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“I want them to know I was here.”
“I want them to know I was here.”

A story about chronic illness, trauma, and a conference that changed everything.

I’m freezing. I don’t know why I didn’t think to bring a warmer jacket to the Oregon coast in October. I blame it on my having only ever lived in sunny places – Florida and California. But now I’m on the beach in Florence, Oregon, getting pelted by icy rain because the winds blew back my turquoise umbrella, rendering it useless.

To my left walks Jessica Peña on a sand dune, umbrella-less, wearing a knit maroon hat and an open smile. This is her happy place. She always dreamed of living by the ocean in Florence, and just a few weeks ago she made that dream come true – coming to Florence with nothing but her newly purchased RV and some bravery.

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Shelly Bortolotto
Founder Silver Lynx Supply
Dear Elsa, (c/o Jessica) You have the most amazing mom. She is an inspiration and her story written by Isa Adney is such a lovely read. It brought me to that "not going to cry, not going to cry" teary... (More)
Jessica
Serendipity & Kindness
Here I am in the flesh (kinda! haha!). Come say hi!
I had no idea this space in the Convertkit community existed until Angel Marie showed me in her webinar this morning! Thanks Angel!