Delicious Ambiguity

Last week I was texting a friend and we talked for a minute about planning life.

Growing up, you believe everything is formulaic and logically follows a sequence. And it is that way for a long time. The option to not make choices is a luxury you don’t appreciate until it’s long gone. Tweet this Continue reading

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6 Free Motivational Desktop Backgrounds

I’m a habitual desktop wallpaper changer. I can’t keep the same one for too long or I get bored. My favorite wallpapers keep me motivated every time I start my computer. And it goes without saying that they need to be good looking :) Here are my latest creations!

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Hello and Welcome to J Seeks Joy!

Thank you for being here! This transition has been a long time coming and I’m excited to chronicle every step of this adventure. I have a lot of great ideas brewing (book reviews, inspiration from all corners of the earth, random acts of kindness, practicing self care, gratitude journaling, getting back in touch with optimism, developing my sense of resilience and vulnerability, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and so much more!) and I’m hoping to not only change the way I see, well, everything, but to inspire my readers and followers too! Like I mentioned in my About Me page, I have a lot of work to do and there’s no time to waste! Thank you for following and I look forward to sharing this journey with you, wherever it may take me! I’ll leave you with a quote, since quotes/affirmations are my ab. So. Lute favorite. If it scares you it might be a good thing to try

“Place is nothing… My giant goes with me wherever I go.”

Travelling is a fool’s paradise. We owe to our first journeys the discovery that place is nothing. At home I dream that at Naples, at Rome, I can be intoxicated with beauty and lose my sadness. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me in the stern Fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. I seek the Vatican, and the palaces. I affect to be intoxicated with sights and suggestions, but I am not intoxicated. My giant goes with me wherever I go.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, an excerpt from “Self-Reliance”

I admire what Emerson’s saying here. 100%. A lot of people would like to escape their sadness, and they think that going abroad will somehow cure them of their emotional woes.  This isn’t a good reason to go abroad. Like Emerson points out, and like I witnessed on my program in London, place is nothing and your giant will go with you wherever you go.