~ Stephen Hawking, Visionary Physicist, 1942-2018
~ Julie Andrews
Welcome to The JOY Diaries, an idea and adventure blog by me, Tina.
What is a joy diary anyway? I’m not suggesting life is perfect. I don’t even know what “perfect” is supposed to mean. Life is just life. And most of the time I LOVE it. Sure, my boys light my fuse when they bicker. My car broke down yesterday. I’m queen of bad hair days. My mug breaks out in weird, middle-aged-people zits. I have frequent insomnia, and on those days when I’m overtired, super cranky and eating junk, I bloat up like an inflatable lounge chair. Blergh!
So snit happens. It’s fine. My blog is about living well because of the unexpected things that happen in life as much as despite them. Sometimes that means finding and appreciating the JOY in an experience, and at other times that means bringing some JOY to the moment when it’s really needed…or, just because!
I juggle most of my time between my family and my work. But I always look for opportunities to read, write, eat yummy food with people I like (YAY, if it’s cooked by someone else!), enjoy art, see shows, make cool things, and explore outside.
I almost called this blog The Bucket List, but I don’t have a ready-made list of goals or things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket. Instead, this blog is about filling my bucket with purpose and with people, places, and experiences that bring me joy and telling the stories. Destination unknown!
As an avid reader myself, I appreciate my blog readers very much and hope to see you back again.
Until next time.
If I’m sponsored by a business or brand, I’ll let you know up front, so I can include them as part of the story. And whenever I’m sponsored by a business or brand, this blog is still 100% me — my point of view and experience. 🙂