not so great situation and to feel safe again. I’m 25, and before now life was a nightmare. Anxiety and depression hit hard, and my life was getting harder to live.  Now, life has its moments, but it’s an absolutely beautiful chaotic mess. East Texas, turned out to be the best move I ever made. It saved my life. I’m now married, and I have two four-legged children, who bring me the most joy. Along with books, I love to write, and you can find journals with snippets of my writings pretty much everywhere. My journals are full of everything I go through and what goes on in my own head. Life is also really important to me because I wanted to give up on it a couple of times, but now I know that wasn’t worth it, and I live my life to the fullest every day. I started blogging February 8, 2017, and I love it! I have a passion for books, and I struggle with anxiety and depression, so my blog centers on those topics. I know how hard it is not to have anyone there for you. I hope sharing my journey also helps people going through the same things I do.”

Lots of Love From the Nerd herself!! 
Love Jessie!
Jessie’s Guest Post:
Please note this blog post was originally published on April 11, 2017. Click here to visit the original post.

How My Blog Helps Me With My Mental Health & How I Hope It Helps Others!

My blog was meant to be a hobby. Something I could use to write and share my love of books with people. I never knew it would be so much more.

If you’ve been with me, you know I struggle with anxiety and depression on a daily basis. If you’re new, then “Hey, I’m Jessie! (My FightFacts About Me). Follow those links to get to know me a little better. It hasn’t always been easy, and I needed a different escape other than books. So, I started to tell my story. At first, my story was a way to get everything off my chest and get through my daily fight. Now, I notice it’s helping others as well.

How I Hope it Helps Others

I started realizing that I want this blog to help people with their daily fights. When people started to relate to my stories and struggles, it made me want to write more posts that would help. The book reviews and book stuff is a bonus, because I’m a nerd and I want people to love books as much as me. If my post can help anyone in their fight against anxiety and depression, then I know I’ve done something right with building this blog. Fighting anxiety and depression is hard and ugly, I am thankful this blog has helped me get through some of my hardest days. If people can escape their realities because of my fight, I know I’m doing something right in the world.

Today I wrote a poem and I wasn’t sure how I was going to share it with everyone! I think it will fit perfect in this post! 

Keep Going

Take the road less traveled. 
Don’t look back.
Take charge in your life. 
You have to begin somewhere.

Keep going.
Don’t stop.
No one said it was going to be easy.
It’s worth the fight.

Smile!
Always smile. 
Don’t fake it though.
Smiles aren’t meant to be fake.

Don’t look back.
Keep going.
You need a new beginning.
Your fight is worth it! 

By: Jessie Butler

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