I originally created this blog to document my journey. The journey of 2010. It was a hell of a year. Now, I'm using it to document my successful journey to joy!

Here is what I wrote before I started my trip:

Julia goes from the beach of the West coast to the beach of the East coast, and everything in between. I don't know where I'm going, but I know who I am. My stops include visiting the most wonderful people I know, and maybe meeting a few more along the way. The adventure if figuring out where to land, and also, not having it figured out.

Tucson, AZ
Austin, TX
Houston, TX
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Knoxville, TN
Johnson City, TN
Charlotte, NC
Atlanta, GA
Gainesville, GA
Greenville, SC
Newport News, VA
Hartford, VT
Somewhere in PA,
Philly, PA
Myrtle Beach, SC
Savannah, GA


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so you better keep moving!

(via burn-all-the-liars)

(via godmoves)

Yep. 

(via vegan-sunfl0wer)

It is for Freedom that Christ has set us free. 

It is for Freedom that Christ has set us free. 

(via lovequotesrus)

(via saint)

Ammmmmeeeeeeen!!!!

(via findinghealthyhappiness)

Always. As I do this, I find feelings of guilt that well up when I fail, but then I think about how if I hadn’t made that goal, I would be failing all the more. Instead of focusing on my failures today, I will rejoice in the grace and freedom to keep going in joy and in freedom and in happiness. 

Always. As I do this, I find feelings of guilt that well up when I fail, but then I think about how if I hadn’t made that goal, I would be failing all the more. Instead of focusing on my failures today, I will rejoice in the grace and freedom to keep going in joy and in freedom and in happiness. 

(via findinghealthyhappiness)

Amen! It’s for freedom that God has set us free! 

(via findinghealthyhappiness)

Celebrate the things you want to see more of! “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” You project into the future what you speak of.

(via findinghealthyhappiness)

"Someday I will have long dark hair. And lots of freckles. And lots of smile lines. My hands will be dirty all the time. I’ll be able to do more pull ups than I can now. I will keep my dignity, but not my pride. I will be kind to everyone. I will teach kids 1/2 my age how to do skateboarding tricks. I will wear ridiculous clothes. I will wreck peoples worlds with my words, in a good way. I will never need a comfy bed or an aspirin. I will never stop running or think that I am too old or cool to run places when I’m not "running". I will never ever stop getting in the water because it’s too cold or because I don’t want to get my hair wet. I will write songs again. Spirit filled songs. Love filled songs. Truth filled. I will treat everyone as if they are more important than me, especially my mother. And I will still wear my pink shoes. That’s who i’ll be. This is who I am, except some of it is under some layers that need to be peeled. Right now, I don’t like it when people pressure me. If you try to pressure me at all, I will see you as a prison, and since that goes against all that I am, I cannot be friends with you for long. I like men who are men. I like tender hearted old people. I like doing things and living my life in such a way that makes my family think I’m crazy. I decided recently to live fast and die old. I am enjoying maturing at the moment, and wondering how I could be so stupid beforehand. I’m enjoying God through enjoying life for the first time. And it’s pretty great."