Prize Money 

I do believe we some (most) times forget that we are the prize. We are the ones to be pursued, cherished, adored! You, above all else, have to know your value. How can you show someone how you should be treated if you aren’t treating yourself as such. Folks learn from action! 

I once found myself not being myself because in my mind, this is a “good guy” and I have to fit into whatever image he sees of me. I don’t want to loose this man’s interest cuz then I’m back to square one, and who wants to start all over? But I can’t settle, too many close calls to settling, that I’m not going to start that now. I’m the prize, and I have to treat myself as such. It’s no need to advertise what I bring to the “table”, as the man that’s looking for me will be able to realize my potential!  



#TBT / #FBF 

I was going through a few of my old photos from as far as ten years ago and it definitely made me smile to see how much I’ve changed over the years. 

When I look at this girl, I see such a carefree, spirited person who had the World at her feet. I was still learning about myself and what I needed from myself. This Tristan, lived life as if the next day wasn’t promised. 

This Tristan J is a woman who knows when to be soft, and allow someone else to take the lead, but she’s independent enough to make whatever moves are necessary for survival, she’ll be victorious. She’s still a spirited opinionated woman who won’t hesitate to let you know when you’ve fuked up but she’ll help pick you back up. 
When you look at your old photos, what do you see? 

Jonez baby! 


So I went to my first Music and Arts Festival, and I loved every minute!! 

SideNote: I wonder how they decide who’ll perform, the order and the length of their set. It was a good flow to the schedule. 

At first my only reason for attending was to sample and eat as much food as I could get my hands on. Of the three day festival, I could only get Saturday off from work, but getting to see Tory Lanez in person was the icing. So much energy! I’ll forever respect him. LL Cool J has had hits that I definitely rock with but not enough for me to see him in person, well he brought out Q-Tip, and I nearly lost my mind!! I opted not to see Future, and saw Big Gigantic. Didn’t know them before but I throughly enjoyed their set. They did a EDM collab with Biggie Smalls, so how could I not love them? 

However I’m highly upset I missed Big Boi’s set. I had a killer migraine that morning, and just couldn’t get it to settle down quickly enough. I experienced Erykah Badu, but felt she was too regal to record. The food and drink option was plentiful, and I left feeling full and fulfilled. 

This was the second year of The Meadows and I will surely be attending next year, all three days! Have you guys ever been? 

Tristan J 

Shrt & Swt


On the suggestion of a friend, I am going to attempt to write a short story. I am going to be way out of my comfort zone here but I will get this done. Tonight I wrote a page, and I really would like to stay up longer, but I am dirt tired. So I will pick up where I left off in the morning.

I will give you a peek into my writing world, when I write, I am only dotting down the movie that is playing in my head. My characters are living out their lives as if they are not only figments of my imagination. My characters name is Rachel and Andrew/Drew, however until the book is finished EVERYTHING is subject to change.


As if

So I’m still in awe that as of 1/1 I have 375 followers on Instagram! When I started to take my writing serious I had 99 followers, so the fact that 375 people care a little bit about what I have to say is mind blowing. I can’t even tell you how it makes me want to cry, right now! I just want to be able to bring other women together, as I know there is more than enough sun for all of us to shine together. I’m still finding out what my purpose is beside eating well!

For the folks who come to my website, my Instagram, TristanJonez, I can only humbly thank you for uplifting me as you do. I’m a better woman because you care enough to challenge my views. I can NEVER make up how blessed you make me feel but I will do all that I can to make sure I live up to the expectation. Don’t worry I’m working on blowing your mind!

Tristan J.

Talent V. Hustle

Hustle beats Talent when Talent doesn’t hustle. -Unknown

Although I believe I am super talented, talent will not get me where I want alone. So I have to do what I know how, as well make shit up as I go along. I’m good with adapting to my environment. Life has thrown me a few curve balls, so I just do what needs to be done. Don’t get me wrong, I have many low days, where I could care less about getting out the bed BUT If I don’t hustle I wont eat. I was recently sick with the flu, and work was the furthest thing from my mind. However I did it cuz I had to, but don’t worry I’m home taking care of myself.

I can hustle with the best of ’em but I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t put out my best content… I’ve been coasting lately. My personal life has distracted me these past few weeks, but I’ve settled those situations. I’m 100% focus on what I need to do for myself and my brand. Thank you for rocking with me!