Twenty-five years of being lost, going down the wrong road, laughing it off, faking a smile, and then writing about it.

I was born and raised in Connecticut and recently graduated from Cal. State, Fullerton . . . what happened in between all of that, will bleed through my entries.

What will happen after?  Well . . .

. . . I’ll let you know.

I’m not sure where I’m going, but if you’d like to tag along, I know some good jokes . . . kinda.

~ Jess Aronin



Black Flies Matter

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Confidently Insecure | 0 comments

Black Flies Matter

So here we are, both in this space.
Shared or divided, this is no race
that any of us are winning

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Green Monstah

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Confidently Insecure | 0 comments

Green Monstah

We hate them…

Why?

Because they took something from us

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Writing in Yellow

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Confidently Insecure | 0 comments

Writing in Yellow

I am not very versed in writing about things that are positive, or things that make me happy.
I am good at going through something, and trying to find meaning in it.

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Perspective

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Confidently Insecure | 1 comment

Perspective

I can stand here and know that I wasn’t enough.
That I’d never be enough, no matter how hard I tried. 
My therapist tells me that it’s not my fault, but the voice in my head tells me it is.

Took me a while to realize that the voice in my head was NOT my voice,
and that you really shouldn’t let people inside who weren’t invited.

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Everybody dance NOW!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Confidently Insecure | 0 comments

Everybody dance NOW!

If there is no time in between, no leading up to the finale…

you’d just be the last VHS of the Titanic with no story… (do any of you even know what a VHS tape is/that Titanic took up three of them?)

Anyway..

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Orange ya glad I didn’t say banana?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Confidently Insecure | 0 comments

Orange ya glad I didn’t say banana?

No, I didn’t want this to happen.

Yes, I saw it coming.

Yes, I thought I wanted it.

And yes, it is ok to change my mind.

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brOKen

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Confidently Insecure | 0 comments

brOKen

She is seven and I am twenty-five and somewhere in between two-ish decades, the dictionary changed for me.

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The Phases of the Moon

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Confidently Insecure | 1 comment

The Phases of the Moon

f it never got dark,
If we never had bad days,
If we never closed our eyes,
We wouldn’t know what stars were.
We would never dream.

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Dear mom and dad,

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Confidently Insecure | 0 comments

Dear mom and dad,

They name hurricanes after people for a reason.
They predict a storm: people either choose to evacuate or stay
Aka
The doctors give a diagnosis, parents/friends/family either choose to leave or stay. Ignore or support.

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Ideally

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Blog, Confidently Insecure | 0 comments

Ideally

And I don’t want someone who is going to push me away, I want someone who is going to pull me so close I can’t breathe.

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