About Just Jewel

Hello and welcome to my world! For two days now, I have went back and forth, typed and erased, written and thrown away my “About Just Jewel” drafts. You see; I didn’t know what to write. I looked at other people’s blogs to see what kind of stuff they wrote. Still, I didn’t know where to start with writing about me! I could sit here and run down my accolades, but none of that really has anything to do with who I am. I could also bore you for days telling you about all the mundane and mediocre insurance jobs I’ve had (and hated) over the years, but that’s no fun! Right? Right, nobody likes a Negative Nancy anyway :)!

What I can tell you is that I am positively passionate about writing! I discovered my love for writing when I was seven years old by writing in my daily journal as a class exercise in elementary school. One day we were given a journal assignment to write about something bad that had happened to us. Because it was fresh in my mind, I wrote about how my mom had beat me with a thick ass tree branch and threatened to stick it through my heart if I had did whatever it was I did again (lol). My teacher would’ve liked to fall out of her chair when she read this. Fortunately for moms, my teacher pulled me to the side and made me erase my journal entry and re-write something else (something less incriminating for mom). I guess she really didn’t want to call DYFS (joke).

It was then that I realized the kind of reaction I could get out of people through my writing. Since then, I have always kept a journal and written stacks of poems and short stories. Until now, I have been pretty private with my writing with few exceptions. Besides entertainment, writing has always been a way of self-therapy for me. Anything I may be dealing with, I always feel better when I get it out on paper.

Born and raised in New Jersey, I have recently relocated to the Los Angeles area of California. I am embarking on a new chapter of my life just by being out here and witnessing all of this state’s beauty. So I figured why not continue down this road indulging in all things new including with my writing. I am excited to be working on my first novel (coming real soon). Also, it was suggested to me by a few people to start a blog to let the world know I’m here. So here I am world! Thanks for stopping by :).

“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”

Augusten Burroughs

“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.”

Martha Graham

Comments
  1. John says:

    Thanks for visiting my site, best of luck in LA 🙂

  2. mealln1 says:

    JC I AM SOOOOO PROUD OF YOU…YOU GO GIRL

  3. Socialkenny says:

    Tri-State girl in the house.That’s cool.I’m from NYC BTW.

    Interesting blog so far.Will dig deeper later.

  4. Aubrey says:

    I love your posts about singlehood. Informative with a touch of humor. Continue sharing your talent in writing. You are, in a way, touching people’s lives. Happy blogging!

  5. Jason says:

    I know I’m late but I really didn’t know you started a blog (lol) until mommy called me. I wish you all the luck and success that you truly deserve. I will be looking forward to all that you post or blog…I’m not sure of the correct term

  6. Anonymous says:

    What a courageous thing you’ve done by stepping out on faith and following your heart’s desire to continue to write as well as make your work public. I am so verrry proud of you. I look forward to reading your first novel. I encourage you to remain brave and may God continue to Bless you with your gift!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jewel, I find your writing very expressive and thought provoking, GOOD for U, you have commited to your calling! I wish you GodSpeed! alice………

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