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/Genre(s): Journal Entries, Essays/Columns
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For CJ Jenkins:

I'm a New Jersey native, but I moved to Arkansas last year because I guess I was in need of a severe culture shock.  Now instead of Wawas and 7-11's on every corner and using jughandles instead of making a left, I've had to resort to gas station coffee and finding a way to turn across six lanes of traffic.  I live with my husband, our Boston Terrier, Mr. Biscuits, and some really annoying cat we've named Ms. Muffins who decided our new home was HER new home.  I gave up being a hairdresser because I can't stand people and work full-time out of my home office with little to no human interaction. 

Welcome to my life.  







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/Genre(s): Journal Entries, Essays/Columns
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For CJ Jenkins:

I'm a New Jersey native, but I moved to Arkansas last year because I guess I was in need of a severe culture shock.  Now instead of Wawas and 7-11's on every corner and using jughandles instead of making a left, I've had to resort to gas station coffee and finding a way to turn across six lanes of traffic.  I live with my husband, our Boston Terrier, Mr. Biscuits, and some really annoying cat we've named Ms. Muffins who decided our new home was HER new home.  I gave up being a hairdresser because I can't stand people and work full-time out of my home office with little to no human interaction. 

Welcome to my life.