Welcome to my blog

Congratulations and welcome to friends, family and others who have found something of interest in my blog. The reason that I have created this blog is to share some of my experiences regarding my own journey of writing and publishing my autobiography. I am really excited and motivated about this whole process. I hope that what I write about is interesting to you and thank you for your encouragement and support.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Where it all began!

Hello again everyone!  Thank you for all of your wonderful and encouraging words, they are gratefully appreciated.  So now down to business.  

Today I thought that I'd go a bit backwards before I move forwards.  By this I mean, I will tell you where my idea to write my autobiography came from.  Obviously I won't be telling you everything that is going to be in my book, but this post will be like the "making" of the book details.  I've got to leave some elements of surprise for the book!

I first decided that I needed to write my story after my eldest son Jordan, who is soon to be 14 years old, was born.  Prior to Jordan being born my life had been relatively "normal".  The only difference was that I was an Aboriginal girl growing up in a white family.  It wasn't until I was a young adult that I realized that I in fact was also a member of the "Stolen Generation".  I don't think that the impact of this knowledge really hit me until I became a first time mother.  I am certain that it opened the emotional floodgates that for the previous 24 years had been securely locked.  It was this emotional release and turmoil that later kick started my determination to bring my story of seeking my true identity to you.  Hence 10 years later, plus a few more tales and life  lessons learned I will soon be sharing my life in the form of my book.  

For the benefit of those of you who haven't seen any of my childhood photo's I have provided a photo of mini me at the age of 6 years old. 

 Until next time, stay posted.   Joy  xoxox


  1. Hi Joy,
    Can't wait to read the book - know it's going to be great.
    Very proud of you for doing this.
    Enjoy the ride.

    Mick & Linda Hancock

  2. Hey Linda,

    Thanks for the encouraging words. I promise there won't be any unexpected surprises for the family in the book. All good. Lots of love and laughs. Joy

  3. Hey Matey

    What an inspiring thing to do. I can't WAIT to buy it and read it and have it signed by such a beautiful and wonderful woman :) Wishing you all the best!!

  4. Dear Danielle,

    Thank you, you're officially now my number 1 fan! Lol! It sure is a pleasure to have lovely faithful friends just like you. xoxox

  5. What an amazing woman you truly are. When I met you way back at Elizabeth H/S (and I can't wait to read about your teen years lol)who would have known what you were capable of. I'm sure your journey will inspire many.

  6. Hey Aunty Joy

    Nana told me you'd been writing this book. Have to say that I'm really looking forward to reading it - I heard you put a little something about my clutz-of-a-father in there. :P

    Lots of Love - Kristy

  7. Hi Kristy,

    Glad you found the blog which is just a little taste of what's to come. Love you my neice. xoxox

  8. What a gorgeous little cutie you were/are, Joy! Best of luck with your book writing adventures.

  9. Glad to hear it. I can't wait to see the final product. I will definitely have to fetch myself a copy. Perhaps I'll find out a few things about you that happened before I was born or too young to understand.
    Much love ~Kristy

  10. Hi Joy,
    I finally worked out how to post a comment [ iam not computer savvy]
    I love your reading your blog and cant wait for the book oh yeh and attending the official launch - lol..
    I love your honesty and openess to share your life.
    much love Wendy L