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.

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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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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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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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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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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Piano Dreams

I touch the faded ivory keys, the melody coming alive hesitantly. My fingers are still so slow on the keys, but soon I will be more comfortable. A baby grand piano! In my living room! EEEK! I have wanted a … Continue reading

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Dancing with Death

“The first breath is the beginning of death.” — Anon. He has danced for me since I can remember, intriguing, enchanting, tantalizing. I have forsaken those I love for him at times. I have completely forgotten who I was, so … Continue reading

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Symphony of Spring

“I need to get away from everything. It’s spring break and I just need to get away.” As I heard the words come from his mouth, I decided it was time for an adventure.”Lets do it, lets just go somewhere … Continue reading

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She Let Go

Breathe in. Breathe out. Let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let … Continue reading

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