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Hi! I'm Jami Brouillette, a former teacher turned aspiring author and freelance writer. When I'm not working on my memoir, I enjoy writing for other publications on a variety of topics. My areas of expertise include education and parenting, but I also love writing faith-based pieces, travel writing, and researching different subjects. If you need something written, please reach out to me -- I offer very reasonable rates and would love to contribute to your publication regularly. Be sure to click the link above to check out my blog and scroll down to see samples of some of my published work. Thanks for considering me!

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Welcome to my cozy little corner of the great, wide internet.  I’m so glad you’ve found your way here and I hope you're able to find some inspiration before you go.

I’m just a small town girl (cue the Journey music) who loves the sun, sand, and the Caribbean Sea. Unfortunately, we live in Indiana where there isn't a whole lot of sunshine or sand, and there definitely isn't a Caribbean Sea. I suffer from seasonal depression and anxiety so the gloomy, frigid, Indiana winters have never agreed with me. Fortunately, the part of the midwest that we live in does redeem itself for a brief but splendid autumn. The fall foliage in our area is truly magnificent and it always serves as a glorious reminder that change, while often painful, can bring forth great beauty.

 

My husband, Dan, and I have been married for more than nineteen years and we have two children: Ava, who is twelve and Dean, who is ten. My husband is a real-estate investor and I am a teacher by trade; but I am a Christian and a mother first and foremost. I love my children fiercely and I constantly find myself telling them that they can do anything they set their mind out to do. Apparently, I have told them this so many times that I finally started to believe it myself.

 

Although I adored my students, teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic revealed a level of dysfunction and corruption within the public educational system that I could no longer be part of in good conscience. When our political leaders convinced the world that we were all safer in isolation, it made me realize just how strongly I disagree. I firmly believe humans need interaction, connection, adventure, travel, and most importantly: each other. So, after spending a summer relaxing and reflecting with my family in Placencia, Belize, I decided to quit working as a teacher and get busy living. Living one's "best life" looks different for everyone; but for me it translated to pursuing my dream of becoming a published author.​

In addition to seeking out a new career in writing, the desire to live life to the fullest, led my husband and I to take on another exciting endeavor last year when we purchased a home in Corozal, Belize! If you would like to read all about our crazy summer rehabbing a home in a developing country, then please click the blog link above. 

 

As you can see, my husband and I like to do things a little "unconventionally." What interests me most is not only sharing my crazy family adventures, but encouraging and igniting the passions of my readers. It is my heart's greatest desire that my writing would be able to evoke emotion and inspire others to nurture and pursue their own interests and projects; whatever those may be. 

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PUBLISHED WORK

Previously published on My Momish Moments at https://momishmoments.com.”

Ten Tips For Staying Healthy During the Holidays

By Jami Brouillette

Published in the January Issue of Elkhart Living magazine:

Revamp Your Resolutions

By Jami Brouillette

 

There is an old adage that states something along the lines of "If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten." Despite this sage advice, each year millions of Americans set much the same New Year's resolutions as they did the year before; only to find themselves failing at achieving the same goal in a different year. In fact, according to Inc. magazine, studies show that a whopping 91 percent of all New Year's goals fail. So what is a person to do?

 

Most of us have read dozens of articles suggesting that we make "S.M.A.R.T." goals. Meaning they should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. While this is great advice, perhaps it would be more useful if we changed the actual goals. What if, this year, you decided to try something a little different? Instead of making purposeless resolutions that you won't keep, why not make purposeful ones that will challenge the status quo and put your personal growth to the test?

 

To make a truly meaningful change in your life, start by taking a hard, honest look at yourself. What do you desire more of in your life? What is it that you desire less? Once you've answered those questions, try thinking "in reverse." By giving away the thing that we want most, we often attract those exact things in our own life. For example, if it's happiness that you desire, try providing it for someone else.

 

Here are just a few unconventional New Year's resolution ideas:

 

- Try doing something kind for someone else each day. Even if it's something as small as paying for the person behind you in line at Starbucks, or sending an encouraging text message to a friend going through hard times, these small acts of kindness can have more impact than you know.

 

- Make a new friend every month. One way to do this is by dedicating yourself to learning something new each month. Take a pottery class, sign up for an online course to learn a new language, or join a local meet-up group.

 

- Break a personal record. Whether it's by running the fastest 5K of your life, reading twenty books in a year, or learning how to knit a sweater in three weeks, challenge yourself and strive to be better than you were the day before. 

 

- Donate to a different charity each month. Do a little research and pick causes that are meaningful to you; then spread the love this new year by helping those who need it most!

 

This year is a fresh start - don't waste it on resolutions that have been made time and time again with little success. Instead, choose purposeful resolutions that will challenge your circumstances and set you up for success. You might be surprised by how much growth you can achieve when you think outside of the box!  Happy New Year!

“Previously published on Momish Moments at https://momishmoments.com.” 

The Gift of Presence Over Presents

By Jami Brouillette

Published in the December Issue of Elkhart Living magazine:

The Gift of Presence Over Presents

By Jami Brouillette

 

There’s just something magical about the holidays: the soft twinkling lights of the Christmas tree, the sweet sound of carols being sung by a choir, the mouth-watering aroma of freshly baked cookies filling your home, and of course: the beautifully wrapped gifts carefully tied up with ribbons and bows! I can still vividly recall one Christmas from my childhood when my mother painstakingly wrote my name on each package in Elmer’s glue and then meticulously dusted each cursive letter with silver and gold glitter. An impressive feat for any parent to accomplish, but even more remarkable when you consider that my mom was a single mother working nights in order to provide for the two of us. To this day, receiving a gift from my mother is always a thing of beauty. As I fondly reminisce upon the great care my mother poured into wrapping and decorating each gift, I can say with complete certainty that I do not remember a single item that I received that Christmas. Were there dolls. . .books. . .clothes? Perhaps. Truthfully, it wasn’t the gifts that I remember at all. What I remember was sitting in our tiny kitchen at our second-hand table watching my overworked mother make “Christmas magic'' right before my eyes out of little more than glitter and glue. It was her desire to make the holidays beautiful and memorable that I have held onto for all of these years.

The holidays are a time of celebration and gift-giving, and it can be easy to get swept up in the consumerist frenzy of buying presents for our loved ones. But this year, let’s challenge each other to try something different. Instead of focusing on material goods, let’s gift our presence - our undivided time, our full attention, and our love - to our friends and family. When we stop and take time to recall our most memorable and meaningful holidays, the majority of us would agree that they have very little to do with the “things” we received, and everything to do with the people surrounding us and how those people made us feel in that moment. Material items are quickly forgotten, but the traditions and special occasions we share over the years have the ability to live on forever in our hearts and minds. By being truly present with those who matter most to us this holiday season, we can cultivate a sense of mindfulness and gratitude that is often lost amidst the stress and distractions of the season. So this year, let’s put our phones down, close our laptops, give our bank accounts and credit cards a break, and share something truly priceless with those we love most: our authentic presence. By doing so, we may just find that it is the best way to savor all the joys of the holidays. 

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