Special Post for a Woman Shaping Her Destiny…

jloSource: T. Keese

We all go through changes in life…

We see friends come, friends go…we go through ups and we go through downs…we cry…we laugh…we have crazy moments…we experience it all!

As crazy at it gets, some people can take a leap of faith so great, that you can’t help but appreciate and look up in amazement.  I met a special gal about 12 years ago while in college.  From the beginning, she had an outgoing spirit and one hell of a side eye (lol)!  We had moments of distance, where months would go by with no contact, but then that one girl’s night out, every once in a while, brought us back together.  As we get older, I’ve grown to appreciate her honesty and her support.  When I think about it and look back at old pics, I realize that she has really been there for a lot.  My lovely and dear friend, Jelonda, will be embarking on a journey that will be life changing.

She has decided to move to Thailand for six months, working on her inner and outer self, taking life as it comes.  Who knows where this leap of faith will lead her, but one thing is for sure, I have an immeasurable amount of respect for her.

To my girl:

Know that we are all watching you and praying for your safe travels.  We love you and want nothing but the best for this new path that you are walking down.  You are an inspiration to everyone around you and even those watching from afar.  Continue to follow your heart and your dreams…I am SO SO proud of you and I know that God will be guiding your every move, so behave and live it up as if no one is watching lol.  Here are some snapshots of great times, so whenever you get homesick just take a peak at the memories!

PicMonkey Collage


  1. Yo, that’s what’s up JLo! I’m always happy to hear people not doing the status qou! Especially since I can’t just up and leave (got a 1 year old). I pray safe travels/journeys for you! Look forward to hear all the stories when you get back…

    Good read Dani! An you right, JLo do got a mean side eye! 🙂

  2. This was well written, Daniella! I’m so proud of JLo! We talked about her traveling this summer. It puts a big smile on my face to see her following her heart. She set a goal & she is making it happen! Wow, Thailand! The world is her oyster!

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