Welcome! My name is Jess Lively and I’m excited that you are here.
This blog is dedicated to helping people design lives with intention. Simply put, I believe that we are able to create intentions for our lives according to our personal visions, and then design our choices and habits to make those dreams come true.
I also happen to believe that our families, homes, and businesses can be crafted intentionally as well. Day-to-day I cover topics like thinking with intention, exfoliating stuff, small business, and design.
I also help people through life and business consulting + workshops over at With Intention.
A little more detail…
I live in Chicago with my hubba, Mr. Lively, and my puppa, (Ben) Franklin.
Though I now help people design lives and businesses with intention full-time, I started my career at the age of fifteen with a jewelry business called Jess LC. I grew the business into a full-time career after graduating from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2007.
Knowing that my purpose was to help people live lives with intention, I started this blog in 2009 to share my message. In fact, this mission paired with the ability to be in control of my career was the intentional reason that I took my accessory business full-time.
Six years later, I am still living just three blocks away from my first (tiny) studio apartment where my journey began. I have a career doing what I am meant to do, with a life that is far from perfect, but fills my heart with gratitude. It sure wasn’t easy, but that’s a long story (which you can read here).
May something wonderful happen to you today,