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


Do you want to display them with joy? 

(via califitness)

If a finite person can give finite grace, then an infinite God can give us infinite grace.
Josh Tse (via sustainedbygrace)
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.
Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story.


Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.

So take it. 

(via ibringmotivation)