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Jessica McGhee
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Attended Illinois Central College
Lives in Peoria, IL
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Before I was me...
"I have social anxiety." This is a thing I say a lot, now. Before 2015, it was not anything I ever would have said. I loved people. I wanted to help them and love them and be around them and get to know them and dance and sing and laugh loudly... I was "a p...
"I have social anxiety." This is a thing I say a lot, now. Before 2015, it was not anything I ever would have said. I loved people. I wanted to help them and love them and be around them and get to know them and dance and sin...
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Patreon Update
A little over a month ago, I mentioned that I had signed up for something called " Patreon ," which is a site that allows people to sponsor artists through small monthly donations. I'm so grateful for the people that have chosen to sponsor me so far! I want...
A little over a month ago, I mentioned that I had signed up for something called "Patreon," which is a site that allows people to sponsor artists through small monthly donations. I'm so grateful for the people that have chose...
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On "Letting Them Win"
Today, one of my neighbors mentioned that my deciding to close my bar and leave this neighborhood was "letting them win." In one way, it is. I have neighbors that hate me, who actively worked to destroy my reputation and my business, and who clearly would b...
Today, one of my neighbors mentioned that my deciding to close my bar and leave this neighborhood was "letting them win." In one way, it is. I have neighbors that hate me, who actively worked to destroy my reputation and my b...
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Here Comes the Sun
I have not written in almost a month. I haven't known what to say. I wake up on Monday and I'm ok. I wake up on Tuesday and all is lost. I wake up on Wednesday and I don't know what to do anymore and I'm scared and freaking out. I wake up on Thursday and I'...
I have not written in almost a month. I haven't known what to say. I wake up on Monday and I'm ok. I wake up on Tuesday and all is lost. I wake up on Wednesday and I don't know what to do anymore and I'm scared and freaking o...
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A Letter to my Enemies
This weekend I had to factory reset my phone. When I used it to log back into my facebook account, I accidentally logged into my old facebook account. The one that I deactivated when this year went horribly wrong. On my new account, I have a lot of people b...
This weekend I had to factory reset my phone. When I used it to log back into my facebook account, I accidentally logged into my old facebook account. The one that I deactivated when this year went horribly wrong. On my new a...
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If you say "Anxiety" three times in a mirror...
...then anxiety will show up and kill you. Or something. Although I've apparently always had anxiety, this year I developed a really lovely case of social anxiety. From hell. It makes me weird, and then I feel like I have to explain why I'm weird, which mak...
...then anxiety will show up and kill you. Or something. Although I've apparently always had anxiety, this year I developed a really lovely case of social anxiety. From hell. It makes me weird, and then I feel like I have to ...
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About Eugene ...
I haven't written about Eugene much lately because...well, because it's difficult to write about Eugene and make sure that I'm respecting him and that I'm not exploiting him in any way. Here's the thing - Eugene wants me to write about him. He tells people ...
I haven't written about Eugene much lately because...well, because it's difficult to write about Eugene and make sure that I'm respecting him and that I'm not exploiting him in any way. Here's the thing - Eugene wants me to w...
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I'm Self Caring As Hard As I Can
A few years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis. If you're not famiiar with it...you're really lucky. The best way that I can describe it is that the lining of your uterus decides that it also wants to live outside of your uterus, and proceeds to attach ...
A few years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis. If you're not famiiar with it...you're really lucky. The best way that I can describe it is that the lining of your uterus decides that it also wants to live outside of your...
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Meal Planning for Complete Idiots
... Or for people who aren't really sure what they're doing in a kitchen, but are absolutely willing to destroy it in the quest for better meals. So, last year when my whole life turned upside down, we found ourselves in a pretty gross financial situation. ...
... Or for people who aren't really sure what they're doing in a kitchen, but are absolutely willing to destroy it in the quest for better meals. So, last year when my whole life turned upside down, we found ourselves in a pr...
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The Longest Night (This post is all over the place)
Last night I went to my church's "Longest Night" service. Yesterday was the shortest day of the year, so last night was the longest night. I wasn't really sure what it was about, except that it was going to be dark, and something about being for people who ...
Last night I went to my church's "Longest Night" service. Yesterday was the shortest day of the year, so last night was the longest night. I wasn't really sure what it was about, except that it was going to be dark, and somet...
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It looks like rain...
What does anxiety look like? What does depression look like? Supposedly they're "invisible illnesses." I guess that's true. I am in the middle of a full blown spiral downward. You probably can't tell. I'm sitting in this coffee shop, people all around me, t...
What does anxiety look like? What does depression look like? Supposedly they're "invisible illnesses." I guess that's true. I am in the middle of a full blown spiral downward. You probably can't tell. I'm sitting in this coff...
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If you say "Anxiety" three times in a mirror...
...then anxiety will show up and kill you. Or something. Although I've apparently always had anxiety, this year I developed a really lovely case of social anxiety. From hell. It makes me weird, and then I feel like I have to explain why I'm weird, which mak...
...then anxiety will show up and kill you. Or something. Although I've apparently always had anxiety, this year I developed a really lovely case of social anxiety. From hell. It makes me weird, and then I feel like I have to ...
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Work
Occupation
Self Employed
Skills
Design, event planning, business management
Employment
  • Blue
    Owner, 2009 - present
  • Hey Lola
    Owner, 2003 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Peoria, IL
Story
Tagline
I just want to be better than I was yesterday.
Introduction
I write about things over at www.loveheylola.com.  I own a little tavern called "Blue" with my husband, and we work there all of the time. We have zero children and 5 dogs. Sometimes we foster dogs. I also volunteer with dogs. We really, really like dogs. Really.
Bragging rights
Self employed. It's one of the greatest things I've ever done.
Education
  • Illinois Central College
    Biology
  • Bradley University
    Biology
  • New York Institute of Design
    Event Planning
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Gender
Female
Other names
Gilmer