Welcome to The Joy Journalist! =)

Welcome to The Joy Journalist

Poland Christmas market by Everyday Wow Twitter

The story of The Joy Journalist goes way back to 2013 and was inspired by awesome 20something blogger and author Paul Angone in his 101 Secrets for your 20’s (highly recommend the book! 😉 It was the last secret- the best secret for your 20’s are the ones your discover for yourself. So here we are!

A collection of my life stories from when I was 18, all the way till now- 22. Way back when, the original name of the blog was actually Saving Grace, which later changed to randomthoughtsofa20something (whew, that was one long blog title!) But both didn’t that really capture the quintessence of why I was writing.

Till 2016. The Joy Journalist- a smiley dreamer at heart. 😉

Relentless daydreamer with optimism despite the odds 😉 

To inspire hope, faith, to give encouragement and uppage, share prayers, light and <3. 

That is my quintessence. 

New posts will definitely be on ze way! To tide you over, a little welcome post awaits you in every category 😉

Till then, courtesy of my fellow blogger friends who inspired The Joy Journalist, check out:

Happy readings! 😉

With =)’s, light and hope,
The Joy Journalist aka JJ 😉

P.S Shout out to my awesome brother who came up with the incredible pen name!

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The best legacy to leave behind…

Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens by Melbourne Tourist Guide Instagram

Creating.
For you.
For others.
For future generations.

In Matt Appling’s Life after Art book, he shares that all humans have this innate desure to create. After all, God is the Creator and breathed life into us. So naturally we have this yearn to create beautiful and incredible things.

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Feeling spiritually dry?

Feeling spiritually dry?In life there will be times when we lose inspiration and motivation. Albeit it could be down to slipping back into the work routine feeling. Whenever it feels like that, Paul Angone’s Allgroanup blog always comes to the rescue! When you lose inspiration is on point. It’s normal to feel that way sometimes and we all do 😉 After all, no one has got everything figured out. No matter the age.

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To sink or swim?

James 1:12

Photo is credited to Robert Jahn, an amazingly talented photographer

I think we’ve all had times in our lives where we ask, Why God? When life in general just doesn’t go the way we’ve planned. Like when relationships fall through, career pathways seems so out of reach or even friendships fallouts- it does seem logical. But what I realised is that life is actually 5% what happens but 95% how we choose to take it 😉

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Embrace the season of your life right now

Jeremiah 29:11

Because God has big plans for you!

This was one of the most profound pearls of wisdom I learnt in my 2012 gap year. I remember just wanting to get a job so badly. To the extent of just wishing God would just fast forward the season when I actually would have one. But year after, I realised God was more interested in refining my character rather than just giving me the easy way out.

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