I was inspired by a fellow slicer's post here to write just 5 sentences that detail my writing journey and identity.
As a child I held an abundance of words in my head and they would all come tumbling out of my mouth a mile a minute, surely exhausting the adults around me.
As I grew in to those words, I learned from all of my favorite teachers, how to use them on paper to entice a reader with a narrative, to analyze an author's craft in detailed essay, to show my depth and breadth of knowledge with an expository piece, and I became a writer within the walls of the school building.
College was full of research papers and responses to reading, mixed with a new type of writing: my first lesson plans.
As I moved into the real world the lesson plan writing continued daily, weekly, yearly and journaling became a way to deal with big, grown up problems that I didn't always have the "out-loud" words to express but could always find with a pen on paper.
Today, I'm working to stretch my writing wings, to build a routine and a rhythm of writing that feels comfortable and breathes life into my world and maybe the lives of others.
This month I am linking up with "Two Writing Teachers" for a slice of life, daily writing challenge.