Jessica used to keep an online journal at her official website back in the day – JessicaCentral.com (now her official website is JessicaSimpson.com). She used to share her thoughts and stories from her shows, photoshoots, making the videos, recording albums with her fans. Below is a collection of 30 journal entries from 1999-2000. Please contact me if you have more entries saved, I would love to update this page with them =) Enjoy!
• November 24, 2005
“It is a separation at this time and we all trust that God has a plan. Jessica says… she loves all her fans and appreciates their love and support. Keep her and Nick in your thoughts and prayers. Also she says “Happy Thanksgiving” and always know that in trying times there are 10 more things to be thankful for!” – Tina Simpson.
• January 29, 2006
“hello friends, it’s jess! i just wanted to let ya’ll know that with everything we go through in life, the good, the bad, the ugly, the sad, the right, the wrong, the think we don’t belong, we all have to allow our hearts to remain open to create who we are. find that for yourself no matter what. take the advice from the wisdom of those we love. remember that bad company corrupts good character. and breathe to allow yourself the freedom to just be. getting to know yourself is so important. spend time alone with your thoughts for this creates a world of true serenity. do not be afraid. inner beauty, outward charm. greet everyone we meet with a smile (unless it is paparazzi.haha), a smile is contagious. i love you guys so much and appreciate the support through all the unfortunate pain of loss. what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. carry on. soar. glide. fly. this is a wonderful life. love, jess”
• February 25, 2006
“whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, this is the way, walk in it” isaiah 30:21 i just wanted to send my love and encouragement to my precious friends. i’m in santa fe shooting a movie for the next 4 weeks. it is so peaceful here. the stars shine to light up the entire sky. the air breathes so fresh. you guys, there are blessings all around us just waiting to be noticed. today, find the simple things we all take for granted. listen to the voice of your heart, not the voice in your head. be wise and steadfast. pay attention to the direction of the wind so that your steps will seem to walk lighter, making your journey through life a bit easier. always remember that “life is not a problem to be solved,it is a gift to be enjoyed”
i love you all so very much!
• June 23, 2006
“Hey everyone. I wanted to send you a quick message to let you know I have been working so hard on my new record and am so excited for you to hear it. My first single PUBLIC AFFAIR comes out today, and I want you guys to hear it first (www.JessicaSimpson.com). I am shooting my video today and tomorrow and it is going to be so amazing. I will send you a picture from the shoot next week. I have so much more to tell you all, so expect more from me soon. Thank you all for being the best fans in the world. I hope I can inspire you as much as you all inspire me. God bless, jess”
• August 25, 2006
“Hey Y’all… I’m needing to share some random emotions, a bit all over the place but focused in my own way…laying in my hammock for some R & R listening to some Hank Williams (his music makes me smile) and journaling my day away…
I am so thankful for this moment to settle my head and collect an array of memories dancin’ round for attention. When we have the patience to do our emotional homework the discoveries are endless. Trust yourself and enjoy the partnership.
These past two weeks have been filled with moments that I am sure will become long lasting memories…reliving the stage, encountering insecurites but realizing I am still the girl that sings the ” T-shirt song”, vulnerable, acknowledging purpose, lucid dreaming, owning my destiny, focusing on the beauty face to face with fans…traveling, and traveling, AND more traveling!
Living each moment knowing I have your love and support to guide me through.
I love y’all!
• August 28, 2006
“Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,so that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
y’all are now invited to join me on my journey through this life. Please listen with an open mind.love me for me…
Sometimes we wake up one day and come to the realization that we are going nowhere staying here.so,to get somewhere, we face change.we battle all of the pain that abides within the damn word CHANGE.we begin by searching through the mind maze…the “wilderness mentality”,just to remain in captivity because the fight for freedom from our situation is too damn much.why does getting there hurt so bad?we continue to allow the disturbance of worldly expectations ripple like waves in our brain to occur. I constantly encourage myself to find the genuine need for understanding the search of fullfillment. I have yet to accumilate the exact way to outline the perfect essay on obtaining truth,but I have many notes.
Tonight I will share my first step towards purpose… Regain the territory the corrupt have stolen from you.
“I belong to me”
maybe we just stand up and stop surrendering to our own misery. it has been far too long since we’ve allowed ourselves to refute the arguement in our head.
once again…I’m rambling.
I’ll write back soon!!!
Oh wait…one more passage from the truest love letter…
“For as he thinks in his heart,so is he…”
• December 26, 2006
“happy holidays to all of my fans. i am spending much needed family time in the colorado rockies. i send y’all my genuine huge smile hoping it makes its way to brighten your christmas day…very dorky rhyme, but hey what can i say…i am a dork. daisy doesn’t enjoy the role of santa in this picture, but the idea was just too cute to resist. i love all of y’all with my whole heart and my hope is for each and every one of your christmas wishes to come true.
thank you for always inspiring me to be better in everything that i do.
• May 24, 2007
Hey everyone. I hope you are all doing well! I am getting ready to start MAJOR MOVIE STAR and I am so excited! I just got back from spending some time in Europe, and while I was there I visited many museums, and have been reading about different artists. I have also been writing a lot in my journal recently. I was reading a book about Michelangelo and there were 2 quotes that caught my attention –
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo
^(3)Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.^(2)
These quotes inspired me to write the below passage. I hope you can find your own individual meaning in it, as I keep coming back to it and find new strength.
“Sometimes we are all so afraid to be honest with ourselves because we know that honesty will lead us somewhere off the path of the life we’ve mapped out in our minds. Today, I challenge us to ask ourselves this…
What if we allow our fear to provoke us into action?
Can facing our fear be what walks us to somewhere better?
I do not have your answers, but in the quest to find my own, I’ve discovered somewhere worth traveling to…
In my life, I ignore my fears too often, but then I’m left with nothing to challenge the best of me. I just remain cowering from my true identity. There is no discovery.”
• June 29, 2007
Hey you guys! Just wanted to say hi and give you an update on what’s going on these days. First off, I am obsessed with The Wreckers “Stand Still, Look Pretty” album. It represents everything going on in my life right now and I just can’t stop listening to it. You should all check it out!!
On another note, I have been working my butt off trying to get in shape physically and mentally for Major Movie Star. Looks like I gotta go join the Army!! Everything in life is an experience and I am really looking forward to this one!!
I love y’all so much and thank you for letting me into your lives! You inspire me to be the best that I can be!! (Looks like I am already getting into character…ha!)
Promise to be in touch again real soon!
• February 27, 2008
Hey ya’ll. I just wanted to say hi, and let you know that I am hard at work on my country record, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. I am heading to Kuwait to do a show for the troops for Operation MySpace, then back in the studio. I love you all and am so blessed by the support and love you show me everyday!! xoxo jess
• May 28, 2008
Hey y’all ! I am in Nashville shooting my new album cover and I am excited because I just heard that my new single “Come on Over” is on the internet for you to hear. I am so fired up to share my music with all of you! I hope you like it! I know you all know about that one love that makes you smile so big that you just gotta have it right now! I love y’all! God Bless!
• June 22, 2008
Hey yall, I just wanted to let you know that I shot my video for “Come On Over” last Thursday! I worked with Liz Friedlander and it was so amazing – it’s the first time I’ve ever worked with a woman director and I’m so excited to see how every shot turned out. Her passion for capturing the essence of the track and the lyric encouraged me to give the best I had. It was so hot (over 100 degrees!) but it was worth it all!!!
By the end of the day, I was so overwhelmed with emotion about this new chapter of my life, that when I got in the car to ride home, my close friends and I all joined hands and prayed out loud. I am more and more thankful everyday that God has given me this opportunity to sing for you guys! A couple of weeks ago, I went to Tony Evans’ church in Dallas, and one thing he said that stuck with me is that “in God’s silence, He’s never still.” It made me look back and understand that all the prayers I thought God didn’t hear were being answered in their own way and in their own time.
Just wanted to write and share that with yall ’cause I love ya!
• June 23, 2008
Hey y’all! I wanted to let ya know that my single “Come On Over” will be available tomorrow in itunes and amazon.com! Thanks for supporting me so much already, I have the best fans in the whole world! I’m beyond blessed.
Oh yeah and don’t forget that I will be performing it on The View live from Vegas Wednesday morning, I can’t wait to sing for y’all again. It has been way too long!
• June 26, 2008
Sweet Kisses.net… Firstly I want to say a big thank you to every person here!!! You guys may not know it, but you have helped me get through some rough times! I am blessed to have such amazing fans!
These past few days I’ve been in 4 states, on 8 flights, and in 4 time zones promoting my single “Come On Over”, and I’ve had such a great time! I have met some really amazing people and I feel at home in this world. I feel like I never left Texas – haha!!!
As you know, I did the View yesterday, and I was so nervous. It felt like my knees were going to give out! It has been a long journey building back my confidence to stand there in front of the world. But I feel like I have found that place again.
I also need to thank you all for the support you are giving my single. #3 on itunes country chart!?!?! And seeing the reaction at radio, watching it go higher on the charts is amazing. I am coming to some fairs this summer and I hope to see you all there!
Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going. – Tennessee Williams
• August 5, 2008
Wow! I just wanted to thank y’all for voting for my video! I can’t believe it debuted at #3 on CMT! Your love and devotion is making my dreams come true!
The birthday gift I received from y’all was truly the best gift I could ever imagine receiving. Each and every letter, story, verse, poem, and prayer gives me strength to keep livin’ my purpose!
Ps-if the summer heat is makin you sweat and stink, my perfume “Fancy” is in Macy’s stores today!!
• April 10, 2009
Why do we let the sun SET with its beauty, then find ourselves ugly.
Didn’t God, whoever he may be to you, create both? If a sunset is beautiful, then so are we.
Love yourself morning, noon, and night. Sunrise. Sunset.