About me:

Hello, my name is Carly Wiggins. I have always been someone who marches to the beat of her own drum. When I was little I knew I was a little different from my peers. I suffered a lot of anxiety.

In elementary school, the other kids were having too much fun and getting into trouble. I was scared of authority figures, not because I was a troublemaker but I associated getting into trouble as being a bad person.

Daydreaming during recess on the swing set was an outlet for me. I would still play with the other kids on the basketball court or playground equipment, or I could also spend the whole time daydreaming big questions about God or my future. Then a few years later, I found poetry to alleviate my anxiety.

Whatever I observed from the world, all the beauty and the ugliness of this world, I wrote it down. All my concerns in a poem let me feel like I could let the attachment to that feeling go. And maybe give people a chance to look at the world through a new angle and possibly entertain them as well.

I love how poetry is free expression. There are no written rules to write a poem. Poetry subjects can vary from spiritual, political to societal issues.

As a child, I always enjoyed the wit and humor of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. Then as I got older, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s nature essay and his poetry added a new layer and excitement to my writing.

About the blog:

I have written poetry since I was 8 and I am 27 now. I hope to one day make a living through my poetry and writing blog. I had some key influences that inspired me to start a blog. So I decided to take the advice of others that this was a next possible step for my writing.

I have also been published in a couple poetry books. I hope to one day have published poetry books and short non-fiction books in physically and digital form.

I also love interacting with other fellow writers and bloggers. Through this experience so far, I have made quite a few connections. I love how we help each other with one goal in mind: reach our blogs to impact the lives of others who read it in a positive manner.

Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you find solace and inspiration through my words.

~ Carly (Message In Stanza)