Minimalism Probably Isn’t Right for Me

As I rearrange my closet, I slide my tenth, eleventh, and twelfth dresses onto their respective hangers and place them onto the rod. The reason for this reorganization is to make my clothing easier to find, quicker to grab; it’s a way for me to ultimately save time when I’m choosing an outfit for theContinue reading “Minimalism Probably Isn’t Right for Me”

Social Media and Cool Art

My absolute favorite part about the existence of social media is its ability to spread interesting art (of all types) as well as portray the creation process of that art. I was first introduced to this idea while watching content on the vlogbrothers YouTube channel. John Green would talk about a topic that was onContinue reading “Social Media and Cool Art”

Oh, To Love!

So many people define themselves by what they dislike, especially on the internet. It makes sense; drama and controversy are very likely to entice someone to click, while genuine enthusiasm can be much harder to market. And if one’s only purpose is to entertain, ranting about terrible things will almost surely accomplish that goal. TheContinue reading “Oh, To Love!”

The Delight of Delight

Earlier today, I was listening to the latest episode of This American Life (that’s right, I’m a podcast nerd). They did a piece about a not-yet-published book called The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay. Within the book, Gay provides small snippets of his life and shows the way that those moments bring himContinue reading “The Delight of Delight”

Introducing Me!

I guess the proper thing to do here would be to introduce myself. Hi! You can call me Joy because, in spite of how tired-looking my expression is in the picture above, Joy really is my middle name. Now, a little bit about myself…I like long walks on the beach, I love anything with chocolate,Continue reading “Introducing Me!”

Introducing The Yellow Brick Ave!

Hi guys! This blog marks the beginning of a new project: The Yellow Brick Ave! This blog will be a place for me to share my thoughts and dive into my journey of self-improvement. It’s an idea that I’ve had for a long time, and I’ve tested elements of it so far, but I’m finallyContinue reading “Introducing The Yellow Brick Ave!”