Meet O Mag Insider – Jessica Taylor!

Age: 33

Occupation: Accounts Receivable Coordinator/Beauty Blogger

What did you want to be when you were a little girl?

Anything to do with animals!

What are some different jobs you’ve had in your life?

I’ve done all sorts of things! I was an assistant manager at a retail store (my arms are still sore from folding all them t-shirts – haha!), a photographer for Kodak at a theme park, a customer service rep for a cable company, a hotel front desk clerk for 6 years, firearm sales (definitely one of the most fun), an accounts receivable coordinator dealing with federal and state funded grant programs, and of course, a makeup artist in my spare time!

What do you work toward in your spare time?

To become a better version of myself and get my life to where I want it to be. One of those things include working on starting my blog (website). So keep an eye out for that soon!!

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Well, during the week I HAVE to be a morning person (ugh) But on the weekends I am most definitely a night owl. Me and the hubby won’t go to bed till at least 2-4am. I thrive at night.

What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of how strong I am mentally. I’ve been through A LOT in my life and each time I never thought I would get out of it. I was wrong. I still struggle when bad things happen (which seem to be pretty regular for me), but I always tell myself that things have to get worse before they can get better.

What are you known for?

My makeup skills and my upbeat, happy personality.

What inspires you?

Definitely my family. They inspire me everyday to want to better myself and never take life for granted.

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know.

I’m a “Jack-ie of all trades” (as my husband calls me). I have skills in makeup, auto repair, painting, woodworking, firearms, drawing, photography, computers, household repairs, landscaping, and cooking!

Why did you apply to be an O Mag Insider?

I’ve always loved Oprah and how inspiring she is. When I heard about this amazing group of Insiders, I knew I had to try and get in! I’m so glad I did! I can’t wait to see what this year brings!

How do you live your best life?

By being grateful for everything. It’s the little things in life that make me happy, and I try not to dwell on the bad.

What are you reading now?

If I’m completely honest…I hardly read books and never have the time or motivation. I stick to reading blogs and stories online.

What’s a day in your life like?

I wake up at 6:30 every morning, sit around groggy while playing on my phone to try and wake up, then start my makeup routine (which takes about an hour or so) while watching YouTube videos. Then, I get my lunch bag ready and drive to work. Now on the weekends it’s a whole other story! I stay up really late, so I sleep till about 11 or 12 before I get up and start my day.

Follow her on Instagram HERE!

 

This is part of an ongoing series, introducing you to the dynamic individuals who make up O, The Oprah Magazine’s Brand Ambassadors known as the O Mag Insiders. For more information on the program or to apply, click HERE.

Read the last O Mag Insider feature HERE!

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