Friday, May 14, 2010

Meet the Blogger: Just Jules


Name: Jules (My name is Julie)

Age: 36 and feeling better then when I was 30

Kids #, age & sex: 4 -- boy (10yr), girl (9) , boy(7) , ohhh boy(5)

Maritial status:

1. How many years in your current relationship: married 12 years-- together for 15 total

2. Have you ever been divorced?: No

***If so how many times?:

3. What do you do for work: Small business co-owner - dock and boat lift sales, repair, installations and removals.

4. Education: Not enough. I almost finished college (4 classes left) with my Elementary Education degree but quit to follow my then ex-boyfriend (now husband) to SW Colorado. I don't really regret that decision.

5. Blogs you contribute to:

main blog: Just Jules

Also - RWVM

And my PROJECT for my town.

My Children's blogs - Trans-Atlantic learning Adventures ( and The Adventures of an Up North Boy (

6. Religion: I was raised Catholic, married a Methodist, joined an Evangelic Free Church

7. Political affiliation- (republican, democrat, libertarian): I lean toward Republican but do not commit to a party 100%. I voted Rep, Dem, and Lib. on my last ballot. (Sage will probably never talk to me again ;)

8. Basic philosophical leanings (liberal, conservative, confused): Confused by the question.

9. What is your motto in life?: I guess it is to find a motto.... hmmmmm. Truly my motto, if I had one, would have to be - Be Genuine

10. Who has had the most influence in your life?: My dad I suppose. He was the one who would hand out the things to think about. But from that I did most of it on my own. I remember working very hard on who I was and how I acted when I was in college - I watched those around me and learned both the good and the bad, copied the good and learned from other's bad.

11. Why did you start Blogging? (100 words or less):

*What is the most favorite post you have written on any blog you contribute to?:

I started blogging to get my friend off my back. She kept telling me I needed to blog because I would "blog" to her on the phone everyday. But now I do it for myself. It has been a wonderful outlet and a great way to make some very good friends. Plus, it is entertaining

Favorite post ever-

12. Tell us in 100 words about your current relationship:
I am married to a High School Math Teacher. He is also the Co-Owner in our business. He is the one who does the labor. He also teaches at a juvenile center in the summer. I mention all of this for this reason - he is gone a LOT. Our relationship is one defined by our separation. We have been through many trials in our lives and have made it through when the stats say we shouldn't have. He is the straight line to my curvy swirly one. He tends to keep me grounded.

13. BONUS or OPTIONAL: Tell us something we need to know about you that we haven't covered above. 50 words or less: I don't like to do what other people are doing. I lose interest in something very fast if it becomes "the thing" to do. I prefer to be outside and while I look at home in a large group because I can "work a room" I prefer to be in a small group. I have 3 true friends as I eliminated everyone from my life that took more than they gave or were not genuine. I am happier for this (and I can't be contained in 50 words)

Shelle Edit: I think the thing about Jules is that she's not afraid to be vulnerable. She is at a point in her life where she has taken a step back to look at who she is and she shares her vision of herself and her relationships through her writing. It's open and honest and beautiful. Another thing about her writing is that you can see her heart in it. She just has this amazing way of making everyone feel like she understands them, yet, she gets her point across. Jules also shares her love of photography and this is where I relate to her most. Thanks Jules for being a part of this website you add so much to it!


Anonymous said...

Good stuff.

LOL@ confused by the question!!

True dat @ Shelle edit.

Just Jules said...

Ahhhh, I actually sound likable! gosh.

I will be gone until this afternoon or evening - off to haul docks, but will be back this evening to answer all comments.

Thanks :)

Vodka Logic said...

I "know" Jules thru blogging and enjoy her posts.. nice to get to know her better.

Love her photographs too.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I meant every word! I just noticed that you said you couldn't be confined in 50 Words! hahaha :) NO doubt.

Tonya said...

50 words??? yeah right - good to "meet" ya Jules :)

T said...

Crap! that was me above... I keep forgetting I signed into the wrong account this morning!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Nice to get to know you further Jules.

The Bare Essentials Today said...

Nice intro Jules! Nice to meet you! Loved your favorite post, I might have to steal the idea ;)

Just Jules said...

Hi everyone! I am finally back.... what a crazy day. Thanks for taking the time to read any bit of information about me.

Anjeny said...

Hi Jules...I totally enjoyed reading your fav. post. And it is a real honor learning more about you.

heelsnstocking said...

big waves from over here !

my dad is my main inspiration in life. You sound like you rock my dear xxx