Five Things You May Not Know About Me

I thought I’d take a slightly different take on my Friday post today, and give you a little insight into me. Here’s five things you may not have known about me! 


I was a communications/journalism major in college, something I loved at the time and thought I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It started with my Grandpa, who collected newspapers. I wish I had photos of the stacks and stacks of newspapers that lined the walls in my grandparents’ house when I was a kid. I kid you not, they were everywhere. He loved knowledge, and he loved the news and couldn’t ever seem to part with it. I loved to write, so it made sense.

About halfway to three-quarters of the way through college, I figured out that life wasn’t for me, but I loved my major and had the best time learning about it. While I don’t use it directly, that knowledge comes in handy on a regular basis.

And that love of writing? I lost it for a while and didn’t really find it again until I started really writing here. Back to the beginning with that, I suppose. Write what you know.


I think it’s really important to do little things for yourself. It gives you a little self-confidence boost when you feel good about your outfit, or your makeup, or a good hair day. Is it a little vain? Maybe, but feeling better about myself makes me happier and more productive. The more you take care of you, the better you can take care of everyone around you.

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I once had a friend drop completely out of my life for no reason I’m aware of. She just disappeared one day without a word – and at the time she was staying with my family. It was beyond strange. I tried and tried to get in touch with her, talk to her, email her… and I have never gotten the truth of why she did this to me.  At the time, she was one of my best friends, and it bothered me for years. I’ve kind of let it go at this point, but I really wish I knew what happened, just to be able to close that chapter of my life.


Breakfast is my favorite meal, except maybe brunch because then there’s an excuse for crab cakes. I could eat breakfast food at every meal and love almost all of it – except grits and sausage gravy. You can take a born New Yorker to Virginia, but you can’t make her like every southern food. I love going to diners that serve breakfast all day or doing breakfast for dinner. I just think it’s the best. Add in huevos rancheros, and I’m a happy girl.

Silver Diner Huevos Rancheros


With the exception of the UK, I don’t really have a desire to travel the world. I do, however, want to travel within the US. There are so many places I haven’t been, and I definitely want to conquer that before I go elsewhere. There’s also the fact that I don’t enjoy flying too much and get antsy after about 6 hours in the car as it is. That doesn’t bode well for overseas travel! I want to start with the big cities I haven’t been able to get to, then go from there. Texas may end up first on the list since I know people in both San Antonio and Austin.

I’d love for you to join in! What are five things people don’t know about you?



About Jess

About Jess

Jess Beer is a full-time working mom of two girls who writes about motherhood, wellness, easy meals and style.

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  1. I was a journalism major as well 🙂 I used to think I’d be a writer/reporter/layout editor for all my years– but sadly that industry wasn’t doing that great when I got out of college and nothing really led me down that path.

I’m Jess! I’m a working mama of two sweet sisters living in the DC area. This is my space to share inspiration, real stories of working motherhood, recipes, style, and more! I can’t start my day without coffee and always try to show the real side of motherhood – the good and the challenging. I’m so glad you’re here – thanks for following along on my journey!

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