I have debated about joining the challenge for the last 24 hours. I can come up with many reasons why I should and shouldn’t join the challenge. Do I have the time? Though I can think of many reasons I shouldn’t, I can’t stop thinking about how this could be great for me. A spot to write daily and develop as a writer. So, here goes nothing! I’m in!
Words are powerful. When I was in seventh grade, we were writing poetry. We were working hard and developing our own poems. I had worked hard, and was excited about what I had to share. After working and revising, I went to show my teacher. So proud of what I had accomplished. In one sentence, this teacher had wiped away my confidence. I no longer felt I could write well and felt embarrassed.
This moment sticks in my head for so many reasons. I think about how much I have grown since then. When I’m working with students, I keep this story close to my heart. Every day, I work to build writers so they can feel success and grow.
Words are powerful. I tell myself this every day and work hard to make sure that the words I speak influence the people around me in a positive way.