Why Blog?

So why blog? Why not simply keep a private journal?

You may have discovered a little of me on my “About Me” page, or you might have been curious and thought “I’ll get straight over to that blog.” Either way, that’s okay, because there is so much more to tell. I am passionate about many people and things, but on top of my list would be God, family (including church family), other friends, reading, writing, music, the occasional coffee with a piece of chocolate, and last but by no means least, my beautiful tea box, containing more than adequate variety and supply of my favourites.

Now you might say “Wow, that’s a big ‘top of the list’ list!” Certainly it is, but if I told you about everything on my list, trust me we would be here all day. I want to write on my blog about all things important to me and my life. I wish to share my journey with you; and if along the way I am able to inspire and motivate just a wee bit, then my blog will be a success.

I also have an ulterior motive for creating this blog, and that is to hopefully make some landmark posts which I could turn into a book at a later stage. I am still figuring out how that may all eventually fit together, but I’m up for the challenge (I hope).

Although my birth name is Josephine Anne, my family, and closest friends know me as Jo’Anne (I think you can probably see why). This explains why I connect my two names with a hyphen; the two names have always been as one.

Now you may ask “Why did you choose to call the blog ‘Just Jo’Anne’?”

Simply put, this blog is to be about being myself, being the person God created me to be. At present, I am passionate about being one of God’s children. Now if that worries you at all, then probably you are on the wrong blog site. If not, join with me as we travel this path called life, and hopefully we would learn more about each other and become life-long friends.

I do have a naughty (but clean) sense of humour, and so I like to reflect on some funny things at times. I like to tackle everyday life in my own crazy way, but with God’s arms always encircling me. Without Him, my life would be meaningless. It hasn’t always been that way for me. Oh yes, He’s always been there, but I haven’t always paid attention. I have been so busy trying to ‘make life work’ that I forgot that He is in control. I had to go through some hardships and wrestle with my own mental health before I could see what He was showing me. I also had to learn to ‘be quiet and still’ because while I was running around trying to figure things out for myself, I couldn’t hear God whispering to me. That’s right, He never shouts; He is a kind, loving and gentle God, and so we must be the same way otherwise we will miss out on all of His grace.

Cheerio until next time.

Jo’Anne

Originally posted on http://www.Just-JoAnne.com

May 28th 2015

About Just Jo'Anne

Josephine-Anne, also fondly known as Jo'Anne, just turned sixty years old, an age she's decided to be for the remainder of her life. Jo'Anne has had a life-long passion for reading and writing. Most of her working life was spent in the administration and finance field; however, once an early retirement became necessary, the next step was logical. So, after much soul-searching, Jo'Anne decided to spend the remainder of her days doing what she loves. She's currently working on a fictional memoir "Charlie Dreams" and has also tried her hand at short stories, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. Jo'Anne has had a poem published in the "Glimpses of Light Anthology, called "God's Woollen Blanket". Jo'Anne loves to read all kinds of fiction, especially crime/ thriller and suspense, contemporary and historical romance. When she's not writing you will find her either inside a good book, with a cup of tea in hand, or pottering around the garden daydreaming and plotting.
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