About /jr

At long last we meet!

My name is Jessica Reimer (jr) and I’m a freelance writer and editor based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, I began my love affair with the written word before I could stand. My proudest piece growing up was a first-grade poem about how boys were smelly and school was boring; if you were near and/or dear to me, you may have been lucky enough to attend a “reading” held from my top bunk bed. Obviously my point of view (and writing content) have transformed over the years, but I like to think I channel the same energy and passion about my writing now as I did at the ripe age of seven.

Back in my tweenage years, I went ga-ga for the trendy “About You” surveys that littered the internet. I thought I’d pay homage to that strange obsession and give you the low-down on what you really need to know about me…

(Thanks to Humor That Works for the prompts!)

  1. What was your favorite food when you were a child? This one’s a toss-up between Sugar Crisp cereal and prunes.
  2. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?  Cleaning cat litter. I look forward to one day being pregnant and exempt from that chore.
  3. What sound do you love? The ocean, which leads me to question on a regular basis why I live so far from it.
  4. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? So far, 24 goes down in history as the most adventurous and momentous year of my life. It wasn’t so much the age as the opportunities, but I’d do it all again… and again… and again.
  5. If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be? A book. This is my lifelong dream.
  6. If you were reincarnated as an animal/drink/ice cream flavour, what would it be? Spiced rum and ginger ale. 
  7. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for? The list has evolved from Avril Lavigne to Sarah Michelle Gellar to my personal favourite and admitted girl crush: Zooey Deschanel.
  8. Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but turned out to be for the best? Opting to withdraw from my Masters of Arts program in Victoria, BC allowed me to spend four months traveling South East Asia and Australia, purchase my first home, and launch a freelance career that brings all kinds of joy into my life. I’d say it turned out not bad.
  9. What do you miss most about being a kid? Outside of the obvious freedoms and carefree lifestyle, I plain old miss slumber parties.
  10. What was the first thing you bought with your own money? CDs from HMV. I believe to this day that music makes this world a better, more beautiful space.
  11. What story does your family always tell about you? I struck out playing tee-ball. You know, the sport where the ball is connected to the tee by a string, making it virtually impossible to miss...

All jokes aside, I love to be challenged and have yet to stumble upon a creative niche I didn’t fall in love with.

I am still learning the blogosphere but got hooked after my now ex-boyfriend and I started a travel blog in 2012 as we backpacked through South East Asia and Australia.
photo stop along the Great Ocean Road in Australia | 2012

photo stop along the Great Ocean Road in Australia | 2012

Browse, comment, inspire.

/jr

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5 responses to “About /jr

  1. I am grateful to have had the chance to stop by your blog. Your writing is clear, engaging and thoughtful. I also relate to being drawn at an early age to the written word! That was so me, too. 🙂

    • I appreciate the visit and the encouragement! I thought I’d take a quick stroll through your blog and wound up reading it top to bottom. A kudos to you for your steadfastness to your goal, and especially for acknowledging those “bumps in the road” along the way. Coming from a community that is only now implementing initiatives for sustainable living, I think you give a lot of green food for thought!

  2. Lucy,

    I quite enjoyed your blog and admire you for knowing what you wanted to do for a long time. I have wanted to write all my life but always felt “not good enough”. Since I started my blog giftofra.com I find I am writing more and being able to express what is going on inside me. As you say, it isn’t so much being published (which would be really great) as it is to submit it, to accomplish it. I love your list, so many things I would like to do – I may be almost 66 but I have many good years left to do as many as possible. Keep on writing!

    • Hi Lee,

      I’m not certain these words are meant for me or instead for the Lucy who commented above, but if they are mine: thank you!

      Congratulations on having the courage and commitment to blog. What I love about writing is the ease you acquire with words as you gain more experience. I look forward to reading about your personal growth and all that you go forth and accomplish.

      One last thought: age is just a number! I blogged about that on my twenty-fifth birthday earlier this month and I expect to maintain that belief until I’m well into my old age.

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