Welcome to the life and times of Jessica Compton – living, traveling, pondering, updating.




Right now, that means “adult-ing” in Greenville, SC; in this new season, I don’t anticipate being as active on the blog. Previous archives include the the ups, downs, and adventures living and studying abroad for graduate school in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2016, followed by a limbo season of Funemployment and travel.

But Walking With Jessica is more than that, too. It’s really about Living, about joining me on my journey.

Traveling vicariously.
Reflecting on faith.
Learning some lessons.
Meeting the Compton Clan.
Getting an honest earful of whatever is on my mind.
Laughing at my ridiculous mistakes.

You see, 2013, a whirlwind year of travel and self-discovery in college, changed everything.

Between spring break in Bermuda, May Term in Cambodia, a family vacation in Costa Rica, capped off by the best semester ever studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, I embraced authentic travel and the art of writing. In anticipation of those upcoming experiences, Walking With Jessica was born. I’m hooked on exploring the world and meeting new people, and I enjoy sharing what I discover with you. I hope you enjoy it too!

I may not always be traveling, but the adventures and reflections never cease. I am a 2015 Roanoke College graduate with a degree in Literary Studies. During school when I got caught up in working too hard to make good grades that no one else cares about, the many nearby hiking trails provided a much-needed respite from busy campus life. A Charleston native, I love reuniting with my immediate family and old friends back among the salty marsh grass and humidity of the South Carolina Lowcountry. While Greenville becomes my everyday home, that will always be Home-home. I have a lot of other favorite interests, too.

So, wherever I may be — in the daily teaching grine or on a grand adventure — I hope this blog allows you to join my journey… and walk with me.

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  1. Good luck on the start of the school year! Let me know if you need any advice from a fellow teacher!

    Chris (Coach from Mollies Ridge Shelter on the AT)

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