Life & Work with Crystal Jessen


Today we’d like to introduce you to Crystal Jessen.

Thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, how did you get started?
I have always wanted to go to school for either cosmetology or photography. When I was a junior in high school, I found out I was pregnant, so I put off my plans to attend cosmetology school and got a job to support my child. My parents wanted me to stay in school to get my high school diploma, so I continued to live with them until I graduated so that they could help me with my daughter. 3 days after I graduated, I started my first full-time job, and a week after that, I moved out of my parent’s house; I didn’t want to feel like my daughter and I were living off of my parents (even though I had a full-time job and my parents didn’t need to supply any financial support for us, we needed our own space for our little family to grow). Throughout the next few years, I continued working to provide my daughter with the best home I could. When I was 19, I found out I was pregnant with my second daughter; even though it was challenging to be a young mom of two, I had a great support system and knew we would be ok. When I was 22, I started dating my husband, Jered. He was one of my best friends for 2 1/2 years, and you could say that I finally admitted to myself that he was more than that (there was a long history between us).

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