Author Archives: Shannon Joy

About Shannon Joy

I am a single mama with two incredible munchkins. I confuse most people and the deeper you delve into the rabbit hole, the more lost you will become. I pray a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by God's grace and my own perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.

Sunset Drive

The pastel Sky whispers “this could be home”. No expectations, no overthinking in this space. Pinks and purples and blues bleed into each other, perfectly at peace with their coexistence. None overpowering the others, but so incredibly beautiful in their … Continue reading

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Over Halfway

“Shannon, you really need to pause and realize what you have accomplished already.” “What are you doing to celebrate?” “You are way too hard on yourself.” “When was the last time you sat down and listed your accomplishments?” “I bet … Continue reading

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Misplaced

If you can’t tell by my recent posts, I encountered a situation recently that rocked me to my core. I was hurt. I was angry. I didn’t know how to move on, what to say, what to do. It was, … Continue reading

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“People Change”

People change. Point Proven. Ugggh. All of these messages were sent while I was out with a friend, catching up on her recent solo trip out west. We got a bit lost in the conversation and I didn’t check my … Continue reading

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Foundation

When I finally saw it, my heart broke a little. No, not a little. It shattered, ripped completely apart and shredded beyond recognition. It was destroyed. Hopes, dreams, fantasies I had created in my mind and played on a constant … Continue reading

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Heartbeat

No focus. Not today. All I feel is my heartbeat. Fast. Too fast. Kind of like my life right now. Too fast. Too much change. All at once. So many things. So much happening. I can’t catch my breath. Can’t … Continue reading

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Empowerment

I was asked to speak at the Women’s Empowerment Brunch today. Nervous and excited, of course I said yes. If there is anything I am good at, it’s believing in people. I brought my daughter along, so she could be … Continue reading

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