On Finding Confidence in Truth...

After consuming gluttonously large piles of confidence-related material over the past several months, it has only made my appetite more difficult to satisfy.

(NOT a new sensation for me, folks… I can out-eat most of the grown men that I know.)

The study of self-assuredness has pulled me in like the juicy lead of that perfect mystery novel, and I became hooked after realizing that it’s truly at the center of what I’m passionate about accomplishing through Pepperologie - Helping women feel like the best possible version of themselves is something that I feel called to do from my very core.

Each time I get asked about how I define confidence and how we can go about engaging with it most earnestly, I seem to learn a little bit more through trying to cook up my best answers... 

At this moment, I believe that it boils down to one main concept:

The feeling + expression of confidence comes from finding + embracing your truth.  [Fist bump me with a Tweet!]

Getting pretty excited to explore it a bit more with you here, but in the meantime, I’m trying to take my own words to heart by letting my own truth be the vision that guides my every step.

Constantly humbled that you continue to let me give little glimpses of the journey with you here and there, and would love to know your thoughts on confidence if you’re willing to share them with me this week!

Are there any radiant moments or words or people or lip colors orsnacks in your life that always make you feel like the best possible version of you?  

Hit reply, and of course - your secrets are always safe with me. ;)  

XOXO - Jessie Pepper

Ps. - Speaking of scooting along with certainty, I’m positively over-the-moon about how we’re celebrating Style & Pepper’s 5th Birthday on Saturday… I’m hosting a live Virtual Picnic for fellow online influencers (or anyone else who is curious about how I’ve turned my blog into a profitable business), and you can find out how to join us right here.  

SPOILER: There WILL be a juicy Q+A session at the end, and I WILL be handing out party favors!

On Being Full of Feelings...

Did you think I forgot about you this week?  

(NEVER!)

I know I’m popping in a bit later than normal, but it’s been a busy bustle-y (and somewhat emotional) few days for me so I’m trying to go easy on myself, you know?

In place of sharing my regular reflections today, I’m writing directly to a heart FULL of feelings, and allowing for some introspection that bears the honesty of a magnifying mirror.*  

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Hello, you little beating beauty.  I’m popping in to say that I know you're heartsick about leaving California on Saturday...  

Heartsick, but SO SO grateful that we turned this total daydream into an actual thing.  What a full and blessed adventure it has been!

I know you're feeling stressed out by perfecting the plans for our upcoming Pepper Brunch in Kansas City...  

Stressed, but totally excited to see the details come together for an amazing experience with so many sweet Pepper Girls.  (Having YOU there would make the whole thing SO much more fun. - Serious!)
 
That lurking overwhelm is from the upcoming speaking and teaching opportunities that you're honored to have... 

Acknowledging the overwhelm is fine, but the camaraderie from the community always blows me away -- and if we show up ready to spread the love, the gals at Go Blog Social will handle the rest. (If you’ll be there, please come find me for a giant hug, and PUHLEASE let me know if I have anything stuck in my teeth!)

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Taking a closer look at the situations at hand made me to realize:  It can sometimes be SO easy to let the yucky stuff crash in and drown out the good.  

I try with all my might to focus on the best bits of whatever I'm facing (which usually takes a chat with my Mama and lots of hugs from Mr. Pepper), and then I strap on those newly uncovered truths before wading across to the other side.
 

Clinging to your truth will keep your head above water, and your heart where it can breathe.
— Jessie Pepper

I promise that you’ll see the sunshine when you reach the other side, and can personally vouch for the fact that it get easier every time.


I'd LOVE to have you tell me what you’re feeling right this very morning...  Doesn't matter if it’s one word or a thousand words - Just hit reply, and let me know what’s on your heart.

Our interactions here are so precious to me, and I pray for you and send hugs every time a treasured note pop into my box!

XOXO - Jessie Pepper

*Can't live with 'em OR without 'em.  Very handy for plucking eyebrows; HORRIBLE for ignoring tiny wrinkles.


GILDED GIRL:  One of the oddest purchases I've ever made in my entire life happened TODAY... Are you ready to be totally perplexed? 

Gold foil BeautyMarks from one of my favorite blogs -- Mr. Kate!  

Planning to try them out the moment they arrive, and you KNOW I will report my findings over on S&P.  Stay tuned! ;)