My name is Nelson Jenig. Yes, Nelson is my first name. Yes, I know my parents are creative.
I am studying at Aurora University for my Master’s in Social Work (MSW). I currently intern at the Proviso Children’s Advocacy Center helping child abuse victims. I graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Psychology and quickly learned that was NOT the path for me; hence, the MSW. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the suburb of Romeoville.
I started journaling about four years ago, as a way to deal with my daily struggles and my clustered thoughts. With the death of my twin sister, I decided to publicly journal to possibly help others and show that no one is alone in the struggles of life. I can only hope that my life experiences could possibly help others in the future.
The name of my blog is “One Half of Another” because with the loss of a loved one, it can feel as if you have lost a part of yourself. In my case, my twin; therefore, my other half has been lost. Click the link for my full explanation: One Half of Another
The topics I write about range from grief to faith to life advice to random observations. Overall, this is a place for me to begin to understand my grief and how to survive in this crazy world with life’s ups and downs. I hope you all enjoy! Thanks for the constant love & support ❤
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This blog is devoted to my sister, Ryane. She constantly made other people feel loved and truly accepted for who they are. I want to continue to spread this message through these posts and my actions. Because she truly brightened the world with everything she did.
Ryane Jenig: May 30, 1996 – October 1, 2016
Love you always Ryane.