Suburban Life Journal

One of the things I love most about blogs is that they chronicle a journey.

Maybe it’s a journey through motherhood, cooking or photography.

Today’s blogger shares her own, personal journey.

Meet Joanne of Suburban Life Journal

On March 1, 2011 I walked away from a job in scientific research. Three days later I wrote my first blog post. It wasn’t meant to be a replacement but the first step on a new journey. Suburban Life Journal is my place to reflect on family life and life in general. If I’ve recently tackled a craft, recipe or DIY project, I’ll share that too. I am a writer, lover of nature, backyard frog chaser and a closet cryptozoologist because I love mystery and believe life is boring if we think we’ve discovered it all. I reserve a day to write about something totally off the wall or out of my niche on Fridays in my Departure Fridays link up feature. Hope you like what you see and decide to stay awhile!

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Departure Fridays: Champ

Be sure to roll call below and you MUST head over to comment on Joanne’s blog {that’s what this is all about!}


  1. I totally agree, I love that blogs tell the journey’s of different groups. Thank you for this post!
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  2. As a researcher myself, I can totally understand the appeal of blogging as a completely different use of my brain! :)
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  3. Running behind this week due to unexpected life circumstances. Happy belated SITS day.
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  4. I wonder if the blogger realizes this at the start of the bloggng life. I only started a blog because I was writing a book and was told I had to have a virtual fingerprint. Hated blogging at the start, but love writing. After a while, I made some connections and started having fun and playing around on the blog with styles and voice. My journey was discovery of other creative interests. Now the book is done and I am shopping it, the second books is under foot. I still have the blog as a non-fiction writing outlet. Who knew?!
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  5. It’s all about the journey, isn’t it?
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  6. Happy SITS day heading over to your blog right now
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  7. Congratulations on being featured! You have a great blog! :)
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  8. Happy SITS Day!
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  9. Happy SITS Day !! Your blog seems very interesting and original.
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  10. Nice to meet you! Off to your site now!
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  11. I love it! I look forward to reading more of your blog!
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  12. Better late than never – looking forward to her suburban story!
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    • I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it just kept erasing it, no matter what profile I chose! So here it is, related to your dog post!

      We have one small dog and luckily, save for one expensive pair of michael kors shoes in the first month or two of having him, we’ve been chew-free. Unless, of course, my daughter leaves the remains of her lunch in her backpack, or I leave the bag of groceries on the laundry room floor while I grab the rest and he smells that turkey sandwich… We all forget and we all learn :-)

      Visiting from SITS. So sorry to hear you are on jury duty when you’d rather be on your laptop! GEEZ! Looks like you got a lot of loving and have much to catch up on. A good problem to have!
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  13. Maybe you will change my mind about suburbia :) hope you made the most of your day!
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  14. Zeemaid says:

    Wow brave woman to start a new journey!

  15. I’m here…love following a journey especially when you didnt even realize you were on one..
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  16. I”m here! Happy SITS Day!
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  17. Sounds interesting. Happy SITS Day!
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  18. Happy SITS day. Your choice to walk away from your job (and your obvious comfort with that decision over a year later) gives me strength and hope as I prepare to do the same thing at the end of this year.
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  19. Happy SITS day!
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  20. Happy Wednesday to everyone. Once again kind of late getting over here. Off to read some lovely SITSblogs!
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  21. Happy SITS Day!
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  22. Happy SITS Day to YOU! Dropping by from I’m hosting a wonderful giveaway! Come join the fun.

  23. Sounds like a fun blog!
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  24. Joanne! happy SITS day! I began blogging soon after leaving a 15-year career, and was a step in my new journey as well. Can’t wait to visit your page!
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  25. Happy Sits day. I love niche Fridays. Great way to keep inspired!
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  26. Hey there!
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  27. Very brave to walk away. Good for you. Happy Sits!
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  28. Happy SITS day! Heading over to check it out now :)
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  29. Happy Hump Day!
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  30. On my way!
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  31. Will go over and read as soon as my little one is done with her snack! Can’t wait to read it.
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  32. Happy SITS Day!!
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  33. I, too, LOVE a blog that chronicles a journey. Cannot wait to check it out! Happy SITS day! :)
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