dearest blog followers,
in the spirit of breaking the fourth wall, i wanted to share a blog i recently discovered.
and by ‘recently discovered’ i mean ‘i saw one of my former students tweet a link to her new blog.’
as an english teacher, one of my biggest ‘things’ was the mantra that ‘your voice matters.’ that everyone has a story to tell that’s worth telling – the hardest part is convincing ourselves that what we have to say matters.
the blog is prose, the first topic taylor swift (ok, maybe half the reason i’m supporting this is because i like taylor, too, maybe), and it has a message that i think matters – a message that requires courage to put into print, much less from a junior in college.
what’s so fun about writing about the human heart is that the topic doesn’t matter; it’s the message behind it.
no spoilers, because i’m hoping you’ll click the link and follow her blog.
(lauren, i hope you update this thing every once in a while and keep making me look good by proxy.
. . . no pressure or anything)
ps: if any other former students have blogs or writing and y’alls are like ‘dude, gimme some free press’ i’ll be all like ‘sure, lemme see what ya got.’