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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Holidays


Hey friends!!

I know I haven't written in a while...a long while.  How are you??  What's new with you??
I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all Happy Holidays!


I've been quite busy since March (my last post).  Had a beautiful 'surprise', named Julianna, born on September 9th. 


It's been a crazy year and as 2013 draws to a close, I have reflected on the past 12 months.  I've learned a lot and grown a great deal.  I've made some amazing friends and have spread my wings in a few areas.

Anyway, keeping this short and sweet...and on point...I am still here and Happy Holidays!!

Wishing you all the best during the Christmas season and in 2014!

XO

Joy

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thinking of You...

When you lose someone close to you, what thoughts come to mind?  Perhaps it is regret or guilt over not keeping in touch.  In some cases, it may even be how things ended on a sour note last time you did talk.  Hopefully, there are plenty of good memories too.

Today's post is just a gentle reminder for you, and me too, to reach out and connect.  After all, with technology being so instant these days, and just about everyone being online either by email, Facebook, Twitter or some other network, or even text message...there's really no reason to not keep in touch.  Push aside any hesitancy...maybe you argued, maybe one of you owes the other money or some material item, maybe it's just been a really long time...whatever it is...push it aside.  Connect.  Now.

As you  read this, chances are at least one person came to mind.  Send them an email, a message, a card in the mail or even a good old-fashined hand-written letter.  Don't get caught up in the reasons why you lost touch...just say:

Hey, was thinking about you today. Just wanted to send you a note and let you know how much you mean to me and that you're on my mind.  Love, {Your Name}

After all, if YOU got a message like that, wouldn't it make your day?  We all want to know that we matter and that someone cares about us.  It's human nature.  So, whomever it was that popped in your mind, way up there near the first paragraph, reach out to them, RIGHT NOW.  You're online already.  Don't put it off until you get home from work or school.  Let them know right now. 

And yep, I sent out an email before typing out my thoughts here.  Sent it to my mom.  I just wanted her to know I was thinking about her and that I love her. 

Take the first step.  Don't carry regrets or ill feelings a moment further into your day...your week...your life.

And, I am not telling you what to do...I was just thinking ABOUT YOU TODAY!  ;)

Love & Blessings,

Joy

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Almost Spring!

I confess, I have been anxiously waiting for Spring to come.  We are just a couple weeks away and I cannot wait.  There is much to do these days and more daylight and warmer temperatures helps SO much!

Photo from:  http://crazy-frankenstein.com


What do YOU have planned for this Spring?  Gardening?  Dieting/Exercise?  New wardrobe?  Tell me in the comments below.  Can't wait to hear what you have planned!


Keep warm and keep smiling!

~Joy~

Monday, February 11, 2013

Where Does The Time Go?

It is hard for me to believe it has been 3 months since I have posted anything on this blog.  I mean, it's not like I haven't been doing anything, so what is up with that?  :)

Okay, so what have I been doing since Hurricane Sandy?

Well, other than the usual stuff that goes on with 4 kids during the holidays and school year...I've been reading.  A LOT.

I started doing "gigs" on a site called Fiverr.com.  And, I really, really enjoyed it.  I was reading and reviewing other authors Kindle books and it took up a ton of time.  Yet, I learned a lot about a wide variety of things and found some inspiration for my own writing.  It was amazing.  Unfortunately, things kind of ended with all of that today.  It's just too hard to keep within the T&C of both Fiverr and Amazon/Kindle and deliver the work these authors need.  I was pissed...but, it is what it is.

As for my bracelets, I made a few new ones in time for Valentine's Day, but then ran out of supplies, so I don't think anyone will order them...knowing the shipping would take too long.  It's all good though.  They still came out very nice and I will be sure to post them on my Bracelets By Joy page soon.

Let's see..what else?

I've made a couple of AWESOME friends...one is Sam, the other is Eve.  They are both authors and we share ideas, stories, edit each other's writing.  I adore them both.  Want to know something cool?  I am in the US...one of my friends is in Europe, the other in Australia!  How about that?  Expanding my horizons without ever setting food outside of my house.  Although, I definitely would love to visit both places someday!

Hmmm... well, I've also taken a break from Facebook the past few weeks.  There is just so much distraction there and it really has caused me some "trouble" so for the time being I am lying low. 

I also wrote out some story drafts, but those are under wraps for now.

Oh and I am working on an affiliate marketing program.  It's the updated version of one I already generate income with and I hope the updates will be the blessing I've been praying for.

Okay...so that's about it for the moment.

Got questions?  Comments??  Just put in the comment box so I know you popped by.  Would love to hear from you.

XO

~Joy~