By Jessica L. Williams

“You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.” 💖~Toni Morrison





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“You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.” 💖~Toni Morrison
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #270 • View online
Shout out to Bex and Laurie for buying me coffees this past week! ☕️ Thank you!
This week continues to feel heavy for a variety of reasons. So if you can’t read this issue right now, please give yourself the permission and space to set it aside. 💖
My week has been a bit painful as some nagging shoulder aches I’ve been having for a couple of weeks got worse.
After a couple of doctor visits, the theory is that the pain comes from overuse and poor posture. Hoping to get a treatment plan in the coming weeks, but it sounds like a mix of chiropractic stuff and physical therapy. 😣
I carry most of my stress in my neck and shoulders and tend to hunch a lot while working. So that’s something for me to focus on improving this year. Do you have any favorite techniques or tools that help you have better posture, especially when working at the computer for at least 8 hours a day? I’d love to hear them!
Also, we all need a chiropractor. My friend Deena said it’s an adult cheat code.
In other news, I have a new development with my business that I’d like to share:
I hired a VA! (hiii Alice 👋🏾)
I’ve been thinking about and wanting to hire a VA (virtual assistant) for years. But I’ve always struggled to pull the trigger, probably because I am not the best at delegation. I think the timing worked because we are growing and hiring other team members at my job, helping me grow and develop in that area. And it felt like the stars aligned for everything to happen.
I wanted someone to help me with graphic creation because while Canva is great, it takes me forever to create images. It’s not my zone of genius…at all. Alice has already made some graphic templates and images that are amazing. She’ll also be helping me show up about 3x a week on Instagram/Facebook, so definitely give me a follow in those places to get inspiration and tips throughout the week.
If you have been thinking about hiring a VA, let me tell you. I didn’t have a lot of ideas for tasks going in, but I wanted help with graphics and showing up on social media and was able to find someone. Like most things, I took a baby step to give it a try, and so far, so good. It’s an experiment, and I’m excited to see how it goes. Maybe you can try something similar.
On to the picks!
P.S. I hope that you can give your body, mind, and soul whatever it needs to feel a sense of peace. Sending you love and grace.

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#loves 😍
  • 📚. Reading: A Curse So Dark and Lonely. I love a good fairytale retelling, focusing on Beauty and the Beast. All they have to do is fall in love, break a curse, and save the kingdom. What can go wrong? I’m halfway through and loving it. The main characters, Rhen and Harper, are dealing with some real turmoil, and it’s been great to see their relationship developing so far.
  • 📺. Watching: The Girl Before. “A woman falls for an architect and gets an eerie premonition about his house when she finds out that another woman died there.” Loved this slow burn miniseries on HBO Max. Perfect 🍿 + 🍷 watch.
  • 📝. Site: 750words. After re-reading this post last week, I am starting to get back into doing morning pages again, using coffee as my trigger. The site is a “future-ified, fun-ified” version of the morning pages exercise from The Artist’s Way.
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