ABOUT ME



JOY PAGE MANUEL

I'm a Sociologist by training (Undergraduate and Master's degree) and currently a blogging mom. I've worked both in the academe (first as an Instructor, and then eventually as an Assistant Professor), as well as in the corporate world, and have always enjoyed writing in all its forms wherever I was employed.  Right now, I'm a stay-at-home mother who's still trying to figure out what her next step will be once it's time to go back to paid employment.  Any suggestions, anyone???  Better yet...want to hire me?  

I was born and raised in the Philippines, but now living in the U.S., initially in IL, now in TN. I've had to migrate because of marriage and have only been living in the States since the year 2004 (although I've visited before as a tourist).  Can you imagine how life must've changed for someone who lost everything familiar and have had to reconstruct her reality in her 30's??? Tough...very tough, but very spiritually enriching as well.  To give you some idea as to how it all began, you could read this and this.

With this site, I hope to explore and share with you my angst and just general cerebral meanders as I try to find my way around the world of motherhood, homesickness, modernity and everything else that makes our heads spin and hearts beat.

I hope you will journey with me and enjoy the ride!  Thank you for being part of this site!






IF YOU ARE NEW TO CATHARSIS...

The following blog entries are some of my personal favorites.  I also believe that they can give any new reader a taste of what this site is all about, how my mind works and how my writing is. Hopefully you'll be left with some wonderful flavors that would make you keep coming back for more!

Enjoy and please do leave comments!  I would love to hear from you!


Alone Again...Naturally
Crossroads Anniversary
Something's Gotta Give

Job Title

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Star Struck