Journey of Love, Part II — Building a Life

A story of love, heartbreak, and forgiveness

Jessica Lucia
3 min readMar 19, 2024

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Me and Jason in Venice — May, 2008. Photo from author.

Building a Life

2003–2005

Jason and I made our relationship work long-distance for a year. In the summer of 2003, I moved down to North Carolina. I had graduated with my bachelor’s degree in English, though I didn’t know what I would do with it yet. Jason…

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Jessica Lucia

Educator. Mother. Runner. Co-editor of Tell Your Story. I love the New York Mets, bridges terrify me, and I hate cottage cheese.