I like many kids growing up had a fascination with the stars. One of my earliest memories of my grandmother was when she asked 4-year-old me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I excitedly yelled back to her “an astronaut!” Reflecting on this memory takes me back to the moment of joy and love with my grandmother Lilian. She passed away not too long after this but this memory has always lived with me.
Now, I may never walk on the moon or soar across the stars as an astronaut, but I’ve always wanted to find a way to honor this dream of mine. One day, I watched the movie Interstellar with my sister Katie and I was in awe at the vastness of the known and unknown universe. After the film, I reflected on just how small the human race is, but also, how great we are because of our capacity to love and connect with one another. It was this moment that I knew my own passion was to find a way to share in these moments of human connection and help others to do the same.
A few years had passed after realizing all of this about myself. In 2018, I was working full time as a designer and photographer and was suddenly was laid off from my job. It was at this moment that I realized the dream stood directly before me. I decided to combine my design skills, with my love for astronomy and connecting others to their own moments of love and joy. And thus The Moon Joy was born.
As the owner and founder of the moon joy, I want to personally thank you for visiting us and our unique little space on the internet. I hope you have found your love and joy. Please share with us all about your own unique moments. We’d love to hear from you.
With love and joy,