Being Blonde-Day 1,383 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,383 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Tuesday – 8/17/2021

Being Blonde

Beauty Day! I have to admit, I’ve been coloring my hair since I was a freshman in high school. I was blonde as a kid, and it just started getting darker and I relate to being blonde. So, I’ve done it ever since I was 15 years old. And I love it! There are some things over time we give up and others we never plan on giving up. Being blonde is something I see I’ll always do and be.

Being Blonde Beauty Day

What about you? What’s one thing you do, that takes time, though you plan on keeping doing it for the long haul?

About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.

Callie

From the lessons I have learned on my journey, I help business people to build better relationships in both their personal and professional lives.  Through my Finding Joy in the Journey blog, I share my experiences with others and inspire people to find and live their great life.  I love meeting new people, experiencing life to the fullest and traveling the world.  I am a speaker, author and entrepreneur.

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