According to Jess

  • Jessica Rosado

Updated: Apr 23


Photo Credit: Deanna Salt Photography


The big day is here and I couldn’t be happier. When I first started college right out of high school, I never appreciated it or understood why it was so important. I also didn’t really know what avenue I wanted to take for my career. So instead, I chose to work and while I retained a lot of experience in various industries, finishing school was always something I wanted to accomplish for myself.

When I attended UNLV, I was only a semester away from graduating when life threw a traumatic curve-ball my way and I moved back home to be with my family. Determined to finish, I applied to the University of South Florida and began school in January of this year. I powered through, even taking a full course load in the summer.

As I write this, I’m in tears. This moment means so much to me. I’ve been through so much to get here and I did it. I finally did it. This is a testament to my strength and undeniable perseverance. Thank you to my supportive family who never sways from their faith in me and thank you to the wonderful faculty and classmates I met along the way who have enriched my life for the better. Remember that everything happens in its right time. Don’t let anything rush your timeline. What God has for you, nothing and no one can take that away.


Love,

Jess

Updated: Apr 23

"We need to be vigilant because our voices still need to be heard." - Maureen Bunyan, Co-Founder of the NABJ


I was honored to have been invited to the annual Griot Drum Awards & Scholarship Banquet hosted by the NABJ's Tampa Bay chapter! WFLA's Rod Carter awarded select USF faculty and students the opportunity to attend this incredible event.


I was among some of Tampa's most influential journalists and learning the culture and history behind the adaptation of Tampa Bay's chapter was so inspiring.


It was truly amazing being among such beautifully diverse and wickedly talented people in the industry who are making waves in the journalism community.

Photo Credit: Ryan Watson


Excited for what is in store for all those who won awards and scholarship for exceptional storytelling!


Love,

Jess

  • Jessica Rosado

Updated: Apr 23

"The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning."

– Oprah Winfrey


Welcome friends! I'm so honored you've decided to join me on my journey. This lifestyle blog features all things "Jess," as I explore fashion, travel, beauty, hair, wellness, food, events, and my personal thoughts along the way.


As a person who finds joy in a variety of experiences and being a writer myself, I thought a blog would be a perfect way to express myself through a digital journal. Photo Credit: Elevated Tea Media


Here, you'll be able to experience life through my eyes and my hope for you is that you learn something you didn't know, be inspired to create something, be exposed to a new perception you hadn't thought of before, be encouraged to try something new, or even just have a laugh or two.


I truly believe that through storytelling, we can learn so much about other people and the world at large. Here's to the small steps, difficult obstacles, and sweet victories.


Love,

Jess