Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jihan of Geronimo! Balloons

photo by Kimberly Genevieve
Back home in Everett, WA, I met Jihan when we both served on a church youth committee in high school. I was a newbie to the group and a year or two younger than everyone else.

Jihan took me under her wing and was a complete sweetheart. She always made me feel comfortable and part of the group. Plus, I couldn't get over her fantastic red lipstick and chestnut brown hair.

She was, and still is, stunning inside and out. 

When I moved to Chicago last year I bought a bed via the Internet from a girl who was moving to another state. She was already gone by the time I arrived so I corresponded with her former roommate, Charlotte.

As Charlotte and I got to know each other we quickly discovered we were both from the Seattle area and there was a certain someone we both knew: Jihan! Come to find out Charlotte and Jihan are actually best friends.

Sometimes it really is a small world.

To come full circle, this summer I had the opportunity to intern for The Everygirl. When the editors Alaina and Danielle asked us for future career feature ideas I knew immediately who I would recommend. Today you get to see why.

Head over to The Everygirl to read all about Jihan Zencirli of Geronimo! Balloons.


  1. Good work arranging this feature Clarissa! I literally think it might have been my favorite one yet (and I can assure you, I'm not just saying that!). Jihan's interview was so inspiring and personal. I loved reading it and the photos were simply gorgeous!

  2. What a small world! Its always amazing to see how peoples paths are weaved in and out. Can't wait to check out the feature:)
    Have a lovely day ahead!