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Jessica McGhee
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Bravery is pretty much the scariest thing ever
I've talked about scuba diving here before. About how scuba diving is really scary and that depression can feel like the scariest part of scuba diving (at least for me). That part where you're in the water, and you're deep enough that you can't see the surf...
I've talked about scuba diving here before. About how scuba diving is really scary and that depression can feel like the scariest part of scuba diving (at least for me). That part where you're in the water, and you're deep en...
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When Your Dreams Are Too Big.
When I was in junior high, our school was putting on a production of "Once Upon a Mattress." I was really excited about it and had been working up the nerve to audition. I nervously told my parents about it and my stepdad laughed at me and said,"Seriously? ...
When I was in junior high, our school was putting on a production of "Once Upon a Mattress." I was really excited about it and had been working up the nerve to audition. I nervously told my parents about it and my stepdad lau...
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When You're the One Who's Terrible
I have gone back and forth on this blog post. I have to be really honest - I'm absolutely terrified of posting this. It's a really, really hard thing for me to talk about. But I also think it's important, especially given everything else I've written about....
I have gone back and forth on this blog post. I have to be really honest - I'm absolutely terrified of posting this. It's a really, really hard thing for me to talk about. But I also think it's important, especially given eve...
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The lights are coming
You know how facebook has that new feature where they greet you in the morning with a memory from last year? Last year at this time was when the real hard stuff happened. I remember very well but if I thought about forgetting, facebook reminds me. "Hey girl...
You know how facebook has that new feature where they greet you in the morning with a memory from last year? Last year at this time was when the real hard stuff happened. I remember very well but if I thought about forgettin...
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The Everything.
Two weeks ago, James and I closed Blue, the bar that we had for nearly 7 years. It was packed and my heart was overwhelmed at the amount of support that our customers showed us on that final evening. I cried...sobbed...for the last hour as I worked. Just ha...
Two weeks ago, James and I closed Blue, the bar that we had for nearly 7 years. It was packed and my heart was overwhelmed at the amount of support that our customers showed us on that final evening. I cried...sobbed...for th...
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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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The business of feelings
Sooooo.... This week I've been knee deep....waist deep? Neck deep in building a business. I've built businesses before and I've been successful. But it's always been with very little money and not much knowledge. I had to work a lot and I had to study a lot...
Sooooo.... This week I've been knee deep....waist deep? Neck deep in building a business. I've built businesses before and I've been successful. But it's always been with very little money and not much knowledge. I had to wor...
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When You're the One Who's Terrible
I have gone back and forth on this blog post. I have to be really honest - I'm absolutely terrified of posting this. It's a really, really hard thing for me to talk about. But I also think it's important, especially given everything else I've written about....
I have gone back and forth on this blog post. I have to be really honest - I'm absolutely terrified of posting this. It's a really, really hard thing for me to talk about. But I also think it's important, especially given eve...
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A Letter to You
When I was 15, I was not living at home. I was not in school, and I was living in a car with my 16 year old friend Christine and her 2 year old daughter. Christine and I both waited tables at the same truck stop, illegally working third shift and getting pa...
When I was 15, I was not living at home. I was not in school, and I was living in a car with my 16 year old friend Christine and her 2 year old daughter. Christine and I both waited tables at the same truck stop, illegally wo...
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My dad and all of these pennies...
My dad passed away almost 5 years ago. There's no way around the fact that my family is super fucked up, so my dad's passing was...super fucked up. My dad lived in Minnesota when he died, so James and I drove up there for his funeral. When we got there, we ...
My dad passed away almost 5 years ago. There's no way around the fact that my family is super fucked up, so my dad's passing was...super fucked up. My dad lived in Minnesota when he died, so James and I drove up there for his...
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On Anniversaries and a Right to Anger
February is my one year anniversary of what I am affectionately calling my nervous breakdown. A year ago I was planning a fundraiser for the charity that I had founded and was president of. I was also helping to plan a fundraiser for our local humane societ...
February is my one year anniversary of what I am affectionately calling my nervous breakdown. A year ago I was planning a fundraiser for the charity that I had founded and was president of. I was also helping to plan a fundra...
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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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Work
Occupation
Self Employed
Skills
Design, event planning, business management
Employment
  • Blue
    Owner, 2009 - 2016
  • Hey Lola
    Lighthouse, 2003 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Gilmer
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.
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Currently
Peoria, IL