The Real Female Entrepreneur

G&G 092: Debilitating Anxiety Amidst Pain, Loss, & Divorce with Jessica Alonso

Season 2, PopularLauren FrontieraComment

Episode Sneak Peek:

"It was easier to talk about the past with him than to think about how my future had literally just exploded."




What's In This Episode:

Some of people's bravest moments are when they're sharing about the hardest parts of their stories.

In this episode, I sit down with Jessica Alonso of Quirk Creative to hear about the darkest, hardest, loneliest parts of her story. She shares about living with debilitating anxiety, losing someone to suicide, divorce, miscarriage, and the hardest trial she faced in her marriage. We also talk about her business and how it recently evolved, but the bulk of our conversation revolves around her life story.

Whatever you're struggling with right now, you're not alone. If you need that reminder, this episode is for you.


"I would run away when things got really hard. Turns out, I was really anxious and couldn't control it."


"That was hard. I used to sit up at night and just scream and cry because why couldn't I hold onto the baby."


"Why are we making ourselves miserable when things could change in an instant? That's when I decided I was going to be an entrepreneur. I was going to work for myself. I wanted to be happy. I wanted to do what made me feel like I had a purpose."


Links From This Episode:

The Society for Creative Founders (previously Stationery Academy)

The wallpapers Jessica designed for the podcast

Jessica on Instagram

Grit + Glitter on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook