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.

Woman of Distinction

“I am a woman of distinction. Recklessly beautiful and untamed–my heart is splayed wide open for I not only trust the process, but I trust the force in which each one of my feet hits the ground and my ability … Continue reading

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Head-Over-Heels

I was always the girl who wanted the mysterious stranger. The more unavailable a person was, the more attractive they became to me. “Hard to get” was a challenge and an opportunity for me to prove my worth in my … Continue reading

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White Whale

It’s been a long time since I last read Moby Dick, but I found myself engaged in a conversation about life’s white whales this weekend, so I bought it on Audible and I am in the process of listening to … Continue reading

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Wanna know?

You know what’s sexy? Someone who knows what they want. You know what’s incredible? Knowing I am what they want. If you want me to find you attractive, effort is everything. Don’t tell me you care, show me you care. … Continue reading

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Lonely, nah.

Thunder crashes on occasion amidst the steady pitter patter of the rain in the chimney and on the windows. Such a beautiful sound. I’m tucked in bed now, my book still laying beside me, beckoning me to open it again. … Continue reading

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Furious Tears

3:50pm- “Can you meet a little early to get the kids? I have stuff to do.” Never a request I would turn down. I finished up my haircut and headed to our meeting spot. As the kids opened the door, … Continue reading

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2018

When we go into a new year, we tend to have expectations or resolutions or just some hope for what the new year might bring. 2018 was no different for me. I wrote my “Little Big Year” post and determined … Continue reading

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