Forgiveness is not easy, especially when there’s so much hurt, anger, and bitterness involved. But for Jessica, peace came over her in the most unexpected time, during a flight from Colorado to Tampa. She knew she had to call her ex-husband…
Jessica Conlan is a mother, a daughter, a sister, an entrepreneur, triathlete, musician, entertainer, and a motivational speaker from behind her espresso bar - Jet City Espresso. In the middle of a difficult divorce, Jessica struggled to get by emotionally. She would drink a lot and just kept herself busy with work. Until she felt an immense peace while on a flight. That led to her rebirth when she decided to forgive her ex-husband and herself.
In this episode, Jessica shares with us how traveling became normal for their family. How she started to have an entrepreneurial mindset at an early age and how art became her refuge. Most importantly, she shares with us how she found her second wind through forgiveness.
This is the first part of Jessica’s interview. Join me as we listen to the first half of her story. A story with many twists and turns that brought her to where she is today.
[03:13] What happened on Jessica’s Colorado to Tampa flight?
[05:19] The reconciliation that led to rebirth.
[06:42] Forgiveness is the only way to move forward.
[09:37] Growing up on a farm in Anchorage.
[11:59] Harvesting and selling to neighbors started her entrepreneurial spirit.
[13:02] Her dad’s failure in business turned him into a wanderlust.
[14:13] Traveling across 50 states in a motorhome.
[14:40] Jessica and her siblings had to constantly move to different schools.
[15:16] Always being the new kid in school taught her to reach out to other new kids like her.
[18:45] Spending her last two years of high school in Chicago after her grandfather died.
[20:25] Art became her refuge.
[21:25] Making stationary cards and selling them door to door.
[22:32] Jessica started working at restaurants at a young age.
[27:09] In college, she was also an achiever, having a scholarship and being part of the student body were some the best years in her life.
[30:28] Jessica knew computers were the future of illustration.
[35:53] Jessica didn’t push through with spending more years learning computer science. Instead, she ended up working on a ship, the NOAA Ship Rainier.
[39:59] Meeting her future husband on the ship.
Jessica Conlan is a mother, a daughter, a sister, an entrepreneur, triathlete, musician, entertainer, and a motivational speaker from behind her espresso bar - Jet City Espresso.
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