J. Smith

I'm Jess, and this is what I have to say.


anddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd, guess who’s back? back again… J.Smith’s back, to the interrrnetttttt. okay, so i’m no slim shady, but I have returned to blogging after a LOOOONG hiatus. unfortunately, my life gets quite hectic and my hobbies seem to suffer, however I do intend to make an honest effort in posting more! I fully intend to document my senior year of college, and full coverage will be HERE! :)

I am currently at work, and if something post worthy arrives, i solemnly swear that you blog of mine, will be the first to know!

- J.

Cliffs of moher

Cliffs of moher

Cliffs of moher! Day 2!

Cliffs of moher! Day 2!

Ireland day two!


​Breakfast in hotel

​Depart for Cliffs of Moher driving through The Burren region

​Travel via Ballyvaughan and Kilfenora
10h30​Stop at Cliffs of Moher,

​Travel to Bunratty

​Lunch under own arrangements

13h00​Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Bunratty, Co. Clare
​Tel. 061-360788
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​Continue to Killarney and check in at the hotel

Dinner under own arrangements

Ireland - day one review

Ello tumbler! Sorry I haven’t posted in ages but I just recently returned from Ireland and I’ve been so busy I haven’t had much time! But now I shall begin to tell you about my trip!

The first day march 9th, I arrived at the airport at 8 am to catch my flight to Atlanta! We met up with our group, there was about 25 of us. I buddied up with my friend nate since i am not a fan of planes! :(Then after suffering a four hour overlay, nate and i decided to pass the time by drinking at the airport TGIFriday’s. There we met up with Matt, our soon to be new friend! around 5pm we departed from Atlanta for the Dublin airport! We arrived around 4am in Dublin. After waiting on our luggage, exchanging our money, and trying to shake off the sleepless night most of us had, we packed ourselves in a 50 person coach bus and headed for galway….

We stopped at a monastery on our way to Galway it was beautiful. I fear I didn’t appreciate it enough because I was so exhausted:(, shortly we were back on our way to Galway.

Galway -Day One:

Although we still had not slept, except a little on the bus, Galway was the most beautiful place I had ever seen. We toured a part of the city referred to as “medieval street”. The buildings were beautiful and colourful and just amazingly built. There was people everywhere and music filled the streets. It is here that I ate my first scone, and learned of the curse of Cromwell. :x .. Also this is the first time I heard the word, “feck”.. It became widely popular among the group!

After our tour we went to Galway bay, I didn’t enjoy my scone so I fed it to the swans that were swimming quite close to us. The beach was non exsistant, instead it was a shore of sharp rocks and edges. Still non the less beautiful.

After our tour ended, Nate, Wesley, Matt and I all went to a fish and chips place. It was so crowded and being new to the island we were too intimidated to ask for seating. That is when the three nicest gentlemen invited us to sit with them. They made us feel extremely welcome. Just in general everyone was so polite. Then after dinner we went to the kings head” pub for a beer, but it was packed! Everyone was watching the rugby game! I had never seen one televised, so that was quite interesting!

We left shortly and met up with the rest of our group at the hotel bar ! We really got to know one another and set the precedent for how the rest of the trip was going to go!

After that I fell into a slumber, to be ready to wake at 7am for our trip to Killarney!

Day one was the beginning of the best week of my life…

Monastery on our way to Galway .. Ireland day one!

Monastery on our way to Galway .. Ireland day one!

I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.

—The vow

How do you look at the one you love and tell yourself its time to walk away?

—The vow

Good morning beautiful Tumbla,

The struggle I am facing right now is happiness. Am I happy? Are my friends happy ? Is my lover happy? What makes one happy? How do we achieve happiness? Once we have it, how do we keep it? Do we ever even know if we’re happy?

Hmm I don’t know if I will ever really know. I guess its just an unopened question for now?


Dream while you’re awake

Im lost. Lost in a world that surrounds me. I pray to god everyday that I’ll collide, collide with something sharp. Something that will pierce my soul and ignite a fire within me. A passion that burns deep inside me. That nothing could ever stomp out, a light so bright that no shade could dim its glow. Too look at life through rose colored glasses. Every color vivid, every light illuminating, every shape sharp, ever smell potent, every touch shocking, and every sound riveting. I do not wish for life of ordinary circumstances, but a life so true that everyday awakens my every dream my every hope my every want. That the impact I make on this world will be so infinite so permanent, that a legacy will live through the generations. I will leave no stone unturned, no place unexplored, no dream unfollowed. I dare to do the unexpected, I dare to challenge, I dare to dream while I am awake, truly.