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Life Inspires Me to Write

Updated on August 1, 2014

I am Jackie Moore Wagner and life is my inspiration

I am Jackie Moore Wagner and life is my inspiration. Join me on my journey of life inspirations and you will be inspired to create, cook, decorate, garden and laugh. My journey will give you inspiration

Life Inspires Me to Write

Jackie's Life Inspirations

Jackie Moore Wagner is the name I use on everything I write. My first name is special to me because it is not short for a longer given name. Jackie is my given name. Moore is my dad’s last name and my last name for the first part of my life. Moore is a good Irish name brought to America with my ancestors with pride. Wagner has been my last name for over half my life and I am proud to carry my husband’s last name for the rest of my life. A strong German name, Wagner is the name that my husband’s family carries with pride and ownership. These names combine to identify me in words. Life is my inspiration and writing puts my three names together to identify my voice, thoughts and ability to express myself in words. You are my audience and this is my stage.

Thinking, feeling, working, playing, loving, fighting are all inspirations to write about in my life. Each experience leaves me with an impression. The impressions I have must come out and I have found my voice in the written word. Sometimes I write from my soul and rip through the feelings to spill them in my poems, short storied or essays. Other times I write from my head and try my ideas out on paper. Then other times I write for others to express what they want to say and unable to put into words. Writing is a joy, but gives me a headache when it is stuck in my head and refuses to surface. Patience is something I must have, because writing takes its own time.

Cooking, entertaining, decorating, gardening are all inspirations for my writing. Taking a favorite dish and giving it a healthy or interesting twist is creative fun and is inspiration for me to write. Entertaining for friends, throwing a shower for a bride to be, having a cookout or celebrating a holiday are creative outlets that I decorate, cook and personalize, as they become inspirations for my writing. Give me a yard sale, or old, item without interest or use and I will create a beautiful, interesting and useful item from it and again, I have inspiration. Gardening in small spaces is challenging but lends me to be creative in containers, areas and types of gardening, which becomes inspiration for more writing


My 30-year marriage has inspired me to understand and write about success in relationships. My husband is the ideal partner, husband, friend, father and man to inspire my lessons of what it takes to have a loving successful relationship. The inspirations of daily life in years of struggles, changes, sorrow, joy and commitment will inspire my writing for the rest of my life.

Parenting our two daughters into adulthood has taught me so much about life. There is nothing more inspiring than to see your children grow, struggle, think, care and become adults to be proud of in the end. My daughters inspire me to understand life and write about the moments of enlightenment, understanding, frustration, and mirrored lessons. They teach me that sometimes the greatest lessons come with being real and doing the right things when you think no one is looking. The lessons I have learned from my children are inspirations for my writing.

Daily inspirations in my life come from what I like to call "sit com moments". These moments are when I want to smack someone, scream with frustration, throw my hands up in surrender and when I have to laugh to keep from crying. Sometimes I turn around wondering if I have been pranked, if there is a hidden camera or if anyone just saw what I just did and in disbelief, later retell the story just to make it part of my reality. Sometimes I cannot write this as fiction so I am inspired to write the crazy stuff.

In the end, I am Jackie Moore Wagner and life is my inspiration. Join me on my journey of life inspirations and you will be inspired to create, cook, decorate, garden and laugh. My journey will give you inspiration to carry on with learning new things, creating some things, fixing old things, cherishing little things and appreciating the good or bad things.

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      jackiemoorewagner 3 years ago

      @Angela_Lane_Woods: Thank you Angela! You inspire me too.

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      Angela_Lane_Woods 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this insight into your writing persona! Very interesting and informative.

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      johnny01 3 years ago

      Thanks for letting me learn more about you!

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      tpickett 3 years ago

      Good article!

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      kampstras 3 years ago

      I am inspired! Thank you for sharing your story. I love to read about all of my fellow YCN contributors. Recently, I started Squidoo, too, and I hope to read more of your work here!