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.

-September 12-

Originally posted on My Heart is My Compass:
Steel beams like shoelaces. Twisted, taught, writhing. Struggling, pleading to be unfolded and hammered straight. Begging to have time turned back. Souls hurled at terminal velocity Their descent fueled by pain, anguish,…

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Little Things

“Won’t that hurt your shoulder?” “I knew you didn’t get lunch today, so would you like me to grab you Pad Thai since I am here already?” “I saw this song and thought you might like it.” “I can come … Continue reading

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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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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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