2020 has been a very low year for a lot of people so far. In March of this year I was temporarily released from my full time job as COVID-19 set in. The first 3 weeks were very scary as far as the unknown goes. Not knowing what toll COVID would take on our world and people, not knowing if my fiancé or I would have jobs in a few months, not knowing how I could protect myself and my loved ones during this extremely trying time.
Half way into my 6-week work release I found a small slice of personal joy. I started doing something that I genuinely loved. I started focusing and putting effort into sharing fashion, lifestyle, and beauty content on my Instagram. These are all things I find a lot of joy in and so I decided to start sharing it with people! Over the next three weeks I found joy in waking up and actually doing my hair and makeup and getting dressed, all while I was sharing it with my Instagram followers. My following started slowly growing and I was noticing that what I was posting was making other people happy and taking their minds off what all was going on in our world.
At one point I thought to myself, maybe I should start a blog?! Sharing a picture is great for Instagram, but I thought, I want to share with people what about that photo I loved so much. Whether it may be a clothing item I scored on, or a new beauty product I found and fell in love with. I wanted others to experience the same joy it gave me.
okayjoy was born. okayjoy is a play on words. My first name is Katie but my family and some friends have called me Kay growing up and my middle name is Joy.
okayjoy is what I think of on a daily basis. What small joy can I find or make for myself today? With there so much going on in our world it is so important to capture small, personal joys throughout your day. okayjoy is a way to live, think, and for me, inspire others to do the same.
I truly hope you all love okayjoy.