While visiting a friend in the Medical Center a few months back, I couldn't resist driving through the beautiful campus of Rice University. Even though Rice University sits on a crazy busy street, once you turn in you're transported by the stillness.
As I stopped to snap a few photos, I remembered so well my time spent here as a young writer (and a young mother). All of my dreams were so fresh, my zeal for writing sky-high.
And it was here, on this very campus, that someone (other than my loyal family) encouraged me to pursue my writing ambitions. I had real potential, she said. She liked my work. My instructor's belief in me was precisely what I needed, in order to believe in myself.
Today, I’m grateful for teachers and mentors who go the extra mile. They are the ones you always remember. One person can make a difference, it’s true.
Is there someone special in your life who helped you over a hump, who gave you the courage to believe in yourself and follow your dreams?
Speaking of writing, I discovered some months ago, quite by accident, that my third book, Home Improvement (9 Steps to Living a Joyful Life) is now available as a Nook Book. Oddly enough, I don't have a Nook, as I still prefer the paper sort, but if you enjoy such things, I'd be honored if you took a look at my "new" Nook Book.
Until next time, dear friends, thanks for stopping by and keeping me company. You're always welcome here.