I keep telling myself that, if only i started this blog a long time ago, maybe my life would be much different than it is now. Actually that is the truth because i have meet many inspiring people on this journey as well as sort more inspiration/motivation in the cause of trying to create valuable content for my readers. Interestingly, i found Jessica through her blog JessicaHugoInspire.com and the connection was organic as we shared so much in common and that made me interested in knowing more.
I am that person that finds an interesting profile on IG and immediately speeds through your entire timeline in a bid to know more about you and how much i can relate with you. This was how i met Towenna who was featured in our first career chat post. With Jessica it was different. When i found her blog I could not help but wonder why this interesting blogger did not have an Instagram account in such a time as this, where most bloggers do most of their content promotion via Instagram.
I just knew that my ears were itching to know more. I had to activate my twitter account since she had a twitter link on her page and there i found out we had same native names. As i commented on one of her post for the day and highlighted that i just noticed we had same name we went on to joke about her reply which said “you would have to interview me to find out more.” I could tell she was a private person (like me) but little did she know that she had just given me permission to satisfy my curiosity.
Before i could give myself time to think of how best to do this she announced the release of her first book. In that moment i knew it was time to make this happen and i slid into her inbox with compliments and of course my real agenda.
IFL: Tell us about you, the figure behind jessicahugoinspire.com
IFL: I once read at your blog that you quit your office job to stay at home with your kids and start blogging. What are the details of what lead to that decision.
IFL: Was it easy to deal with the new lifestyle? Did you deal with any challenges? And how did you adapt.
IFL: Do you believe everyone has a certain degree of limitation in life to accept?
IFL: At what point did you realize you can do whatever regardless of how impossible it seemed. Was there a major challenge, life event , achievement, transition you’d like to share?
JESSICA: Impossible is nothing!!! I think we make an excuse with that often times. Whatever you set your heart to do/achieve, you can. But If you believe you can’t, you’re equally right. It’s a thing of the mind. Let me quote Ralph Waldo Emerson here ” To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”.
IFL: Who are the particular people that inspire you?
IFL: About your new book, as one of the newest authors in town, as you know there are lots of motivational books out there. Firstly, why a motivational book? And what sets yours apart?
IFL: How long would you say it takes to write a great book?
IFL: As a writer, how do you deal with those rushing thoughts when you’re not able to immediately capture them so they are not lost completely.
IFL: Any plans of going back to the corporate world in the near future?
IFL: What is the one tip you’d give to other mums that’ll apply irrespective of occupational status.
IFL: If you had something to say to your young self what would that be?
IFL: If you were to be unmarried at your present age what would you be doing and what advice would you give yourself?
IFL: What three words can you use to describe yourself?
IFL: What is the one value that centers everything about you that you cannot compromise on?
IFL: What is the one fashion item you’re most likely to splurge on?
IFL: How do you relax and unwind?
IFL: One last word of advice for writers, potential writers and creatives alike.
Dear young Girl, Don’t do what most people expect. Don’t be afraid to voice a different opinion. Start early to pursue your own dreams.- Jessica Hugo
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