Who I Am

This blog is my place for dreaming and reflecting.

Millions of people are searching for happiness, passion, and inspiration. It’s so easy to feel like everyone else out there is leading a life driven by dreams. The truth is everyone can dream, everyone can capture “sunshine in a jar.”

My name is Jessica Outram and I’m the writer here. “Sunshine in a jar” is a metaphor for our inner creative selves. It’s the light that shines when we know who we are, what we want, and how we will get there. AND it’s the light that shines when we search for who we are, what we want, and how we will get there.

I’m still learning about all this. I write stories about family. I ask questions about living a creative life. I collect ideas ideas about learning.

This blog exists because I think “sunshine in a jar” has lessons to teach us.  I hope to connect to a community of people who want to be more creative, who want to get excited about learning, and who want to change the world by starting with the self.

I’ve dedicated my career to understanding how to:

  1. Build community and nurture a sense of belonging among groups
  2. Prioritize and optimize creativity
  3. Use story to encourage voice and self-reflection

Engaging with this metaphor will be my life’s work. My dream is to find a way to share this metaphor with you so it can be as transformative in your life as it has been in mine.


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