Hi! As you might be able to guess, my name is Jess Rodier. I am a December 2014 graduate of Westfield State University, at which time I received a BS in Business Management and a BS in Computer Information Systems. I have two aspirations when it comes to my career; one is to be a professional web developer, and the other is to be a successful business owner, both of which are currently in the works!
My Professional Life
I work full time as a Front End Developer for Wilson Language Training in Oxford, MA; an amazing company whose focus is on helping both children and adults with dyslexia and other reading disabilities learn how to read. The work I do, even though I am not out in the field making a direct impact, is special and rewarding in it’s own way.
On the side, I am in the process of starting up my own business doing web development, where my focus is to help other small businesses with their online presence with prices that won’t break the bank. I use the side work as an opportunity to practice and learn new skills; always trying new things and taking on different challenges in an effort to grow and improve my own abilities both with web development and business management. Checkout my Business page to find out more!
My Personal Life
Before I get started…just as a heads up, you may see some odd trends in my writing because I was diagnosed with severe adult ADHD when I was 18 (better late than never!). I have a love-hate relationship with my ADHD because while it may be the reason for my some of my successes, sometimes it can make me completely forget what I am talking about and take off in the complete opposite direction! But anyway…
I am 25 years old, my favorite color is cerulean, and I am happily engaged to the love of my life. My dream was always to open my own restaurant, but I’ve decided to hold off on that until I win the lottery and have some extra money laying around that I can throw into such a risky business! As mentioned previously, I do work full time as a web developer, but I also enjoy long walks on the beach, and … wait a second, that’s not where I was going with that! What I meant to say is that I am also an entrepreneur with a lot of thoughts, and that’s just about the best way I can explain it. That being said, I am going to give you a little insight into my life because eventually, I’ll be blogging about certain things like ADHD, lung cancer, and cerebral palsy.
I currently live at home with my mom, a non-smoker who has been battling Stage IV (Metastatic) Non-Small Cell Adinocarcinoma of the Lung since her diagnosis in August of 2015. While I am happy to announce that she is doing really well at present, she is still under the watchful eye of her oncologists at both St. Vincent’s and Dana Farber. All while battling this horrible disease, my mom works part time in town, but is also the full-time caretaker of my big sister, who has cerebral palsy and is globally handicapped as a result.
As you can see, there is a lot going on in my life, but I am not telling you this so you can feel bad for me! I won’t lie, sometimes it gets tough, but most days I honestly forget what’s going on, and just focus on moving forward and enjoying life!
I have always wanted to have a blog, but I have never been able to stick with just one topic. With this website, I have decided that it is time to showcase my ADHD and write about literally whatever I am thinking about on that particular day. As mentioned previously, you will see posts about being an entrepreneur and a developer, as well as posts about lung cancer, cerebral palsy, and ADHD. Two other things you may run into are product reviews and interviews of random people that I come across and think are interesting. I have come to realize that everybody has a story, but most are never heard!
Thank goodness for being able to tag and categorize my posts, or else both you and I would probably get lost looking for a particular thing!
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