Hi, friends! In honor of next Tuesday (May 2, 2017) being National Teachers Day, here is an open letter to teachers. Dear Teachers, You are so important, much more important than you or anyone else gives you credit for. You put in so much work in and out of the classroom. You are the ones … Continue reading Dear Teachers
Hi, friends! To close out this month, I wanted to give you guys the chance to get to know one of my best friends, Sai. I met Sai while I lived and went to school in the mainland. Over the span of about three years, we became close; we became family. Sai is one of … Continue reading Love. Adventure. Happiness.
Hi, friends! If you haven't noticed, there was no Tuesday post this week. No, I didn't forget about it, I promise. On my Instagram (@melissajoyblogs) I briefly explained why there wasn't a Tuesday post and what changes I'm making to my blog. Starting this week, there will be new content every Friday. Changing my posting … Continue reading [RE]focus
Hi, friends! Today is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter. I grew up in a Christian family, so these holidays were always a big deal. For me, Easter was never about the Easter Bunny, candy, decorating eggs, or egg hunts; instead, it was about the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for the world. As a kid, … Continue reading Love & Sacrifice
Hi, friends! Yesterday, April 10, 2017, was National Siblings Day. I think I've mentioned this once or twice before, but if you didn't know, I'm the only child. I didn't get the chance to experience what it was like to have siblings while I was growing up, but I became so close to some of … Continue reading Family Doesn’t End with Blood
Hi, friends! If you have a Netflix account, you probably have seen that season one of 13 Reasons Why (That's based off of the book "13 Reasons Why" by Jay Asher) was released last week Friday. I'm a big fan of the book and was very excited to see that they were making it into … Continue reading 13 Reasons
Hi, friends! Tomorrow, April 5, 2017, is National Go for Broke Day. The phrase "go for broke" or "going for broke" means to give it all your all, to put everything on the line, and take a risk. Most people relate those phrases to gambling — when someone goes "all in" and puts all their … Continue reading Go for Broke!