Wednesday, July 10, 2013

the girl behind the blog: real life ME

This picture of me at the beach for 4th of July weekend has absolutely nothing to do with this post, other than the fact that I am an ice-cream-aholic and now that its summer time my addiction is getting worse. If I could eat only ice cream for the rest of my life, I totally would.

Hey, I'm Jessica! I like chocolate, boxer dogs, converse sneakers, my family and my friends, DIY craftin', and lots more. I have a really loud laugh that often people can never seem to forget. Jesus is my biggest passion, that guy changed my life from the inside out {but seriously I lost 50 pounds and accepted Jesus into my heart at the same time}. I especially love animals, mainly dogs and cats. As a matter of fact, I am heading over to my local humane society this week to do some volunteer work with the animals there, and I am so excited!

Some of you also may not know that I am a public relations intern, and it is honestly so much fun. I love everything about it. As a girl who majored in communication, I love everything that lies in the world of PR. I love the idea of building relationships with others and using social media to do just that. {(Hmmm, thats funny, sounds exactly like building a blog...;)} Anyways, I have been a PR intern for exactly a year now, and it has been a wonderful learning experience. One of my dream jobs one day is to work for the world's largest PR firm-Edelman. Yesterday, I wrote to you guys about how it looked like this summer I wouldn't be working at all, and I was totally okay with that. However later that day I found out that I in fact WOULD be working this summer, and it was all very unexpected. My intern boss emailed me and let me know that they had all agreed that it was time to start paying me. I was surprised, thankful, and beyond excited. It has been a long road getting to this point, and many times I wanted to give up, but it was worth every step.

Maybe some of you are wondering what I do as a PR intern. Maybe your not, and thats okay but I am still going to tell you anyway. ;).


 ·Write press releases to promote different events {I LOVE doing these!}

 ·Build and manage media contact databases {Facebook, Twitter, yah know!}

 ·Talk with other businesses, get to know them and strive to build new relationships with them

Although my heart lies in PR and working at Edelmen one day, another BIG part of my heart lies in working in ministry and sharing God's love with others. I am keeping an open mind, knowing that God has a way of twisting things around in our lives when we least expect Him to. I love writing, and I  like the idea of writing my own book one day, about how Jesus changed my life.  Yes, Public Relations is amazing, but Jesus is ten billion times more amazing. God's love over anything baby, holler atcha girl. But seriously, holler at me, I love new friends in the blogging world! Also, I am getting around to responding to many of your comments and emails on my blog that I haven't yet responded to. I have just been super busy catching up with all of those,  but I promise that I love hearing from the each of you and that I always look forward to getting to know my blog friends better!
I love you guys! Seek God's love first today, its better than anything that this world offers, and its unconditional. I am thinking I am going to hopefully get around to posting my 3rd VLOG this week on here, so be on the lookout for that! Fun stuff!
Love always, Jess 
Ps- I would love it if you guys would show my blog's Facebook page some love, it needs some of it :) Click HERE to like Forever Convinced on Facebook!


  1. Hey Jessica! I'm your 110 follower! you have such a pretty blog. i found you from cortne's blog! I'm busy spreading some blog luv, Hope you can stop by my blog too :)

  2. P.S i love icecream too (tears of joy)

  3. I LOVED this! Seriously, sometimes it's fun to learn about the heart and passion behind a blogger...and you are just TOO cute. Oh man, I miss ice cream (as i'm allergic to dairy)...can't wait till I get back home for my coconut milk ice cream:)

  4. I'm also obsessed with ice cream! Love that you volunteer with the Humane Society- our pup is a rescue and she couldn't be more precious to us!


  5. I love how much passion you put into your writing. It's awesome!


  6. That's awesome that you unexpectedly got the paid intern position! Congratulations!

  7. Great post :) always fun getting to know a little more about blog friends!

    and I LOOOOVE ice cream too! Peru ice cream is just not the same. Missing my BLUE BELL :)

  8. Congratulations on the paid internship girl! Go for your dreams :)

    And thanks so much for talking about your love for PR. I'm studying strategic communications and I love all the insight I can get about PR and communications. I have no idea what I want to do with it all yet, but it's so great hearing other people's dreams and aspirations. It's so inspiring! I would also like to write a book one day. And your desire for ministry and sharing God's love is beautiful!

    xo, gina

  9. I feel dumb and like I should have realized your love of ice cream before. That is something that is important to me, haha. But anyways I always enjoy your blog! I am still waiting for a couple of people to get back to me on the conference and then I will send you over the pdf's on everything.

    I hope you are having a wonderful week!

    Love and Blessings,

    P.S. I miss talking with ya! We need to change that soon (even though summer is insane lol) (0: