theFIX : Day One

here'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!
Comment (49)
Share on

Thank you! Your comment has been saved.
Jennylynn Adleta - 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!   02.29.12 - 5:38am
Jeni Brower - 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.  02.28.12 - 11:27am
Joni Schrantz - Glad to hear you're starting to feel better! Good luck on your new adventure!!  02.28.12 - 10:53am
Yuliya Callahan - There is always reason for everything:)   02.28.12 - 8:38am
Mom - Wish I was there to help........Mom  02.28.12 - 6:37am
Steve Hargreaves - Really glad your feeling better, have a great tour!  02.28.12 - 1:52am
Hannes Uys - Enjoy the ultra exciting adventure!   02.28.12 - 1:07am
Annetta - Have fun Jasmine and JD!  02.27.12 - 8:08pm
Nicolas Sage - 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.   02.27.12 - 5:01pm
Shannon - Feel fabulous soon! You will do great tonight!   02.27.12 - 4:47pm
Lindsay Kaye - Glad you are feeling better!!! Have an amazing tour!!!!  02.27.12 - 2:04pm
gladys - 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  02.27.12 - 1:28pm
IPBrian - 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!   02.27.12 - 12:11pm
Sunday - 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!  02.27.12 - 11:48am
Lyn Walker - 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!  02.27.12 - 11:13am
Denise Prichett - Feel better Jasmine!!! I wish I was going to the fix. Maybe next time!!! :)  02.27.12 - 10:12am
Kimberly Murray - 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!  02.27.12 - 9:48am
Stacy Bourret - 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!   02.27.12 - 9:27am
Stacy Bourret - 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!   02.27.12 - 9:24am
Latina Vega - Can't wait to meet you this Friday!!  02.27.12 - 8:56am
Beria Charles - 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!   02.27.12 - 8:55am
Annie Richardson - 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 ;)  02.27.12 - 8:50am
Michelle Feeney - 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!  02.27.12 - 8:45am
Cy Gilbert - 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.   02.27.12 - 8:30am
kathleen frank - 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!  02.27.12 - 8:26am
Jacek Siwko - 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 :)  02.27.12 - 8:24am
Gabby / En Route Photography - 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  02.27.12 - 8:24am
Jill Samter Photography - So glad you are feeling better! I know you will DO great tonight - have a BLAST! See you in another week! XO  02.27.12 - 8:22am
Tracey Washington - 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 :)   02.27.12 - 8:14am
Erin Potter - Amen!! Praise God!!! So good to hear you are feeling better!! Will continue to pray for you!! :)  02.27.12 - 8:14am
Erin Potter - Amen!! Praise God!!! So good to hear you are feeling better!! Will continue to pray for you!! :)  02.27.12 - 8:14am
terrilynn - aaaawwwwww jasmine please feel better prayers going up for you and hubby they he stays well to care for you... love ya  02.27.12 - 8:13am
The New Diplomat's Wife - feel better and looking forward to hearing all about the FIX so that i can live vicariously!  02.27.12 - 8:08am
Keren - Praying for complete healing! So glad you are starting to feel better. Go get 'em!  02.27.12 - 8:07am
Haley Johnston - I am glad you are starting to feel better! I am so excited to see you in Boston! :)  02.27.12 - 8:05am
Amy Paulson - 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.   02.27.12 - 8:05am
Nicole Lapierre - feel better lamb, I look forward to meeting you in Boston. xoxo  02.27.12 - 7:59am
Catie Ronquillo - 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! ;)  02.27.12 - 7:59am
Katelyn James - 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  02.27.12 - 7:16am
LeolaK - 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!!  02.27.12 - 6:47am
Kate Douthwright - 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!!!  02.27.12 - 6:33am
jamie - 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!  02.27.12 - 6:19am
sarah danaher - still praying for you!! so grateful that God's giving a measure of healing this morning!!  02.27.12 - 5:23am
Don OConner - Get well Jasmine. I'll be praying for your speedy recovery.  02.27.12 - 5:15am
Alexis - I hope you get well soon, J*! At least you are taking time to rest, that's good! :)  02.27.12 - 5:03am
Brooke - YAY! Glad you are feeling better!   02.27.12 - 4:56am
Rachel Tatem - 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  02.27.12 - 4:36am
Life with Kaishon - 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.   02.27.12 - 4:15am
Jane Henderson - 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   02.27.12 - 2:37am