Hi! I’m Jessica!
I’m so glad that you decided to enter my world!
I’m a wishful thinker and manifestation mover. Jersey-born and raised, I am a single mom to two awesome boys. One is old enough to be on his own, and the other still needs my kisses and hugs. That’s not to say I don’t shower my big guy with hugs and kisses whenever he visits.
I’ve had a rough time when it comes to men.
By that I mean, they generally just were flat-out abusive. So I raised my boys, with the help of my family. Sure, I’ve found a great guy once, but it turned out he was next in line for the throne in Bulshlitzvia and he had to leave.
I’m a busy person and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My youngest son has ADHD and ODD with other little challenges that go along with the territory. Every day is a new day with lessons to be learned and morals and values to be taught. To say that I cope with my son’s ADHD/ODD well is an understatement. Over the span of 8 months, I researched and read every piece of material online and in books surrounding the subject matter. Since I’m obsessed with learning, I feel that I can never know too much about something (although sometimes I wish that I didn’t know as much as I do). Learning about ADHD and all the little things that can or cannot be present in a diagnosis has really helped me win at parenting a sometimes difficult child. I can’t forget to mention that my son was established with an amazing therapy team that has been ultra-supportive with him and his best interest as their main focus. And it didn’t hurt for me to find a Parent Support Peer (turned close friend) in progress. Our weekly chats are the highlight of my week. She is literally a big sister/best friend that I personally never had- I am the big sister in the family.
Ok. Cool Jessica. What’s your life like when you’re not consumed by your family or friends?
I love learning, so naturally, at any given moment I am going to school or attending a class on one of my vast interests. My education has spread from becoming licensed as an esthetician to an associate’s degree in business to a nutrition certification to currently studying for a paralegal degree. See! I love to learn and will pretty much learn about whatever is tickling my fancy at that time.
I have so many interests I can’t keep up with myself.
The truth is that I really love so many things that I pick up interests here and there. I can sometimes be a starter and not a finisher, but for the most part, there are two areas where I am consistently in love with learning and doing more.
Beauty and books.
I have loved skincare and makeup since I was a little girl.
I could remember grabbing crayons and asking my Dad if I could put makeup on him. He was such an amazing sport! He would lie on the couch and I would color his eyelids, cheeks, and lips with an assortment of colors. Then I would sit him up and ask if he needed his hair done. Of course what Dad would say no to an adorable little girl? So I would find rubber bands or hair clips and pull his wispy hair into ponytails. Next stop, the spa. I would instruct my Dad to take a seat on the toilet lid so that I could remove his makeup. That poor guy. I used bar soap and a rough washcloth to scrub the crayon off his face. Goodness!!! I could never subject anyone to that type of torture nowadays. He was great. He sat there and didn’t say a word, and patiently waited for his “spa session” to be over.
My Dad was a barber for 30+ years, so as a little girl I grew up with a strong emphasis on personal care and the beauty industry. My Dad was always impeccably groomed, not a hair out of place and my mother took great pride in her appearance whether it was to drive us to school or attend an evening out.
My love for books also started from the moment I could read.
I remember being completely in awe of how cool the alphabet was when I could phonetically say it in first grade. Once I was able to read, I would ask to go to the library every single day. My mother was gracious enough to take my sister and me after school. I would do homework and then roam between the shelves of the children’s section and the adult section looking for books
During the summertime, my school had its summer reading program. I could remember that being my time to shine where I could read over 150 books in the summer months earning myself some cool chachkis. As usual, my mom would take us to the library where we would spend hours a day just reading books. I would sit on the floor and read anything I could get my hands on. Then I would take out a dozen books to take home that evening. I can honestly say that the library was one of the places where I did most of my growing up. I learned all about the birds and the bees from reading some pretty in-depth medical books. I taught myself about personalities, conflict and resolution, modeling, career choices, psychology, health, and diet, and a myriad of other subjects all by just sitting in the library for a couple of hours. To this day I still prefer to pick up a book than to watch anything on television.
As someone who loves to read, writing has always come naturally to me.
This is not my first go at having a blog. Back in 2013 I started a mom blog centered around health, fitness, and mom life called The Get Fit Mom. It has since been dismantled and most of my work has been unpublished. The countless hours I spent on designing and creating that blog are bittersweet for me. It was my first time working on anything digital and was very proud of what I had created. Over the course of a few years, I have expanded my digital content knowledge and I am truly excited to be able to share more of my writing and content in a new blog.
The Magical World of Jessicorn is a special place for me. It is where I can share my adventures in beauty, books, and life with the rest of the world. I am looking forward to sharing what makes me laugh, smile, and even frown. Everything that makes this world beautiful, everything that makes this world magical.
“There is no problem too big or too small that can’t be solved with a pinch of humor, a dash of love, a spoonful of gratitude, and a boatload of positivity.”— Jessica Sobolewski