What is this blog about?

Local Artist Lisa Albringer's painting entitled "JD."
“JD” by Arizona artist Lisa Albringer.

Hey there!

Welcome to my website. My name is Jenifer DeLemont, but my friends called me “JD.” The abbreviation started when I was working at Alice Cooper’s Town because there were already three Jennifers working there. I didn’t like it much at first, but I am willing to admit that it has grown on me over the years.

Anyway, you found your way here to my website, and if you clicked on this page, I guess that means you want to know what this blog is all about. The answer to that question has changed quite a few times over the years, but I think I can still provide a sufficiently succinct explanation:

I started this blog in 2008 because my Online Media teacher Serena required it for her class at Arizona State University. I never wanted to write a blog, but she thought it would be good for us. At that time, the blog was supposed to be about local arts and culture in Phoenix. That was at Serena’s suggestion, because I had previously managed a magazine about local arts and culture and curated an art gallery in the city.

Me at a medical museum in Bangkok

I kept writing even after I finished Serena’s class and graduated from ASU. I guess the main reason for that is because I ended up having things to say. Not all the time- mind you. Just now and then when I am  traveling or learning something new and I want to share it. I look at it as a way for people to keep track of where I am and what I am up to.

I guess I also think of it is a place to put things that will hopefully inspire someone. Maybe you happen to see a post about learning to drive elephants and you think: “I want to do that.” Maybe you see a post about a band and think: “I want to see them.” And if you do, then I have accomplished something wonderful.

After all, life can pass by so fast if we stay in one place and don’t get out and do things. No one wants to be the person who put off their dreams until it was too late, and then found themselves filled with regrets at the end. So look through my posts and get inspired!

In front of Notre Dame at Christmas

Go to the concert. Take the vacation. See the Pyramids.

You might get buyer’s remorse from a sweater you bought, but you will never regret money you spend on an experience. In the end, having an adventure or doing a new thing is priceless.

Note: I never thought I would travel the world. It wasn’t part of my plan. I also never thought I would continue writing this silly blog. As a result, the format of the thing is just one long string of posts going back years. I guess that is not the best way to organize this much data, but it sort of took on a life of its own and evolved this way. Rather than sift through the blog, if you have specific questions you can probably answer them by just getting in touch with me. I love to manage social media for others, but I don’t keep much of my own beyond this blog. It’s great to engage in social media as part of a career, but on a personal level it takes up a lot of time that could be better spent with loved ones or having experiences. 


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