For as long as I can remember I’ve lived with anxiety. Over the years my anxiety has manifested in different ways but I always ended up with the same result; feeling stuck living a life that wasn’t mine. Always putting others needs before my mine in order to ‘fit in’ or ‘to be liked.’ Too scared to put myself out there, to follow my dreams or to try something new incase I failed or was judged or rejected. Never feeling good enough. I placed so much of my self-worth on what others thought of me. The ‘idea’ of what I thought life ‘should’ look like. This was my life plan (which I actually wrote out in high school!): life figured out at 21 (whatever that means!), travel at 22, buy a house at 23, married at 25, have a baby at 26.
At the ripe old age of 23 when I realised that my ‘perfect’ life plan wasn’t going to come to fruition I completely freaked out, had a quarter life crisis and felt like a failure. Whilst this may sound funny to some, this is something that so many face in a world where there is so much pressure to always do, be and have more. I felt stuck. I felt that my life had already been planned out, I had no choice in the matter and to make it worse hadn’t figured my life out, I had deferred uni, I hadn’t traveled the world, I was living with my parents and I was single. In my mind I pretty much told myself that I had failed at life. I couldn’t go back and change anything and I couldn’t move forward because it was too late to do all the things that I wanted to do. I couldn’t let go of how I ‘thought’ my life ‘should’ look.
That was when I saw my first Psychologist and my journey of self discovery began. I was able to start to understand the impact my anxiety and belief system was having on my life and relationships. More importantly, I started to discover that the power I had so easily given away to others, I could take it back. I was tired of trying to mould myself into someone I thought I should be.
Fast forward 5 years and I still have anxiety. The difference today is that I don’t let that define me or hold me back. Launching Humble Journey has been one of the most scary but exciting things I have ever done. I can’t wait to connect and work with so many of you to give you the tools so you can live a life from your highest purpose and not let limiting beliefs hold you back.
I am not my anxiety or my thoughts and I’m here to tell you that neither are you.
I’m just Jess.
A woman who enjoys the beach, dancing, singing out of tune at the top of my lungs, laughing at my own jokes, strolling through a farmers market, brunch, a good squishy hug, yoga, dogs and ice-cream. There is always room for ice-cream.
I value open and honest communication. I value time with loved ones. I value deep connection. I value community and being part of something bigger.
Don’t get me wrong I still have anxious days or days when I seconds guess myself but I also have days when I confidently know what I want and when I don’t let others opinions change me. That’s life. It’s real. It’s messy. It’s perfect just the way it is.
I am a firm believer that you are always exactly where you’re supposed to be. That you meet people maybe for a moment, a period or a life time and they can guide you in a direction that you only dreamed possible; learning and discovering more about yourself in every moment.
I want to work with you to show that despite your anxiety, despite the stories that you have told yourself for years that have held you back and despite your limiting beliefs, you have the power within you to do whatever it is your heart desires. I hope to guide and support you towards achieving your dreams of dreams.
Sending love and light,