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! πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ˜‰

Relentless daydreamer with optimism despite the odds πŸ˜‰Β 

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

That is my quintessence.Β 

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

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

Happy readings! πŸ˜‰

With =)’s, light and hope,
The Joy Journalist aka JJ πŸ˜‰

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


Faith in the woods podcast coming!

Hey JJ readers!

Just swinging by to say hi & updating you what’s happening for JJ this year πŸ˜‰

❀ Podcasts: I’ve decided and realised I should be more realistic rather than super ambitious – a podcast a month on JJ radio πŸ˜‰ Given it’s time consuming to write, record and edit πŸ˜‰ Who knows? Maybe one day there’ll be a JJ radio!

❀ Book reviews: will come as I read those awesome books from What’s in JJ’s bookshelf!

❀ Guest posts: would ❀ to collaborate with you awesome writers/bloggers!

Stayed tuned for the 1st JJ podcast of 2018! πŸ˜‰ Faith in the woods, inspired by my late night adventure in December =)

Wishes for 2018

Wonderful ❀ felt prayers for us all!

I know that all of us are praying that 2018 will be the best year yet. Many things have happened to us in the past and so as this new year comes, here are my prayers for everyone including myself:

I pray for a sustained physical and emotional strength.Β  We’ll not know what we will face this year because struggles are inevitable and part of our life. But I pray that whatever we will face, we’ll be able to handle it. Our bodies and spirits will be ready to face anything. We will not let whatever comes in our way bring us down. We will not let ourselves lose andΒ  be depressed or have that β€œself-pity” state.Β  I pray we’ll be able to handle everything well even though it’s hard, that we may remember to take things lightly because we are not alone in our journey.

I pray for happiness…

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What’s in JJ’s iBook shelf?

JJ bookshelf

iBooks 2017

Before the technology revolution took off 7 years ago, reading an actual book from a library or a bookstore was the norm. And being an avid reader/bookworm, there was nothing I liked more than escaping to my reading sanctuary.

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