I have been writing since I was a teenager. Mostly poetry and my opinions or ideas on topics, however this is my first time blogging.  I am unsure where to begin with this or even where I want to take it. I imagine I will share my poetry, opinions, and perhaps random thoughts that run through my mind. I suppose though that perhaps I should introduce myself.  First thing first though, I will apologize in advance. My grammar/spelling may not be perfect. I sometimes catch myself using phrases and slang that is famous here in Kentucky and lets be honest spell check does not catch every misspelled word or typo. Don’t get me started on my inability to place proper punctuation either!  Now on to the introduction.

My name is Jessica (Jess). I am a 37 yr old mother, nurse, author, and photographer. No, my photography and writing pieces are not famous or even recognized on many sites but they are my pieces and I am proud of them. I have always dreamed of them reaching many people, which is why I have 3 facebook pages. My regular one. The Artistic Soul, for poetry and writings and then Artistic Soul Photography, the name self explanatory.  There is also twitter, snapchat, instagram, scriggler, and spillwords.

I am a mother of 4 beautiful children. A 16 yr old, 14 yr old, and a set of twins that are soon to be 7. I was married for 18yrs to their father, which is a whole different topic that I may blog about some time. My children are my reason for living.

I started out as a CNA ( Certified Nursing Assistant) what seems like many moons ago. Decided to go back to school and became a LPN in 2007.  Altogether I have been in healthcare roughly 17 to 18 years.  I began in geriatrics and a few years ago thought I wanted a change. I felt like I was experiencing ” Burn Out”, however after trying a couple other nursing fields I found myself back in geriatrics. Geriatrics is a challenge but my calling.

Anyway, there you go! There are a few boring details of who I am and what I do. Before I go though, I want to leave you with my favorite quote:

“To be nobody but yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”

E.E. Cummings


Have a blessed day!!

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