Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Some News

So I haven't been around the blogosphere much lately. There are a few bullet point reasons for this:
  • 2014 my debut year as an author and it was a doozie! A whirlwind of awesomeness and dreams coming true and whatnot.
  • 2015 began with a new set of challenges that sidetracked me for a bit.
  • I regained a love of reading, and immersed myself in books (as opposed to so much focus on writing/editing/promoting).
  • Some ying-yang, ebb-flow, type of stuff kicked in. Lawyerly stuff. Personal fitness stuff. Kid stuff.
But one of the most recent, high powered bullets for my online absence is:
  • I became a Tennis Pro.
Yeah, you read that right.
A. Tennis. Pro.
Here's my new tennis-y headshot...

One thing I'm big on in life is taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves. Many moons ago, tennis was the biggest part of my life. From training everyday for hours after school to playing in college at Weber State University and San Diego State University, and then from coaching to playing professionally overseas, tennis was my "thing" for a long time. Since hanging up the racket, I've had some other "things" to focus on. Becoming a mother of four, a lawyer, a published author...yeah, a few other things took my focus.

A few months ago, a really cool tennis opportunity presented itself. So I went and got certified by the USPTA, and now I'm the newest member of the Dragon Ridge Tennis Staff. It's a beautiful place full of amazing people.

It's going to be a great new adventure for me. I'll still be writing and lawyering and mothering, but also now tennis-ing.
So there's that. 


  1. Jessie-- you rock on so many levels, it's mind-boggling! You go, girl!

  2. Wow! There are no other words.
    (Except: Congratulations)

  3. What a woman! Big Congrats👏👍💪😎

  4. Geez, lady. Is there anything you can't do? ;) Congrats!

  5. I have no idea how you manage to cram so much into your life, but in the meantime the rest of us will just bask in the reflected glow of your awesomeness. (This is really pretty amazing. So multi-talented!)

  6. Dang, lady, you're a beast! May I please borrow your time turner? Congrats on the new gig - I hope it's lots of fun!

  7. You never cease to amaze! You go girl!!

  8. Congrats! It's so awesome when we're open to new possibilities.

  9. How awesome is that? Congrats, Jessie! On ALL of it!

  10. Please bottle your energy tonic and send me a case! Congratulations.

  11. So awesome Jessie!!! I am just down the road from Dragon Strength Center. Stop in on a MW or F at 11 when we are having a class (you can join in) .......... I'll introduce you as the "most awesomeness tennis pro" around town!! (text me when you can come by so i'm sure to be there)

  12. That's so cool! I hope you have tons of fun with that. Swing it baby! :)