Ready, Set...Now What? answers the question of how to live a purposeful life as a young adult.

Are you having a hard time figuring out what to do with your life?

Do you struggle to understand what your purpose is?

Are you looking for a way to live a more meaningful, full life?

This book is the answer to your questions.

Ready, Set...Now What? provides everything you need to start living a purposeful, intentional life today!

This book is for you if you are...

  • Struggling to find a worthwhile job, but not sure how to find it

  • Unsure what “purpose” means in your life, but sure that you want it

  • Feeling lost or unsure of who you are and where you're headed

  • Searching for help and encouragement as you navigate life in “the real world”

  • Burned out from unfruitful searches for help and encouragement


By reading this book, you will...


Secure Your Identity

You will reestablish your God-given identity and secure your worth in the right things.

Discover Your Strengths

You will discover your personal strengths and passions, finding what makes you come most fully alive.

Pursue Your Passions

You will begin to pursue the things that make you come most fully alive in order to find purpose and meaningful work.

Gain Confidence

You will learn how to become more confident and trusting in the face of uncertainty and overcome your doubts.

Get to Know Who You Are

You will gain valuable insight into your unique passions and purpose, giving you the leg-up you need to live a life of meaning and intention.

Get All the Messages in One Place

You will get all the advice, encouragement, and information you're looking for, all in one place.

Make Purpose Real

You will find greater purpose and meaning for your daily life, demystifying the concept of "purpose."

Acquire Necessary Tools

You will obtain the tools you need to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of pursuing a passionate, purposeful life.

Know You're Not Alone

You will read stories from my experience to illustrate the points and provide real-life examples.

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More about the book:

How this book differs from other books on the market: This book is written from my personal experience and the lessons I learned as I tried to figure out how to live a purposeful life after graduating from college. It's not based on theory; it is drawn directly from the lessons I learned and the very same ones I have seen countless friends work through.

This book is geared toward young adults trying to find their way. There are other books on purpose on the market, but I couldn't find any written specifically toward young adults when I was finishing college and stepping out into the "real world." Ready, Set...Now What? aims to fill that gap by providing encouragement, advice, and anecdotes for all the questions young adults have when embarking on their own adventures into the independent life the world has to offer after school ends.

what others have to say

This book has changed the way I define my purpose and my worth. Supporting Scripture helps me see whose opinion truly matters in this world.
— Jackie
Uncertain? Frustrated? Scared? Stuck? You’re not alone! Jessie helps her readers take an honest look at where they are in life and challenges them to start thinking about where they want to be. In Ready, Set...Now What? she navigates through topics such as passions, purposes, and values, just to name a few— for a practical and fun process of gaining clarity in your personal life journey.
— Laura
Ready, Set... Now What? speaks to the hearts of young adults and beyond as they embark on the next leg of their journeys - the unknown. The book resonates with everyone who may struggle with wondering about their real purpose. It hits home with real-life stories and relatable situations, and affirms the deeper meaning of our lives. It helps to refocus the questions from being centered on “the job,” and instead zeroes in on passion, and helps those searching to realign their focus. Perfect for anyone looking for encouragement and guidance in the steps that lead to a fulfilling life while navigating the difficult decisions that the world can quickly spin.
— Sarah

What You'll Get

By buying Ready, Set...Now What?, you will get everything you need to make purposeful living practical for your life.

By reading this book, you will reframe your identity, discover your personal strengths and gifts, learn how to overcome obstacles, lean into the unique way you were made, make decisions, and rethink your understanding of work. At the end, you'll be able to put it all together to live your own intentional, purposeful life!

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About the Author


As the first-born child, Jessie was the first person in her immediate family to graduate from college, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in just three years.

Jessie has always had a deep passion for writing, from short fiction stories (which she illustrated herself) as a child to research and persuasive papers in high school and her thesis in college.

As a Type-A, driven person, she has always looked for ways to excel, which became difficult once she finished school and had no clear guidelines for life on the other side of her cap and gown.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Communication, where she honed her skills and began to see how life is about more than just what you do for a living.

Her first book, Ready, Set…Now What? is the product of her search for identity, passion, and purpose after graduation.

Jessie is living proof that purpose and meaning can be found in life, and that they don’t always have to fit within the context of a nine-to-five job. She is a program manager for the maintenance side of a display fixture company by day, but she doesn’t let that define her. She finds her purpose in using her gifts to love and serve those around her—through service, relationships, and through her writing.

She lives in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN with her sister, where they enjoy decorating their new-to-them home and doing little house projects. She’s also involved with the hospitality ministry and a community group with Clarity Church, a local start-up church that captured her heart.

When she’s not writing, you can find her cooking up some new recipes in the kitchen (inevitably making a huge mess), watching a show on Netflix (lazy Sundays, anyone?), hanging out with her friends or family (they're the best!), or curled up on the couch with a mug of tea (yum!) and a big book (the best way to unwind, hands down).

Ready, Set…Now What? is her first book, but she plans to write more!

If you want to know more about how she did it, check out the program she followed here!

Encouraging and full of wisdom!

I wish I could have read this book as an 18-year-old. This book brings freedom, encouragement, guidance, and wisdom to any person in transition or feeling lost on what their purpose is.
— Caitlin
Powerful and inspiring!

I really enjoyed this book which is full of WISDOM and encouragement! I can’t wait for the author to write more, even just reading it again is nourishing to my soul!
— E.S.


Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Who Is This Book Designed For?

Ready, Set...Now What? was written with young men and women in mind-- men and women who are trying to figure out who they are, what they're here for, and how to live a life that matters. It's written from a Christian faith-based perspective, but is applicable to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

What Topics Does the Book Cover?

Ready, Set...Now What? covers the topics of identity, value, gifts and talents, personality, making decisions, fear, doubt, comparison, big-picture purpose, and work.

Can I Read This Without An E-Reader?

Yes! You can read an ebook on your phone, tablet, or computer even if you don't have an e-reader.

Is There Only An E-Book Format Available?

There is an ebook version and a print version (both available through Amazon)!

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