Meet the Dragon Trainer!

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Salutations readers and friends! Welcome to my blog.

I’m Jess.

I’m an actress, educator, singer, and life enthusiast. I also really like to write– hence the creation of How to Train Your Sad Dragon. 


Most importantly (and hopefully most relevant to your interests) I have a huge dedication to fighting the depression that runs in my family. I was always a Sad Panda growing up because it’s what I understood as my personal reality. For the longest time I believed that I was destined for an existence of pessimistic malaise— that I was unworthy of love, and had no reason to be confident in my abilities.

Thankfully, over the last five years or so, something clicked in my brain. I decided that my sorrows and anxieties are indeed a part of me, but they do not define who I am. They are instead a tool for creativity and connection with others. Thus, with dedication and hard work I have learned (and am learning, always) how to live joyfully– even when the Sad Dragon infiltrates my brain with tears and other poopiness.

(I also like to say words like “Poopiness,”  “Fartface,” and “Jerk Pants.” That is my language disclaimer.) 


Finally, it is my dearest hope that this writing might find an audience– even an audience of just one— and can add a little flavor and helpfulness to someone’s day. And so, I will write!


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