Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wanna Get Away?

I do.

There have been some events over the past few days and some upcoming events over the next two weeks that have caused me to intervene in my life and take a step toward recovery and personal growth. I'm a wreck right now. I have so much on the brain it hurts. I need to take a step back and re-evaluate everything.

I have decided to spend the next two weeks on a personal hiatus. I'd like to call it, a personal growth adventure! I want to focus on my children and how special they are to me. I want to make sure that I'm being the mother I want to be with no regrets. I want to make sure I'm being the wife I want to be. And if not, I want to make changes that will reflect my personal goals in those areas.

I know you'll miss me and I'll sure as HECK miss my lovely followers. But as my sister Amy told me, just because there aren't any good TV shows on during the summer, I shouldn't feel like I have to entertain everyone. So I'll be back next season *wink* Well, not REALLY next season, just August 20th.

In the meantime I'll be:

Packing
Unpacking
Moving
Painting
Getting THREE kids ready for school
Focusing ALL my extra time on the kids
Praying
Reading conference talks on personal growth like THIS one
Taking a free online BYU class on the Book of Mormon
Pondering
Getting ready for a baby a.k.a. a totally NEW dynamic to add to this craziness
Fully understanding my role as a mother
And MUCH MUCH MORE!

I can't wait! :)
Love you ALL and I appreciate ALLLLLL of your comments, EVERY ONE!
See you shortly!

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

gud luck. make one of the priorities to stop being mean and calling ppl losers just coz they choose not to follow you anymore! (no i am not that person..just giving u some good thoughts in general to be a better person.)

Kathy said...

Hey, August 20th is my birthday! Yay! I know you are coming back to blog about my awesomeness on that day. :)

Staci said...

ok this is way too weird...My husband I had this same discussion last night b/c it's something I need to do..and we actually got in a huge fight which is why I'm really stressed out and sad today. It is amazing how Heavenly Father speaks to us and I am truely inspired by your drive to do this. As much as I will miss your blog post I do respect you and can't wait to hear all the great changes you have made!

Staci said...

Sorry and I have to say something but what is up w/ mystery anonymous comment? Hopefully they were being sarcastic!

Laura said...

It's sad that it sometimes takes someone elses tragedy to make us step back and reevaluate our lives. It's what's been spinning around in my head for the last week too. I wish you luck in all your upcoming craziness with the move and baby chaos. Give yourself time and permission to RELAX a bunch and don't be too hard on yourself. And now I will conclude this novel. Tata!

Willis Party of 5 said...

This comment is for the "ANONYMOUS".

Seriously, who the heck are you?!?! First of all, I love your grammer, and second of all, why would you post a comment to Jessica on here like that? Did you NOT read her blog at all and understand what she is talking about?!? Why do YOU find it necessary to "hit someone when they are down"? Why are you making a mention to her about "being mean and calling ppl losers just coz they choose not to follow you anymore"? If you feel so strongly about this, and enough to mention such a comment, then why are YOU following Jessica and why are YOU "ANONYMOUS"?

Another question for you?!?! Are you "a better person"? Doesn't everyone need growth in their lives and needs the time to reflect upon themseleves?

I am merely sticking up for one of my best buddies. Apparently YOU do not know Jessica like I do. She is one of the most unselfish, loving, caring, and devoted friends I have ever had.

Why do you think that Jessica is "being mean"? Don't make comments like you did, and then hide behind the "ANONYMOUS" button.

Jessica, I love you! And I think you are amazing! Just remember all the people that love, care and support you!

Riece said...

Hey, that's fabulous! Keep us updated, have a great time with the kids!

Giaellis2 said...

Sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do! I often think of taking a hiatus from everything that DOESN'T matter in life for a while too! I'd like to stay in a cabin far far away in the mountains and live totally off the grid for once! No cell, no computer, no TV, no news papers or magazines, etc. Just my family, some fun family games, a few good books and some good food! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I dream of that day! Good luck, take care, learn, grow and ENJOY every minute of it and know this crazy life and these crazy people that know and love you will be here when you return :) I get back on the 16th and would LOVE to FINALLY get together and chat..........a little coffee talk if you will :) Peace out sister!

The Nugen's said...

I hope you find some peace and understanding during your MUCH needed break! We will all be waiting for you whenever you are ready to come back! Love you!!

Mary said...

Jess, I will miss you! But I will be here when you get back for sure! Good luck with everything. You are a great person-- even though I don't know you in real life, you are one of my favorite blogging friends! Thanks for all you do :) Prayers and hugs coming your way.

Candace said...

Right on Amber! Anonymous commenters are the so pathetic to me. grrrr...

Anyway, Jess, I totally think you are doing what is great for you. I've been on hiatus due to personal crap too, so I understand you totally. Hope you get all that done up there. It's a lot to do in two weeks. Take lots of time to relax and destress for sweet baby A. :)

The Chambers Family Blog said...

Yay!! Good for you and best of luck! I know it's hard to step back from all the temptations of the world, but you are doing a GREAT thing (except it seems your list of to-do's is quite long... but I guess that can't be avoided, it's life and all :) ) We'll miss you, but we know you are finding peace in a crazy life and your kids and family are #1 always. See ya soon!!!

Brandi said...

Well Sigh! Gonna miss seeing your posts, always a highlight.

Sad news is I wont be around on the 20th ... BOO

Good news is Cupcake Tony will be on R&R then and wont leave me too sad. : )

Amanda said...

girl....that is a lot to do....If it were me doing it I might need a hiatus till oh about December! LOL:) That is very sad about that little boy. I honestly can't think about it too much....too, too, sad:( Good luck with the move and EVERYTHING else. I'll be thinking of you and certainly missing the posts:(

The Nugen's said...

I keep checking in to see what all your wonderful friends are saying and like everyone else I think, get po'ed everytime I see that anonymous comment on there. I think you should delete that crap! :)

Giaellis2 said...

What little boy and what happened to him?

Sara said...

good luck with all your changes going on! It seems alot of people in general are going through things right now.......
I hope you discover what you need and get some well needed and deserved downtime before the new baby arrives!

Dana said...

You have been on my mind today. I hope all gets better for you and your family... You have brought so much joy and laughter into my life with your wonderful stories... Sending up thoughts and prayers for you and your beautiful family... Can't wait to hear from you on the 20th...

David and Teresa said...

Jessica
I hope you get it all done, Baby. Sounds like too much for a pregnant daughter of mine to be doing. Now for sure I will worry about the pre....you know what. You are supposed to be resting. Please since i cannot be there till October be careful and rely on help that is offered.

Love you dearly,
Mutha

Kris said...

Jess- I still have a week and a half until I go back to school full-time. For now, I have all day with very little to do. I look forward to reading people's blogs each day as a major source of my entertainment, yours being one of them. Can't your hiatus wait a little longer until my needs are met?

Good luck with everything! I guess you gotta do what you gotta do ;)

tiffanyg said...

I will miss laughing along with your blog, but I'll be waiting for your return, I thinks it's great that you are taking the break,that i'm sure you need. God bless, and take care. ~Tiffany

Larman Family said...

What a fantastic way to end the summer! I hope it goes well and you enjoy every minute with your family. I think I will try to follow in your footsteps.

manzsgirl said...

hi! im kelly, gia ellis's cousin! since i stalk gia, and i hear that YOU stalk gia, then that means that (by default) I should stalk you! i created a blogger account for that reason alone. it's like you and i have this DEEP connection...i can FEEL it...wait...chloe's diaper is leaking. false alarm. next time, i promise!

Lil Eskimo said...

i think the girls from the parking lot last year and left an anonymous comment. wowsers.

sleep and eat and rest. BIG hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

Willis Party of 5 or a million!

u think she is unselfish and caring? really? thats y she has to say those things about anyone and everyone she meets or doesnt.. Yes i am a much better person so am going to stop reading all u stupid lady's blogs! u know noting but to keep having babies and crib about poo and life in general. ugh! disgusting ppl.

Willis Party of 5 said...

Dear "ANONYMOUS",

I have a wonderful blog post dedicated ALL to YOU on my blog. Enjoy the read. You know where to find me.

Signed,
Willis Party of 5 or a million

P.S
Oh, and for everyone else who would also enjoy my post, check it out, http://willisam5.blogspot.com/ .

Lindsay said...

what the crap is anonymous up to? what a retard. they can't even spell. and if they think we're so disgusting why do they keep coming back to read our blogs? yeah.. because we're interesting. maybe anonymous should learn to spell before they try insulting people in a language they apparently know NOTHING about. again... retard. yes anonymous.. i'm mean. live with it.

chubskulit said...

Hi there, my husband is in the service too... I love your family pic in the header... I followed your blog now..

sailor said...

Hi there, glad to meet some people that are in the service too...

Just followed your blog, come by my boat sometimes..

Bonnie said...

Uhm, what the heck is going on. I don't read your blog for two days and all this crazy drama incurs! What's up with that ANON anyway, they have a lot of time on their hands (two comments).

Whatever, Jess... they obviously don't know you, so who cares. They have issues of their own to work out, and in the end they are only hurting themselves. They sit there smugly behind their computer, in self-righteous indignation and it makes them feel better. However, those that know them, and those that come in contact with them, AND Heavenly Father will know the bitterness in their hearts. I'm sure it was very disappointing for ANON to comment so cruelly, with the intent of feeling powerful and to get that kind of backlash from your followers. That makes me feel sad for them. What a lonely life? In my opinion, ANON really needs a hiatus to get things in order.

Candace said...

Anonymous person... you should invest in a dictionary, your comments show what a complete and utter moron you are. You don't even spell first grade site words correctly. Get a freakin life.

Austin said...

WOW! All the drama has me reading this blog much more than my favorite blog, x17online. I am glad, however, that my wife is on vacation from her blog.

I do have a comment about all this drama lately. Jess is sincere and honest about her thoughts and feelings she posted on this blog. It isn't to be over dramatic for entertainment nor is it to be self-righteous. It is a forum for Jess to open up to people. Most of us keep our thoughts about religion, politics, other people, and our deep dark secrets to ourselves. Jess doesn't. I wish she would though. That beig said, her posts aren't jokes. She is letting the world see, hear, and judge for themselves what she is all about: the good, bad, ugly, funny, crazy, silly, serious, and whatever else.

For those that don't know Jess personally, she is the best example you will ever find. A true friend and an excellent leader.

Austin

Valinda said...

I hope you get all your work done and have loads of time to put your feet up, you deserve it! When you get a new address be sure to email or text me I would hate to have to do more stalking to send a mystery pkg :) Maybe I'll take some time to be a better mom in the next few weeks too. Thanks for a great way to end my summer.

Froggylady said...

I am personally excited for you and your nasty annonnyymmousse (I think that word needs a few extra letters, don't you?) commenter! It means that you have truly hit famous proportions! You talk about leaving for a few weeks and it drives this person to desperation so they lash out to hurt. Wow. You are so freaking awesome and famous! I want to be like you! Except the whole not drinking tea thing. :)

Seriously, I hope that you are being a duck (letting it roll off your back)and not putting any stock in this evil persons words. You are a rock star and I think it is so strong and brave and wonderful of you to admit to the world that you have weaknesses and that you are going to work to better yourself. Anon should take a cue. We should all take cue from you and work to better ourselves.

Queen Mama said...

Enjoy your time! Take it easy!

Screw the anonymous, it ain't even worth you battling back to them.

But I do think that makes you famous!

Always,
Crystal

P.S. I am on a hiatus as well! :)

Heather B.... said...

I have an idea...let's kick out ANON and keep Jessica!
All in favor:
Yes

No

Enjoy the journey.
Take breaks.
There is so much more to life.

I think that the Kehr's are rubbing off on you. They inspire many of us to be our best selves.

Hear from you in the fall.
H

Dana said...

enjoy your time with you family and good luck with everything!

Jess said...

Friend!!

How are you? I've been thinking about you and wondering about everything from bed rest to natural birth. I'm sorry things are crazy right now. I hope you know I'm only a phone call away. And if you lived in Texas by me, I'd take you out for some girly time.

Good luck with your move and the rest of that big 'ole list. I am praying for you.

Kempy

P.S.--Austin's comment rocks.

Jessica said...

I would take your offer for LDS mom church. My kid cried for 40 minutes out on the lawn before I called it quits and took him home to bed.

Bonnie said...

39 comments just won't do. I HAD to make it a cool 40! You are officially a super star blogger with 40 comments on one post! That's awesome my friend, please take me to the top with you!

By the way, I miss your posts. Perhaps you can shorten your hiatus by a day or to. You are much loved!

Bonnie said...

ok, so I'll make it 41... because I have to tell you that I know how to spell two. Typos and misspelled words irritate me to no end!

Anonymous said...

Friend,
I appreciate your example and your most genuine and giving friendship to me and my family. You & your family have brightened ours and we cherish the Lowes. SO HAPPY to be neighbors...goodtimes, here we come! SS
***********************************
Klyde,
Don't give another thought to those that don't listen and don't work to making improvements in their lives and around them. True friends are the listeners and doers. Not just stagnant talkers. Those of us that listen to you, know that you are working to making yourself a better person and that you listen to us. We also listen to your humor and it is 80's ish and we like it. It isn't offensive as much as it is a demonstration of endearment. I am glad Austin chimed in as he should. Glad to know you and your family. Our family is going to do a little more self introspect due to this last blog and make some adjustments as well. See you in a few days. I say we get a pool running if H. Brwn shows up this fall...

Janae Ranes said...

Henry keeps trying to help me type this, but I had to say a couple of things-you're rad and entertaining and don't bother with weirdo's comments and second, I totally love that you decided to take a break. . .because I don't understand how you have time for all you do on this blog anyways. You are a wonder woman, and I've never met you. . . but every time I see Ashley Judd, I believe it is you.

Thanks for being my fake older sister, now and then. Hope your move, stresses, pregnancy are all going well.

raschel said...

i'm bored without you. i can't wait until this hiatus is over with. at least i have facebook. :) you ARE awesome, and I have absolutely no clue how you do it all!! Enjoy your break!

The Toland's said...

Yeah I think I agree with "Anonymous"!!!..........jk,jk, girl! But you know me and what I think about Anonymous commenters..."I HATE Them"...show your face, you coward! For real, I love you and I am happy that I know you and met you once in person (hope to be more). You and Lindz (and hope to meet the other sis.) are awesome and I am lucky to have you guys as friends. I really do feel that we met in the preexistence (hehe I used to have a friend that would say that to me)! ;)

Bonnie said...

What the crap?! Did my comment just disappear? Ugh, I hate it when that happens. Well, I will try to remember what I wrote and write you back later. I know that it had something to do with commenting everyday so that you'll have 50 comments before you come back... just so that I can make you feel special, cause I'm just cool like that!

Loser quitter said...

Poor anonymous!
Jessica, to ease your mind, I quit following ANY blog that day because the notifications were piling up and I never saw them until after I had visited the blogs I was following anyway! I didn't know it would be a big deal but it was nothing against you or your blog... although the 'saggy boobs' and 'fart issues' post was "out there" a bit for me, JK! (That just happened to be the post the day I quit 'following' people)
I enjoy your blog and hope the time out proves to be a blessing for you personally, and consequently for your awesome family.
Take care.

debbie Kelly said...

Love You,
You are SOOooOoOOoo Wonderful!
Thank You for being our friend..You are Fabulous!! xoxoox
Debbie Kelly

kimmychan1967 said...

jess...hope you are enjoying your blogging down time. lots to do and focus on. i didn't know BYU offered free online classes on BOM!I still have my BOM study guide from when i went there.

never forget you are a wonderful mutha!!!

Queen Mama said...

WHERE ARE YOU!? I miss your blog! :(

Add me to facebook then

mrsofficer25@Yahoo.com

Terresa said...

Just found your blog. i like your style, girl. Enjoy your hiatus. That online BYU class sounds like a good idea.

The Burns Family said...

Hope everyhting has gone well for you and you have gotten everything you wanted accomplished during these past couple of weeks...YOu are missed, but I am glad you are taking care of things you say you needed...everyone needs a break...Hope the cooking baby is doing great also! Love yah!

Caroline said...
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Caroline said...

Looking forward to hearing about your two weeks of self improvement! lots of love