The Year of Sarah Joy
In 2014 I solo vacationed to Rio de Janiero, Brazil during Carnival. Every day in Rio I enjoyed new experiences, engaged in real conversations, laughed with new people, and felt incredible happiness for the opportunity to live with less structure and more freedom. One day, back in Minneapolis on the YMCA elliptical at 9:00pm feeling drained after a full day of work and night class, I realized I wanted to feel the happiness of my Rio vacation every day. With that realization in mind, I decided to travel for one year. To achieve my goal, I spent two years planning, discussing, saving, learning and preparing for my career break. Until, finally, The Year of Sarah Joy began in August 2016.
Greetings! I am Sarah Joy. I love snow and Minneapolis. When given the choice, I choose reading over watching. I am a current events follower, Spanish speaker, meal planner, bike commuter, wine drinker and I will do (almost) anything for a homemade monster cookie. In the real world, I worked for six years at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities as an academic adviser for MBA students and a financial aid counselor.