Joy Us

Hello! Welcome to the blog that is trying to figure out who it is. Here’s the skinny—It’s a short film concept that I fondly call:

Doing Another Thing I said I’d Never Do

BACKGROUND:
Once upon a time (last year), my sister and I had piles of note books, color schemes, graphs, and editorial calendars detailing our plans and mission for this blog.

NEXT SCENE:
Life happened. Poor blog mostly lost its identity.

[FOUR-MONTH INTERMISSION]

NEXT SCENE:
I renewed my lifelong vow that I’d never have an online journal kind of blog.
Blog sat, unused, a little longer.

[ENTER MORE LIFE EXPERIENCE]

NEXT SCENE:
“Hi, I’m Joy. At the ripe age of 25-going-on-26-in-six-months, I am taking inventory of who I’m becoming, where I’m going, and what is most important to me. Mostly, getting to know myself a little better right now.”
P.S. And ooh, sometimes it’s really uncomfortable!

I do my best thinking in expensive coffee shops in exotic locations on extended vacations. But again, #life man. Therefore, I am relegated to next tier of processing, which happens when I write. Go figure.

CURRENT SCENE:    *spark of genius*
“Waiiiiiiiit. Since I have a blog, I could use that to…you know…write on.”

“Uh, like an online journal?”
(….)

SUMMARY:
So that, friend, is how this in-process idea about writing through my in-process growing pains started. I’m thinking of these story snippets like Instagram pictures—a haphazard collection of memories that will never fully capture an entire life, but, strung together, can offer a unique glimpse into the humanness of someone else.

Let’s carry on!
–joy.

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