CHANNILLO
Sweet Innocence
By CJ Jenkins

Series Description:

Everything happens for a reason.  That's the quote I've lived my life by for the past not-quite-30 years.  But there are some events that I just can't figure out the reason for.  Some things we just can't seem to find the silver lining to, or the "lesson," if you will.  From an abusive past to a chronically ill mother to an unstable sister, all the way down to my own mental health issues, this is me trying to figure out the world, my brain, and the elusive "reason."  Laced with pessimism and sarcasm, these events have not been embellished or altered in any way and are true to the best of my recollection (although considering the years of past pot-smoking and four brushes with Lyme Disease, my memory is pretty shot, so recollection is a bit of a relative term.  It's all a matter of perception, I suppose.)  Some of what you will be read can be interpreted as triggering and/or offensive to those with delicate sensibilities, so please bear that in mind before reading. 

Category: Journal Entries
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For CJ Jenkins:

I live in a small town in central Jersey (or southern Jersey, depending on what part of Jersey you're from) although for anyone meeting me for the first time, I apparently have an indistinguishable accent that is anywhere from Britain to Alabama.  I have a husband who is a wonderfully delicious chef, and a Boston Terrier, my one and only pride and joy.  No children, because fate won't allow it.  I have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Complex PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, OCD, Anxiety, Agoraphobia, and, last but not least, Lyme Disease (for the fourth time.)  There's only about two of those I agree with, but hey, I'm not a doctor.  I'm also a compulsive gambler, alcoholic, and a sex addict.  Oh, and a writer.  Hence why I'm here. 







Series Description:

Everything happens for a reason.  That's the quote I've lived my life by for the past not-quite-30 years.  But there are some events that I just can't figure out the reason for.  Some things we just can't seem to find the silver lining to, or the "lesson," if you will.  From an abusive past to a chronically ill mother to an unstable sister, all the way down to my own mental health issues, this is me trying to figure out the world, my brain, and the elusive "reason."  Laced with pessimism and sarcasm, these events have not been embellished or altered in any way and are true to the best of my recollection (although considering the years of past pot-smoking and four brushes with Lyme Disease, my memory is pretty shot, so recollection is a bit of a relative term.  It's all a matter of perception, I suppose.)  Some of what you will be read can be interpreted as triggering and/or offensive to those with delicate sensibilities, so please bear that in mind before reading. 

Category: Journal Entries
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For CJ Jenkins:

I live in a small town in central Jersey (or southern Jersey, depending on what part of Jersey you're from) although for anyone meeting me for the first time, I apparently have an indistinguishable accent that is anywhere from Britain to Alabama.  I have a husband who is a wonderfully delicious chef, and a Boston Terrier, my one and only pride and joy.  No children, because fate won't allow it.  I have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Complex PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, OCD, Anxiety, Agoraphobia, and, last but not least, Lyme Disease (for the fourth time.)  There's only about two of those I agree with, but hey, I'm not a doctor.  I'm also a compulsive gambler, alcoholic, and a sex addict.  Oh, and a writer.  Hence why I'm here.