Hi Jai, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I’ve always been a writer and documenting why life via my journal or diary was apart of life for me. Writing my feelings down just seemed to be a form of release for me. So one day, while talking to my husband, I told him that I wanted to inspire people or help people via my experiences. Where I am an introvert being behind the screen is so much more comforting to me. Once I began blogging, I noticed the amount of feedback I was getting and how many women were actually seeming to be helped through my blog. On social media, I was already all about fashion, which is something that I have been addicted to for some time now(lol). My mom is truly a fashion icon in my eyes, and I had to be like her. So starting my blog would wrap both dreams and joyful hobbies into one.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has definitely not been smooth at all. I’ve had health issues and, of course, the issue of seeing others who started around the same time as I did, making way more progress than I was at the time. Social media’s pressure is very real, and if you lose your confidence, you lose it all. At that point, I had been struggling with seizures since 2015, and to date, I am two years seizure-free.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am currently self-employed, my brand is everything for me, and that is what I choose to dedicate my time to, other than being a mother, of course. I am a full-time stay at home, mom. I have a four-year-old son and believe me; he is two full time jobs in one. I am also a full time student at Texas Southern University. I am scheduled to graduate in November of this year, so as that’s coming to a close, I plan on spending more time investing and working on my blog. The job that I’m most proud of is being a wife and a mom. There is no job that is more fulfilling than that of seeing my family happy and on the beat. My husband is a very big part of everything that I do and the support and love that I receive from him is outstanding. The thing that makes me different as far as my blog and me as a person is that I’m a straight shooter. I share how I truly feel and how I’ve personally handled all situations in my life. I know that there are alot of women out there that are just like me and struggle with the same things that I do, and you don’t always want to hear the soft side. Sometimes you like to get the truth straight to the point. As far as my personal style, I don’t really have one. I don’t really follow trends closely. I kind of go with how I feel at the moment. So my friend followers can look at my page for anything that’s stylish and comfortable.
If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Growing up, most of my peers would say that I was mean. But, that was mainly because of my facial expressions. I was an introvert. Therefore I didn’t really do well in new crowds, and I wasn’t sure how to play the gain a friend role. I always felt like the oddball out. I didn’t really feel apart of anything really. My parents were great, and they did more than enough for me, as some would say I was spoiled. I was always more comfortable with my family than I was with others. My mom kept me in different out of school programs, so I was pretty busy.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.jauntilyjaided.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/jauntilyjaided
- Other: liketoknowit.com/jauntilyjaided
For the images in the white blazer and denim shorts those were taken by: bnb visuals (boldoNbeautiful visuals) The others were taken by: my husband (droneseyeview)