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Friday, January 6, 2017

I’m Back!!!!

Hello friends of the Creative Corner! I know it’s been a long time since I wrote on here. 2016 was an interesting yet reflective year. Happy New Year 2017. I am grateful to be here and be back to writing. I missed it. It’s something about typing words on a blank page that satisfies me. Blogging is cool and I enjoy it. When I get to share reflective moments in my life, inspiration, or poems, I feel empowered knowing people are reading my words, my inner thoughts, getting to know who Dara is. I thank you for being here.

Did you know that as of December 2016, Dara’s Creative Corner blog made 6 years? Wow. Here’s to another 6 years!

So what’s been going on with me? Hmm…how can I say this in a few sentences? I am working hard towards my dreams and goals which includes getting my book published. I am still creating. My design, “Squiggly lines, dots, and whatever else” is now copyrighted (YAY) and I have an artist blog on Tumblr ( I am still unemployed (Boo!!!) but now focusing on other ventures. Shh…it’s a secret for now. I am single…again. I broke up with my ex-boyfriend days after my 35th birthday. It’s sad and still have love for him… sigh, that’s life. I tried the dating scene. That’s a story in itself! Oh and I recently discovered 3 gray hairs on my head. Stress perhaps or a sign that I’m getting older? Whatever it is, I learned a lot about myself, I learned a lot about love in 2016. Now that it’s over, what lies ahead for me in 2017?

Creative me aka DaraSunbubbles

My outdated video camcorder and makeshift "studio" :)
One of the ways I deal with life’s many ups and downs is by being creative. I like to call myself a collective, because I like to do many things and I have many interests. I love to write, I love to teach ESL (English as a Second Language), and love to create (crafting, drawing, photography). My art is me. I call it DaraSunbubbles Art. Another interest I’ve always had is talking and helping people. Since I’m always told “You talk too much,” I thought why not make a career out of it…well, somewhat. I revamped my YouTube channel during the Christmas holiday. I posted 5 videos varying from getting to know me, why I decided to return to YouTube, cooking, and inspirational messages. I welcome you to check out my channel, Dara K. Fulton. It’s similar to this blog except you get to watch my big head talk, ha ha!
My latest videos including how to stay confident when you don’t feel like it:

Goals for the Creative Corner and YouTube channel

The goal for both this blog and my YouTube channel is to share and offer inspiration to people. I truly believe in the power of inspiration, because it helps build confidence, self-esteem, and gives one hope. Life can be hard at times, and it’s a good feeling to know that you are not alone. Oftentimes, I feel alone especially when I get depressed. When that happens, it can make one (me) isolate self from people which can make the situation worse. It’s no secret that I’ve had my share of ups and downs, and I expressed them here. When I started this blog in 2010, it was right after I lost my job, my boyfriend, and found out I needed hip surgery. I lost friends in the process, became depressed, and dealt with emotions I didn’t think existed. I channeled all my energy into this blog as an escape to find solace within myself. Over time, the more I shared the more people were touched by what I was saying. Maybe I was giving them something and didn’t know it. I may never know. What I do know is, I truly enjoy sharing inspirational and reflective moments with you. It’s sharing a part of me that I don’t get to do in person (or shy away from). I find it easier to share these elements with you here. It gives me peace.

I welcome you to join me on this creative journey. I’m confident that you will gain something from it whether it’s on camera or on this blog. I welcome comments or a simple hello (my contacts are in the “Get to know me” bio). I look forward to a great 2017. I believe this will be the year that DREAMS WILL BECOME A REALITY. Believe in it. Strive for it. Keep going.

Always stand tall.