FIND YOUR JOY
Travel sparks creativity.
How do you keep that fire alive when you return to your everyday life? Find Your Joy (FYJ) gives you the tools.
FYJ has developed a three step process: FREE YOUR MIND, FREE YOUR BODY, FREE YOUR SPIRIT, to help you find inspiration and lead you on a inward journey of discovery, uncovering talents known and unknown.
Let FYJ help you uncover the artist within, through travel, blogs, coaching, workshops and individualized tours.
Camping in the family VW bus at Denali, wandering through mazes at Knossos on Crete,
and riding camels in the Egyptian desert were common occurrences of my childhood. Raised as an Air Force vagabond, I adapted quickly to a childhood of living in foreign countries and constantly making new friends.
An exotic animal trainer for movies was my dream, from the eighth grade until I was a senior in college. But aspirations tend to morph as we become older. I graduated with a degree in Marketing from the University of Memphis, with a concentration in non-profit.
I held no hidden dreams of animal-training but soon found that marketing didn’t engage me and within two years I gave up a steady job coordinating blood drives for major corporations for the uncertain life of film production.
“The Firm” was my first film and from there I worked and traveled the world. Blending my childhood skills with the fast paced atmosphere of creativity was a perfect match for me. On location; Portland, the islands of Hawaii, Vegas, New York, Santa Fe, and Morocco (to name a few); I explored, worked hard and played even harder.
Rising through the ranks, my career in high gear, I landed in the wonderful family atmosphere of filmmaking at Screen Gems. For four years we made back-to-back movies, all based in Los Angeles.
It soon became clear to me that the joy I associated with my job, in reality, was centered in the exploration of new places and people. A new life direction emerged; writing and traveling in combination with a slower pace. Time to not only smell the proverbally roses but to reflect on them as well.
After sixteen years in Los Angeles, I traded my small 1970′s condo for a 1930′s craftsman house in Nashville. Three hours from my parents in Memphis, Nashville is the perfect combination of southern charm and entertainment vibe and became the birthplace of Find Your Joy.