The name’s Jennie Laureen Robinson Hayes.
For my entire life I have done nothing but work myself to death to gain the pleasure of a compliment, even by a stranger. But it all changed with the death of my dad. I realized how much time I wasted chasing something I never even wanted. It’s not about my career. Life is not about a career. Life is questioning whether you are actually living it.
And so…I write.
What do I do?
I slow down to see the beauty of each minute of life.
I practice giving each person a “benefit of the doubt” card.
I listen to voices around me to understand the person existing behind them.
I write, because I love it.
What have I done with my life?
Taught English to Chinese Students
I got my TESL Certificate in 2019 so that I could teach English to Chinese students across the ocean, and it’s beautiful.
Acted as a Stand-In Children’s Director – Twice!
It’s no lie that I love children, especially teaching them about Jesus. I’ve always been a volunteer, and never wanted to be paid as a church staff member. But, I have loved being an interim children’s director for two churches when staff have transition out.
Small Group Leader
I’m a bit more personal in teaching, and have always loved interpersonal bible studies. I still lead a handful of women every Wednesday in bible study, and we have come to be close friends.
Traveled Outside of my Own Country.
I’ve been to Kenya and the Dominican Republic leading girl’s ministry conferences. Something I wish I could do more of, and have fallen in love with.
Got my Master’s in Business
I am a freak when it comes to learning. I’m obsessed with the idea of growing yourself. So, I got my Master’s. I hope to get my PhD one day, but I want to know exactly what I want to study rather than get “another degree.”
Got Married to the Man of my Dreams!
Married my high school sweetheart after 9 years of dating. He is my ultimate partner in crime.