What’s a ‘Joy’?

Nerds are allowed to love stuff. Like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. When people call people nerds, most of what they’re saying is, ‘You like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.'”
John Green

I am a short, tangle-tressed mess of a human being, always roaming but always homesick. My studies include music and word-craft (which I don’t dare call ‘writing’ since I scramble grammar for breakfast.) I study at a state university where my pride is cracked a little more every day. Foremost, I love stories, both telling and hearing them.

20 Random Things About Me

  1. Coffee is my happy place.
  2. If I was to admit to having a crush on a fictional character it would definitely be Eugenides (of Megan Whalen Turner’s The Queen’s Thief series.) He is both passionate and compassionate, tragic and comedic at once. Also, according to TV Tropes, he eats awesome for breakfast.
  3. There have been three novels that I have pulled all-nighters reading. That would be: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and Skin by Ted Dekker.
  4. I am a textbook-worthy INFP.
  5. My plans for the future are rather ambiguous. Right now the list reads “write stories” and “share music”. I’m hoping God knows where I’m going from that.
  6. Lame analogies are my forte.
  7. I identify strongly with trees.
  8. When I get tired I start saying and doing very, very odd things. As my friends and siblings can attest.
  9. I love South-East Texas very, very much…enough to let it go.
  10. I ruminate way too much for my own good.
  11. I also tend to draw symbolism from everything. It’s a bit ridiculous.
  12. I love making people I love laugh–and I will ham it up and do bizarre things if I think I might get a few smiles in the bargain.
  13. My sense of humor is rather histrionic.
  14. One of my favorite things about my life is all the random conversations I have with strangers and people I don’t know.
  15. I like movies that can make me cry but still feel optimistic about life by the end.
  16. I have been privileged to visit several countries: Israel, Ukraine, and the Cayman Islands.
  17. Some of my favorite bands are: Lifehouse, Deas Vail, Switchfoot, Wavorly, Seabird, and Owl City.
  18. I get sentimentally attached to clothing and wear it threadbare.
  19. I really love being with all kinds of people.
  20. My hope is always in love, forgiveness, redemption, and intervention.

One response to “What’s a ‘Joy’?

  1. Hi Joy 🙂

    I have this crazy thing for “about” pages. I ADORE them. And not in that “love this, adore that” sort of stuff that goes under any cute photo now a days so that people can say, “whew, there, I commented”. But I genuinely adore them. And I always read them when I’m on a new blog. So yours? Well, it’s simply on my small list of favorite “abouts”.

    Love, Hannah

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