As you know, I no longer live in the Great Smokies of North Carolina. We moved about 6 weeks ago to the beautiful state of Colorado. So, I knew that I would need to change the title of my blog to something else. I was asked if I would change it to My Home In The Rockies. I had thought about that, but decided against it. I joked with my husband that we probably would be moving again in another 7 years or so and I would have to change it again. Then the work began of trying to think of a new name that would fit me and what I write about here on this blog. I knew I wanted something that would fit our family, our faith and our homeschooling life. After much thinking and praying, after talking with my husband and friends, I settled on “A Journey of Joy”.
Why did I choose A Journey of Joy? For the past several years, I have looked at my life as being a journey. Everything I do, I do it one day at a time and I do it because I am on this trip of a lifetime. A journey that hopefully will bring me closer to God. With my faith, I am on a journey. A journey to grow more in God. To praise and glorify Him every day.
Then, I am on this journey of homeschooling our children. Again, it is something we do one day at a time. We learn together as a family. We take trips back in time, with history. We do this to praise and glorify God. He is the reason why we are homeschooling.
Then, my name is Joy. Yes, I was blessed to be named Joy. Other than being my name, what is Joy? What does it mean? The Merriam-Webster says
Definition of JOY
So while it is my name, I also want this blog to be a place of finding happiness. Finding a source of delight. We all know that being on journeys can be difficult at times. I want to be able to go on the journeys with you and us find that happiness and delights together. To get through those tough times of when things don’t go the way we think they should. When we have those days that it seems like nothing is going right. I want to be there to pick you up and encourage you in your faith and homeschooling journey. Will you come along with me on this new journey? I sure hope you will!
The new blog should be up and running on Monday. Honey and Jonah from Honeycomb Design Studio have been working so hard to get this blog designed. We will begin the process on Saturday. Yes, I will be bringing everything from this blog, to the new one.
I do have a new Facebook page for the new blog and you can find it here. I hope you will stop by and like the new page.
I am looking forward to this next step in my journey. I have a lot of new and exciting things planned an I can’t wait to share them with you.