Funny Person Being Serious

I’ve been divorced almost nine years. I’ve gone from mothering a toddler all on my own to parenting an almost ten year old girl, who thank God, is incredibly Zen and self sufficient.

I have also morphed from a lost, frightened, angry and bitter woman/child with no career and no clue how to remedy that to a full grown adult who now runs her own business, goes to an office everyday and knows inside and out that she can survive almost anything.

In between these two stages, I created BernThis and have been posting anecdotes and video stories about my life in a voice that has always been true to who I was and who I’ve been.

The problem is, these last few months, as I work tirelessly to grow my company, Two Funny Brains, into THE go to place for brands looking to connect with women online and via mobile, I too have grown, again. In the last 6 months alone, I have gone from being convinced that I was too stupid, too “young”, too utterly incapable of being a success in the business world to believing that Two Funny Brains can be the company that I want it to be because I now believe that I have the intelligence, the maturity and the capability to make that happen.

However, what all this also means is that the “voice” I’ve been using to express myself over these last five plus years is also evolving, but into what, I don’t know. Perhaps it’s just a faze, could very well be or it’s a huge shift inside of me that wants to challenge my voice to express itself in a style that is new and different and yet a perfect match to who I have become.

I don’t have any definitive answers as of today but I do have a willingness to explore other writing styles. Will the words still reflect the core of who I am? The person you have come to know and read every now again or turn to in those moments when you need to be reminded that there is at least one person in the world with a shittier social life than your own? Yes. That, will not change and by that I mean the core of me and my crappy social life. Promise.

So, please, if you will, bear with me, while I am out there exploring but also know that, in whatever form it takes, BernThis is here to stay.

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13 Responses to “Funny Person Being Serious”

  1. Good for you! And the evolution is as it should be. I know the blogger I was when I started 7 years ago, on the cusp of divorce and worried about making my way on my own with two kids depending on me, bears little resemblance to the blogger I am now. Maybe every change is a phase because you’ll continue to evolve and your “voice” will keep expressing itself differently. At least, I don’t really want to reach a place of utter stasis. At any rate, Jessica, I look forward to watching the changes and wish you tons of luck!

  2. TheNextMartha says:

    I’m sure all your voices are great. Even that crazy ass one that eats cake in the corner.

  3. Lisa Froman says:

    Who you were yesterday is in the past. Just know it has shaped and empowered you. And who you are today is different than who you will be tomorrow. The truth is, we’re constantly evolving and it’s the brave among us who search for our authentic selves, our authentic voice. I didn’t know “old” Jessica, but I already like her evolving voice of today. Good luck to you!

  4. Sidney Wilner says:

    Persistence, and you will reach your goal.

  5. I am glad to have discovered you and wish you all the best in your lifelong evolution.

  6. Leno may have other plans for your social life…

  7. I am glad you are here to stay! I love your honesty and wearing your heart on your sleeve. Only a brave and confident soul could do that!

  8. admin says:

    That part won’t change. Wouldn’t know how :)

  9. admin says:

    Growth is good, great and scary. Always love to hear from my fellow single moms.

  10. admin says:

    No more corners for me. Sadly, however, no more chocolate cake either.

  11. Jessica says:

    What? No more chocolate cake? Do I need to go read older posts (of which I’ve been absent for nearly a year)?? As a side note, I love personal evolution. To experience, and watch from afar.

  12. Oh, phew! When I saw this post I was mostly afraid you were shutting down and I would hate that. Kudos to you and growth though– just checked out your webpage/Facebook :D

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