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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 freshman in college and I am not completely certain on all God has in store for my life in the long-run, but I have a lot to do in the meantime and plenty of dreams to chase and goals to achieve. My hobbies and interests include writing, singing, fashion, party planning, 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.