For most of my life, I have wanted to share my writing, art, and thoughts with the world. When I was a struggling 15-year-old, the first time I discovered my ability and love of writing was sitting on my bed after a night with friends. I was feeling lost as most fifteen-year-olds do, and I decided for some reason to pick up a pen and start writing poetry. I wrote two poems that night in red pen on lined paper. I wish I had these poems today, but sadly they are lost in the paper trail of my life. A few days later, i picked up these poems and looked at them for the first time. I was taken back by how real, raw, and good they were. They really spoke to me and described the feelings I was feeling on the inside. If I am to be honest, which is what this website is all about, I didn’t remember writing the words that were on those pages. They came from a place outside of myself. I have often and still often write things down and then wonder where those words come from… but… This is writing for another time.
I am excited to have a space to talk about all things life. It will be real and raw and sometimes spiritual, sometimes artistic, sometimes random but always honest and truthful. I often have these epiphanies and then forget them an hour later if I don’t write them down. Sometimes I write them down, but do nothing with them. Finally, at the age of 38, they are going to get written down. I have a space to share what I know, what I think, what I feel, and my general ramblings. You have a choice to read them.
My name is Monica. I have taught kids for many many years, and when I was teaching younger kids, they would often call me Momica. So years later Momicaintheraw was born. I thrive on honesty and rawness. I love to see people as their raw selves and try to bring more of my raw self forward. There is a beauty in the raw unpolishedness of things, people, places, thoughts, etc. And so finally www.momicaintheraw.com was born. Enjoy!! Or don’t. Just work towards being who you are meant to be and offering the gifts you are meant to offer to the world.