It was a warm day in spring 2010, and I had checked my final grades of the semester. There it was. The first D+ I had ever received just stared me in my face. I rushed to campus and asked my professor what happened, he simply put my paper in my hand, and on the back of the paper it read “Go back to elementary school and learn to write.”.
Later during my senior year and in graduate school, I had very similar challenges that I allowed to manifest my fear around writing. So this blog will serve as a method of healing and nurturing my writing skills.
I have waited, waited, and waited some more to write this blog because my professor had convinced me I could absolutely not write. It stunted my confidence in writing in grad school, writing my personal statement for scholarships, and even writing letters of recommendation that I was requested to write for students years later as a teacher.
I am ready to share my truth as I heal from the challenges I have faced in the past three years.