Still I Rise

“Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.”

Still I Rise- Maya Angelou Continue reading “Still I Rise”

Lemme’ BE #TRUE💕

“If nothing else in this long and short life, let me be true to my conscience, to the dignity of my own heart. Let me act in a way that says, I have honored my spirit as truly as I have honored others’. Let me stand tall and rooted as a mountain in the face of a quaking world.”
– Jennifer DeLucy

Be true though not all whom you meet will be! Life’s too damn short 😝💕 #personalexcellence


Trust The Process

I don’t believe in an obstacle being the end… I believe that we are only given obstacles we can truly handle, even if we have to be torn apart to find the strength to conquer it.
I believe that we are greater than we truly know, I believe in the process that is us, the process that is me and the process that is you.
I believe our process to be so mind-blowing, it’s crazy to have faith in anything else, anything other than… you.

– 2017 © Hannah Joy




Today I am grateful. This week I’ve been practicing a whole lot of gratitude, for everything.
I am profoundly grateful for everything that makes up this moment, every day, person and experience that has led to the moment I am in.

The effects of my last post #breathe gave me the opportunity to add meditative and reflective exercises into my daily routine. Practicing gratitude has done wonders and become a relaxing part of my day. Continue reading “#Gratitude”


You’ve become one of my passions
much too alike
I fall for you like I fall for a string of words
beautifully strung together
a masterpiece of strength and admiration
the vulnerability and sweetness
raw words that leave me breathless
little control, losing control
as they spill over the pages
from unspoken places
I write them full of hope
like laying my eyes on you
let me know you do
you appreciate the leap
your scent lingers in my veins
words replaced emotions… speechless
I fall in love when the words begin
but, oh, so scary
maybe that is what they are searching for
that which terrifies and excites the heart
passionately give me more
just like the dangerous fall into love
it is nothing but honesty
and it was worth it.

2017 © Hannah Joy

For The Last Time

the chances I take
untimely mistakes I make
emotions I sometimes can’t control
the time I risked it all
the hurt I’ve caused along the way
those who, despite my flaws, choose to stay
the imperfect human that I am
others will do it better than I can
I’m apologising for no longer apologising
I’m tired of compromising
All that I am is much more than I’ve been
I will become much more than I’ve seen
take me or leave me
But I will no longer live at your mercy

2017 © Hannah Joy