Meet Joy Osahon-Agbator
Joy Osahon was born in Nigeria but raised in Connecticut. She grew up in a traditional Nigerian home where education was EVERYTHING and dating was taboo. Her parents worked their butt off to provide for Joy and her 3 other siblings. By the grace of God, Joy's parents were able to put all 4 of their kids through college; 2 of which (Joy and her sister) graduated from Graduate School.
Joy's mother always told her that she talked a lot as a child. It is safe to say that those characteristics still have not changed. Joy was a very happy child. She continued living her life smiling, laughing, and seeing others do the same. As Joy got older, she intentionally strived to create smiles and upkeep positivity around her.
It was not always easy being that girl who wanted peace on earth and desired for everyone to get along. There were moments that Joy was laughed at and challenged with her thoughts; especially when it came to the subject of love and relationships. Joy took the laughter and judgment of others as her foundation to connect with women throughout the world through her blogs, videos, and speaking engagements.
What makes Joy different from other bloggers and speakers is that she believes that the best way for women to live their best life is from the inside-out. That is why Joy boldly speaks on topics such as faith, dating/relationships, self-esteem, career, and much more. Joy continuously strives to create a community filled with boldness, healing, growth, and authenticity with hopes that women will begin to live their best life no matter what season of life they are in.
"What you are going through is someone's 'How-To" book"
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Joy's Passion For Writing
It was during Joy's senior year of high school that she was informed by the senior class advisor that she wanted to meet with her during the day. Joy assumed she wanted to talk about track since she was the captain of the varsity track team but she was mistaken. When Joy walked into her classroom, she immediately informed Joy that she needed to prepare a speech for graduation because she was now the senior class president.
Please keep in mind that Joy never ran or was interested in becoming class president, yet she unanimously became one. Joy kept on telling the class advisor that this must be a mistake but she simply said, “well people walked in and told me your name so congrats! You should be proud”.
Days after receiving the news, Joy began to heavily contemplate her speech for graduation. It was during her English class, that her wandering mind led to her ballpoint pen to scribble away with meaningful words. Random thoughts and analogies dressed her paper as she began writing about the high school experience and the many opportunities and doors that will open for the class of 2006 in their future.
When Joy finally stopped writing, she looked down and felt satisfied and excited because she knew deep in my heart that it was completed. Her graduation speech was done! The day finally came when Joy gave her graduation speech.
To this day, she looks back and can't help but to say, “I see what you did God”. He made the impossible possible and made something out of nothing…LITERALLY. That unexpected opportunity during her senior year of high school changed her life forever. That unanimous vote as senior class president not only revealed Joy's love for writing, it became the foundation of her love to write.
It was only a matter of time that Joy's love for writing would birth her very own book. This Is Not Your “Typical Finding Your Purpose” Book was written to challenge and shift the conversation and perspective around purpose and the reality of it. Joy's empathetic style of writing allows her readers to relate to the realities of "finding" one's purpose. So if you are ready to view purpose from a lens that will transform you into the person that God has called you to be, then take a plunge into her book.
"As a recommendation, I would advise many people to read this book. It lives up to its title because it's not a typical finding your purpose book. It's personal and it also reflects how many of us in our lives go through rejection, the reality of being purpose-driven, etc. The author was real and direct about life's circumstances in how you will develop as a person of God in this journey called life. Go and get it and you will discover that what I'm saying to you about it is good.. Read it for yourself and it will change your life".-Omar J. Liles