Words allow my unspoken and uncertain thoughts to come to life without having to use my quiet voice, and gives me time to think before I speak.
Today is The National Day on Writing- a great day to celebrate our favorite writers, and to thank a teacher (in person or in spirit) who encouraged, inspired, or taught you about writing.
Thank you, Mr. Carey. It is because of your kind humor, your compassion, and your understanding of ‘quiet Jenny’ that inspired me to become an English teacher, and has given me the courage to share my voice with the world. I miss you your presence, but your spirit lives on in me every day.
For more on why writers write, please visit http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting/testimonials.