Today we’d like to introduce you to Jaymee.
Jaymee, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m Jaymee. I was a TV personality known as Jaymee Joaquin in the Philippines, a global traveller who visited 24 countries and lived in 4 of them and now, a metastatic breast cancer survivor. I created a social media blog called “Jaymee Wins” as a self-reinforcement to remind myself to keep on WINNING day by day. I document my crazy cool Filipino aunt life that’s new in America, how I’m coping with a cancer diagnosis (which is not always pretty but it’s real!) and sharing thoughts and learnings as I ease into midlife. Hopefully, someone out there can relate, be inspired and learn from it.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t been smooth at all. I’m mostly happy and living life but then I get moments where realities of the grown-up world just hits me and I have no choice but the let my emotions out. It’s not easy to be new in America, still finding my midlife calling while having to deal with a cancer diagnosis and being far away from my biological family. The journey has been up and down but I’m here, still living and WINNING day by day.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into your story. Tell us more about what you do.
I wouldn’t call mine a business yet because it’s a life blog. I’m sharing my story and documenting my journey here in America as a new immigrant, with a cancer diagnosis finding my purpose. I have no products to sell or a service to offer but I’m sharing my life and learnings with the hopes to inspire people. Hopefully one day, I’d be able to write a book and be a motivational speaker to share to a larger audience.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I definitely believe in luck. Some people are born with an advantage than others. However, in my experience, I think hard work, patience and persistence can still make it happen in whatever it is that you’d like to achieve. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon and had to persist really hard to make a name in show business in the Philippines. I don’t have a strong passport that allowed me to travel to various countries but I did what I had to do to make it happen anyway. And now I’m fighting really hard to live for many more years. So I may not have been lucky in some parts of my life but I do what I can to make it great and achieve my goals anyway.
- Website: www.jaymeewins.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/titajaymee/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaymeeWins/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jaymee_Wins
All the photo credits go to PAN Productions LA.