Hi! Welcome to my second attempt at a blog. If you know me or are familiar with my work, then you probably remember my first attempt at a blog – The Sports Brat. I have such fond memories of those 10 years of my life. Back when I was dreaming and creating the website, it felt like such a major deal to have my very own website. I loved creating content, writing, and sharing my life with the internet.

In 2018, I started to feel burnt out and, if I’m being totally honest – I felt my passion for sports waning. I love sports. I loved playing them, covering them and being a fan. But somewhere along the way it started to feel forced and inauthentic. I was thrilled when I connected with Dani, a far better Sports Brat than me, and handed her the reins. She’s killing it over there if you haven’t noticed!

I’ve done a lot of soul searching in the last 5 years and I’ve learned some things about myself. I have a lot of different interests. I get bored easily. I change my mind. I love to learn. I don’t fit into a box. I’ve fought these things inside of me my entire life. I moved schools. I quit soccer (more than once). I changed careers. I changed courses of study. I thrive when I’m allowed to explore, but that’s not really how the world was set up for most of my life.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to try this again. But this time, I’m hoping to be able to write and share whatever it is that I’m into at the moment. If you’re new here, I wrote a thriller called Do You Follow, that was published in 2022. I’m working on my second thriller, but I want a place where I can share my other interests. I’d list them, but they’ll probably change. For now, I want to share some essays I’ve compiled over the years but never had to place to share them.

Thank you for being here and I hope to provide some entertainment, humor, and perhaps even little nuggets of wisdom since my many “explorations” have led to some pretty intense lessons. I’m looking forward to sharing and connecting.



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I'm Jessica Bidonde -  longtime reader, blogger and first-time author.
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