The thought behind these lines is so beautiful. It literally helped to calm me and take away some of my anxiety. I never feel good enough, especially as a writer. You’ve just helped me give myself grace and compassion to just do the best I can in everything. Thank you.

PS. I used to be a high school English teacher. Classroom management is the hardest part of teaching. I always received the highest marks on my evals, but i was just putting on a show for the admins. I feel sometimes teaching is a game, that dog and pony show. I buckled under the pressure after four years and quit. I applaud you for keeping the faith and making a difference in your students’ lives. At the end of the day, even the ones who say the hate us and curse us out end up being grateful we didn’t give up on them. Take care.

I write because I breathe. I breathe because I write. I’m sometimes funny but always real.

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