Finally! I’m relieved to know that the episode featuring my story has aired. I hope that this series and episode helps some people. Maybe it will help you see or notice some signs that are ignored. Maybe it will help you assist a friend or family member. Or just providing a sense of support for someone in need. I’m sure there are many stories like mine and I hope to tell more of my story in dept when the opportunity presents itself. For now please enjoy the episode that premiered this week on TvOne. I come in at the 19 minute mark. Enjoy and please leave comments and subscribe.
After my radio interview it was pretty late here for me. Before turning in I decided to see if I can find any info on the upcoming TV One series that I’ll premiere in. Little did I know I found a promo video/commercial that aired two weeks ago? I’m looking forward to this airing and hoping great things will come from this. Whether it’s inspiring girls to look out for warning signs. Aiding them in avoiding similar situations or giving them the strength in current situations. I’m hoping in some way my story and others story provide help to people in some form. Let me know what you think and if you’ll be watching.
Let’s Get Talking Radio! Due to my huge time difference the radio interview I thought was scheduled for the following day actually happened with 5 minutes notice. Let me say that it turned out very well. The host Clarissa was so empowering to me. The work that she does (with wanting girls to know they are beautiful just the way they are); is an amazing testament to the woman that she is. I appreciated her patience and kindness through the technical difficulties that we experienced. She couldn’t have been a more graceful host. There was a time delay throughout our conversation because I was hearing double but I think all went well. Hopefully I was able to give a little insight into my life. Maybe help inspire others in some form and to just make aware that just because we have challenges in life and go through something; It doesn’t mean it’s the end. I’ll end this post by saying the same thing I said while concluding the radio interview. Something I see on my wall everyday upon waking: You are STRONGER than you seem; BRAVER than you believe; and SMARTER than you think you are.
Just because you’re a single mom it doesn’t mean that your life stops. What is the saying momma’s baby – daddy’s maybe? You can still live your dreams, accomplish your goals and explore life. Yes the journey maybe different and the challenge and task harder. But nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it and continue to pursue your dreams. The universe is open, energy surrounds us everywhere and the world is yours for the taking if you’re open to the possibilities. The quote I have on my wall and I see every morning when I open my eyes is – “You are STRONGER than you seem, BRAVER than you believe, and SMARTER than you think you are. I’m open to all of the amazing possibilities that await me in my life and where my journey will continue to lead me. I encourage you to do the same! Life deals us many hands how will you play yours. Always remember you can do it. BELIEVE!
I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with you all. Yesterday, I stood outside signing autographs for 1 1/2 hours. There wasn’t an event; just people and children were intrigued and showed me so much love. They were amazed at my book series and it was like pandemonium. That was a good experience. I hope to have more days like that and expanding into the Korean market.
If everything goes as planned I will be flying back to America in 2 weeks to film an interview for a TV One documentary. I hope to catch-up with people when I come back. I will be there for a few days then I’m coming back to South Korea. Reach out to me when you can and leave comments on my blog.
“Remember your dreams are as big as you make them”. LOVE
Wow! Saying goodbye to my daycare parent’s was hard. This was not just a business for me but they were my family. I cared for and treated the children as if they were my own. I have thought of them every day and we shared laughs, love and tears before I departed. They actually expressed and showed their love for me; everyone in their own way.
I received a surprise at my door from one parent, a beautiful bouquet of flowers. My first thought when answering the door was, “wow do I have an admirer? Uh no; I wish lol!” The card and message inside was amazing and really showed me how much they appreciated me. I received a letter in the mail from one of my babies with scribble for words but I know exactly what she was trying to say. Another family made me a personalized card with stickers and a beautiful message. Another made a card with their pictures and great words for me. I received a pillow from one parent that I keep on my bed and a scarf I also brought with me. I wanted to feel like they were with me and I made sure to bring the gift’s I received. It’s funny how life works. I just had a girl to join the daycare like 2 months before my leaving; that came from Russia and was adapting to a new environment. Then I found myself switching places with her.
I know that everything in life happens for a reason; whether we know the reason or not. Every child and family was a part of my life and I learned from them. Children express the true definition of LOVE!
It was the day before moving to South Korea. After an exhausting night and day before moving; I needed a break. I surprised my grandma before leaving – drove to see her, wished her happy b-day, gave a gift and then said my goodbyes. I almost missed her and my 2 1/2 hour drive would’ve been pointless. She was so excited to see all of us.
I was looking forward to going to the hotel. I treated my mom and my children to a night of relaxation. Just time for us to bond and spend time together before my son and I were to head off to SK. We were graciously taken to dinner the night before to a great restaurant; thanks to my friends Kendra and Rhonda. Kadmiel and I really enjoyed that night and we seen a live magician act while enjoying our meal. I took pictures of my children as they slept in the bed and pics outside of the hotel window. I also took pictures of my home before leaving after everything was moved out. I’m thinking “wow, Joy your journey begins now.” I’m just anticipating everything to come and excited about the outcome. I’ve never lived outside of my state; so moving to another country is a huge life changing decision for me. Here I go!
We arrived in South Korea February 1st. What a long plane ride but very exciting at the same time. It was sad to leave family but I felt that I was beginning a new chapter in my life and beginning to fulfill my dreams. Seeing and exploring what the world has to offer and always keeping my options open led me here. I’m looking forward to sharing my journey with everyone and giving you a view inside my life. I hope you enjoy my blog and posts.
This is an article about my move to South Korea and my positive future. A special thanks to Lorraine Spencer for this feature!
Joy Richardson is a woman on a mission. Rollercoaster does not come close to describing what Joy’s life has been up until now. Past relationships have left her empty and perplexed and even in danger as one was profiled on the Discovery Channel show “Who The Bleep Did I Marry?“. The author and single mother of two is taking her life back and moving forward with the speed of a torpedo. Joy is taking her son along while she embarks upon a new chapter in her life. Joy is headed to Korea. She will be teaching middle school students along with a comprehensive homeschool program for her son. She will also be singing, acting, modeling and enjoying life.
Joy weighed out all her options and discovered a program to help her become an expat. She feels this is the opportunity of lifetime. She will also concentrate on becoming fluent in Korean — speaking, reading and writing and ensure her son becomes fully bilingual as well. The opportunities are endless as Joy has learned for those who want to succeed as expats. Even more inspirational is that Joy is tackling single motherhood as an expat. She is not letting single motherhood prevent her from acheiving her goals to succeed as she and her family previously viewed it as a hinderance.
As if Joy won’t be busy enough, you can look forward to her at book signings through out Seoul and surrounding cities. Taking her Room 226 inc. show on the road, Joy has already enjoyed international success with her A Helping Hands children’s books series. A new country means new opportunities.
Tired yet? Joy is not. Although Joy has totally dedicated to put her son first and foremost, she is also looking for love and feels that she will find her prince. Joy is not a damsel in distress by any means, but will still find her prince whether he be in Korea, Asia, Europe, Australia or the US. Joy Richardson is a woman on a mission!
If you are a woman on a mission, let us know!