Hello friends! And a big fat hello to all my new friends that just joined in on the craziness today!
Whew. Speaking of today. I don’t want to braaaaaggggg…..buttttt….. We made it onto the news guys! A real live news channel with reporters and teleprompters and fancy business clothes! whaaaat?!?!
In case you missed it, WAFF 48 news in Huntsville, AL did a story about my blog. I am so grateful to Steffany, a producer of the news program who follows my blog and proposed the idea to cover it on her station. I am also grateful to the reporter, Jake Berent for focusing on the NOW, instead of exploiting the “then” part of my life. He did a really wonderful job ensuring it was a positive message. (Unlike, ahem…rhymes with “The Maily Dail.”
If you missed Jake’s story, check it out HERE.
I can’t begin to express how incredible I feel after the outpouring of love I received all day from friends, as well as people I’ve never met. The fact that the news station was willing to run a story like this in hopes of inspiring those who are currently battling addiction, as well as offering resources after the segment–speaks volumes about the hearts of those running the program. WAFF 48 you rock!
I have also had a few people from Charlotte, NC messaging me saying they saw me on the local news there, so I’m assuming they showed it here too? (Anyone from Charlotte here? Fill me in!)
To answer a few questions I’ve been getting in my inbox:
*If you have started reading my latest series, before you get any further I recommend starting with the first series, 120 Days In- My Time In Jail. ALL the chapters can be found on the actual blog @ www.jugglingthejenkins.com. Or you can scroll down the Facebook page and find them! (But that’s a lot of work.)
*I don’t have a set schedule for videos/ live videos. The only thing scheduled is the series chapters, and they come out on Wednesdays. The rest of the stuff is posted shortly after it pops into this crazy brain of mine.
*I can’t answer any personal questions about my story, or the people involved because — spoilers. And also I don’t want to incriminate anyone other than myself.
*If you are struggling or you know someone who is, please reach out to me if you need someone to listen — I will try my best to respond as quickly as possible!
*Some people have asked if I would be willing to host a sale/ share their blog/ mention there business, etc. As much as I admire your courage in asking and desire to grow and support your business, I want this to remain a safe, pressure free environment. If you want to offer my friends here a chance to win one of your products, I am happy to mention your business. But if it requires them to do anything other than enter, than I would have to pass. I like to give them the option to check out your stuff, (example: For 5 bonus entries, look at this page/ join this group/ share this blah blah blah) as oppose to forcing them. Ya know what I’m sayyyyyyyyin?
*If you want to receive an email when I publish a new post, hit the “Follow” button on the actual blog website and enter your email! Make sure you “follow” the Facebook page as well as “liking” it, that way I show up on your newsfeed! Boom.
Anyway I’ve had a long day of swimming, receiving loving text messages and eating an obscene amount of food, so I’m gonna get outta here. I just want you to know I love and appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to getting to know each of you better!