03 4 / 2014

Sam is disabled!! I dropped him 2 times in a row on the floor at work and this happened! 😑 I can’t make calls, listen to voicemails, tweet, fb, send texts, check alerts or emails!! If you call me I’ll try to answer…good thing I put my phone on vibrate this afternoon. I’m SO sad…I’ll be disconnected until I pay this freakin’ high insurance deductible!! Wth! Smh πŸ˜”πŸ˜’πŸ˜©πŸ˜  I could just curse every time I look at it…πŸ™Š #RIPSamsung

Sam is disabled!! I dropped him 2 times in a row on the floor at work and this happened! 😑 I can’t make calls, listen to voicemails, tweet, fb, send texts, check alerts or emails!! If you call me I’ll try to answer…good thing I put my phone on vibrate this afternoon. I’m SO sad…I’ll be disconnected until I pay this freakin’ high insurance deductible!! Wth! Smh πŸ˜”πŸ˜’πŸ˜©πŸ˜  I could just curse every time I look at it…πŸ™Š #RIPSamsung

03 4 / 2014

Today I celebrate my dearest friend @still_life84 Patrick who turned 30!!!! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ Happy 30th Birthday to a guy who I’ve been friends with since 4th grade at TGP when I nicely took you in as a friend πŸ˜‰ We’ve been through a lot together and you’ve always been a true and loyal friend!! It means a lot that you kept your promise from when we were kids and gave me the honor of standing next to you as your grooms woman in your Wedding to the love of your life last November πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜‚ I couldn’t have asked God for a better friend who is more than ever like family to me! I thank God for the man and friend you are! Your awesome spirit, loyalty, humor, compassion, charisma, intelligence, & generosity are unmatched!! Thank you for being my ob (insider) & my bff for life!! Love you always my DEAR friend & I can’t wait for another 20 years plus of our friendship!!!!! P.S. It’s super funny how we’ve taken the same pose in pics over the years. Where are our elementary, middle, & high school pics like my first homecoming? #BestMaleFriend #MyPat #FriendshipCirca1994 #YearOf30 #20YearsOfFriendship #BetterThanYourMaleBff β€πŸ˜˜β˜ΊπŸ‘« #FriendForever #HappyBirthday

Today I celebrate my dearest friend @still_life84 Patrick who turned 30!!!! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ Happy 30th Birthday to a guy who I’ve been friends with since 4th grade at TGP when I nicely took you in as a friend πŸ˜‰ We’ve been through a lot together and you’ve always been a true and loyal friend!! It means a lot that you kept your promise from when we were kids and gave me the honor of standing next to you as your grooms woman in your Wedding to the love of your life last November πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜‚ I couldn’t have asked God for a better friend who is more than ever like family to me! I thank God for the man and friend you are! Your awesome spirit, loyalty, humor, compassion, charisma, intelligence, & generosity are unmatched!! Thank you for being my ob (insider) & my bff for life!! Love you always my DEAR friend & I can’t wait for another 20 years plus of our friendship!!!!! P.S. It’s super funny how we’ve taken the same pose in pics over the years. Where are our elementary, middle, & high school pics like my first homecoming? #BestMaleFriend #MyPat #FriendshipCirca1994 #YearOf30 #20YearsOfFriendship #BetterThanYourMaleBff β€πŸ˜˜β˜ΊπŸ‘« #FriendForever #HappyBirthday

01 4 / 2014

Happy Birthday to my Puddddd @nellyonthego πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒ I can’t thank you enough for being there for me during my journeys over the last 4 years or so! I’m so blessed to have you in my life as one of my great friends/mentors!! You are generous, ambitious, beautiful, intelligent, virtuous, loyal, & very much the wise & annoying but loving big sister I’ve never had! ☺ Love you lots!! 😘 I pray that God continues to give you the desires of your heart. Prayers that this year brings you great joy & prosperity BEYOND your wildest dreams! I can’t wait to witness your greatness & blessings unfold for many years to come πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜„β€πŸ’‹πŸ’•

Happy Birthday to my Puddddd @nellyonthego πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒ I can’t thank you enough for being there for me during my journeys over the last 4 years or so! I’m so blessed to have you in my life as one of my great friends/mentors!! You are generous, ambitious, beautiful, intelligent, virtuous, loyal, & very much the wise & annoying but loving big sister I’ve never had! ☺ Love you lots!! 😘 I pray that God continues to give you the desires of your heart. Prayers that this year brings you great joy & prosperity BEYOND your wildest dreams! I can’t wait to witness your greatness & blessings unfold for many years to come πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜„β€πŸ’‹πŸ’•

27 3 / 2014

Adiós New York until we meet again πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ There are always good views (top left & right pics from my room at the Waldorf Astoria #Swanky #OldMoney ). Also good food (Dos Caminos for lunch today) near the NYC office. Always good times in this city!! Until we meet again my friend 🍎 #iHeartNY #NewYorkStateOfMind #BusinessTravel #GoingHome πŸš•βœˆ

AdiΓ³s New York until we meet again πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰ There are always good views (top left & right pics from my room at the Waldorf Astoria #Swanky #OldMoney ). Also good food (Dos Caminos for lunch today) near the NYC office. Always good times in this city!! Until we meet again my friend 🍎 #iHeartNY #NewYorkStateOfMind #BusinessTravel #GoingHome πŸš•βœˆ

26 3 / 2014

In a city I love for about 24 hours.  #HelloNewYork So we meet again πŸ˜„πŸ’ƒπŸ‘‹  #BusinessTravel #FavCity #NewYorkStateOfMind #JustLanded ✈

In a city I love for about 24 hours. #HelloNewYork So we meet again πŸ˜„πŸ’ƒπŸ‘‹ #BusinessTravel #FavCity #NewYorkStateOfMind #JustLanded ✈

23 3 / 2014

Happy (belated) Birthday to my beautiful, sassy, creative, loving survivor sister @c_sade_b πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ It’s been great being connected to you through our journeys with breast cancer, we’ve had some fun talks/adventures together. Interesting to see how we’ve had similar journeys almost 2 years apart. I’m happy to have witnessed your bravery & strength first hand. You’re a winner πŸ‘ Cancer may have taken some things away from you, but your story is still being written. The best is yet to come my dear! Cheers to you!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•β˜Ί  #28 #SurvivorSisters #HappyDaysAhead #Blessed

Happy (belated) Birthday to my beautiful, sassy, creative, loving survivor sister @c_sade_b πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ It’s been great being connected to you through our journeys with breast cancer, we’ve had some fun talks/adventures together. Interesting to see how we’ve had similar journeys almost 2 years apart. I’m happy to have witnessed your bravery & strength first hand. You’re a winner πŸ‘ Cancer may have taken some things away from you, but your story is still being written. The best is yet to come my dear! Cheers to you!! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•β˜Ί #28 #SurvivorSisters #HappyDaysAhead #Blessed

19 3 / 2014

One good thing about missing my connection from CLT to BWI (because of my 1st planes one hour delay) = #Pinkberry !!!! Mango with toasted almonds, mini peanut butter cups, & strawberries πŸ§πŸ˜ƒ #AirportFood #BusinessTravel #Yummm #Charlotte

One good thing about missing my connection from CLT to BWI (because of my 1st planes one hour delay) = #Pinkberry !!!! Mango with toasted almonds, mini peanut butter cups, & strawberries πŸ§πŸ˜ƒ #AirportFood #BusinessTravel #Yummm #Charlotte

19 3 / 2014

Ughhhh my flight was delayed so long in LEX (Lexington) I missed my 8:05p out of CLT (Charlotte) to BWI. Got put onto the next available which is 10:25p πŸ˜’πŸ˜  Look over and saw this…salude! #LongTravelDay #LegsHurtin #CLTisHuge #ConcourseD #BusinessTravel ✈ this Bacardi peach #SweetTea tho ☺🍹

Ughhhh my flight was delayed so long in LEX (Lexington) I missed my 8:05p out of CLT (Charlotte) to BWI. Got put onto the next available which is 10:25p πŸ˜’πŸ˜  Look over and saw this…salude! #LongTravelDay #LegsHurtin #CLTisHuge #ConcourseD #BusinessTravel ✈ this Bacardi peach #SweetTea tho ☺🍹

19 3 / 2014

Today in Kentucky! Our presentation was a success & my boss said I did great for my first DCI presentation πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ™Œ Thank God!! I think I looked pretty cute too…I must say my hair is growing into this really cute curl pattern nicely!! #GoHair I’m getting good at my finger curls (twists) πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ Also, had some Kentucky Bourbon Ale today. It’s nice to sip but I can’t drink it all. Sitting at the Blue Grass airport waiting for my flight to Charlotte then to BWI tonight. Adiós KY! #BusinessTravel #GoingHome #CuteHair #SurvivorStatus it’s been 1 Year & 3 months since my hair started growing back 😌😬

Today in Kentucky! Our presentation was a success & my boss said I did great for my first DCI presentation πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ™Œ Thank God!! I think I looked pretty cute too…I must say my hair is growing into this really cute curl pattern nicely!! #GoHair I’m getting good at my finger curls (twists) πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ Also, had some Kentucky Bourbon Ale today. It’s nice to sip but I can’t drink it all. Sitting at the Blue Grass airport waiting for my flight to Charlotte then to BWI tonight. AdiΓ³s KY! #BusinessTravel #GoingHome #CuteHair #SurvivorStatus it’s been 1 Year & 3 months since my hair started growing back 😌😬

18 3 / 2014

Adios DMV! On my way to Lexington, KY for the day on business travel. As usual I touched this US Airways flight while boarding… Lord bless this flight & everyone on it πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ #BusinessTravel #GoingTwoTheBlueGrassState #ILikeTheWildcats #Wish I was going to a horse race 🐴

Adios DMV! On my way to Lexington, KY for the day on business travel. As usual I touched this US Airways flight while boarding… Lord bless this flight & everyone on it πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ #BusinessTravel #GoingTwoTheBlueGrassState #ILikeTheWildcats #Wish I was going to a horse race 🐴

08 3 / 2014

A few weeks ago I got a tweet that I won a promotion from a tweet & yesterday evening I came home to my #PricelessSurprises from @MasterCard two 16GB iPod Nanos!! Thanks MC it pays to be a @justintimberlake fan & a MC card holder 😁☺ Who knew that my tweet would lead to such a cool prizes! Just in time for my new Spring workouts & saving phone battery listening to music during my travels for work 😊 Now if only I could win the grand prize to meet JT πŸ˜πŸ˜˜β˜ΊπŸ˜‰ Thank you!!!! #LuckyGirl #MusicLover #Thankful #RandomRewards #JTFan @thetnkids I have the complete 20/20 Experience cds loaded already 4 months until #JT2020Tour on 7.14.14 for my 30th 😁

A few weeks ago I got a tweet that I won a promotion from a tweet & yesterday evening I came home to my #PricelessSurprises from @MasterCard two 16GB iPod Nanos!! Thanks MC it pays to be a @justintimberlake fan & a MC card holder 😁☺ Who knew that my tweet would lead to such a cool prizes! Just in time for my new Spring workouts & saving phone battery listening to music during my travels for work 😊 Now if only I could win the grand prize to meet JT πŸ˜πŸ˜˜β˜ΊπŸ˜‰ Thank you!!!! #LuckyGirl #MusicLover #Thankful #RandomRewards #JTFan @thetnkids I have the complete 20/20 Experience cds loaded already 4 months until #JT2020Tour on 7.14.14 for my 30th 😁

08 3 / 2014

3.8.14
I LOVE being a woman/girl/lady/chica!! <3



"Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action."

*Source: http://www.internationalwomensday.com





Dear Woman Friend,

Happy International Women’s Day 2014!! 


Question for you: What are you doing to help change the world and or make things better for our little sisters of the next generation? Are you living out your dreams and paving the way for the next girl/woman? Are you embracing your flaws knowing that you were uniquely, beautifully, and wonderfully made? Are you doing things that would make your Mother or your Grandmother proud? Are you supporting other women friends and their dreams?


I’m trying to be a better woman, to plant seeds that future generations can watch grow. I hope my journey thus far is helping those with breast cancer and those who will have BC in the future. I hope my transparency gives hope and encourages the next woman who is going through this crazy journey… Know that you are strong enough, brave enough, and you can make it! I pray as I grow older and live my best life cancer free, I will be able to continue looking back and giving back. I hope to live out the best years of my life to the fullest, with no regrets! I pray for God’s wisdom, favor, and blessings to shower down on me daily. My prayer is the same for you! You can have the victory over whatever your going through!


My sister…You are beautiful, intelligent, worthy, and brave!! You are the best version of you out there…so continue to be the best YOU, you can be :) I salute you!!

With Love,
Jess






"And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty." 
~Lupita Nyong’o

3.8.14

I LOVE being a woman/girl/lady/chica!! <3

"Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action."

*Source: http://www.internationalwomensday.com

Dear Woman Friend,

Happy International Women’s Day 2014!!

Question for you: What are you doing to help change the world and or make things better for our little sisters of the next generation? Are you living out your dreams and paving the way for the next girl/woman? Are you embracing your flaws knowing that you were uniquely, beautifully, and wonderfully made? Are you doing things that would make your Mother or your Grandmother proud? Are you supporting other women friends and their dreams?

I’m trying to be a better woman, to plant seeds that future generations can watch grow. I hope my journey thus far is helping those with breast cancer and those who will have BC in the future. I hope my transparency gives hope and encourages the next woman who is going through this crazy journey… Know that you are strong enough, brave enough, and you can make it! I pray as I grow older and live my best life cancer free, I will be able to continue looking back and giving back. I hope to live out the best years of my life to the fullest, with no regrets! I pray for God’s wisdom, favor, and blessings to shower down on me daily. My prayer is the same for you! You can have the victory over whatever your going through!

My sister…You are beautiful, intelligent, worthy, and brave!! You are the best version of you out there…so continue to be the best YOU, you can be :) I salute you!!

With Love,

Jess

"And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty."

~Lupita Nyong’o

06 3 / 2014

Last week I was selected as one of the 40 women (at our HQ) to be a Prom Consultant for this year&#8217;s &#8220;Say Yes to the Prom&#8221; initiative at Discovery  It&#8217;s basically &#8220;Say Yes to the Dress&#8221; for local girls going to prom with the help of our DCI, Life Works fam &amp; Monte Durham from SYTTD Atlanta on TLC. The 40 girls are matched up with a consultant and in a few weeks they come for a full day of getting everything they need from a prom dress, to shoes, to accessories, &amp; its all for FREE! This week we had our kick off meeting and in a little bit I get to meet my mentee/prom girl at our pre-prom mixer!! Love helping young girls/women and of course I love prom time! Wow my prom was 12 years ago this May…oh my! I was voted into our Prom court and of course I still have my tiara :)

&lt;3,
JS

Last week I was selected as one of the 40 women (at our HQ) to be a Prom Consultant for this year’s “Say Yes to the Prom” initiative at DiscoveryΒ Β It’s basically “Say Yes to the Dress” for local girls going to prom with the help of our DCI, Life Works fam & Monte Durham from SYTTD Atlanta on TLC. The 40 girls are matched up with a consultant and in a few weeks they come for a full day of getting everything they need from a prom dress, to shoes, to accessories, & its all for FREE! This weekΒ we had our kick off meeting and in a little bit I get to meet my mentee/prom girl at our pre-prom mixer!! Love helping young girls/women and of course I love prom time! Wow my prom was 12 years ago this May…oh my! I was voted into our Prom court and of course I still have my tiara :)

<3,

JS

01 3 / 2014

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Romans 15:13 (NKJV)

01 3 / 2014

Brunch earlier at Ulah Bistro on U Street in DC! Fun times with some of my fav survivor sisters &amp; my bff EB! It’s great that through our cancer journeys we can come together to share our stories with laughs &amp; love. We have so much in common &amp; it’s great to share with people who are in your age range. Look closely we are the faces of young women who HAD breast cancer but beat it!! #WeWin 😷😎 Here’s to many years of joy &amp; cancer free living!! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ Thanks to my Eb for hanging with us πŸ˜‰ #BCSisters #SassySurvivors #LadiesWhoBrunch #DCChillin #WeBeatCancer x6 and @urbanbuppie did it twice! #YACS πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ™…πŸ’πŸ’— #BreastCancerSux

Brunch earlier at Ulah Bistro on U Street in DC! Fun times with some of my fav survivor sisters & my bff EB! It’s great that through our cancer journeys we can come together to share our stories with laughs & love. We have so much in common & it’s great to share with people who are in your age range. Look closely we are the faces of young women who HAD breast cancer but beat it!! #WeWin 😷😎 Here’s to many years of joy & cancer free living!! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ Thanks to my Eb for hanging with us πŸ˜‰ #BCSisters #SassySurvivors #LadiesWhoBrunch #DCChillin #WeBeatCancer x6 and @urbanbuppie did it twice! #YACS πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ™…πŸ’πŸ’— #BreastCancerSux