Welcome to Janelle’s Journal where I think out loud. Feel free to read my thoughts.


But as you read, remember, my thoughts are always changing. What I think today is not what I will think tomorrow.




I’m a fan of the Stoics, especially Epictetus. As an emancipated slave, Epictetus was no stranger to hardship. I’m a grateful beneficiary of his hard-earned wisdom. Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinions of the things that happen. I know I’ve penned much on this topic before, but I won’t …


I hope tomorrow to be a better person than I am today.  So feel free to follow along on Janelle’s Journey, but be compassionate, for I am still learning. I’m fully aware that my words may reveal my ignorance. Time and experience will surely sharpen my vision and increase my wisdom.