Hi. I’m Jessica.
I live just outside of Boston, where I’ve lived for nearly my entire life.
As I inch closer to my fourth decade on the planet, I’m starting to get restless. Not only do I want to see the world, but I want to live in it.
I’m a software engineer by trade, and I’ve spent the past decade sinking deeper and deeper into my oversized couch while staring at screens all day. I’ve gained over 60lbs, I very rarely go outside, and I’ve become increasingly unhappy with the direction my life is taking.
On top of this, I lived a pretty sheltered life growing up. It’s made me fearful, self-conscious, overly cautious and neurotic. All of these things have prevented me from living the life that I want to.
One thing I’ve learned in my many years on this planet is that we are the only ones who can change our lives. I had been sitting on the couch waiting for something to happen and finally realized that that’s not how life works.
Right now I’m single with no mortgage and no kids, and I’m extremely fortunate to have a job with an incredible work/life balance. If I can’t enact some change for the better right now, I don’t know when I ever will.
This blog will chronicle my journey to getting off the couch and into the world, and in the process, losing weight and gaining confidence. I want to travel to as many countries as possible and explore my own beautiful country even more.
My life is almost half over, but to me it’s just beginning. It’s going to be just as tough mentally as it is physically, but I know I can do it.
Thanks for joining me.