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Behind the Scenes with Makeunder My Life

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to feature today’s BTS girl. Jess Constable, author of the blog Makeunder My Life and also the owner of the accessories company Jess LC, has been an inspiration to me for quite a while now. Confession: there have been times in the not too distant past where I felt total and utter despair when it came to my career path and figuring out what I wanted in my life. Jess’ posts absolutely helped me get direction and made me realize I wasn’t on my own (her worry flashcards were the best idea ever! You can see some of her best life advice posts here). Her business has taken off in the last few years, and I can’t wait to see where this girl goes next. I could totally see talk show. Take it away, Jess!

Jess Constable, 27

Chicago

(photo credits, Paris,  RomeLondonAustralia, and Thailand)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (again), Bossypants, The Four Hour Workweek, a portion of A Course in Miracles

(photo credits, ringSan Frankitchen)

I’d like to be married, living near San Francisco, and have a home with white marble in the kitchen.

The first intention I have is to spend more time reflecting and practicing my spirituality. To do this, my goal is to get out of bed each morning and spend time on the small loveseat in my bedroom (below) and reflect, read, or write each weekday morning.

The second intention is to read more after work. For this, I want to get Bossypants to start getting in the habit of reading with something that I think I’ll really enjoy.

(photo credit, Emily Anderson for Rue)

Having my own home with my husband – though that involves getting engaged, married, and saving for a house!

The blog got it’s name from the idea that in order to be the best version of ourselves, we don’t need to makeover our lives, but to makeunder them. By peeling back the layers of “stuff” that is hiding this best self, we can become who we’ve wanted to be all along.

I am inspired by Oprah Winfrey and her impact on women and people across the world. I’m also inspired by spiritual and business leaders like Joyce Meyer, Ben Franklin, and Gary Vaynerchuk. They all have done tremendous things while staying completely unique.

(photo credit, Danielle Moss)

I’m proud of the fact that I launched my business full-time right out of college and have made it not only succeed, but to use it to help others design a life with intention as well.

My bed! Other than that, “Fluffy Cloud Island,” which is my couch topped with a giant goose down feather comforter is pretty great too.

January 19th, 2009. It helps me fulfill my purpose: to help people design lives with intention.

21 Responses

  1. I love MML and I’m a big fan of Jess’s jewelry line! 2 of my favorite pieces that I own came from her. I have a request for Jess-Jess LC Kindle covers! Please!

  2. Jess does a great job at motivating me and I am so thankful for her and her blog! I love her sense of style, too. And I’m with Jackie- I would love a Kindle cover, too!

  3. I am so happy to see Jess in the Behind the Scenes series! Jess is one of the most inspiring and sincere people I have ever met, and I feel so lucky to call her my friend!

  4. This couldn’t come at a better time! I’m feeling so much work/life anxiety right now. Can’t wait to check out Jess’s blog!

  5. I love Jess! She just seems like the sweetest person around, and her blog is always a great pick me up on the days when I feel stuck.in.the.mud.

    Thank you both for lending some inspiration today :)

  6. I love Jess! Such an inspiration – starting a full time business right out of college is no easy thing. Not only that, but she has a killer eye for style.

  7. […] vision for my life in five years, and other little tidbits you might not know about me over on Vmac + cheese in Victoria’s Behind the Scenes guest series. I also share my love for “fluffy cloud […]

  8. I love Makeunder my Life, and I’m pretty sure I found it from a link here! Loved reading this post!

  9. This is one of the best series ever. I love these so much and learning about bloggers that I “know” and those that I don’t. So inspired by Jess! And I highly recommend the 4 hour work week!

  10. This may be one of my favourite features so far! I love how real and down to earth Jess seems. And I can’t believe she started her business right out of college. What an inspiration!

  11. Thank you so much for asking me to participate in this series, Victoria! It was a lot of fun to share the more fun intentions in my life! : )

  12. Love this!

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

  13. I love her philosophy. I’m so often a big stressball who constantly doubts herself. Love her two goals- attainable and beneficial.

  14. Thanks for the introduction! I think I’ll learn a thing or two from Jess.

  15. Great find! Thanks for sharing this great blog :) Can’t wait to check it out.

  16. Thanks so much for introducing such an amazing blog. I just went to visit and now I’m hooked….so inspirational! xx

  17. ooooh jess seems so lovely! off to see her ~

  18. I loved knowing a little bit more about Jess! She is, no doubt fulfilling her life purpose and that is for me the best inspiration that could ever exist. And I liked seeing a part of her home.. just what I imagined for a person like her.. beautiful, fresh, calm..

  19. love this! jess’ blog is such an inspiration on a daily basis, especially for us small biz owners who are constantly working to sort out balance and setting goals and priorities. great post!

  20. Beautiful post!! So inspiring! I would love to be included in this series one day ;)

  21. I recently discovered Jess’ blog and I find her so inspiring, and this interview definitely confirms that for me. Thanks for sharing!

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