Marisa (2)

Hi, I’m Marisa, a freelance journalist and creative writer living at the beach in NJ.

Blocks from the sand, yet only a short car ride from both NYC and Philly, I’m provided with the best of both worlds. I have a background in business, advertising, marketing, hospitality and real estate/mortgages, but none of this even begins to accurately describe who I am.

I have sense of humor. I show my emotions. A song, or even single note, can bring me to tears.  I can put on my most professional face when needed, but I’d rather be my silly, corny, sometimes outrageous self any day.

My love of inspirational and thought-provoking words lead me to pursue my career in writing. To see and hear others beautiful work is inspiring, and to be able to experience that which they have generously contributed to this world is a privilege.

I enjoy portraying stories and evoking emotions with words. I especially love to combine my passions for music and writing.  For me, both are as essential as breathing. All I want from life is to be moved by people, places, things and experiences. That’s what music and writing do for me. Since I’m not exactly next in line for American Idol, nor can I currently play any instruments (although piano lessons are in the near future!), my contribution to music is celebrating it through written word.

In addition to writing and music, I love to travel, explore and capture moments through photographs. I’m happiest when I can feel the sun shine, hear the waves crash and have a pen in my hand. Although, the pen is interchangeable for a cold beer or margarita. During the summer months I can most likely be found at the beach or an outdoor music festival.

This blog is to showcase a collection of my work, as well as serve as a creative outlet. I write because I have a lot to say. I write because I want to share my thoughts and feelings with others. I write for the release of creative energy. When it comes to things I’m passionate about and that interest me, I could write endlessly. My hope is that I can reach others through my words. Even if only one other person has an emotional reaction or connection, it feels like a success. And writing makes me feel alive. It makes me happy. So either way, it already is.

To contact me about freelance opportunities, or just for a quick hello, please complete the online form located here. Alternatively, you can email me directly at lyon.marisa12 (at) yahoo.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!




232 responses to “About

  1. Hi Marisa, thanks for visiting my blog and for the like! I also have a background in marketing and advertising, and a sense of humour – yet somehow ended up teaching English in Latvia… funny old life! Linda

  2. Hi Marisa, It’s good to meet you. You have such a creative blog – it’s wonderful. Thanks so much for following my blog and giving me a chance to know you. Best wishes, Helena

  3. Just a note to thank you for following my blog. I’ve never visited your blog before and am very impressed with the sophisticated look you have. I will be exploring more in the future. Thanks again.

  4. HI Marisa
    Thanks for deciding to follow my blog – and for linking what I wrote too.. you certainly have an interesting background and living at the beach well…. hope to hear from you again soon. 🙂

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it. So glad I popped over to say Hi… great blog and talent you show here!

  6. HI Marisa, and thanks for choosing to follow my blog. I like this About: you’re right, we each have many dimensions. I’m happy you are exploring and expanding all of yours

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  9. Hi Marisa, I am Ritu from the blog ‘Beyond Beauty Tips’. I saw that we were connected through my blog. I announced my new domain but I haven’t seen you there yet.
    Please show some love to my new blog ‘Things To Rave About’ (http://toraveabout.com) which is just BBT at a new address.
    Hoping to see you there. Thanks!

  10. Thanks for the follow. Look forward to your posts. I’ve got family in NJ (Freehold) I was last there in 2007. It’s great to be just a bus ride away from NYC 🙂

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  12. Your blog is great, I’m almost a month old here now, I’m glad I came across you. I loved going through your posts. You’re a doing a great job. Looking forward to your more posts 🙂

  13. May you remember the voice of the graceful spirit, that whispers in the winds of the wilderness. That’s always stirring the wildflowers, growing in the springtime of your heart’s acknowledgements, of the precious gift that you are.

  14. Ms. Marisa, you have an excellent blog here and I’ve enjoyed browsing through it; so please do excuse this ridiculously silly interruption of mine. it is meant in no way to be negative —in my defense I’m only a poor subjective thinking fellow, with nothing of worldly significance to say. But I’ve been wondering of late if some ambitious person might consider the possible relationship between what U2 was producing with their Art and creativity(Zooropa) during the early to mid 90’s, with that of the current state of the modern western world and its instant communication culture. As a free-lance journalist/writer who appears to enjoy pop-music it occurs to me that you might be one who would find the topic an interesting one to explore. From this poorly subjective thinker’s(me) perspective there’s an enormous parallel with say the works of a Cezanne— works produced that anticipate cultural undercurrents that make their way to the surface a generation or two later. Just a thought of course. Anyways. Like the Blog

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