There & Back Again: A JoJo’s Tale

My name is Johanna and I live in Hawaii. Every single day I get to see the teal ocean from my bed and smell that salty air. So how did this haole girl from New England get to Hawaii?

Let’s jump in.

I grew up in Connecticut.  I know what you are thinking, and yes, it is the exact opposite of Hawaii.  I grew up in a suburb where it takes 45 minutes just to get to a highway.  It was a wonderful place to grow up, but I always knew I wanted to see more.

I spent my first college semester in Boston and then I lived in Woodland Hills, CA, then moved back to CT.  I was settled to stay at least close to New England until I met someone who challenged me to become a better person.  One problem:  he lived in Hawaii.  So, you can probably see where this is going.  I traveled back and forth for many years, lived here, left, moved back.  For now, and probably for a little while, Hawaii is home base.

This is the view from my porch nearly every night:

view

So who am I?  I love animals (particularly dachshunds because their body makes no sense and they are just insanely good looking), glitter, coffee and experimenting with makeup.  I feel things hard and try to be unapologetic for who I am.  I am a work in progress learning everyday to find a balance between being tender and strong.  This blog will be a journey.  This blog will involve topics such as beauty, books, food and more.  This blog will be me.

Until next time, plant nothing but love.

me

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2 thoughts on “There & Back Again: A JoJo’s Tale

  1. Oh wow the view is amazing! Welcome to the blogosphere, I can’t wait to read more from you 🙂 I just followed you, it would be great if we can support each other! I hope you’ll enjoy blogging as much as we all do here ❤

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