During my senior year of college, I awoke from a pretty remarkable dream.  I had come across a professor that had mentored me through some difficult times two years before.  She approached me in a cloudily lit corridor, smiled, and told me something I’ll never forget.

“You did it,” she said. “You reached joy.” 

There are a lot of blogs out there, and I’m sure many of them are written by soul-searching 20-somethings such as myself.  Yet here I am, starting my own in hopes that it can be something original, but still relatable.

I graduated with a B.A. in English and Environmental Studies from a small, liberal arts college in Massachusetts.  I’ve started this blog to explore the changes I’ve experienced, that we all experience, throughout life: the people we meet, the dreams we chase, and some of the thoughts we have and emotions we feel along the way.

We all have a story to tell; I believe I’ve learned some things from mine.  I hope you can too.

As a side note, this is now an award free blog.  I truly appreciate any awards that come my way, but I’d prefer to just let the words speak for themselves ❤

Second side note: I identify as a white, Latinx, bisexual, woman (she/her) and New Yorker, and will attempt to explore these identities through my work.

Thank you for reading!

50 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi ReachingJoy, Thanks for liking my blog. I find your poetry very encouraging, especially recently the one about Facebook. Good luck with all your endeavours. All the best!

  2. Thanks for following my blog! I really appreciate it! Look forward to perusing yours.
    learningtocry.wordpress. com

  3. Haha, “nothing too fancy”. I found your work through an unconventional avenue, but I find myself blessed nonetheless. Your work is brilliant. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Hi, thanks for stopping by and leading me to your blog. Reaching joy is important. I agree. Thanks for sharing the dream.

    I just stumbled across something:
    When I click on your name , I arrive on this site https://reachingjoy.wordpress.com/
    which does not link to your blog.

    When I click on your picture, I arrive on a site with your gravatar, but this does not lead me to your blog either.

    So, the only way to be led to your blog once you have liked a post is when you actually follow the blog. Maybe it is intended to be this was.
    But in case it this is not intended to be this way, you might want to change it someday.

  7. Hello reachiingjoythree, what wonderful energy you have. Thanks so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be a stranger – come on over and join the conversation.

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