Pollyanna: a person characterized by irrepressible optimism and a tendency to find good in everything. ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Who Am I?
My name is Jo-Anne, but my friends call me Jo, Joee, Josie, JoJo and sometimes: Pollyanna. Often in a patronizing way, but usually with affection. My father taught me sarcasm, and stressed the importance of honesty. My mother taught me compassion, and how to find the humour in almost everything.
I have a story. (Don’t we all?) I’ve endured monumental experiences that have tested my limits, but I have always prevailed. I embrace life and live every day to the fullest, having faced the harsh reality of how short and precious life is, too many times to count.
I have an opinion that is formed by education, experience and emotion. I have a heart that is three times too big for my body, and is easily broken. I have a love for all people and a voice that I am not afraid to use for what I feel is right.
And I have this blog. A place to share my passion, dreams, optimism, opinion and personal journey with you.
I hope you will enjoy The Pollyanna Papers.