Missing My Outlet

It has been a very bittersweet couple of months. I quit my job, for a new job opportunity that didn’t end up working out. I then went unemployed for a few weeks searching for a new job tirelessly. I got a new job that wasn’t quite what I was looking for but it has been a great opportunity and much better than the last “new job”. It’s such a new schedule and much longer days. I’ve really had to adjust a lot that I was used to doing.

Through all of this, one thing I have thoroughly missed has been my blog. It was such an outlet for me and I can really notice the difference between being able to get my opinions and feelings off my chest in such an open way.

It’s funny that we go through different phases of our life and one minute we have time for a lot of things and the next we barely have time to sit down.

Well come on LIFE I’m ready for you!!!




As you may have noticed, it has been a while since I have made any posts. Well, I have started a new job and I’m working crazy hours. It has been quite the ride. I’ve learned so much and still have so much to go. I’ve been running on little to no sleep and have had no time for any extras.

I know many people can relate. So how do we overcome this exhaustion? How do we balance personal and work life? How do we prevent that burnout we get when we have taken on too much?



Do you have toxic people or environments around you? How do you deal with this toxicity in your life?


I know it’s the ideal thing to remove it from your life, but we aren’t able to escape the toxicity completely. So the big question is what is the best way to deal with toxic people or environments?

Needless to say, I don’t have the answer, nor do I think there is only one answer. Somehow we all find our own way to deal, or we don’t, and we just hopefully learn from it.

As for myself, I try to limit the toxicity in my life, as well as, not contributing toxicity to others.

Limit toxicity! Love! Be strong!

One Month

It’s coming up on one month since I started my blog and it has been a real adventure. I have learned so much on this journey, and have also felt kind of free.

It’s great to get my thoughts and ideas out of my head, as well as hopefully providing you with advice, laughter, or just some good reading material. I appreciate all of my followers, visitors, and dedicated readers!

I am also asking for feedback. Tell me if you like what you read, or if you have a topic you would like me to write about. Are my pictures too much or not enough? Is there anything you would like to see in the next upcoming month? Feedback is important! My contact page is a perfect place to drop this feedback or feel free to email me at joyslifeandhappiness@gmail.com.

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Put In The Work

Have you ever found something that you are really good at or enjoy doing?


Focus on that skill or activity and put in the work!

For example, I created this blog with hopes of reaching a few people and to be able to get my thoughts out there. It has turned into something I have thoroughly¬†enjoyed, and I find myself to be pretty good at. The phrase, ” hard work pays off”, is a true statement, and sometimes I think we let that way of thinking escape us.




How often do we associate bullying with being a child? Does bullying really stop after high school?


Is it bullying when you go to work everyday and your boss criticizes everything you do from the day before but never speaks to your coworker?

Is it considered a bully if you endure a stressful environment with fear for standing up for yourself due to possible repercussions?

I think many people encounter bullying in the workplace and we don’t realize it. We fear to stand up for ourselves because they are in a higher position(at least they are in the workplace) and this could ultimately result in losing the job. What if you weren’t being paid though? Would you still endure the bullying from a boss if it were volunteer work?

I am one of these people! I tend to work jobs that i give my utmost effort to and in return i seem to always get that crappy boss. The one who talks down to you, or makes you feel like it’s never enough. The one who calls you out in front of a group, or shuts you out completely like you dont exist.

Sounds like a typical work environment right?

Why do we put up with it? We know our worth, what we are good at, and what we have to offer to a comoany. Why are we intimidated by bosses? Why isn’t that mean boss considered just as bad as “Jimmy” on the playground that pushes all the smaller kids?

Why do we continue to let “Jimmy” push us?