DISCOVER, SAVOUR, THRIVE:
Your Digital Lifestyle Compass
Welcome to Jocelyn Magazine, your destination for enhancing life’s pleasures. Delve into the world of delectable cuisine, fine wines, enchanting gardens, art, literature, cinematic wonders, and breathtaking travel experiences. Come, embark on a journey of exploration with us!
Hey there! I’m Jocelyn Watts, a Queensland-based author who loves writing travel stories and memoirs. I’m also passionate about capturing life’s moments through photography, and living a healthy lifestyle.
In the past, I’ve had a diverse career as a journalist, editor, and communications officer across various industries. During a break from media, I even ran my own wedding and portrait photography business.
After years of being a “corporate gypsy” with my late husband, Don, I’m now semi-retired and calling Queensland’s stunning Fraser Coast home. Writing travel stories and memoirs is my true calling, and I’m thrilled to be doing what I love.
When I’m not writing or taking photos, you’ll find me advocating for the environment and sustainable living, as well as supporting mental health charities like Beyond Blue, Lifeline, and the Black Dog Institute.
Why Jocelyn Magazine?
The name ‘Jocelyn’ has roots in both the English and Hebrew languages. It means ‘happy’ and ‘joyful’.
Aside from being my name, what better name could I choose for a digital magazine that wants to bring its readers joy through travel and leisure? This publication has plenty of optimism!
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Jocelyn In The Media
Jocelyn is a community volunteer who regularly gives her time, energy, and expertise to various groups.
At the Hervey Bay Croquet & Mallet Sports Club, she is a volunteer content provider and moderator for the club’s Facebook Group.
The former Rotary Club of Maryborough Sunrise member continues to support that club with photography services for its fundraising calendars and special events.
She also volunteers as an usher and doorkeeper at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough, Queensland.
In 2000, Jocelyn’s submission won the community competition to name the new riverside entertainment and convention venue.
Her early years in the Girl Guide and Scouting movements inspired the name Brolga.
While camping near her hometown of Barcaldine, she watched brolgas dancing at Lara Wetlands and years later re-told the Aboriginal Dreamtime legend of Brolga to Cub Scouts while serving as their leader.
In 2005, another of Jocelyn’s written submissions secured Maryborough, the first Guinness World Record for the most people on a pub crawl.
She has also volunteered her PR and photography skills to community groups, including school committees and Maryborough Masters Swimming.