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Hi there. I’m Sarah, the forty-one-year-old woman pictured you see climbing a tree! How did I find myself up there? Well, it’s a long story but the short answer was that I was simply following the joy!

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Why yes, you are seeing correctly, this is a picture of a forty-something-year-old woman climbing a tree! And having the time of her life! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ve always loved climbing trees and there may have been a month or two or ten where my whereabouts as a child were unknown as I hid away in trees. I was up in trees like a little Jane Goodall! Drawing and dreaming and Iโ€™m pretty sure talking to tree spirits. (Psst donโ€™t tell anyone but i still do!) ๐ŸŒฒ Why am I sharing this? Well, Iโ€™m currently on a quest to follow the joy because thats what my highest self wants me to do and I think itโ€™s about time I started trusting her. I recently quit a job that was very lovely in so many ways but it no longer aligns with who I am. It requires me to put on a suit of armor I no longer want or need. So here I am leaping (climbing?!) into the unknown. Itโ€™s time to embrace my gifts. To share my medicine. To share my art and writing and my tree-climbing selfies. ๐Ÿค”What do you think? What would you allow yourself to do if you decided to embrace joy a little bit more? ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ (New post with more about this on my blog!) #love #joy #healing #vulnerability #hope #spirituality #inspiration #blogger #awakening #creativity #treeclimbing #justfollowthejoy #courage #knowthyself #creative #energy #spirit #imagination #artistsway

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After years of letting go, healing, transmuting, releasing, I found myself with a question: what the heck comes next? The answer I heard from my wisest self, the self that whispers and doesn’t play games, was that I needed to follow the joy.

Huh?! These instructions were a little vague for my liking. I mean, I gotta pay the bills, highest self. Could you be a little more specific here? No she could not. LOL!!

As a fan of the mantra “Trust but verify” I continued to check-in with myself, during meditation, while walking my beagles, and always the answer was — you guess it–just follow the joy!

I finally relented — OK UNIVERSE I’LL “EXPERIENCE JOY” OR WHATEVER–and it’s led me to a beautiful place. Home to myself! Where my passions and joy resides. Which brings me back to the tree.

One of my most favoritest things as a child was to climb trees. I was like a little Jane Goodall up there, with my notebook and pencil, just drawing and dreaming about the world for hours. (Or for what felt like hours.) If I was going to find that magic again, I figured I should try some of the adventures that made my heart sing when I was young. So that led me to climbing a tree. I sat up there for an hour and was transported back to a place beyond time. The sights, sounds, smells…all magical.

So I’m spending more time in trees, more time doing art–all the things that make my heart sing! I’m on a grand adventure to see where it all takes me. Want in? Follow along and see where it can take you too! #Justfollowthejoy!

Art my own.

(Also – if you are more into Instagram you can find me @JustFollowtheJoy and on Facebook too. Say hello over there so I can follow you too! Toodles for now!)