Looking Back At 27

With my 28th birthday being tomorrow, I'm looking back and sharing memorable moments from my 27th year of life with you here in this blog post as well as on my YouTube channel.

If you prefer to watch a video of me sharing these memorable moments, I've included my YouTube video below.

A fun little fact about me, for my astrology lovers: My zodiac sign is Virgo, my sun sign is Virgo, my rising sign is Virgo, and my moon sign is Pisces. Comment your zodiac sign in the comments section of this blog post, below.

Here are a few of my most memorable moments from 27, in order by date.

October 27, 2020 - I got my third lobe piercing on this day and this was actually done in collaboration with Rowan, an ear-piercing company that offers at-home piercing services. A licensed nurse came to my house and did this for me and now I have it as a souvenir to remind me of this fun partnership.

December 12, 2020 - Going to the gun range here in the state of Texas is not unusual and quite normal as most Texans own and carry guns. But this was my very first time holding a gun, let alone shooting a gun, and being in a place with so many of them. I have to admit it was a bit thrilling and exhilarating to do this all in a safe environment, however, I do not suggest doing this outside of a professional setting. I'd also like to add that I do not condone nor support any sort of gun violence and am very aware of the dangers of guns.

December 20, 2020 - I remember feeling really proud about this moment because I was able to buy myself a new iPhone with the money I'd made from brand partnerships. Before this, I had an iPhone 7 that had major technical issues and I was in need of an upgrade for so long so when I started generating an income from content creation I treated myself to a new phone. This device is how I manage to get my work done so it was an essential upgrade and I take care of it like you wouldn't believe!

December 24, 2020 - This year for the holidays my entire family and I went to Salt Lake City, Utah for the first time and it was so much fun. I share more about this trip in this blog post.

January 20, 2021 - On this day I launched my first ever limited edition Lightroom Mobile preset and it was such a big deal for me because it was the first-ever product I was selling on my own so it was very exciting but also nerve-wracking. This preset is no longer available but I am so thankful to everyone who purchased it and supported this.

January 26, 2021 - For the longest time I'd had a desire to plant a garden and so I went out to Lowes and bought the supplies I needed to get this done. The entire process was very therapeutic and grounding for me, I truly enjoyed it and I hope to do more gardening this fall/winter since the weather is nice out during that time of year.

February 7, 2021 - Let me start off by saying that going on this Discover Flight was so much fun and I definitely want to do it again! On this day my husband and I rode a plane with a pilot and my husband was a co-pilot, and we flew around the Northside of Houston and it was beautiful seeing the city from above. It took us about 15-minutes to fly from Spring to Lake Conroe which is a 45-minute commute in a car. Overall this was such a wonderful experience!

February 11, 2021 - One of the biggest work collaborations I had this year was working with Toyota. I partnered with them during this Valentine's Day campaign and the brand loaned me an all-new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback for about two weeks and it was so much fun. By the end of the two weeks, I was absolutely OBSESSED with the car. Working with Toyota was such a pleasure, the team I worked with was amazing, and it made this experience that much more memorable.

February 15, 2021 - Houston was hit with a major snowstorm during the month of February and it was bizarre! Southern Texas does not get normally get snow or anywhere near below freezing temperatures so this was definitely a historical moment. Having no power or running water for days was no fun and anxiety-inducing for me, but getting to play in the snow and taking in the change of scenery was nice and those positive moments are what I choose to remember from this experience.

February 27, 2021 - This year we gave a lot of love back to our house. And during this week we refinanced our house to decrease our interest rate and installed new flooring in the main area of our house. Changing out the flooring made a world of a difference. For about a month it felt like a completely new place. Click here to watch my TikTok of the before and after.  Later this year, on July 13, 2021, we installed new custom bathroom vanities. Click here to see the transformation of the bathroom.

May 3, 2021 - I got vaccinated!! The vaccine I got was the Pfizer vaccine and it was so quick and painless, I personally did not experience any symptoms with my first dose. When I got my second dose a few weeks later, I did experience some symptoms the following morning like headache and major fatigue. The symptoms were tolerable and lasted for one day, when I woke up the next morning I was back to normal.

May 5, 2021 - My husband and I joined a gym owned by a friend of ours and to date, it's been the best decision we've made for our health. This is a smaller gym, and it has such a good environment, the members there are really friendly, and it's more like a community of people that all know each other versus an establishment full of strangers that make you feel uncomfy. I look forward to going there, socializing with the members, and zoning into my workouts.

May 7, 2021 - I met up with my very first Instagram friend, @mariidix, for the first time, and for me, being someone who struggles with social and generalized anxiety, this was a pretty big deal because I really stepped out of my comfort zone. And I am so glad I did because I made a very kind friend out of this experience and we actually met up for a second time on August 5, 2021, only weeks before her move back to Atlanta.

I, unfortunately, don't have any photos from this event but still wanted to include this moment on this list.
May 8, 2021 - On this day I got my very first hydrafacial and it was an experience, let me just say. I'd been wanting to try this for such a long time because I'd seen how it'd clear out impurities from the skin and at the end of the session you can actually see everything the machine sucked out of the skin in a container. As someone who deals with problematic and acne-prone skin, I was really looking forward to seeing a lot of gunk in the container after my session but was pretty disappointed when I didn't see much, even the aesthetician was surprised. But what I wasn't disappointed with were my results a few days later. I'd never seen my pores look so clean. Even though it was somewhat of a painful process I would definitely do it again!

May 15, 2021 - This has to be the highlight of my 27th year of life. On this day, I adopted this seven-pound Scottish Terrier mix named Loki. After months of searching pet adoption locations for a pet who was the right fit for my husband and me, the universe blessed us with what I was looking for at the right time. The way we adopted Loki was actually through a friend of my sister's boyfriend. He was looking for someone to take him in and my sister immediately let me know and without hesitation, I said yes. We met him and I instantly felt like Loki was meant to be a part of our family. I am beyond grateful and thankful each day to have him. He is what I call my therapy dog because he has helped my mental health so much, he has brought so much light and joy into my life. Words cannot express the love I have for this little guy.

May 30, 2021 - My husband and I attended a couple of social events held by our gym this year, the first being a holiday BBQ party at the gym owner's house on this day. Members of the gym were there and it was a fun time, we socialized, played games, and ate delicious food. The second event was a beach day with the same group of people on August 1, 2021, and that was a lot of fun too.

So those were only a few moments from my 27th year of life that I thought were worth sharing with you.

I'd like this to be the start of an annual tradition where I take a moment to reflect and re-live all of the wonderful moments I experience each year as it'd be a good way to track any and all adventures, life events, as well as my own personal growth. I'm very much looking forward to year 28 and hope it will be filled with more blessings and wonderful moments.

I hope you enjoyed looking back at 27 with me. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to visit my blog. I appreciate you more than you'll ever know! Until next time friends, take care.

xo, Your Girl Jess

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