Jo Moseley – Finding Joy

Jo Moseley has been sharing the joys of tiny midlife adventures on film, events and Instagram! We loved her poem about finding joy, accompanied with a brilliant video.

I couldn’t find them in the fridge

Not in a bar of salty chocolate nor homemade rhubarb jam 

I’d searched on Twitter trending and scoured Stories on the ‘Gram. 


My body grew quite nervous, I was anxious in my soul

My joy and courage had gone AWOL

I didn’t feel so whole. 


With treasured fins & boards I headed for the beach

Laced up my trusty running shoes for a crag just out of reach. 


With every moorland trail I ran 

As bracing waves were ridden

I travelled closer to the place

Where what I yearned was hidden.


I found a space my gentle breath

Could soothe my worried soul 

Close all the open tabs 

And fill that love shaped hole.


Morning runs on heathered hills, wild  swims along the shore

I discovered within what I’d been searching for

A blossoming of joy, a sense of who I am

A room to call my own, my brave that says ‘I can’


I couldn’t find them in the fridge or looking at my phone 

But on a windswept Yorkshire peak and cold embracing sea 

The answers I’d been seeking all along

Came out to welcome me.


I am enough! My heart is full. 

This joy will set me free. 


The hills and waves had brought me home. 


They’d brought me home … to me. 

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