Hello and welcome! My name is Jerrell Everett and I’m a Christ-follower, wife, mother and writer. My husband, Sam, and I were married in March 2015 and our oldest daughter, Harper Elizabeth, was born exactly 9 months and two weeks later! Since then, we’ve added two more girls to our family – Avery Jean and Ella James! Some of you may know me from the many different blogs I had throughout college and law school: JerrellRenee, Style & Sucre, and most recently, Everett & Elizabeth. While I’ve loved every single one of those spaces on the internet, I felt that it was finally time to brand myself as…myself.
I’ve been a writer ever since I was old enough to ask for a journal for my birthday or Christmas. I wrote (very bad) poems and (equally bad) short stories about how awesome my life would be when I grew up, but mostly I wrote about my life as it was happening. In order to fully understand my thoughts and emotions, I’ve always had to write them down. As the great Joan Didion once wrote, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” Unfortunately, over the years, I started to believe that writing wasn’t a legitimate “career”. Writing was for the creative, dreamer types. I needed to get more serious, so I went to law school. And I have never felt more out of place, or more in over my head, in my entire life. I was determined to graduate, but I promised myself (and my husband) that when I finished, I would give writing a real chance. I may never make a penny off of any of the words that I write, but that doesn’t much matter. What matters is that I’m finally confident enough to be who I am – out loud and on the page.
These days, I mostly write about motherhood, pregnancy, birth and life as a wife and mom of three. I’m no expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two (or a hundred) along the way. And I’m still learning and sharing.
Here’s to doing big things and writing true words!