Jess W.

5 Things Anyone Who Wears Their Heart On Their Sleeve Knows To Be True

By Jess W.
As a child, I always cared a lot about people. I wanted to take care of my baby cousins, I wanted to wash the dishes so my grandma wouldn't have to stand any longer and I worked with students with disabilities. My sister called me a martyr in the…

3 Things You Wish You Could Say To The One Who Doesn't Want You

By Jess W.
I've always had an excuse. In college, I didn’t have time because school was my priority. I was trying to graduate in three years, and I just had to get school done. I had no time for nonsense. After I graduated from school, I focused on my…

6 Ways To Deal With Daily Anxiety And Depression In Your 20s

By Jess W.
My 20s seem to just be a blur of emotions. On Monday, I was stressed. By Tuesday, I felt relieved and caught myself thinking my grad program was a joke. Wednesday came around, and I wasn't sure what I was doing with my life. Was quitting my job the…

5 Reasons You Should Date Someone When You Are A 'Work In Progress'

By Jess W.
I had one drink too many to make the best choice right now. I asked what he was doing. He said nothing. He told me to come over. He said we would just cuddle. After eight months of texting sporadically and his asking to hang out, I decided to…

Heavyweights: 14 Things Only Former Fat Kids Understand

By Jess W.
For most fat kids, growing up wasn't easy. There was teasing and bullying, insecurity and inferiority complexes. It was a dramatic time to be a pre-adolescent. Now, reflecting back on that fat-kid lifestyle, I can step back and laugh about the…

6 Reasons Why You Should Date A Teacher In Your Search For Love

By Jess W.
Whether it is meeting up with someone from an online dating site, getting set up by one of your best friends or finally having a real date with the guy you tipsily met at the bar, first dates (or any dates) can be terrifying. You don’t know whether…

Why An 'Almost' Love Was The Most Painful Love To Lose

By Jess W.
I met him at my sister’s wedding. I tipsily made my way over to him and introduced myself. I exclaimed how happy we were that he was there, being that he was my sister’s best friend in college. He tipsily complimented me on my maid of honor speech,…