Interview with JEMi – In Her Heels is the go-to site for comfort, support and encouragement. It was created by JEMi who made the site to cope with her own personal loss. Instead of wallowing in sorrow and grief, she turned her attention to the needs of others. Her writing style is so comforting that every post is like a personal letter to you, the reader. Loaded with self-help and how-to guides her site will keep you reading. Money problems? Read her post “25 Terrific Tips to Help You Conquer Your Money Struggles.”

She has touched the lives of others and has given us a reason to look at our lives with confidence. In one of her recent posts, “Self Fulfilling Prophecies: Getting Your Life Back,” she reveals the keys to thinking differently and learning to love yourself. Her primary goal is to make a difference in someone’s life, if you read the comments from her readers, she has done just that. Meet JEMi your new best friend.


The Interview


Name: JEMi
Location: New York
Occupation: Blogger

What items do you always carry with you?::

My pocketbook has my aresenal of goodies that I treasure and comes with me wherever I go. I never feel like I am without because it always contains:

  • Bible
  • Wallet
  • My keys with store cards for everywhere I frequent including two gyms!
  • Schedule book
  • Workout training log
  • The perfect lipgloss and mascara
  • Visine
  • Lotion

What challenges do you face in your line of work, and have you ever felt like giving up?::

I am fortunate right now in that I have the opportunity to just be a college student slash blogger. This means I am a nomad with my laptop. I write wherever I want to write and sometimes that means bed while other times it means in the library at the local medical school.

What do you consider greatest failure and why?::

To be honest, I don’t have an answer to this question and for that I am grateful! I used to think that my incompletion of a practical nursing program was my greatest failure however looking back, I realize I was going through some extraordinary matters and did well for me. I picked up so much that I apply to my life right now and if anything – I feel 10x more capable because of it. Who would’ve thunk it!

What do you consider your greatest achievement and why?:: hands down. It allows me to help others on a regular basis. It is also completely reflects my personality and creativity. It is opening doors that I never thought existed AND it is only the very beginning of the quest for my career which includes the title Writer. It excites me. The readers are so valuable to me and I secretly think they give me more than I could ever give them – an overflowing gratefulness for them 🙂

Who (and or what) inspires, motivates you?::

My mom inspires me. You know what gets me? For years people would say “You two are SO much alike. You look alike, act the same, etc” and we would both look at each other and say “We don’t get it.” I am honored to be her daughter. She’s strong, beautiful, positive, cheerful and if she’s any indication on what I’ll be like in 20 years – well I’m one lucky gal!

My readers also inspire me! Sometimes I receive letters from readers that touch my heart so deeply and fill me with such a sense of happiness. To know that the purpose of this site has served at least ONE person – it means the world to me. And sure enough, people reach out. All this to validate THE inspiration who is–

My late husband. Losing him catapulted me into an unfamiliar world of hopelessness. I was mortified by the impact of the grief and I thought to myself “Oh my God.. some people actually FEEL like this on a regular basis!” Writing allowed me to feel like I contributed to this world on his behalf as well as mine to help others feel the good side of life. Writing allows me to feel like I am with him. I promised myself that he would not have died for nothing – that I’ll do this for the both of us.

So here I am!


What have you learned in your life so far?::

Learning to live in the present moment and giving the very best of me for each task – menial or otherwise – filled me with a rich sense of aliveness that I don’t want to lose. It allows me to chase passions without feeling like I am always without because the current moment ALWAYS counts!

Do you have any favorite quotes, pictures, internet links that you would like to share?::

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change” – Wayne Dyer.
That quote was life changing for me.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?::

My weaknesses – Cold Stone’s ice cream! 🙂
I tend to be very trusting although I don’t see it much as a weakness.. just something to be mindful about.

My strengths – my love for happiness in life. I smile quite often and am considered warm by others. Also showing empathy and writing!

What are you goals for the future?::

  • I want to make it into medical school so that I can get into the field of mental health
  • Publishing books that people love because it truly serves a need
  • A-list blogging
  • The transformation of my physique!
  • Finding that true love again


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  2. Ashley

    Im one of jemi’s elementary friends and I have to say Im nothing but proud of her..she has the potential to do so much and I know she will succeed. I know times can be rough but jemi shows everyone what a strong black woman can achieve. im so proud and ill see you at the love ya

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