We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordyn Berg and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordyn, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I find inspiration in a multitude of places. I’ve found it while driving along the Washington coast, laying in a sunny park, and looking out of an airplane window. If a place evokes some kind of feeling in me, that inspires me. I also find inspiration in other creatives. Whether that’s watching a YouTube video, reading a blog post, or whatever it may be, seeing other people follow their passions and express themselves in different creative avenues makes me want to continue what I’m doing.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Writing has been a part of my life since I was in elementary school. I remember feeling excited when we’d have to write a poem for class or share something we had written. That interest continued onto high school, then college, then my post grad life. I started blogging when I had just graduated and moved back home, and found comfort in being able to write about my life at that time. As I’ve grown in life, so has my blog. It has now become my little corner of the internet where I can share recipes, travels, and tidbits about my life. I have found passion in baking and traveling, and being able to share those with others has been incredibly fulfilling. That’s not to say it’s been smooth sailing the whole way. It took me awhile to find my voice, and sometimes I still struggle with it. I’m not a perfectly polished content creator and my content is 100% me. My work is just that: mine. I may not have the polish of some other creators, but I have the heart. That’s what I try and remind myself in those lower moments.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I call two places home: Seattle and San Diego. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, so I feel deeply connected to Seattle. When visiting, an itinerary must include some Seattle hotspots – Pike Place Market, Kerry Park, Mighty-O Donuts, Gas Works Park, and definitely some days out in the wilderness camping or hiking. I moved to San Diego in spring 2021, and I feel so lucky to call this city my new home. If I had a friend visiting, we would be grabbing a morning coffee and bagel from Spill the Beans and an afternoon at Seaport Village. A trip out to La Jolla would be a must, exploring the cute shops and watching sea lions at the cove. We would spend a day at Coronado Beach and maybe grab lunch one day in North Park, maybe at Atypical Waffle or Breakfast Republic. My favorite suggestion would be to picnic at Balboa Park, do a tour of the Midway Museum, and hit Gaslamp Quarter for some evening drinks.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am incredibly lucky that I have always been surrounded by incredibly supportive friends and family. I have always had people in my corner willing to view my work, whether that’s a blog post, a YouTube video, or anything else creative. They’re always ready to show me love, give me praise, and provide me with constructive criticism. I also subscribe to a lot of content from female creatives, and I feel like their work has really pushed me to want to find my own personal success. Creative women who are unapologetically themselves, and who are willing to share their passions and interests is an amazing thing.