To my followers and friends, Thank You
When I was in elementary school, the consistent comment on my report cards was “Jill talks too much in class.” Let’s face it, that gift of gab has served me well in my television career!
And yet, sitting here writing this, I find myself speechless.
I’m not quite sure where to begin, and I’m also afraid that with so much I want to say, once it starts pouring out, I may not be able to stop!
So let’s start with the basics.
Whether you started following Just Jill because we met through QVC, the TODAY show, or you simply just found me, I’m so grateful for each and every one of you.
Your excitement, your interest, your kind comments, your heart emojis… all of it fills a bucket within me that I’m not sure I ever really understood needed to stay full.
And your response to the Just Jill Shop? If you only knew. IF YOU ONLY KNEW.
I’ve never shied away from making myself vulnerable. Whether to close friends or to the public, I’m a pretty open book.
But the decision to open an online shop, with all the risks that come with starting a business, learning so many new skills, and wondering if you can really do this and then the bet you make on yourself that you can make it work? It’s terrifying!
And I kept hoping, in Field of Dreams style, I’d hear Shoeless Joe saying, “If you build it, they will come.”
But guess what? I didn’t really need to hear it because I knew.
Deep down in my heart, I knew.
I knew I had all of you.
Not to be corny, but are you tearing up right now? Because I am. Full-blown tears down my cheeks.
Tears of gratitude and joy.
I love my followers so much. You are loyal, kind, and boy do you all get my back! And it’s because of you, I’m having so much fun building the Just Jill Shop.
I want you to know that YOU, my customer, my follower, my friend, YOU, are with me in every decision I make for Just Jill. From the products and pricing to the customer service and content we create… YOU are my guiding light.
I hope you feel it. And know it. It’s who I am. I want to do right by YOU.
I’m thrilled that I have all of you as my co-pilots on this journey. I hope you’re having as much fun on the ride as I am.
And we’re just getting started. Isn’t that fun to say?
In the coming months, we’ll be expanding our assortment of products and brands so that you’ll continue to have new things to find.
So, the mom in me says, “buckle up!”
And from my heart, I say, “I’m so glad you’re here.”
With thanks, gratitude and love,