This World is an Unruly Garden, yet We Blossom Anyway.

Welcome to the blog, it is wonderful to meet you! My name is Jasmine and I am a counselor in-training. I have a hard time believing anyone wants to live an unhappy, miserable life. Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of our control, our understanding of these events, and our own personal decisions we often struggle to live the lives of our dreams.

I started this blog to share lessons I learned as a college student and resources pertaining to social justice. I continue this blog as part of my goal of advocating for mental health care and promoting the development and care of my own wellness.

You can join me as I share my tips on celebrating Black joy on Tiktok (@blkgirljoy) and share my love of reading through book reviews, rants, and photos on The Unruly Book Club page and on my bookstagram (@theunrulybookclub).

Why is This Blog Titled The Jasmine Blossom?

This blog is intended to be my main home on the internet where I am free to express myself how I please. I want to be free to blossom on my own time, at my own pace.

Dandelions and Jasmine
a jasmine in a field of dandelions – growing where it pleases

About Me

I am currently in the second year of my master’s program studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC).

I am trained as a social-emotional learning mentor with Together Chicago and recently completed my social justice practicum (SJP) at an elementary school.

I have previous experience as a blogger for the Coe College Learning Commons Student Success & Persistence Blog. This short play of mine is published with the Coe Review: Ghost Hunt  as well as my piece, The Worst Play Synopsis