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  • Jessica Rosado

For me, this holiday season had a few unexpected turns- a reminder that many people often find themselves going through a variety of difficult circumstances around what we expect to be a cheerful time. ⁣⁣


Through it all it’s important to remember that you are not alone. You don’t have to feel pressure to be happy and cheerful. Let yourself feel the emotions you need to feel. If you feel you need to slowdown, give yourself permission to do so. ⁣⁣


As you make your way through the hustle and bustle, the ups and the downs, always remember to be kind to yourself and to others because you truly never know what anyone is struggling with. ⁣⁣


Wishing you all a safe and comforting holiday. May it be filled with love and gratitude, and no matter your circumstance, may it be sprinkled with lots of laughter and joy. ⁣⁣

Photographer: Deanna Salt Media

Hair & Makeup: Blo Blow Dry Bar


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  • Jessica Rosado

I want to talk about #rest and #transition. I don’t know about you but there are always moments in my life when my body has to tell me to slow down. Whether it’s getting sick or a minor injury, it always seems to happen around the moments I’m in a state of GO GO GO. ⁣

This #season we just entered has become a season of transition for me. A variety of trajectories are in front of me and I’m on the precipice of making decisions that will change my course in a powerful way. I thought I was doing well at being still and calm during this time but the truth is, transitions in life can feel so #anxious that we can actually take on more than we need to just to distract ourselves from being present- which is exactly what I did. ⁣

As I unloaded tasks, I gained new ones and didn’t even realize what I was doing. It wasn’t until I twisted my ankle on Saturday and was forced to REST that I realized I needed to #slowdown and actually enjoy the excitement of the changes to come- even if they are still uncertain. ⁣

I’m learning that uncertainty doesn’t have to be a negative and oftentimes we see it as such because we feel we’ve lost control. The truth is, uncertainty should be a reminder for pause and #reflection to allow #preparation for the levels ahead that await us. We are all still learning and sometimes we can be given the same lesson with a different presentation. ⁣

Today, I want to remind you that it is absolutely okay to SLOW DOWN; let yourself #breathe. Give yourself permission to enjoy your #present moment regardless if you feel you’re in control of it or not. ⁣

If you aren’t sure how to feel, or if you’re unaware of your current state of being, open your #journal and start #writing. Write about your current state- are you in a season of transition? Then, write a list of things you’re currently doing and ask yourself if everything you’re doing is truly being given the time and energy it deserves. If some things are not, that’s okay! It just means it’s time to reassess what you have on your plate and how you can prioritize. If rest and you-time never made that list, it’s time to start thinking how and when you can make time for that for your own well-being.

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  • Jessica Rosado

What an exciting night last night! Our film “Unwillful Truth” won a few awards, including BEST FILM! As a Best Film winner of 48HR Film Festival in Tampa we will continue on to #Filmapalooza, an international competition, with the hopes of our film being screened at Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner!

I had such a blast writing the script and being part of all the magic throughout the entire experience. Huge shoutout to Ryan Watson for being an incredible leader and director- who in fact won Best Director, and shoutout to the amazing Cristina Sanchez on winning Best Editing and Best Sound Design as well! To our stellar cast and crew- you guys are all the real MVP’s! ⁣

Check out all the fun here!

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