photo of jen gray
i heart jen gray.
i really, really do.
she is a graceful weaver of the threads in her "gypsy cowgirl" journey.
she is a sparklin' rock*star, fairy magic goddess & sage warrior.
she is a merry maker with one wild & wide open heart.
thank you, dear jen, for participating in the inHERview project. you matter so very much to me.
Who are you?
My name is Jen, and I'm just another gypsy cowgirl making my way through this life, trying to do the best I can.
Where can we find you?
There's a little bit of me on my blog ~ http://www.jengray.com. But hopefully you will find me outside somewhere playing hard, getting messy, collecting stories.
What is your motto for living? Or, what's on the bumper sticker of your life?
"let us go laughing..." (which is from a song written by Bruce Cockburn)
How do you spend your days?
I work as a photographer/photo stylist, primarily on the commercial end, and I also help run a non for profit organization for children.
How do you spend your nights?
I love when Barron comes home, and we chat about the day, cook some grub, and curl up on the couch listening to our favorite tunes. Summer will change this, and those nights will be spent outside on the porch or walking down by the river, riding out to our favorite little spots....
How do you spend your weekends?
I really like to lay low, with the ones i love...keep it simple and keep it easy.
How do you define your tribe?
Those with whom I share a kinship of the heart.
Who is a part of your tribe?
My family, my partner, my closest friends, aspects of nature, and our pets. My tribe is not exclusive, as I believe people come into our lives for certain purposes and sometimes need to leave when the soul work is done. I feel fatly-blessed with the people who are in my life. Seriously.
What makes your heart sing?
When I see people feeling good about their lives, when I am fully surrounded by nature and nothing man made, when I hear the ones I love laughing those hard kind of laughs.
What do you care about?
My care runs deep, and often causes me a great and heavy ache. I care about healing, i care about growth, i care about love, i care about goodness.
What inspires you?
*Nature ~ The Carribean, pine forests, the vast farmlands, thunderstorms, the critters, the plants, the scents and the colors that decorate it all.
*Music ~ singing, listening, dancing, playing.
*Love ~ for me, that is what living and dying is all about.
*And the thing I cannot really put words to, but its about my spiritual connection and belief and the mysticism that weaves throughout it.
Where and/or when do you feel most at home?
Surrounded by nature, away from chatter and world stuff. When I have my family or friends around me. Curled up with Barron and our cats in our bed. When i am aligned with grace...
What is one question (in your life/journey) you are currently answering?
How can i be in best service to the hearts of others while still keeping my soul juiced up and healthy.
What dream are you dreaming right now?
Its a dream that is still being weaved together, so I cant really find the words, but it's a good one.
If you were to "tell the world just one thing" (as Jewel sings) what would that "one thing" be?
that each of us matter so very much.