Wanderlust. Joy.

She needed a hero, so she became one.

The past year has been super intense. Rather than share the challenges I’ve faced, I’ll share my process for forward movement. A few weeks ago I launched on a spontaneous road trip. I started off on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. I traveled through Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and I’m now in Colorado!

I didn’t take as many pictures as I could have. This road trip is not about sharing externally, it’s about turning my vision inwards and focusing on my internal world. In just a few short weeks on my own, I’ve learned so much about myself. Over the past four years since separating from my husband, best friend and the father of my children, I found myself facing feelings of deep confusion.

What I recently realized is that, when I was a wife with young kids, my focus was my family. My go to when making decisions was to contemplate how to best serve our large family. What this means for me now is that I’m not fully in touch with my own wants, needs and desires. Like many of us, I am a work in progress.

Luckily, I have the tools necessary for this transition. I embarked on my rewilding journey in 2018. Unleshing myself from the taboos of our culture was a HUGE step towards freeing myself, but I’ve discovered a much deeper aspect of me that needs to be unleashed. My inner intuition. Not in relation to my kids, partner, etc. I need to unearth a part of me that has never seen the light of day…

I’m sharing with you in hopes that you may feel the courage to unearth aspects of you that have been hidden or even fully unknown. There have been moments along this journey that have been terrifying on a soul level but I’m choosing to focus on the positive. In this moment, life is pure unadulterated bliss. I hope you have a beautiful Halloween weekend!

From my heart to yours,


10 Comments Add yours

  1. fred galloway jr says:

    miss joy i do still want to share my nudist adventures with you!!!

  2. philiphardman2gmailcom says:

    You we’re so beautiful ❤️🤗🙏🏽

  3. Michael says:

    I celebrate your journey. You are a light on my own journey. Shalom.

  4. Marc says:

    Great to read you again. Many of us face the same challenge. I’m myself at that turning point, and looking for opportunities forward. I second you 100% on unleashing oneself from the cultural and societal norms and taboos. Keep living the way you decide!

  5. Robert Payne says:

    The physical jaunt you embarked on through the mentioned US states allowed you to pass by many spiritual areas that are important to many. I so hope you were able to slow, stop and soak in the energies of Mother Earth. Congratulations on your continued journey.

  6. Jules hoffman says:

    Excellent thoughts. We’ll szid

  7. Earl says:

    beautiful as always Joy!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Excellent insight and well detailed description. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Kenneth Benoit says:

    When I was raising my family, like you , I sacrificed my feelings , needs and desires and did what I thought was best for the betterment of my family and not necessarily for me.

    1. Its so difficult to turn one’s vision inwards again but also so necessary!

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