Monday, July 22, 2013


I went up Northern California to Inverness. My friend, Zhanna invited me for the week with her family. It was not only great to get away but good to meet her family members. 
On one of the days we ate oysters. Never had raw oysters before...I love them now! 

The first couple of nights we played Scramble. It was difficult for me. It takes a while to gather  my thoughts so trying to figure a word with only 7 letters that'll also give me 10+ points to be on the same level as everyone else was hard! It was extremely fun though! I felt a part of the family while we played games and talked. I'll never forget the time in Inverness.

One of days we drove to the beach. While we were driving we passed by farms and one of the farms had bulls! It was a picture that I just had to take.
Once we reached the beach, I realized I forgot a jacket and was wearing a t-shirt with shorts and sandals, as if it was hot! It was hot in the car, but once we got outside it was freezing! Zhanna's mom got out the car and went jogging next to the waves. Zhanna and I looked at each other then at her mom and began running with her. After, we were warm for...5 minutes? We all knew we wanted to leave soon, but it would be such a waste to leave a beautiful beach without taking a few pictures...

Had a great time Zhanna! Thank you so much!!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mind Is Racing

Its hard to not think of Belize every day! As the days rush by I feel so happy and grateful that I have been given this gift! It's opened the way or many new connections regarding life and people.

Just imagining the beautiful colors, people, sea creatures, and nature that I'm going to see makes me grin like an idiot. I can't wait to take pictures and create lasting relationships with not only the other 5 young women, but the people on the island as well. I think this strip is going to be life changing and I cannot to take it dead on! Belize here I come!

Friday, July 5, 2013


The Passport Party gave 100 girls in the nation a passport. This gift was funded by Expedia and also gave these girls an opportunity to compete in an essay competition winning a free ticket to Belize, Central America. I am one of those girls!

 The essay's topic was "what does global citizenship mean to you?" 6 girls including myself now are going to Belize on the 23rd of July!!!

That task of understanding others takes a lifetime and I want to take on that challenge and I invite you to explore with me by becoming one my supporters. While the trip in it-self is free, the preparation is not. As a student and child of a single-parent, I am inviting friends and family to support by journey by investing in my future. 

We will volunteer at an orphanage while in Belize and we're tasked with raising at least $100 to give to the orphanage.   Liberty Foundation is an orphanage for abused and neglected children. $15 can feed one child for an entire month! 
I plan to take photos throughout the trip and embrace the different people I see. Instead of going home with pictures only I can relate to, I want you to be able to understand the emotion, sightings, and people. 

I am asking for contributions for the orphanage and financial support so that I'm able to purchase the supplies I need. 

As a thank you, you will receive one of the following gifts:

$15-50: 5 full color postcards with images from Belize 
$60- + : A custom hand-made booklet of Belize seen through my lens. 

All donations can be made to: Jazmyne Woffard-Jones
POB 23084 Oakland CA 94623
Please specify if you're supporting the orphanage or my trip. 

Thank You~