Contact

I would love to hear from people on any walk of the creative life! You can contact me through comments, or for private messages, email me at jessicamjonas at gmail dot com.

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7 thoughts on “Contact”

  1. Debbie Armstrong said:

    Jessica, you are a great writer! I really enjoyed reading your review of The Elephant’s Journey. Descriptive and provoking. I am urged to read this book!

    Thank you!

    Debbie

  2. Amy-Louise said:

    Hello Jessica,

    My name is Amy-Louise, I am emailing you to see if you can help me. I am starting university in late September and I’m worried I will have a reading and writing block which is present now and is frustrating me as I know I will really benefit from going over recommended topics however, it all seems so overweighting and daunting to try and get my head around the academic books required for me to read to support my studies in podiatry. I would be extremely grateful if you could advise me please.

    Thank you

    Amy-Louise

    • Hi Amy,
      First, congratulations on getting into university! That’s an exciting step to take. I can absolutely sympathize with feeling overwhelmed by big changes and lots of work. Here’s what helps me:
      1. Keep a planner. I note what chores I have to do, what class assignments are due, what I’m making for dinner–anything that’s going on. This frees me up because I don’t need to rely on my memory to stay on track.
      2. Break things down into little parts. Writing a 15-page paper is hard. Writing a 1-page introduction is easy. So is writing a 2-page first argument. Reading a big book in a week is hard. Reading a chapter during lunch break is easy. Taking big things one piece at a time helps you keep from feeling overwhelmed.
      3. If you’re really blocked, switch to something else. If you’re stuck with writer’s block, try going over a reading assignment. You’re still getting things done, and you give your brain time to process and get ready for the next writing stretch. If you’re stuck on everything, go for a 10-minute walk and try again.
      In the end, the important thing is that you are learning about something important to you. Staying focused on why your studies matter to you is more important than how much work you do on a given day. Congrats again on starting podiatry studies, and good luck in your program! And please stop by again! I sometimes write about ways that I stay focused, and I’d love to hear how your program goes.
      Best,
      Jessica

  3. William K. Hollins said:

    I really like your writing style and content, especially your blog on slow reading. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Balakrishnan said:

    hi jessi, i m bala from chennai. i dont have any experience before about reading journals. but now i have some interest. so i m looking forward through it. i m mediocore in english if any mistake then forgive for those . i deserved to have a new kind of approach in life..

  5. George Diamond said:

    Dear Jessica,
    I just sent you a long comment on your stories and the very reason it has taken me so long to get it to you. I pressed something and it disappeared. If you’ve gotten it, please let me know. If not, I will write it over again. Until then, all the very best to you. You’re doing great work.

    George Diamond

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