JOY diary

Dyslexia & Other Troublesome Words

Like my twelve-year old son, I picked up reading easily. My ten-year-old, however, had a difficult start with the alphabet and with school. I remember when he started kindergarten. One afternoon after school, his teacher stepped outside and told me my little guy was...

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

I turn 50 in two weeks. I’ve been preparing for months to do this, in my head and in my writing. I took up yoga. I’m ready! Well, I was ready until yesterday. Yesterday, a package I ordered two months ago arrived in the mail. Two months ago, something else happened...

I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy.

~ Shawn Johnson