Navigating life through an unfiltered lens.

This life of mine has been a wild ride so far. I never expected the life I have today. After a somewhat tumultuous youth, I thought I was destined to be alone. The truth, however, is the complete opposite.

As I reflect on my journey, I am reminded that there are so many people out there who are in need of some human kindness; Some compassion and empathy; A little bit of understanding. Life is not always easy and sometimes it can be difficult to find the joy of life hidden amongst the chaos. Most of my days are filled with the repeated mantra, "just breathe!" I have learned to embrace the chaos, not as a way of life but more so, as one of the many features of it.

The world as we know it has changed drastically in the last ten years but even more so in the last two years. The world post COVID is different and some of us have had to adjust our lives accordingly. My family in particular, has had to readjust our way of doing things more than once. As a family with several autoimmune conditions, we find ourselves immuno-compromised and learning to put boundaries in place has been a difficult learning curve. Perhaps you have gone through similar trials and can resonate with our story! I applaud you for your tenacity! Keep it up! It will be okay!

So if you have just joined, welcome! I hope you you will enjoy your time browsing through my blogs. I hope we can lift your spirits, give you some new perspectives and inspire you to keep going despite the hardships you may face. Come, let's walk a ways together.

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 A picture of me, Jaqueline Douglas Jones, looking up to the sky with my sunglasses in the middle of a beautiful green forest.
A beach, sunset, sky of oranges, yellows and blues. A silhouette of a young girl lying on the shore where the waves crash, kicking up the water.
Two young teens taking a selfie next to the side of the road overlooking their city.
Young teen with long hair overlooking the sea.
A foot in the wet sand next to some tiny shells.

Breathing through the Storm

Cracked earth, a young girl standing on the cracked earth with only her shoes and dress visible.

"We must allow the rain to pour on the cracked earth of our souls. Then we are made malleable in order to be reshaped, nourished with room for the planting of new seeds." - Jaqueline Douglas-Jones