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silouette in cappadocia, turkey

peering out of a cave in cappadocia, turkey

this is a travel blog, of sorts. adventure, forays into creativity and new landscapes from one workshop and retreat enthusiast to those who share my passion for exploration and pilgrimage.

while i write about the things that catch my eye or touch my soul, it’s more than that.

it’s about showing up, even when it’s uncomfortable and hard.

it’s about giving yourself sanctuary when you need it.

it’s about being kind and playing nice in a world that doesn’t always seem to appreciate this way of being.

it’s about creating meaning and cultivating meaningful connections.

it’s about reminding myself that my love of, and need for solitude is critical to the creative process and for my life, that taking the time for quietude and contemplation is vital.

it’s about generosity and sharing fascinating finds as i pinball around the internet.

it’s about the full gamut of the human experience, from the sacred to the profane and from despair to…joy.

it’s about all of that being OK.

i have no special talent. i am only passionately curious. — albert einstein

about me

my name is joy. when on retreat, i become joy incognito.

business explorer and marketing mentor. creative contemplative.  workshop and retreat junkie. pilgrim. perpetual student. scanner/Renaissance soul. bibliophile. gardener. wanderluster. explorer. seeker. aspiring homesteader. cat herder. assistant bee rancher. hen mother. nerd. appreciator of many things, including extended silence.

if you’d like to contact me, email me at joy AT adventuresofjoy DOT com, follow me on Twitter, or find me on my Facebook page.

the small print

(c) 2008-2013 adventures of joy under my legal name. all creative works are licensed under my legal name with creative commons 3.0 by-sa.