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.

Just-A-Quote #7

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”


Just-A-Quote #6

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”

         -Judge Taylor in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Just-A-Quote #5

“I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.”

Rudyard Kipling

Just-A-Quote #4

“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” 

Booker T. Washington 

What is “Just-A-Quote”?

If you’re wondering why I’ve been posting a “Just-A-Quote” post every week for the past few weeks, here’s my explanation: 

  1. It’s a simple way of staying connected with the WordPress community while having a busy offline life.
  2. I like the idea of sharing a quote once a week that helped me or meant something to me that week.  And I think these quotes may help or mean something to someone else.  
  3. And I’m hoping I can increase the reader’s awareness of the person quoted or something within the quote by providing a single link within that week’s post.  For example, a simple link to Chuck Yeager‘s Wikipedia page when I quote Yeager.  I’ll try to get more creative as I go on.

I hope you enjoy the quotes and maybe learn something in the process.  


Just-A-Quote #3

“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up, but you don’t give up.”

Chuck Yeager 

Just-A-Quote #2

“Courage is found in unlikely places.” 

      –J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Return of the King

Just-A-Quote #1

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your calling.”



Busy, busy, busy, and more busy… As you may have guessed, I’ve been busy.    I plan to come back to the WordPress blog sometime in the near future. For now, I’m focused on family, school, and work and getting enough sleep to function.  

Friday Night Lights

This past Friday, my son had his first high school marching band performance at his school’s first varsity football game of the school year.  And as a proud parent, I took dozens of photos with my camera.   While there, the full moon lit up the skies along with the stadium lights.

Street Light

Street Light

This past Friday, I saw this sunset bursting through the clouds. Another source of light, the street lamp, made it’s way into the picture. I prefer the natural light.

Rushing Waves

waves rush, unsettle

the sandy shores of grounding–

time unsettles time…

Part of the Haiku My Heart weekly challenge. This short poem is my little expression of what’s on my mind.


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