Hello, my name is Jenn. That is how we introduce ourselves. Right? Welcome the post that will let you into the world of the girl behind the blog. As more people come to this site, I decided it is time to introduce myself to all of you and let you peek into my life and personality.
In the comments below let me know some things about yourself. Where do you live? What is your favorite food? Where is your happy place? And so on and so forth.
Hello, My Name Is…
As I said up above my name is Jenn. I started this blog in the fall of 2016 because I felt like I needed a creative outlet and it has been a blessing. I choose the name Joyful Iowan because I would not be who I am if I did not grow up in Iowa and I will always choose joy above everything else. Now let’s get into what makes me who I am.
Myers-Briggs tells me I am an ENFP
I have had to take this test for different classes four times and every time I am an ENFP. This is how ENFP’s are described…
ENFPs are people-centered creators with a focus on possibilities and a contagious enthusiasm for new ideas, people and activities. Energetic, warm, and passionate, ENFPs love to help other people explore their creative potential.
The ENFP description is actually a pretty accurate description of myself.
I graduated from Culinary School
I graduated from culinary school in 2012. Culinary school helped me discover my love of creating new recipes and my love of working with chocolate. My goal after culinary school was to open a chocolate shop and make creative new chocolates and classic masterpieces but life changed my direction.
The lake is my happy place
Honestly, just being around or on the water is my happy place. I find peace and calmness whenever I am near water. Whether I am fishing, swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding I am happy. I can go to the lake and disconnect from the world and never go back.
I do not have a favorite food
Seriously, I love food way too much to ever choose a favorite. Whether it is fish, a burger, jambalaya, pasta, salad, eggs, waffles, cheesecake or even a smoothie. Food is a delightful experience for me and I prefer to live life in moderation so that I can eat amazing food and not over indulge.
I wanted to be a missionary
My main calling in life has always been to serve others who are less fortunate than myself. Until life had other plans for me. I honestly wanted nothing more than to travel and help others who needed it. I thought that I would call the world my home. Now I find new ways to help others.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Kickin The Schmidt Outta MS is my mission
Multiple Sclerosis is a Debbie downer in my life and I would love to help find a cure to end this horrible disease. If you would like to donate or join my WalkMS team to end this disease click here.
I’m a dog person
“My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog thinks I am.” – Anonymous
Let me be totally frank and proudly state that I am a full-on dog person. In most cases, I like dogs more than humans.
Red lipstick makes me happy
Red lipstick is my confident color. I know that I can put it on and conquer the world.
“She has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance.” – Kate Spade
Iowa will always be home
I have lived in other states but nothing will replace this state. So, no matter where I go I know I can always come back to where the corn grows knee high by the 4th of July.
Now you know a little more about the girl behind the blog. Joyful Iowan has been a fun journey so far and I hope you are ready for the ride!