My name is Janessa Jaylene, and my life and my heart are literally all over the map. I’m some kind of weird amalgam of opposites: a hopeful cynic, a trusting skeptic, and a selectively social lover of humanity. I believe in magic and goodness. I trust in God, and the strength that is within me. I grew up in Laredo, TX, went to school in Wilmore, KY, have lived and worked in Irasburg, VT, Louisville, KY, Denver, CO, and I am now working as an English Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Kumamoto prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. This blog is mainly dedicated the wonderful people I have met through my travels and the things they have taught me about life, love, adventure, and brokenness.