What is the purpose of this blog?

Words, for some, serve as a method of expressing the emotions and thoughts that are pent up within them and can only be released in the form of writing. There is a connection made as soon as the tip of the pen touches a blank page, and our strongest emotions pour forth upon the page, seemingly leaking from the darkest crevices of our hearts and minds.

Writing can serve as an escape for the suffering, depressed, lonely, anxious, and troubled. In poetry, for example, I can seek emotional release without fear of judgment or error; for me, writing is a safe haven, hence the name “Haven4LostSouls.”

When was this blog started?

This blog was started on April 17, 2016 (just in case you were wondering).

Who am I?

I probably ought to have started with introductions in the beginning, but hello! My name is Claire, and you will often see my work signed with my pen name, Chiara Larkins.

There is not much I can say about myself that would be particularly relevant to this blog (which is why I’ve placed this section last), but I shall provide for you the basics.

I am a quiet person most of the time. By “quiet” I do not mean shy, though I may come across that way to most people. My tendency to seem uncomfortable during a conversation, unfortunately, cannot be excused by shyness; it is mostly due to me just being plain awkward while at the same time suffering from social anxiety.

I am an artist, and I love to draw nearly as much as I love to write. I enjoy peaceful activities in which I do not feel pressured to meet the expectations of those around me.

My current life purpose is to prove wrong those who have doubted me, including myself.

I like to think there is more to me than I could possibly put into words, and all that I cannot express by stating, perhaps you shall learn through my writing.

Feel free to comment or suggest anything in my posts! Also, contact me, if you need/want to about anything.

Enjoy, and welcome!