About

I’m glad you’re here. 

I’m Jessica, the author behind Mrs. Jones Could Use a Beer. cropped-IMG_4439-5x7-web.jpg

The motivation behind this site was my own series of rock-bottom experiences that lead me to take a few steps back, re-examine the way I defined success, happiness, and financial wellness, and to start creating the life I’d always wanted to live.

I want that for you, too.

My Story

At age 30, I found myself a divorced, single mother, barely making ends meet. Already in debt, I racked up even more debt more trying to survive without having the right tools and resources to figure out how.

A few years later, I remarried and (along with my husband) began my journey of learning how to make money work for me and becoming debt free. After doing just that and feeling like life was really on an upward swing, I found myself with a positive cancer diagnosis.

Two short years later, I found myself diagnosed again, this time with a different type of cancer. I decided that life was entirely too short, and I was finding out the hard way. I had no more time to waste and knew that if I was going to pursue any of my goals and dreams, I needed to get started, whether or not I felt ready.

A year before my 40th birthday, I quit my corporate job and began to pursue my love of writing. What that would look like I didn’t know. Nor did I know how to get started. Nor did I know how people actually made money doing it. But I was determined, and slowly but surely began a freelance writing business, wrote an eBook, and started this blog.

Why this blog?

I’ve learned a whole lot on this journey we call life, and I want to share it with you.

I want to help other people understand that you CAN live the life you’ve dreamed of. You DO have the ability to put yourself in the financial situation that affords you to have what you want to have AND do the kind of work that you want to do.

You don’t need to do work you hate in order to keep up with the Joneses. You don’t need to get into debt trying to be someone you aren’t. You don’t need to sacrifice who you are and what matters to you to fit into a mold, or a shape, or an idea of who you think you should be, or who you think others need you to be.

I want to help you understand that you can quit being some idea of perfect if that person is fake, or miserable, or unhealthy. I want to help you get comfortable in your own skin.

I want to help you redefine what it means to be a professional success, or what it really means to be wealthy.

I want you to know what wellness really looks like.

I want you to truly understand what it means to be healthy (body, mind, spirit).

I want you to be debt free, start building wealth, simplify, de-clutter, slow down, enjoy your life, enjoy your loves.

It’s time to be vulnerable, authentic, and  gloriously flawed. It’s time to let go.

I don’t want you to have to experience the things I have in order to get there.

I cover topics related to becoming healthy in all aspects of our lives: money, relationships, health (mental, physical, spiritual), and physical environment. If there is anything that you feel you’d like to see me write about, please drop me a message! And if you just want to say “hello”, please do! This blog is here to serve you.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Jessica! It was great to connect with you at Tribe. You’re doing great stuff here and I love that you’ve stepped out to do what matters to you. Keep up the awesome work!

  2. So glad to have found you via #1000Speak. I too believe in vulnerability and being perfectly imperfect, authentic, and enough. Do you by chance read or follow Brene Brown? She’s been my inspiration for this new awareness in me in the last couple of years. Looking forward to following!

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