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My name is Anna Joy (If you couldn’t tell…)

When people ask me why I am positive (sometimes) and happy (occasionally) I get the urge to want to answer, “Well…Joy is my middle name.”
But I push the urge aside and answer with, “I don’t know.”
But let’s get real, I think it has to do with waking up everyday determined to be a better person than I was yesterday. For me, Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5) 

Growing up people called me by my full name all the time. When I got “older” I thought it sounded too childish. But after all I have seen growing up, I realize life is nothing without joy and happiness. My parents always told me they purposefully named my “Anna Joy”. 
Maybe God knew I would need the reminder to remain joyful. Or maybe my name is a reminder to you. Or maybe there’s some other reason it’s my name.

Whatever the reason, I am now learning to embrace who I am (flaws included).
I am understanding that my identity is in Christ, and that the joy of the Lord is my strength. I don’t know much about life, but I do know that no matter where I go or what I do, that will be my foundation and my core.

As for who I am and what I like doing…

I am a senior in high-school and have no idea what I am really doing with my life in the long run, but I have a lot to do in the meantime. My hobbies and interests include writing, singing, fashion, drinking coffee, and Pinterest…that counts, right?

I know that God gave me this life to live, and I hope to live my life to help others.
I am continually trying to chose selflessness over selfishness.
Love over hate.
And joy over sadness.

I know that there are people that do not have the freedoms that I have, so I strive to use my opportunities to help others, using my voice for the voiceless.
And when kindness and happiness come my way, I want to make sure to pass it on.

My blog will be a reflection of my creativity and thoughts, with a dash of what’s going on in my life. 🙂

It’d be nice if you stuck around.