Writing your own bio feels strange; how do you explain your life without sounding like a narcissistic-egocentric-wannabe-somebody who is desperate for attention?  The reason I am writing a blog article titled me, myself and I is because that is what I have to do to join the About Me Story Medium Platform as a writer.

The short version of my bio reads like this. I am a contract lawyer by profession, currently living in Seoul, South Korea with my husband, two teenage daughters, my dog and two cats. I stepped out of the legal world a couple of years ago to step in the literary arena. I am a published author, blogger and newbie YouTuber.

For those, who feel unsatiated by this short version of my bio feel free to read the more-meat-on-the-bones-version below.

Me, The Author who considers herself an artist

I became an author because I decided to follow the advice of Toni Morrison:

“If there is a book that you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it”.

Toni Morrison

I couldn’t find anywhere a book that dealt with all the subjects I was interested in, a book that inspired me but challenged me all the same, a book that could act as a compass when I was feeling lost, a book that could educate, heal and illuminate the mind. So, I decided that I should write such a book myself.

The title of my book is ‘This Is your Quest: Your Mission: To Experience Happiness Along the Way’. The book itself is a journey, it guides and coaches the reader to adopt an explorer mindset in their own Quest towards happiness through the trifecta of money, love and health. The book provides valuable lessons from history, philosophy, and economics.

If you decide to read my book you will be exposed to concepts, philosophies and a way of thinking that was perhaps not so obvious before. I see my book as being a small beam of light that is shining in the distance, and I am hoping that all the curious and lost souls out there will be drawn to it, and once they grab it, they will find some clarity, some comfort and the inspiration to become the best version of themselves. This is my hope, and this Is My Quest.

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way”.

Charles Bukowski

I like describing myself as an artist, because it is more fluid and more suited to my current state of mind.

I am an artist

I am an artist

I am a creator of ideas

Swimming in a sparkling see of imagination

A magician of sorts, turning thoughts of

Wonderment into pieces of originality

Each creation showcases

My own personal journey

My worries, dreams and ambitions,

Everything I love and everything I fear

All that I was yesterday and all that I’ll be tomorrow

Is neatly contained in my glorious creations

When you glance over my work, you are catching

A glimpse of my soul,

For a part of me is each piece I create

I march to my own beat, and wildly dance to my own rhythm

Passion runs through my veins,

As emotions are fuel for my craft

Certain pieces I protect and keep to myself

While others I’ll share with the world

I am a creative beacon shining my light brightly

For all the universe to see.

The Artist

Myself, The blogger and wannabe YouTuber turned storyteller

Blogging is a new passion of mine, it gives me a platform to express myself and write about anything that nourishes and educates the mind with a zest of philosophy, plenty of good vibes and this little je ne sais quoi.

And that is where storytelling comes into the frame.

Authors, bloggers, and YouTubers are first and foremost storytellers. There are two ways to learn valuable life lessons that will teach us to become a little bit smarter and wiser. The first method is through trial, errors and personal experience and the second method is through storytelling. The downside of the first method is that it will no doubt brings you a fair amount of pain and suffering, which is something that we all want to avoid as much as possible. Learning life lessons through someone else’s struggle and ordeal is a much less painful way to go about it whilst still bringing the same benefits. And that is where story telling comes into the frame. Stories teach us about life about ourselves and about others.

You will find below a few samples of my recent blog articles. Warning: They are full of wisdom. Please consume without moderation and feel free to share them with your friends and family.

  1. The six most important lessons I learned this year.
  2. Should you take the path of least resistance?
  3. Why you should never let a good crisis go to waste.
  4. My thanksgiving message be like a wild turkey.
  5. How to gain wisdom? Read some Aesop’s Fables.
  6. How to find Meaning in Life. The Secret is revealed…
  7. When Life gives you, lemons make whatever you want
  8. Want to break social distancing? Feel the power of music

And I, the person behind the author, blogger and wannabe YouTuber

I’m a biker girl; I like motorbikes for a number of reasons, but the key for me is the oneness I feel between me and the machine. Riding a motorbike makes me happy, there is no mindlessness when riding, I am alert and focused, my inner child is activated, I enjoy the thrill, the vulnerability, the freedom and the wind blowing through my hair.

authorjoannereed.net this is your quest "Life is a journey, enjoy the ride."
Me, Myself, and I. “Life is a journey, enjoy the ride.”

I am a martial artist, I practise Muay Thai several times a week. Wonder Woman is my favorite superhero movie. The main character is a kick-ass female demigod raised by a tribe of powerful female warriors. These women, or Amazons, display exceptional riding skills, courage, and excel in combat and in the art of self-defence. Wonder Woman herself symbolizes strength, self-reliance, sisterhood and mutual support among women.  As a woman and the mother of two teenage daughters I completely adhere to the principle that women should be self-reliant; that we can be feminine and strong at the same time. The old Barbie Girl stereotype that I grew up with when I was a child didn’t do it for me, it was too narrow, it portrayed women as one-dimensional character pretty and accessorized to impress boyfriend Ken. The Wonder Women Character on the other hand, is a much better role model who displays a multi-dimensional side to her, soft and hard, compassionate and ruthless when necessary. Girls feel empowered, Practice martial art.

Author Joanne Reed - This Is Your Quest
Me, Myself and I. Girl Power. Kaboom!

Thank you for taking the time to read about me, myself and I.

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