I’m Jordan. I’m a twenty-something work in progress with a busy head and a curious heart.
I believe in eating a big breakfast, telling the truth, sleeping and rising with the sun just like a toddler, following your inner wisdom, always saying yes to coffee, choosing love, practicing laughter and wholeheartedness, being barefoot as often as possible, making mistakes, and living with intention. I also believe that sometimes, things are shitty and the best you can do is the best you can do. And sometimes you don’t even do that, because life is hard and we’re human beings who mess up. I personally mess up all the time. I sometimes choose fear over courage, silence over openness, and shutting down over showing up. But I’m working on it. And working on loving the process.
I am a recovering perfectionist. I love to learn. I have a lot of freckles and am diligent about sunscreen application. I love alone time. I am compulsively attached to my planner and I am passionate about color coding and also KNOWING THINGS IN ADVANCE. Please do not call me for last minute plans, they make me anxious and I will likely stay home. I drink Kombucha in the bathtub because it makes me feel ridiculously fancy, is supposedly good for my gut health, and seems more appropriate than drinking wine while bathing. But that’s all semantics to convince you that I’m credible to be telling weird stories. I promise you I’m awkward enough to get myself into the ridiculousness that will inevitably unfold, but just self-aware enough to gather data while I’m there so I can tell a damn good story later.
Recently, I’ve been feeling beyond inspired by brilliant writers, creators, and humans in both my real life and the published world and somehow knew that this work couldn’t wait any longer. Firefly Enlightenment started as a catalogue for the chaotic magic I encounter as I help shape tiny humans throughout my day-to-day as a nanny and has quietly evolved along the way. Today, I think of it as my living gratitude list for the most beautiful and most challenging moments in this life.
Get comfy and stay awhile, I’m so glad you’re here 🙂