So I kinda fell off the photo journal I had been working on, but today I am back to start again!
A few years ago, when I was just starting on my sobriety journey I had a woman who loved me more than I ever thought another human being could. She was like a 2nd mother and best friend to me. She was instrumental for me to become the person I am today.
As the fog of who I was began to clear and I started to let my feelings find my face again, she realized I rarely didn’t smile. One day she started calling me “JoyFace”, which at the time seemed strange because I was in the middle of a miserable relationship and unsure of where my life was going.
But the name stuck, and soon after I adopted it as part of who I was. I realized there was always something to be joyful about, and my face was rarely without a smile.
This past weekend as I watched the sunset on the beach, I drew this in the sand to remind myself, no matter what challenges I face, there is always something to smile about!