Step One


This is me getting over myself and just doing it. Blogging, that is. I know what you’re thinking, “Another blog?” Me too. But I know it’s what I’m supposed to do so I’ve told the non-follower in me to put a sock in it. Truth is, I’ve been working on this for a while but not making it public. Pride. Vulnerability. Procrastination. Mom life. Wife life. Travel life. They are all excuses. So here it is…

I used to blog. Years ago, before it was a thing. I blogged to remember where we’d been, who/what we’d experienced and to allow the people who love us the ability to stay connected along the way. I love pictures but am sometimes the WORST at remembering to take them. Almost as bad as I am at answering my phone. Sorry, I’m a jerk. I’d like to think it’s because I’m so busy being present in the moment or at least I hope that’s why. Regardless, I am planning to be more intentional here. I’ve wanted to write to remember and reflect again but honestly was internally being deceived by a lie. A lie that told me I needed to reach some level of notoriety before anyone would care to hear what I have to say.

Nowadays, everyone has something to say and a platform to say it on… Thanks, social media. I consider myself a bold & honest person but I tend to keep my opinions to myself when it comes to polarizing topics that divide and hurt, like politics. After all, that’s the beauty in freedom anyway, right? The freedom to choose… to say or not say. However, I absolutely believe I can use my voice to benefit others. With all the negative being put out in the world, I play a part in the solution. Instead of griping about the state of the world, I want to take action to see it improve. I think the only way to move the scale back toward balance is by combating the bad with goodness. Maybe the good in me could bring wholeness or betterment to someone else. Perhaps my vulnerability in allowing others to peer into my life could create a safe place for others to share. Could it possibly encourage someone through a hard season, inspire them or stir hope in them? Dare I dream that it could even create change or save someone’s life?

Whatever happens and wherever this journey of journaling leads, thanks for joining along the way. I promise to use your time wisely, should you choose to spend it here. Not blabbing for the sake of posting but only creating content worth noting.

I’m a person in process working toward progress. I’m excited to record my learning process here and am certain it is time I won’t regret spending. This is mostly for me, but maybe for you too.


Jessie LaTorre

For more info on what to expect here moving forward check out the About section.

Jessie Latorre




  1. Ramona Banker
    June 25, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    So very happy and proud you got such an incredible gift for the written word and it’s so lyrical it’s almost like a song I love how beautiful you write thank you for sharing your gift with the world you are priceless!

  2. Andrea
    June 25, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Love and support you fully in prayer, time and friendship! You are an inspiration to myself and many! I have ful confidence that this blog will reach whom need it and inspire those seeking further development! Much love!

  3. Chelsea
    June 25, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    I’m so excited about this!! Thanks for posting πŸ™‚

  4. Diane Sanabria
    June 26, 2017 / 3:44 am

    Jessie!!!!! RIDICULOUSLY proud, RIDICULOUSLY excited, and RIDICULOUSLY overjoyed by this!! You were born for this and I can’t wait to read every single word God allows you share out! Be bold, be blessed, and be present to achieve greatness in Him!!! Love you, girl!!!!!

  5. Kara Bloomquist
    June 26, 2017 / 6:39 am

    Love this and you!?

  6. June 26, 2017 / 9:52 am

    So proud of you!! You’re a great writer babe. Can’t wait for people to find you and receive what you have to offer. Love you!

  7. Kelly McMillan
    June 26, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Yay!!!! Miss you guys … Love you guys!

  8. Titi Lori
    June 26, 2017 / 12:48 pm


  9. June 26, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Congrats on your new blog! And cute pics!!!

  10. June 29, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    So proud of you! i thought the same thing when i started mine! trust that you have something to say! God has given you something to say! love you, my friend!

  11. Esther McQuain
    July 8, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Jessie, this is “Ms. Esther”. I’ve known Pedro since he was a little boy in Moody, AL. I’m glad he has a beautiful person in his life. Keep sharing. Love to you and Pedro.

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