My name is Jeaiza...
I'm an ordinary woman who has lived what I believe to be an extraordinary life. Outwardly, I've always been a super determined, goal-oriented, busy-body. Internally? I've struggled with insecurity, a lack of self-love, and the constant feeling like I have no control over my life or my goals.
Been there, done all of it—exhausting jobs, draining personal relationships, a blog that never seemed to have direction, burnout, and the age old "I'm gonna get it together this time!" mantras. As happy as I convinced my friends (and followers) that I was, I was desperately seeking contentment with my life and way of living.
Last year I decided to live transparently and intentionally: instead of having a flashy social platform and trying to gain followers I wanted to CONNECT with people. I promised myself that I wouldn't live idly anymore and dedicate myself to LIVING LIFE BEAUTIFULLY.
More About This "Gyul"...
I’m a digital storyteller, avid reader, and the biggest Harry Potter fan you'll ever meet.
I was born and raised on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, but since the age of 18 I've lived in many different places - including Virginia, Houston and Orlando. I've experienced everything from performing in an HBCU Marching Band, to traveling all over the country and having a coveted pageant title in Texas.
Love is what landed me in Arizona where I've lived since 2019. I currently live in the historical city of Tucson with my fiancé and our four-legged fur baby Dash.
When I'm not running my online platforms I work for an amazing Community Foundation here in Tucson that helps to support hundreds of other nonprofits in our community. While many people have walked away from the full-time work life, I feel pretty lucky that I never feel the need to. My easy-going and happy work environment is one of those things I sought out when trying to build a more intentional life.
It continues to be quite the journey, but I'm all about documenting it along the way.
A FEW MORE FUN FACTS
I grew up in a U.S. territory but experienced a very different life compared to the average American. There's a reason the blog is named "Gyul" Meets World instead of "Girl" - learn more about my island here.
I started by blog as a teenager and have been consistently writing ever since - though the blog has understandably gone through some name changes since 2009!
I consider myself an empath and while I love telling my own story, other people's stories and journeys are what I'm passionate about - it's why I started The Beautiful People Podcast
My fiancé and I met in college!
I was Miss Prairie View A&M University in 2016.
I call almost everyone I know (and most people I don't know) "beautiful people" because it's something I believe about them and what I want them to believe about themselves. Living intentionally isn't just about making a better life for yourself - it also involves being kind and empathetic to others and their journeys as well!
If you’d like to get in touch, you can contact me via email at
I try my best to read and respond to every email I receive, but please give me at least 48 hours to get back to you before sending additional messages. :-)
Currently, I am not accepting guest posts or guest inquiries on my blog or podcast. If this changes, I'll be sure to update the website.