Joy From "Starting With Myself"

The first blogger I want to write about is Joy whose blog is titled "Starting With Myself "  I asked her to give me a paragraph about herself and why she blogged.  I will share this all with you in a moment but first I would like to explain why Joy's blog is one of my favorites to read.  I found her blog from a blogging website I used to belong to, right away I loved her posts.  They are real, honest and open.  She says exactly how she feels, she respects your opinion.

I probably followed her and commented on her blog for four or five months with no real interaction.  However; she commented on my blog one day and we then started following each other on Facebook and Twitter.  I love seeing pictures of her children, all of them are darlings.  Joy writes about real life and everyday problems we all face.  She is passionate about her family, running, service.

I look forward to each post, I am excited when I am going through my list and I see one from her.  She never ceases to amaze me with her honesty which I adore.  Joy is a runner who has inspired me to want to run... she has a busy hectic life like all of us but she carves out time for herself to run.  I am looking forward to the day I can start exercising...

The next paragraph is from Joy herself, I really hope you take a moment and read her blog and if you like what you read, follow her too.

"I started blogging after suffering through postpartum depression from the twins, I didn't have it with my first Abigail, but I remember laying in my bed wondering how many of the Vicodin I had for pain would put me in a coma to have a break from the craziness of the two newborns plus an 18 month old, I never wanted to inflict pain on them, but rather myself. I wanted to run away!! I went to therapy and she suggested I blog to process my feelings. It grew from there. Now it is a natural outlet to whatever I may be going through. Work, weight, marriage, kids, and recently unemployment after being laid off after 11 years with a company, and 17 years since being UI. Blogging is so therapeutic for me and my goal is that by telling my story it may help someone else not have to go through this or to know that another person went through the same things, an encouragement to others that we go through life together, and help each other, love each other, hate each other, but together is the only way to live., really live!"

Here are a couple of my recent favorite entries of Joy's

The Witch And The Princess

I Got Married For All The Wrong Reasons

Starting With Myself

I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future


I love and appreciate all genuine comments, to save a little time, I won't be commenting on the comments on my blog (unless you don't have a blog), I will just visit your blog and comment there, if you have left a meaningful comment for me... I would much rather spend the time reading and commenting on a few extra blogs ❤