Hello! My name is Amy Joy and I started this blog over 10 years ago as a means to relate to those who relocated to their tourist destination of their choosing to be a “Perma-Vacationer” or as I like to call it a “Relocated Tourist.” My dreams, along with my family, were to live in the sunny State of Florida, Orlando to be specific, and to enjoy Disney World any time I wanted. And I did that…for the last 10 years. And as things evolve, so does life, and I carry the torch of this story on as my own. Me, Amy, and it feels amazing.
I have shared my ups, my downs, and everything in between with the best of my ability along with humility, because not everything we dream is cotton candy and rainbows. Experiencing everything a “blogger’s life” had to offer….I wanted something more. The craving was real. The craving IS real.
Since 2017, I have hit the open road several times now, always wanting more of the adventure, the thirst strong everytime I get in the driver’s seat. I want to see the historical, the rhetorical, the crazy, the obscure. I want to see mountains, plains, wide open spaces while I tie up my laces. I want to feel the sun on my face, the wind in my hair, breathe the fresh open air or attend a faire. I want to hunt ghosts, say hello, make a friend, find my glow. I want to feel the urge to scream at the top of my voice, then find the quiet of crackling fire with breath hoist. I want to make friends who become family, and family who become better friends. I want to know the what and the why of what the beauty is that lies before me, and the freedom with bravery to see. To open my eyes to the impossible, the great, the divine….eat lots of food, drink lots of wine. I want my World open so wide that no boundary is in sight…..I want to shed my skin, and I want to be someone’s light. To inspire someone so fiercely that they dare not ask “Why” but “Why Not?” That fear becomes so useless to them that all they see is drive, is empowerment, is love. I will spread kindness, this I vow to you all now. Whether it be big, whether it be small….it will be from my heart, it will be from my soul. That is the adventure, and THAT is my goal.
So watch out World, I am coming for you, again.