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 play 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 experiences and grace and 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.

Black Lives Matter

It was brought to my attention that my previous post could be seen as self-aggrandizing, which was absolutely not the idea behind it. At first, I wanted to be offended. I wanted to defend myself since this blog had always … Continue reading

Posted in Social Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Can’t Breathe

I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t imagine. I can’t stop crying.  I am usually pretty quiet about political issues. I have my own deep-seated beliefs about things, but I have never been one to think that my beliefs … Continue reading

Posted in Feelings, Growth, Social Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Social Distancing

I am a hugger. That hasn’t always been true for me. For a long time, I was afraid that touching someone would let them in, let them see me. So I shook hands and avoided any semblance of physical affection. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

What I know…

It’s challenging. Being right in the middle of life and faced with an incredible number of decisions. Career? Business? Relationship? Kids? Travel? Stability? Or basically any goal or desire that you ruminate upon. You’re in the middle of this maze … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Don’t fall for my flowers, Please fall for my roots. For when Autumn comes, I will still need you. The leaves will change, they’ll turn and fall. I do want to trust That you’ll stay for it all. As seasons … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“The Girl Who Smiles”

Three times yesterday. Three different conversations. Three separate people. “How can you always be in such a good mood? Even with your car accident and now the job thing, it seems like you just have no worries.” “I’m not sure … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, dreams, Family, Feelings, Friendship, Growth, Mental Health, My daily life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


There are days when the road is smooth and everything seems to be going exactly as it should. There are days that the kids do their chores without nagging and dinner comes together easily and work is full of interesting, … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Feelings, Growth, Mental Health, My Art, My daily life, Organization, Uncategorized, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment