Introducing Myself

Hello to anyone who has clicked on my blog and welcome 🙂

My name is Jessica. I am a 29 year old wife to a loving husband Phil, first time mum to our beautiful son Jonah, a born again Christian and a passionate health an fitness enthusiast. I’d still classify myself as a newlywed as I have only been married almost 2 years. I fell pregnant with Jonah 7 weeks after my wedding. So marriage and motherhood is still fresh and new to me. I have much to learn and have a lot of growth to do in those areas. I am an amateur compared to many, but I accept this and I cannot be any further on in my journey than what I am currently.

My passion for health and fitness however has been more long standing. I have been training for 11 years, with a couple of off periods now and then. In More recent years I have reached a much higher level of fitness and my knowledge on training has broadened substantially. My training has progressed and evolved as I’ve experimented with different training styles and genres, finding what works best for me and discovering what I believe true fitness to be. Over the years I have increased my knowledge and educated myself on nutrition and healthy eating, nourishing my body with whole foods and slowly becoming more confident in the kitchen to experiment with recipes of my own. It’s still early days with my baking though 😛

A big part of my life before I was married I have written about in “My testimony” page, as that was from the time when I wasn’t a Christian and speaks of my journey in becoming one and finding Christ, and how I was before. My new life now is how I introduce myself to you – as this is me, and who I am now, today and will continue to be 🙂

I married the love of my life on the 1st March 2015. We were engaged at exactly 6 months on the 4/11/15 and married 3 days shy of our 10 months in March. I am so humbled and eternally grateful to Christ that he gave me a man that honoured and respected me enough to wait for me, and who wanted to honour his commitment to the Lord also by doing this. Such a rare and beautiful attribute to a man that rarely exists these days. All I had to do was submit to God finding me my perfect match (this took a couple of years as I was in fear and deluded into thinking I could find myself a husband!) and it all flowed so smoothly and effortlessly. God knew what I needed and desired more than I did and blessed me emmensly with that in Phil.

My husband is one of my great passions. From him stems my other passions being my son and motherhood. My beliefs and my health and fitness are also others. That’s what will make up the bulk of my what I write in my blog – those topics. I do however want to shine light and share about other subjects I think need to be spoken of more often, and that I hold strong opinions about.

Writing a blog is a new venture for me, however voicing and discussing my passions with others isn’t anything new. Having a blog gives me a larger platform to document and “journal” my life’s passions, my experiences, my journey, my opinions, ideas and inspiration online. The only thing new is that people I am not as familiar with or do not know get to read all the above. To me, this is a combination of something exciting and slightly overwhelming at the same time.

Writing a blog in my opinion is also a responsibility of sorts, to make sure I convey and maintain honesty, integrity and respect in how I approach subjects and voice my opinions. I want to remain true to who I am and my words to be true to my fundamental character at all times. This does mean that I will go against the “norm” with my opinions. I am a passionate non conformist with my ideas and opinions and I do look forward to externalising that through my blog. I aim to write about some thought provoking subjects in an honest and transparent way, with a touch of wittiness 😝

I would say I am aiming to be the 3 distinct words: relevant, raw and relatable. I want all women, mothers and otherwise to be able to find something on my blog that appeals, inspires, relates or touches them in some small way.