Jay’s Thoughts

GRL 2017 Roundup and Final Thoughts

So I am home from GRL 2017 and as always, I am kind of shell shocked at the whirlwind blur it all is. I have been lucky enough to attend six GRL retreats and each one is amazing and special in its own way. I have met some of my very closest friends at GRL and each year I am lucky enough...
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You Say It’s Your Birthday….

Hi gang! So yep, today is my birthday! I usually refrain from too much personal musing here on the blog, as it is really a place to talk about books. But I am feeling kind of introspective today, and thought I’d share some birthday thoughts with you. So first off, you should know I...
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Joyfully Jay Welcomes the New Year!

Hi gang! At the start of each year, I always like to check in with everyone about the state of the blog and things to come for the year. First off, I have so many thank you’s for all the folks who work so hard to make it a success here. I couldn’t even begin to have a blog of...
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GRL!! All the Recaps!!

Hi gang! Now that I am back from GRL and somewhat caffeinated, I figured I would check and let you know about my awesome experience! GRL is always amazing. This was my fifth one and each is different and wonderful in its own way. I was talking to a first-timer friend this year about the...
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Five Year Blogiversary!!!

Hi gang! So today is a big day for me here at Joyfully Jay. It is our five year blogiversary! I’ll be honest, I never quite expected this when I set out to start a blog five years ago. I actually hadn’t intended Joyfully Jay to be a review blog at all. Which is why I gave it...
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