…a solicitation for prostitution from firstname.lastname@example.org
And ‘your’ should be ‘tour’
I don’t ever really take the opportunity to post things like this…mainly b/c it happens SO infrequently that there’s no real point. But here we are, almost 8 years later (I wrote it wrong in the email), and folks are STILL invading my inbox, soliciting services from my former self.
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Out of habit, I tuned in for another episode of Being Mary Jane. Face palm throughout.
Ladies, please don’t let her “being #2 gets all the glory” speech get to your head.
Loyalty is more than just a word that you sound out with your mouth. It’s an action that I’ve found means far more than anything audible to the ears. Saying it doesn’t mean shit. It never has. But it’s arguably one of the most overused words that people rarely understand the meaning of. Or maybe people get it, but just don’t care.
‘Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.’
Before a couple years ago, I had never heard this quote before. As many of you know, I have somewhat of an unsavory past that includes a lot of drugs, tons of drinking, and even a stint in the adult industry. I remember talking to a really good friend of mine and feeling as though I had nothing to live for…as though I’d never have the opportunity to do anything with myself because I temporarily bent the needle on my moral compass. As I’m crying and asking myself ‘how could you be so stupid,’ she offered me that quote. Initially, I was taken aback like ‘Hey, girl…you calling me a sinner?’ Defiling and giving my body away could indeed be considered ‘sinful,’ but I had to take in the context of what she said instead of looking at it literally or as an insult. After having that conversation, I put myself on a mission. Even though I literally had a ‘friend’ of mine ask me ‘Well, what else are you gonna do? You might as well continue on in that life because it’s pretty much curtains for you from here on out,’ I was determined to prove her and everyone else wrong.
Aww. The picture’s gone but here’s a snapshot of what my blog, MissJia.com, use to look like.
I literally took a template that I found online (pink, 3rd pic…Flourish) and changed it. As corny as it may sound, I remember literally calling my friend, Sean, and crying about how “hard” it was to change basic HTML and make it my own. At the time, I was working a job where I was making $10.75 an hour and usually working 10+ hours a day. I couldn’t afford a decent web designer, so I figured I’d try to do something myself. Not much but it wasn’t “horrible” for that time and with all considered. Over the years, however, my presentation has become a little more strict so that old look definitely wouldn’t fly with me now.