The hardest part of moving away from home is feeling forgotten. I thought when I was getting my start in broadcast journalism nearly 2,000 miles away from home three years ago, I was going to keep every friend I had ever made up to that point and they would all be on the sidelines cheering… Continue reading Mastering the Art of Losing Friends
It took a long time for me to love myself. It was tough for me to accept me for me, flaws and all. It took a while to filter out the noise and stop listening and caring what other people said about me, what they did and didn’t like about me. And what came with… Continue reading The Laughter That Helped Me Succeed
If there’s one thing depression taught me, it’s how huge human emotions can become. Depression can ignite a fire that brings you to the edge of the world time and time again. It’s a disease and people die from it every day. But I’m one of the lucky ones. I battled severe depression for seven… Continue reading How Depression Saved My Life
“What drives you on?” The sexiest professional question you can ask… Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I’m Jamie Perez. At 24 years old, I am at that point in my life where I am too old for my party pants, but too young to settle. I am starting to… Continue reading Grit Like You Mean It
I started this tradition of mine two years ago: To keep a mason jar and fill it with post it notes throughout the year of notable and memorable things that made me happy. Here’s a video of my 2017 Happy Jar Reveal and some positive words of encouragement at the end: Have a safe… Continue reading Happy Jar Reveal: Highlights from 2017
The only person who can help you is you.
Learning how to deal with emotions is just as important as learning our ABC’s.