Author Archives: Claudia

About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations.

Parking Garage Clouds

I often hear clouds talked about as gloomy and sad.  I think they’re beautiful.  The photograph below was taken using my iPhone 6 on the roof floor of the parking garage at my job a few days ago.  It was a stormy, rainy morning on my commute to work that day.  These fluffy clouds were the sight I encountered as I waited for the elevator.  They made me smile.

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I’m not sure why the photo does not enlarge when you click on it.  If anyone knows leave a comment below.


Just-A-Quote #19

“Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent.”

Ignatius Loyola


Just-A-Quote #18

“To fight aloud is very brave, 

But gallanter, I know, 

Who charge within the bosom, 

The cavalry of woe.”

Emily Dickinson 


Just-A-Quote #17

“In times of stress, an orderly mind is a fortress.”

-Dragon Man in Issue #0 of Secret Wars (2015)


Just-A-Quote #16

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Maya Angelou


Just-A-Quote #15

“Good and quiet do not connote weakness.” 

Ogwo David Emenike


Just-A-Quote #14

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”

Blaise Pascal


Just-A-Quote #13

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”

Alexander Graham Bell


Just-A-Quote #12

“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry‘s The Little Prince


Just-A-Quote #11

“Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.”

Elie Wiesel


Just-A-Quote #10

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”

Winston Churchill


Just-A-Quote #9

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”

Matt Biondi


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