The Journey Continues

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It’s so hard to believe that I’ve had this blog for four years! On June 22nd, 2016, I made my first post and what a ride it has been since then.

I’ve been to over 40 countries, 5 continents, and have a million memories stored in my brain (and my phone)! I am nothing less but thankful to the most high for allowing me to experience so much of the world and allowing me to tell the story.

But as life goes, one cannot remain in the same space forever. Travel has and will always be a great love of mine and while I am not leaving it behind, I will be transitioning my blog and online presence into a different realm.

And to be super-transparent, I’ve yo-yoed with this idea for a while, because I didn’t want to confuse people. After all, travel has been my niche the sole content I’ve posted. And then I thought about countless other travel bloggers, that also followed the travel-only style of posts.

For a hot minute doubt crept into my mind. Will I reach the people I want to? What if I lose followers? Will my online travel community still find me useful?

But then God tapped me on my shoulder with a friendly reminder that I needed in my period of doubt: I do not need to conform with the traditional way of doing things…ever!

I have many other parts of my essence that I want to share with the world and now is the time.

You see just like many of you, I’ve been through my fair share of life’s hard knocks. Depression, suicidal thoughts and sleepless nights are all too familiar to me. I am thankful for the people God has placed in my life to help me get through those dark days, and now itโ€™s time to pay it forward.

Over the next few days, weeks, and months Iโ€™ll be revealing more of myself with you, my fellow journeyers. My hope is that you would be not only inspired but hopeful in the fact that things happen in our lives to make us stronger, and eventually to help someone else.

I am grateful to say that I am at a point in my journey where I can be transparent in an effort to extend my hand to those that may need it. And if there is one thing I’m certain of, I know this is a true calling on my life to use this voice, and I have to take heed.

Because of this, I decided to write a book. OMG, y’all! I wrote a whole book ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m proud to officially introduce to the world, my book baby!

Jada’s Diary: From Growing Pains to Found Promise

If you haven’t already, click here to pre-order the book. You’ll get some extra goodies if you order ahead of the September 12th release date.

I’m so excited to continue this journey with you all, and if you are too, drop me a line in the comments below, so that I know you stopped by. I’m already SUPER GRATEFUL for the number of people that have been showing love. You have no idea how much this means to me.

Cheers to the next phase in my journey and thanks again for being a part of it!

xo,

Jo

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  1. Mohammed

    Queen Jo
    Where I met you..land of kings & queens..land as old as time..land of a civilization known as one of the greatest…land knew that well what woman meant for this civilization..your value as a woman for our world now is great as a queen in my Ancient Egypt..Queen Jo ..Go..inspire more people with values need for our Humanity …Thank you & Go Jo

    1. Jo

      Wow and wow again. Mo, you never cease to amaze me with your kindness. You truly are the same person you showed yourself to be years ago. Such a kind-hearted and well-meaning human. Thank you so much for these words. You have warmed my heart this morning and have put such a huge smile on my face. I appreciate you so very much Mo. xoxoxoxo

  2. Derek (@pinderworld)

    Hey lady, (I like calling you that) what a truly lovely read! The main reason Iโ€™m in your feed is because of the shared interest in travel. But over time, Iโ€™ve learnt that thereโ€™s way more to you than just your travel content hence Iโ€™m happy to be a part of your transition moving forward. As always, I wish you the best, and I shall pre order a copy Jadaโ€™s diary for my niece as a Xmas gift. With the thousands of people who follow you, thank you for always finding the time to shoot me a reply. God bless!! ๐Ÿ–ค

    1. Jo

      Hey there Derek!

      Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. And I’m glad our shared interest allowed us to connect. It makes me happy to know you’re sticking around for this transition and thank you for your pledge to support my book. And not a problem responding back! I will always respond back. Thanks again for being such a positive person on my platforms and I pray you & your family are well and safe. Cheers dear friend and blessing to you as well!

      Best,
      Jo

  3. Kalina

    Girl!! Continue to allow God to use you for His purpose! I am so proud of you, and I can’t wait to celebrate your best-seller!! Journey with Jo is a whole MOVEMENT!!! Love you for life, sis!

    1. Jo

      Kalina!

      That is all I’m about now, being used for the greater good. It is time ๐Ÿ™‚ and thank you for all that you’ve been in my journey from day uno until now. You mean so much to me. Thank you for being an amazing friend!

      xoxo,
      Jo

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