Who is Karyn?


She is a teacher, writer, and soon-to-be author who has experienced challenging and life-altering bumps and “bruises”. Karyn is currently writing, Tragedy’s Treasures, A Mom’s Journey Through Grief, the honest and heartfelt story of faith-based treasures she experienced before, during, and after the death of her sixteen-year-old son.

Her daughter, son-in-law, and their four children (two boys and two girls), live in Texas. She treasures each one of them, and relishes the time she spends with them when she travels to Texas.

Karyn and her husband of five years thought they would move to Colorado to retire, but life held different plans. She is now teaching second graders in Olathe, Colorado, blogging, writing, and editing.

Her fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Grubbs, ignited her desire to teach children, and she has treasured her twenty-six years plus in the elementary classroom. She finds joy and fulfillment in motivating her students to learn more about their world and about themselves.

When she is not writing, editing, blogging, or teaching, she enjoys snow skiing, finding new gluten-free recipes, and learning more about indie-publishing.

She invites you to read her encouraging and inspirational blog posts and to sign up for her email list to stay informed about her upcoming book, Tragedy’s Treasures.


If you are new to this website…

Why explore? Why come back?

  • Unleash your CONFIDENCE
  • Unleash your POSITIVITY
  • Unleash your TALENTS

Karyn Almendarez created this website to encourage and inspire you to OPEN YOUR TREASURES using:

  • your faith
  • positive energy
  • compassion
  • love
To RIDE THE WAVE of life and stay on top!

Life throws curve balls at everyone…usually when we least expect them! Our failures, heartaches, and losses may paralyze us, depress us, affect our relationships, and eat away at our confidence.

We can

  • duck and HIDE to avoid getting hit
  •  swing and miss getting ANGRY
  •  or strike out and QUIT

Or we can    

  • keep swinging until we CONNECT with the ball
  • PRACTICE hitting until we get better
  • Help others learn how

Why did I start this website?

I am passionate about writing. It is never too late to learn a new skill, mark something off of your bucket list, or gain a new perspective on how to live the rest of your life. I want the content and resources to encourage you to:

  • Unleash your confidence
  • Unleash a healthier mind, body, and spirit
  • Unleash your TALENTS




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