theFIX : Day One


There’s a reason I got sick…there’s a reason I stayed sick…there’s a reason I AM SICK. I don’t know what that reason is, exactly, but one thing for certain is that it has me at the mercy of others. I’m largely independent, fiercely opinionated, and thick-skinned, but when I get hit with an illness, my body just doesn’t merely give in, it lies prostrate and begs to universe to trample it.

JD has carried me up stairs, Ashley got the bus permits, Jenny contacted venues, Andrew packed the bus, DJ bought us dinner…and I? Well, I’ve been holed up in a hotel room (yes, JD and I are off the bus because I don’t want to get anyone sick) for the past three days trying to be okay with things being un-okay. The good news is that I woke this morning and finally felt a turn for the better.

More than anything I’m writing on this early Monday morning to remember what this moment feels like. The excitement for starting a new adventure with theFIX, the unparalleled support from White House Custom Color, Adorama, and Showit, and–above all–appreciation for my health. I’m indebted to an amazing crew for pulling together and making it possible for me to meet many amazing people on the road.

Here’s to new adventures and I hope to see you soon!

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  1. Jane Henderson

    February 27th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Bless you on your adventure Jasmine!! So glad you are feeling better….. you have an amazing team, and I hope that it is fabulous beyond your dreams! Jx

  2. Life with Kaishon

    February 27th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Praying for a speedy recovery.
    Love, love, LOVE that picture.
    I love knowing that no matter how gloomy life gets, the sun is always shining somewhere.

  3. Rachel Tatem

    February 27th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I am so glad you are feeling better. There is nothing worse then feeling bad when things need to get done and everyone is skirring around and you are stuck forced to watch

  4. Brooke

    February 27th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    YAY! Glad you are feeling better!

  5. Alexis

    February 27th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I hope you get well soon, J*!

    At least you are taking time to rest, that’s good! 🙂

  6. Don OConner

    February 27th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Get well Jasmine. I’ll be praying for your speedy recovery.

  7. sarah danaher

    February 27th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    still praying for you!! so grateful that God’s giving a measure of healing this morning!!

  8. jamie

    February 27th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I’m so excited for you and your new adventure! Counting down the days until you are in DC!! I’m also thankful you are feeling better too! Safe travels!

  9. Kate Douthwright

    February 27th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    You definitely caught the wppi bug. I got it last year but managed to stay away from it this year. Mainly bc I showered in antibacterial hand sanitizer all day everyday in fear of a repeat of last year. Good luck today!!!

  10. LeolaK

    February 27th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Glad you are feeling a little better! Cheers to having a great team/support system there for you. Hope you at your 100% soon, and I’m sure you will kick off the first day without a hitch and be your Rockin’ self! Cya soon in the Chi!!

  11. Katelyn James

    February 27th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    being sick is one of my biggest fears… so glad you have a team to take care of you and pick up the slack:) can’t wait to see you:) xoxo

  12. Catie Ronquillo

    February 27th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    It was WPPI SARS for reals! Today is the first day I don’t feel like there are elephants tap dancing on my head or like there’s goop in my lungs. It was bad this year, and this is the first time I’ve been out this sick in forever. Glad you are feeling better! See you Wednesday and give you a hug in good health! 😉

  13. Nicole Lapierre

    February 27th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    feel better lamb, I look forward to meeting you in Boston. xoxo

  14. Amy Paulson

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Praying for you, precious lady! And we can’t wait to have you in Atlanta! If you have any things that make you feel better while you’re sick, send me an email and I’d be happy to bring it over to the Fix in Atlanta.

  15. Haley Johnston

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I am glad you are starting to feel better! I am so excited to see you in Boston! 🙂

  16. Keren

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Praying for complete healing! So glad you are starting to feel better. Go get ’em!

  17. The New Diplomat's Wife

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    feel better and looking forward to hearing all about the FIX so that i can live vicariously!

  18. terrilynn

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    aaaawwwwww jasmine please feel better prayers going up for you and hubby they he stays well to care for you… love ya

  19. Erin Potter

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Amen!! Praise God!!! So good to hear you are feeling better!! Will continue to pray for you!! 🙂

  20. Erin Potter

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Amen!! Praise God!!! So good to hear you are feeling better!! Will continue to pray for you!! 🙂

  21. Tracey Washington

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I’m so glad you’re starting to feel better! Safe travels and have fun tonight. I can’t wait to see you in a couple of days in Dallas 🙂

  22. Jill Samter Photography

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    So glad you are feeling better! I know you will DO great tonight – have a BLAST! See you in another week! XO

  23. Gabby / En Route Photography

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Oh that really sucks Jas, I know as I’m just slowly coming out of a flu myself! Cheer up girlI’m sure the worst is over!!! Best of luck on your tour!!!! <3

  24. Jacek Siwko

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I just ‘ve wathced your video tutorial on creativeLive and want to say thank you for sharing your experience with us. And hope you’ll feel better soon as. Take care 🙂

  25. kathleen frank

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Oh no! It must be WPPI. I came home sick. as. a. dog! So glad you’re starting to feel better, and be sure to overdose on vitamin C and sleep as much as you can. Can’t wait to see you on Friday during thefix Miami!

  26. Cy Gilbert

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Jasmine, way to go by shooting a great sunrise while you’re sick! Sorry to hear it, but your spirit is still shining through, and I’m sure we’re all sending you "good health" vibes.

  27. Michelle Feeney

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better and on the mend. I hope that all of our Phoenix peeps will show you lots of love. We won’t be able to be there tonight but send our love, support and hugs. Enjoy!

  28. Annie Richardson

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Can’t wait to hear what you have to share tonight! Sending healthy vibes and prayers for you to be feeling 100% by 6:30 😉

  29. Beria Charles

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Hey J! I imagine how’re feeling; being two weeks sick (and missing WPPI) myself! But you know, God has always the best for us, and maybe that was His way to make you "rest" and stop for a while before you enter this new exciting journey with THE FIX. I will be praying for you, so you get well soon, have your strength renewed and enjoy the ride (literally), so we can finally meet in Boston. I CAN’T WAIT!

  30. Latina Vega

    February 27th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Can’t wait to meet you this Friday!!

  31. Stacy Bourret

    February 27th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    J* you are an inspiration to so many of us! I am happy to hear you are feeling a bit better and hopefully you will continue to improve throughout the day. I am beyond thrilled to hear you speak tonight!! Rest up and get ready to feel the love!

  32. Stacy Bourret

    February 27th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    J* you are an inspiration to so many of us! I am happy to hear you are feeling a bit better and hopefully you will continue to improve throughout the day. I am beyond thrilled to hear you speak tonight!! Rest up and get ready to feel the love!

  33. Kimberly Murray

    February 27th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Bummer that you are sick, Jasmine! I started off 2011 in the hospital with pneumonia followed by a lung abscess. Yep…that’s how my husband and I spent New Years Eve 2010 and the first 4 days of 2011. It took a while for me to get back to 100% and the Aries in me hated having to rely constantly on others. But, sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Stay fabulous! Enjoy and relish in the support of your loving friends and family! See you in Atlanta!

  34. Denise Prichett

    February 27th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Feel better Jasmine!!! I wish I was going to the fix. Maybe next time!!! 🙂

  35. Lyn Walker

    February 27th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Jasmine—You have to take care of yourself first or you will not be available to care and teach others. It is a little lesson we all have to learn along life’s path. You give, give, give all on high energy—settle back, rest, and rejuvenate–watch the sun rise, smell the fresh air and relax…then there will be more of you to share. Do it weekly–you need a little more Jasmine/JD time!

  36. Sunday

    February 27th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I am thankful you are feeling so much better!!! I cannot believe that we will be seeing you in Atlanta in a week. What in the world???? All the anxiety things you talk about when you are in a big group of people and meeting people you admire I can totally relate too. I will probably start sweating jumbling my words so please forgive me in advance. Safe travels!

  37. IPBrian

    February 27th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    When we get sick, the immune system uses glucose at a pretty good clip. It leaves little left for things like moving and thinking. Its why people sleep so much. The body is literally using all of its energy to fight the infection. Rest! Drink some OJ! Get to feeling better!

  38. gladys

    February 27th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    glad you’re feeling a bit better today! you’re going to be great, jasmine! good luck on the first day of the fix. xoxo

  39. Lindsay Kaye

    February 27th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Glad you are feeling better!!! Have an amazing tour!!!!

  40. Shannon

    February 28th, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Feel fabulous soon! You will do great tonight!

  41. Nicolas Sage

    February 28th, 2012 at 1:01 am

    I enjoyed hearing you speak at the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas. I’m sorry to hear you are sick and hope you feel better soon.

  42. Annetta

    February 28th, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Have fun Jasmine and JD!

  43. Hannes Uys

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Enjoy the ultra exciting adventure!

  44. Steve Hargreaves

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Really glad your feeling better, have a great tour!

  45. Mom

    February 28th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Wish I was there to help……..Mom

  46. Yuliya Callahan

    February 28th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    There is always reason for everything:)

  47. Joni Schrantz

    February 28th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Glad to hear you’re starting to feel better! Good luck on your new adventure!!

  48. Jeni Brower

    February 28th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I am SO happy to hear you are feeling better. It’s good to be supported & sometimes even better to allow others to support us- blessings all around. My heart is full for you right now as you all begin your Journey across the country – I’ll be praying every day for each of you
    & everyone you meet along the way. Bless you, Jasmine.

  49. Jennylynn Adleta

    February 29th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Hi there!

    Jeni Bower just introduced me to you, your work, your website and the FIX yesterday and I am SOOOO looking forward to seeing you next week in DC!

    I’ve spent the last 17 struggling through a host of illnesses, diagnoses and treatments… I feel you. I know these feelings all too well. There are so many precious and lift altering lessons trials like this bring. And the overwhelming appreciation for restored health when it does come!

    Praying you continue to find renewed strength, appreciate and purpose! Sounds like you are surrounded by a wonderful team of people!

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