I’m Claresa, and I’m a self-proclaimed info junkie who’s had a life-long love affair with the written word. I’ve made a career out of writing and producing news. But here, I write about my life, the lessons I’ve learned, and what inspires me to keep going on this journey to a better me.
Writing here helps me “learn life” and connect with others along the way.
After growing up an only child, it’s kinda nice feeling like you’re not alone.
I started this blog back in 2009 after I married the most charming and handsome nerd I’d ever laid my eyes on. I ventured into the blogoshere by writing about my wedding plans and pending marriage, but later realized I needed an outlet for my creativity and desire to encourage others.
To me, there’s nothing like being creative. I’ve been writing poetry and trying to write songs since I knew there were such things.
When it comes to writing, my heart skips a beat when I read poetry and prose rich with imagery and wordplay, or hear lyrics that mean something. You know…where the words seem to dance in a way that makes them leap from the page and tell a story that speaks to your soul. I still don’t think I’m good at that yet because I spend my workday just presenting the facts. But I’ll get there soon enough.
And writing isn’t the only area where I like to be creative. Whether its drawing, painting, doing crafts, acting or performing music…I love it all (or at least trying to do it). And I think I have this unhealthy obsession with anyone who is talented in at least one of those areas.
They just inspire me.
And they’re not the only ones. I often find inspiration in everyday life: the powerful testimonies, the moments of revelation and the process of creation.
By nature, I’m a sinner who struggles to feel worthy most days but I think the power of inspiration is amazing.
If this helps you understand how much I love the inspirational, I’m the girl with the quote and scripture art all over her house, the bookshelf full of self-help books, and the Tweet feed full of any information that could come from those things.
It all comes from this overwhelming desire to show people that your past does not define you, and that it is possible to dream, learn and grow.
I realized that, and it changed my life for the better. Now, all I want to do is write, and live up to my name by bringing a bit of light and transparency is a world where you don’t often find it.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.”
“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”
―Mary Anne Radmacher
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You can also check out my art and poetry here.
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