about love always jo

Hi, I’m Joanna. I’m so glad you’re here. First a little bit about me and then a little bit about the blog.

About me

I live in Washington, DC with my husband, and high school sweetheart, Mike. We absolutely love it.

I was a math major in college because I intended to be a math teacher. I’m not sure if this makes me “smart” but if you want to think that, go ahead. (Read more about my career here.)

I’m the oldest of five and being a big sister is a huge part of my identity.


{From left to right (siblings appear in age order) Melissa, LJ, Me, Mike, Chrissy, Becca}

I love to read and am always in the middle of a personal growth/self-help book but I try to always have a fiction on hand to balance things out.

I’m a morning person.

My love languages are physical touch and quality time.

According to Strengths Finder, my strengths are Empathy, Positivity, Woo (Winning Others Over), Developer, Responsibility.

I’m an empath.

About the blog

Love Always Jo is my little place on the internet. I write about things I love, books I’m reading, things I’m thinking about, lessons I’m learning. The point is to share my experience, explore my feelings, and chronicle my journey to be my authentic self. Mostly, it will be a collection of essays long and short. I hope they inspire you, comfort you, and make you laugh.

A little bit about the name: I used to sign all of my notes with love always, Joanna and now the name is a “before and after” (like on Wheel of Fortune) that describes my life goals.

Love always

having a deep sense of joy, fondness, and appreciation for my life and the people in it

Always Jo

being authentic to who I am and what want

Curl up with a blanket and a cup of tea…and enjoy.


Want to know more?

Here are some posts to help you get to know me better:

My inspiration list

My really big dreams 

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