Rebranding Jennsemble to Jubilant Dose | February Recap

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I’m baaaaaaaaaack!

If you haven’t already noticed, something HUGE is different… my brand name!! Formally known as Jennsemble, rebranding to Jubilant Dose has been the best decision. Now you must be wondering a number of things, such as where have you been?! and why the name change?! I can’t wait to tell you!

rebranding jennsemble to jubilant dose
I can’t believe that the last time I posted was February 1st on The Boyfriend Look. It seems like a whole year away and I hope I didn’t worry anyone with my absence. I’ve been extremely busy on the life spectrum that I decided to take a much needed blogging hiatus (yet again, yeah I know).

rebranding jennsemble to jubilant dose

A short recap of what happened in February to ketchup with the daily saga of Jenn:

  • Redecorated my room. I got rid of all my furniture, rearranged my room, went to IKEA, and just redecorated completely. All my furniture is minimal white and I absolutely love it! Not only does it brighten up my room, and mood, it’s just crazy how a bunch of new furniture can change a room so drastically. I moved my bed to the other side of the wall so I definitely had some hiccups in adjusting to not falling off my bed or waking up in a panic of not knowing where I am… hah!
  • Blogilates 28-Day Reset. This is basically a cleanse that Cassey Ho created and since it was 28 days, I figured the perfect month to do it in was February. The cleanse consists of cancelling out dairy, gluten, processed foods, additive sugars, and alcohol from your diet for a month. I’m actually surprised that it wasn’t as hard to follow as I thought it would be.
  • Blogilates February Calendar. To pair with my diet change, I also incorporated at home workouts. I follow Cassey Ho’s workouts. Each day is something new and the videos are always different so you keep your muscles challenged. Plus they’re fun!
  • Gym. I finally went back to the gym to work on cardio. I’ve been paying a membership to Blink and I haven’t gone… in forever. And the worst part of it is, I live a block away so all my excuses are a bunch of bull LOL.
  • Needed space. I must admit that one of the biggest contributory factors for my absence was a lack of motivation and inspiration to write. I felt extremely overwhelmed and just fell into a puddle of depression. I kind of lost a sense of purpose and felt like I was doing things aimlessly. So I took a lot of time to myself. Got into meditating. Spent a lot of time binge watching a bunch of things and basically followed a dull routine of work, gym, binge, sleep, repeat.

rebranding jennsemble to jubilant dose

It feels so good to be back into the writing grind. I pulled myself out of the slump. Refreshed my hair by going lighter…and grayer. And ultimately, I went through a period of reflection. Oddly enough, I hit a milestone that eventually gave me the final push to get back. February 28th marked 1 year since the birth of Jennsemble…and ironically enough my domain name was up for renewal. I spent quite a bit of time contemplating if I even wanted to renew it. I was so close to throwing in the towel. So after some soul searching, I came to the decision of rebranding and rediscovering my purpose. The quote that came to mind was, “when you think about quitting, remember why you started.”

Truth be told, I started blogging because I wanted my voice to get out there and for myself to flourish in something I created and owned for life. Jennsemble was an outlet meant to represent myself in all aspects. Bits and pieces of what makes me me…an ensemble if you will. But as time has passed, I’ve discovered a whole new world that has helped bring me out of my shell and meet so many incredible souls. I knew then that it was my mission to not only connect with individuals but to touch the hearts of those who can relate and learn from my own experiences. I didn’t want to just focus on self-growth, love and worth anymore. That wasn’t enough. I want to extend my platform to include my insights, experiences, and voice to guide those around me. To encourage everyone I can to pursue and achieve a state of sophrosyne.

Thus, Jubilant Dose was born from the ashes of Jennsemble. Rebranding is such an integral part of my new purpose and essentially reigniting my fire. Starting Jennsemble gave me my dose of happiness and triumph. In this first year, I’ve not only discovered deeper levels of myself, but I’ve also been very selfish. So now in my second year, I want to extend my hand and do what I can to allow anyone in my reach to grasp their own jubilant dose. I’m ready to say the things that some people are afraid to say. And help others with words when they can’t find the right ones. I want to touch your heart and let you know that at least 1 person, other than you, understands exactly what you’re going through – if not more so.

rebranding jennsemble to jubilant dose

Rebranding Jennsemble to a name that fit was definitely a challenge. I wanted to pick a new name that reflected my purpose. So, I decided to combine the words “jubilant” and “dose” for a multitude of reasons. Jubilant is definitely one of those SAT words and I used it because it signifies always challenging yourself to learn. Learning is such a crucial factor in growth. The meaning of the word itself is feeling or expressing extreme happiness or triumph. Blogging has produced the feeling of both and allowed me to express both, but I’ve now realized that I want it to be so much bigger than just myself. I’d love to express those feelings to all of you.

A dose is commonly referred to as a measurement for medicine. It also has a negative connotation due to its relation to drugs. I chose this word to show that there are always two ways to looking at things: negative and positive. Justly so, there are two sides to every story and relationships work like a two-way street. It’s also realistic, because although the dream is to always be happy, it’s not necessarily a realistic thing especially for myself. Without trying to be morbid, everything has a balance in life. You won’t know happiness unless you know sadness, so it’s definitely a constant (and indirect reminder) to appreciate what you have. Plus, this platform is just a small gesture of encouragement for you to seek what makes you happy. Essentially, a dose.

I definitely believe that rebranding was a great stepping stone in the right direction to where I ideally want to be. It definitely elevates my platform to new heights. I can’t wait to continue this journey with you all. So without further ado, some final words in lieu of rebranding:

You are never alone.

You are strong.

You are capable of your own jubilant dose.

Cheers to the journey toward sophrosyne. It won’t be easy, but it’ll be completely worth every ounce of effort singing from the core of your bones.

Sophrosyne (n.) [suh-fros-uh-nee]: A healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one’s true self, and resulting in true happiness
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46 Comments
  • Sharon Wu
    March 3, 2017

    Omg I love the new name and your logo! It’s so unique and I love your story behind how you came up with it too because when I saw your comment on my blog that’s exactly what I was wondering — how did she come up with such a pretty name?! Haha looking forward to seeing more from Jubilant Dose! 😉 <3 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/lifestyle/going-places-moshi/

    • jhanft
      March 3, 2017

      Aw thank you!! I can’t wait to share more posts and let everyone see more 🙂

  • Jordan Chapman
    March 3, 2017

    I love the new rebrand!! It works so well and you look super happy in these! Take care of yourself and this will go spectacularly!!
    Jordan xx
    http://www.thehatlogic.com

    • jhanft
      March 3, 2017

      Thank you so much Jordan!! I’ve definitely found a happier place 🙂

  • Eric K
    March 3, 2017

    Jenn, we all go through these and you are definitely not alone. You are back and I can’t wait to read more of your blogs. I know for a fact that when we take breaks, we come back stronger that ever. Thank you for sharing
    Eric K

    • jhanft
      March 3, 2017

      Thanks for the kind words, Eric! We certainly go through a time where we need to reevaluate everything 🙂

  • Jennifer Lee Quattrucci
    March 3, 2017

    Your new name and logo absolutely suits you so well. I’m excited for you and your new start and as always you’ve inspired me to keep going and keep reflecting! Thank you so much!

    • jhanft
      March 3, 2017

      You are always so kind!! Must be the name 😉 thank you always for your support 🙂

  • Mariann Yip
    March 3, 2017

    The name is definitely unique and I love the meaning behind it. It seems like you’ve grown a lot over the year so the rebranding was necessary. So glad you’re back and can’t wait to see what else is in store for you!

    • jhanft
      March 3, 2017

      Hehe thank you for your words!! I’ve definitely grown a lot and can’t wait to share more posts under Jubilant Dose 🙂

  • Iga Parker
    March 3, 2017

    I love your dress, hun! So edgy! It looks so damn cool with those boots!

    xo,
    Iga
    http://www.stylenightcap.com/

  • Stephanie
    March 3, 2017

    I wish you could’ve been sitting in my bedroom when I saw this post show up – I audibly squealed with delight. I couldn’t be more excited for you, my Jenn girl! It’s been an absolute pleasure being introduced to you and your life through your blog and Instagram. I’ve watched you grow so much and become even more jubilant in life – so the name is beyond fitting. I know you still have those days (you know I totally get you there), but in all, I’m just excited to see you experience so much joy in your upcoming blogging journey! It’s going to be pure magic. It’s good to take a step back and “rebrand” in life once in a while, and you did it in the classiest way possible. I am so.damn.proud!!! Sending you ALL the love right now!

    Stephanie xx

    • jhanft
      March 5, 2017

      Omg you are the absolute sweetest!! I’m so glad and appreciative to have e-met you. Hopefully one day I get the pleasure of meeting you in person!! Thank you always for the kindest words and support!!

  • Samantha Mariko
    March 3, 2017

    Jenn!! Welcome back to blogging!! I was wondering why you hadn’t posted in so long and now I understand 🙂 That’s great you were able to find a new “brand” that you feel more comfortable with, with a beautiful message for your readers. I can’t wait to see what kind of content you will be writing and sharing with us <3
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    • jhanft
      March 5, 2017

      Hehe thanks so much, Samantha!! You’re the best 🙂

  • Josie
    March 4, 2017

    Congrats Jenn! I’m obsessed with the name ( it is catchy ) and I love the meaning and story behind it. I’m glad you’re back to blogging, sometimes a break is what you need to come back in force!

    Bisous, Josie
    http://www.petiteandbold.com

    • jhanft
      March 5, 2017

      Thanks girl!! Much agreed! A break is definitely necessary sometimes!

  • Thy
    March 4, 2017

    Aww babe! Keep it up! I’m so glad you found yourself and now more determine than ever! ❤❤❤

  • Rafal
    March 4, 2017

    Great styling combined with heels
    http://moda-na-obcasach.blogspot.com/

  • Candace
    March 4, 2017

    The new name is definitely you! I am obsessed with it and what’s to come for your blog. I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve in the future. We have missed you!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • jhanft
      March 5, 2017

      Aw thank you!! I’m hoping to elevate it to new places 😊

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    March 5, 2017

    As much as I loved Jennsemble, the story behind Jubilantdose is a brilliant one and rebranding at this very moment was the best decision you could make! I will humbly take my dose of jubilant whenever offered and I love your reflecting and meaningful posts. You’re a brand, you’re a fashionista, but you’re also Jenn. This way we’ll get the best of all these worlds! (And you were wondering so I am answering: I have missed you girl!!)
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

    • jhanft
      March 7, 2017

      Aw Thomas, I always love your comments. You seriously make my day that much brighter!! And I look forward to learning more about you through your posts as well!! Thanks for all the support thus far and it’s so good to be back!

  • Kusum
    March 6, 2017

    What a fun name, Jubilant Dose! Love it babe and so glad you took the time off to take care of yourself and seems like your February was amazing on so many levels. P.S: I love Casey Ho!

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • jhanft
      March 7, 2017

      Hehe thank you so much love!! I definitely feel amazing after a long break 🙂

  • Izzy McLeod
    March 6, 2017

    Woow I love these photos! Amazing look too

    The Quirky Queer

  • Lucy Hernandez
    March 7, 2017

    Good for you for taking a social media break. Sometimes you have to step away in order to get a clear creative perspective. And I think there’s no apologies ever necessary for taking time for yourself, creativity, friends family…. And congrats on the re-branding! Logo looks great!

  • Jo
    March 7, 2017

    Welcome back, babe! I’m so glad you’re back and I love your blog’s new name! It definitely sounds like the perfect title for what your blog is all about. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful and interesting posts!

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • jhanft
      March 8, 2017

      Hehe thank you for the warm welcome! Can’t wait to create 🙂

  • rachel vogt
    March 7, 2017

    What a fabulous sweater dress, you’re totally killing it.
    xoxo, Rachel
    http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

  • Atsuna Matsui
    March 7, 2017

    Sooo glad you’re back girl!! I love the new name and I think it definitely suits your brand. I actually also made a recent decision to start working out too and I think it’s so great that you’re trying to get fit as well. Can’t wait to see more content from you.

    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • jhanft
      March 8, 2017

      Doesn’t working out make you feel so much better? 😀 Thanks a bunch, can’t wait to share more!

  • Miki
    March 9, 2017

    Welcome back Jenn. Love the new name and it’s so well thought out. It’s really perfect for your blog! So excited to see what’s to come in your upcoming posts!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  • Linh Dao
    March 10, 2017

    gosh i love this post so much! I love the reason why you changed your name! I totally love that quote too because I think about it all the time when I thought I was ready to throw in the towel. I lost sight of why I started my blog in the first place sometimes. I cannot wait to see more from you! glad you are back!

    Linh
    http://www.xcapewithlinh.com

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 15, 2017

      Yeah sometimes it’s hard but remembering why you started is always the best thing to do to refocus yourself!!

  • Deddeh Howard
    March 10, 2017

    Welcome back love, I’m loving the new name and your hair. So beautiful!.

  • marcy
    March 15, 2017

    LOVE the new name babe!!!! Glad to have you back and even though we miss you I’m glad you were still working in some things. Changes are always good specially if you think you need them.

    xoxo
    Marcy

    • Jenn Hanft
      March 16, 2017

      Hehe thank you!! I’m excited to be back 😉

  • Chloe
    March 16, 2017

    Super excited for your rebranding! 🙂 You look gorgeous!I love your hair and the dark lippie! It’s such a pretty combo!

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/convenient-style-rompers/

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