Hi! I’m Jaz. My full name is Jaqualecyn E. Brennan, but most folks outside of my family can’t pronounce that. So, to all of you, I’m just Jaz.
I could use this section to tell you all the things that I’ve seen, the degrees I’ve achieved, or the countries I’ve traveled to. I could display every experience that builds the timespan of Jaz. However, you wouldn’t learn anything about me other than I’m scattered, I’ve tried a lot of paths, and I have a crap ton of student loan debt.
Instead, what I’d like to share with you is who I really am, the essence and importance of me.
I have a dog. His name is Zephyros; he’s as big and bold as his name expects. It is my goal that he is kind, well-mannered, well-traveled, and mostly happy. We are working on all parts of this, and for a 15-month old pup, he’s doing alright. I’m proud of him and excited for our journey together.
I have a lovely family with two parents, a sister, a brother-in-law, and two wonderful nephews. It is my goal to be good to them. To appreciate them as much as they deserve and provide what I love best about myself just as well as soak as much of what they love best about themselves into me. I’m growing, they are growing… Turns out, everybody is working on it.
I have a great group of friends to whom I have not always been good. I love them, they are always in my mind and heart. And yet, I don’t tell them as much as I want. I don’t check in as often as I would like. I don’t send cards for birthdays or follow up after big happenings or events. I’m often very distant unless/until we are in-person. This is something I’m working on. I’m getting better, but I don’t always get it right. No excuses, I’m just learning.
It is my goal to build better communities. It is my personal belief that humans have spent too much time believing we supersede nature, and it is my goal to remind us that we do not. I love math and I believe that numbers are the language of the universe. I’m enthralled by things such as symbiosis, sacred geometry, and the social and power structures of different cultures. One of my goals is to discover how humans fit into the pattern of the universe. This sounds big, but it starts in our own backyards. What must we do to allow harmony to return to our land. That’s why I write, that’s why I travel, and that’s why I’m here.
These are the baseline things that make up me. I enjoy creating, exploring, and I always love a good conversation or debate. I’m working my way through these years with enthusiasm, persistence, and strength. I’m growing to attend each day with intention. I’m building myself up to give back in the ways that feel most me. I go with hope, with expectation of growth, and with curiosity in place of judgement. There is no truth but one, we are all one. Its JustUs so let’s get it together!