Today's post for the A to Z Challenge is I for Inspiration.
Inspiration can come from anywhere. It can come from within you, another person, or anything like a song, quote or whatever it may be.
Today I'll be writing about what inspires me, or rather who has inspired me to become a writer or has been an inspiration in my life.
First, for writing.
Ms. Boland - She was my English teacher in high school for two years (freshman and junior).
My writing was always well liked by her and she even told me that I had a "great
flow to my writing," as a freshman and to a 15 year old, that solidified a lifetime goal
of mine to be a writer. I have always wanted to be a writer as long as I can remember.
Charles - He is my older and only brother. We are just under two years apart. Anyway, when I was
younger (as a 6 or 7yr old), I wrote my own version of my favorite movie at the time,
"Beauty and the Beast." My brother told me after he read it that I could be a great writer
someday. He doesn't remember saying that, but I will never forget what he said.
Second, for life.
Sister Ida - She was a nun at my high school. She wasn't a teacher, but in charge of CSC
(community service corps) of which I was involved all four years. We had a great
relationship from the beginning and through our conversations, I was inspired to not
let anything hold me back and to be the best person I could be. The sad thing is, I don't
think she'll ever know how much she meant to me.
Grandma - Yet again another family member. I had a great relationship with my grandma all my
life. She was born during World War 1, lived through World War II and various other
wars and lived through the Great Depression. She was relatively healthy her whole life,
but when she did have to go through something, she battled through it and came out on
top. That was until she got diagnosed with breast cancer at 92/93 - as much as she
fought, the cancer ended up winning the battle in 2010 at 94. She would often be the
first one to help anybody - from taking over a store when her aunt's health declined to
mentoring at risk kids. My grandma always inspired me to live my life to the fullest
take advantage of any opportunity that came my way.
What or Who inspires you?
Well, this concludes today's post.
Happy Reading and Keep on Writing!