I’m RE welcoming myself to my blog. I’m rebooting the vision and here is the who, why, and how.
My name is Julie Carter and I may be just like you or we may be very different from each other. What I know, or have begun to learn, is I value same and I value different. I’m a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother who has lived more than half of my life. That life has been full of highs and lows, happiness and tragedy, triumphs and failures. I believe the best is yet to come. I do NOT have a secret key to navigate this life. I do have a voice, a pencil (I like the way it sounds better than a keyboard) and a website all fueled by my faith and a calling I’ve been ignoring. I feel called to write my story but if I am transparent – which is one thing I am promising to do with this blog – I find myself most often paralyzed at sharing myself in my writing. I’ve spent more than a decade fighting my heart’s urge to write because my brain is fearful. This FEAR is a real factor. I’m exposing it to you and now you are on the journey with me to overcome. I’ve decided to hit the fear head on starting today… January 15, 2022… The anniversary of the day one of my biggest fears became real – the day I lost Joy. The day that I thought was the end but was more like a beginning. I’m getting ahead of myself. More on that later.
2022 is the 25th year of my joy journey. Joy Journey – what does that even mean? Sounds like a bad marketing tagline. I’m aware but bear with me. 25 years ago I had no clue what was about to hit me, how weak I was, how strong I could be, who the people in my life truly were, and who they weren’t. It was a year of learning, growing, and changing. It’s just the start point but so important to share. I promise that by the end of 2022 this blog will have revealed that journey and hopefully pointed you in the direction to find more Joy. YOUR JOY. My journey continues today. My story is not over. But for me, it is time to begin to share JOY TO THE WORLD.