Greetings and welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere! My name is Janelle and over the last year I have been chronicling the evolution of various facets of my life through [amateur] photography and various forms of social media. Within the last 12 months my life has changed from that of a mother/professional/consultant/graduate student/intern to simply a mother, professional and consultant. As a lover of many personal style blogs, I enjoy learning about the person behind the style and blog; therefore, I thought it important that my first ‘real’ post include a little about who Janelle is beyond the blog. Well……here goes!
WHO IS JANELLE?
First and foremost, I am a Christian who is focused on strengthening her relationship with Christ and realizing His perfect will for my life. If “30 is the new 20″ then let’s just say I’m a “new 20 something” residing in a large urban center in the Mid-Atlantic United States. I am the mother of a wonderful 4-year-old son who is currently in Pre-K and preparing to begin his own journey next year (when he begins his formal education as a Kindergarten student).
WHAT IS YOUR ACADEMIC BACKGROUND?
I possess a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a concentration in Legal Studies, a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and most recently, I earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with a concentration in Clinical Social Work.
DO YOU HAVE A CAREER?
Currently, I work full-time at a large non-profit organization where I assist in the corporate oversight of various social services programs. In addition to my full-time work, I maintain a consultancy where I contract with multiple child welfare and behavioral health agencies to provide clinical and adoption/permanency services to children, youth and families.
WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS?
In addition to drooling over fashion and chronicling my personal style, I enjoy reading, studying foreign language (I studied French for 5 years, know a few phrases in various African dialects and am DYING to learn Spanish fluently) and traveling but most of all – I LOVE HELPING OTHERS! Additionally, I have an affinity for Starbucks and am a bona fide SB junkie (you’ve been warned )!
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THIS BLOG?
Through the creation of “Janelle’s Journey,” I am not only seeking to chronicle (and thus, learn from) my personal journey but to also inspire those who are disenfranchised and incessantly fighting against the plethora of social injustices plaguing our society. Throughout my career, I have repeatedly seen the hurt and despair of so many people but am cognizant of how a single word of encouragement can be the fire that ignites resiliency in these individuals. It is my sincerest hope that through this blog and my professional work, others will be empowered to overcome life’s setbacks and realize their full potential.
Ok, now that I’ve ‘bored’ you to death, here’s a preview of some my personal style and what’s to come as you ‘journey with me!’
INTRO TO MY STYLE…
A few of my favorite weekend accessories…
Upon arrival at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, NJ…
Early Summer Work Attire…
Dog Days of Summer Outfit…
Until next time…be blessed!!!