I've been following blogs consistently the past couple of years, and I grew an appreciation not only for the content, but also for the community that these bloggers created. The closeness that the bloggers/readers share even from their physical distance was something I decided I wanted to be a part of, which is why I created this blog.
The name Bright Side Jessica was originally a joke between my boyfriend at the time (now husband) and I. Every time something seemingly bad came around, I had a tendency to say something along the lines of "On the bright side..." or "Well, at least..."
He would then smile and say, "Yes, Bright Side Jessica."
Then it became a fun verbal hashtag that my friends at work would say when I'd be optimistic around them. #brightsidejessica