Wow, so I’ve finally done it! After years of saying “when I have my own blog…” I’ve pulled the trigger and committed to capturing my life via WordPress. Why was it so difficult to do? After all, I create content for a living and basically live my life online, but there’s something intimate in writing from an “I” perspective, instead of the neutral, corporate tone I’ve come to adopt. This blog is a place where you can get to know me, the real me, and that’s a little scary (but also exciting!)
Let’s back it up and allow myself to introduce…myself. LOL
I’m Jen, 32 years young, living in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada, with my amazing husband and our two cats, Titi and Oscar. I’m currently pregnant, and expecting a baby girl any day now (due date is May 30th).
I work for Addition Elle, a plus size fashion company, as their Digital Content and Communications Manager. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because you’ve heard of plus size supermodel Ashley Graham who currently designs a lingerie collection for our company. So yes, my job can be glamorous; I’ve produced two New York Fashion Week runway shows, traveled extensively, rubbed shoulders with celebs and enjoyed free swag. But, it’s also down-to-earth; I get to connect to the clients and talk about their needs and wants, their likes and dislikes and have no problem schlepping 5 garment bags through the city while wearing heels. I sincerely love my job, but after working there for 6 years and being married for 4…I was ready for the next step.
So, Pat and I decided to have a baby (I will dedicate a post to our pregnancy story soon, I promise!) And it got me thinking…I’ve been so focused on myself, my career, my marriage, my wants…could I remain true to myself while having a baby? Can I still be ME and a mom? What parts of me will change? What parts will stay the same? I hope to explore all of this as I blog and would love to have you along for the ride!
I want my blog to be like your most trusted girlfriend – the one that gives you the real deal. Yes, I want to inspire but I also need the real talk because life ain’t always roses and sunshine, right? I want my blog to be honest, down-to-earth and reflect the realities of juggling all the parts of myself – like being a new mom, an intelligent woman, loving wife and full-time fashonista. I want to combine all the things I love into happy place.
Welcome aboard, new and old friends – so glad you came by and can’t wait for us to get to know eachother better. I’d LOVE your feedback, so feel free to share your comments! And of course, you can always find me on Insta @justjenp.