Hi there. Nice to have you here, I’m Sam!
Previously this space was ‘Good Mum Hunting’ but needed a fresh makeover and joy.mckinnon was born.
I live in Sydney, in a leafy suburb not too far from the ocean and the city. I dream of living in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. I dream of an aquatic adventure in the Caribbean.
My gorgeous little children aged 8, 5 and 3 keep me busy and I describe my life as beautiful chaos. I run Sittr, which I co-manage with my husband James. He’s been my soul mate / twin flame since way back when in 1994 (YEP, 22 years of gooey love). He juggles a busy career in tech, investment and the startup scene. In 2008 after we married, my husband and I lived in Singapore for a few years and our first daughter was born there. Recently we spent 12 months travelling around the world in 2014-2015. It was without a doubt, the best time of my life. To me, travel equates freedom. I love exploring new countries and immersing myself in the local culture.
I’ve battled mental illness since I was young teenager and while it doesn’t define who I am, it has been a huge part of my life. Right now, I’m happy and learning to quell my anxiety by being present.
So that’s me. Feel free to shoot me an email, I’d love to hear from you!