Not a day goes by that I don't count my blessings to have certain people in my life who have led me to happiness. For many years, I have been stuck in negative beliefs about myself that have pulled me into the ground and I've never quite broken the surface or reached the sunlight, caught in a lifetime of darkness and shrouded in silence. A tree that once was a tiny little seed, that had inner strength within it, knew that in order to grow big and tall it had to be dropped in soil, hidden in darkness and struggle…
Monica Da Maren has ben journaling as a form of enjoyment most of her life.
Born in Guelph, Ontario to immigrant Italian parents, she was the last of three children raised in a tight knit family community.
Having suffered abuse throughout her childhood, it wasn’t until her adult life that she turned to her writing as a form of therapy and self -awareness. Through her writing she has found healing and peace, and now is able to raise her own family, which she shares with her loving husband of 12 years.
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” ~ Richard Bach
Through her words, Monica hopes to inspire others to follow their hearts and live the life they were meant to live.