Well, I am finally here. After months of taking notes and training myself to focus in on some direct goals.. I'm finally writing this first blog post!
First things first - let me introduce myself! My name is Jessi Elgersma. A 25 year old Canadian artist currently specializing in hairstyling and graphic art. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I have SO much love for coffee, cats, travel and all things in the shade of black.
In the past few years I have made some drastic changes in my life. I quit my SPFX makeup job and moved home from the big city to start working for myself in the hair industry. I’ve grown it into something that I never thought I could! In this time frame however, I have also experienced my lowest stage of depression and went through a year that I didn’t believe I would get through. I have dedicated the majority of my time to bettering my life and learning to love myself. I can honestly say that I’ve made it through and I am going to continue to work on never going back to that low!
This blog is going to be the hub of my creative mind and an outlet for my mental health. I’m going to write about things I love to cook, places I’ve travelled to, my mental health battles, downfalls and victories and to give some little tips and trips I may have learned along the way. You will eventually find some handmade items, funky new clothing and thrifted items in my online store! $1 of every purchase will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association semiannually. You can find information on their organization here https://cmha.ca/
SO. Whether this is your first, second or last trip to this site - thank you so much for taking the time to read this. If you ever have any questions, suggestions or just need to talk - please feel free to contact me.