Happiness is a habit.
Cultivate it.

Hello, and Welcome!

Perhaps we have already met somewhere in the world, or you might have stumbled across this site by accident. Either way, I am so happy that you found this page and are pausing long enough to read a little (or a lot).

You may be wondering what this website is…well, it is going to be a bit of a mix of stories created as a result of my life adventures.

If I had to pick a category, it might fall into travel and lifestyle, though there will be a bit about the environment, sustainability, tech, finance and food, and other things that I find interesting on any given day.

My aim is to categorise stories into a few main topics (see below), though some are bound to cross borders and others may be completely outside the square.

I hope you find something of interest, and what you read (or watch) inspires you to use less, learn more, live longer, travel deep and enJoy your own life adventure just that little bit more than you already do!

Joy 

Low Impact

For my own accountability, I will share ideas, actions & outcomes as I find ways to reduce my impact on the environment as I travel the world!

Learning

They say, you learn something new every day. I say, you may as well make it something you are interested in. Join me and see what we learn!

Longevity

One cannot just hope for a long, healthy life filled with zest and vitality. It takes good habits and some preparation. I am trying!

LIFESTYLE

Living as a digital nomad, I get to see, hear, smell, feel, taste and experience how people from other cultures enjoy their life & adopt the good bits!

Where in the world is Joy?

Toowoomba, Australia

Hand-drawn earth showing Australia and Asia with a large footprint. Low Impact. Consume. Create.
Steampunk style cogs. Learning. Skills. Knowledge.
Hand-drawn image of a pocket watch face. Longevity. Health. Vitality.
Hand-drawn lotus flower from above. Lifestyle. Culture. Behaviour.
Hand-drawn earth showing Australia and Asia with a large footprint. Low Impact. Consume. Create.
Hand-drawn image of a pocket watch face. Longevity. Health. Vitality.
Steampunk style cogs. Learning. Skills. Knowledge.
Hand-drawn lotus flower from above. Lifestyle. Culture. Behaviour.
Joy Taylor hiking outdoors in Australia
Joy Taylor hiking outdoors in Australia

Hi, I am Joy!

My life (and yours) is an adventure. Each day is filled with opportunities and experiences, many of which happen spontaneously and others I have dreamed about for decades and required many tasks to be added to my to-do list for them to eventuate. Capturing the moments and sharing them here, will help me to remember and hopefully, inspire you to take the action required to create your own adventure!

enJoy Life Adventures
Written
Stories

for those who enJoy reading

enJoy Life Adventures
Photo Gallery

the picture book version

enJoy Life Adventures
Videos

for the movie lovers

How do you know if…

My goal is to enJoy an adventurous life with a purpose that aligns with my values. But… what does that actually mean?

As I embrace the opportunity to travel the world and live as a digital nomad, many questions are raised by myself and others.

I do not yet know all of the answers or even all of the questions.

One question that I am sure I want to discover the answer to is this…

Can I be a socially and environmentally responsible citizen while living a digital nomad lifestyle and improving my health and happiness? 

To find the answer, I am going to do what I know…look at the numbers.

In order to know if anything is improving (or declining), it needs to be measurable.

To know if it is improving ‘enough’ I need to decide what enough means to me.

This is my 6 step approach to deciding if my actions are making the IMPACT I want to make.

Identify
    • the objectives and key results to focus on for the next 3 months
Measure
    • my activities & outcomes and record the data daily
Pursue
    • an enJoyable life being mindful of my objectives
Analyse
    • my results monthly and identify alternate methods and options to improve
Change
    • my behaviour based on the options identified
Tell
    • my story, to stay accountable, receive feedback and encourage others to intentionally enJoy Life!

Progress not Perfection

As I progress on my journey of collecting data about my activities, I will present the numbers as a series of graphs and charts that will allow me (and you) to see the outcomes to date.

In addition to writing about the process, my intention is to create an easy-to-replicate method that I can share so that you may get started monitoring your own progress too (if you are not already…and if you are, perhaps you will share your method and progress with me).