My name is Jess Damerst. I am a girl, very much like another girl you may have come across in the past. I enjoy laughing, learning, reading, running, dreaming, living and believing. I have blue eyes, a splattering of freckles across my face and curly brown hair that is impossible to contain. I’m a girl of Greek and Scotch-Irish decent, who went to a public school and graduated with good grades to attend a local university. I studied art and business and I come from a modest background surrounded by the love of family and friends. However, I am not at all like that girl you may have met before. For I am a girl in love with the world and all it’s wonder. I am a girl who’s eyes are blue on most days, green on some and grey on the others. I am a girl who is both determined and enlightened. I am a girl who is afraid but brave, downtrodden but uplifted. Most importantly, I am a girl who wants to grow and learn in love and life.
I have decided to take my dreams 6,000 miles away from home to see what I can make of them. This is the story of that journey.
Edit: A year after the fact, this journey has been an amazing one. The school year has about 3 weeks left in it, and I’m off to some different adventures- namely South East Asia and relocating across the US. After such a year of translation, these next steps of the adventure are sure to be equally exciting. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I’d be lying if I said wasn’t scared. But, that’s part of the fun, isn’t it? As they say, adventure begins just outside your comfort zone.
*All opinions in this blog are my own