KISH: Tell Us About You…
Tarralyn Jones, a devoted wife of (33) years and mother of (3) children. A two time breast cancer survivor (2002/2008), underwent a major unexpected surgery, removing two tumors from brain in 2014 yet these unforeseen occurrences didn’t stop me from concentrating on a successful recovery and treatments while operating a business as the Principal/Founder of boutique firm (TJ’s Designs & Events) who create matchless services to meet clients’ demands from a custom creative design and strategic management perspective to the likes of influential players, including former colleagues, corporative executives, community frontrunners, Super Bowl LI Houston, Super Bowl LIV Miami, just to name a few, providing a “Dashing & Tailored Experience”~
In August 2019 graduated from the Western Florida 2nd MACT (Missionary Credentialing Academy Training) as an Evangelist Missionary under the leadership of Bishop Larry E. Perkins.
Advocate to fight cancer known as the energizer bunny despite having a nonstop daily routine by telling my story to women, organizing community events/fundraisers to educate/motivate/inspire, all targeted to raise awareness and encourage women to pay close attention to body while maintaining selfcare.
PFPMA (https://pfpma.org/) #NFL #CrucialCatch #AmericanCancerSociety partnered to allow Tarralyn Jones and Arica Johnson who shared their journey with the support of their sons as cancer survivors/warriors alongside a diverse representation of the NFL family impacted by cancer as part of American Cancer
Society Friday Night Lights Tik Tok campaign ~
Article: “Christian Jones on mother’s battle with cancer” ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Chicago Bears (2014-2017)
Detroit Lions (2018- present)
Article: “Lake Howell alum Christian Jones motivated by mother’s cancer battles to reach NFL ~ https://www.orlandosentinel.
NFL Moms Do Not Rush Challenge ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?
National Events Coordinator for Professional Football Players Mothers Association – Official Website (pfpma.org)
One of my biggest accomplishment 1st time published author of – “Living A Mask Life” released February 2021 – https://tarralynjones.com/
KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?
Tarralyn: A devoted advocate and passionate about inspiring, motivating, and educating women to live, laugh, love, and be the self-care diva you are incorporating self love. My dream, which has come to life, is creating platforms and planning events to pour into the hearts of hurting women.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?
Tarralyn: I was inspired to pursue this dream because I was a hurting woman who allowed the regrets to hinder me from moving forward. But once the mask was removed, free me from the bondage, I was able to move forward freely to accomplish my dream of writing this book and creating a platform for hurting women to live, laugh, love, and become the self care diva.
KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?
Tarralyn: The challenges that occurred while writing “Living A Masked Life” was the inability to place a halt on the bustling daily routine of life which contributed to my health challenges.
KISH: Who or what inspired you to keep pushing regardless of the challenges you’ve encountered?
Tarralyn: My Lord & Savior! There is Incredible power in prayer and trusting the Lord with your all, establishing an unwavering faith walk. Through prayer, we invite the Lord into our situation and our lives. Prayer changes things, but even more, prayer changes us. Phillippians – 4:6-7 says – (6) Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. (7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Through prayer, we have the opportunity to reach our full potential in Christ. The disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” As we grow in our prayer life, we become more alive and more engaged with what God is doing. None of us are perfect at prayer, but as we take steps to grow spiritually in our prayer life, the impact is incredible. God will move mountains, and God will transform us into people of love, joy, and peace through prayer. My book “Living A Masked Life” was a self discovery in sharing my personal experiences and others that needed to be shared, encouraging people to take the necessary steps in removing the mask to no longer be in bondage to live, laugh, love becoming the self-care diva you are!
KISH: Please provide final thoughts advice for others by finishing this sentence…dream
Tarralyn : Like no other turning it into a reality by not becoming complacent instead self -discovery, breaking strongholds, and taking the necessary steps to remove the mask by loving you with no comparisons to others to live, laugh, love, and be the self-care diva you are! Life is like a roller coaster. Either you can scream every time there is a bump, or you can throw your hands up and enjoy the ride and live your best life.