I was able to share a creative non-fiction piece at the English Department event Calvin Reads. Reading my work out loud and having people laugh at my jokes, made me feel like a real writer again. More so, it made me feel like I was a good writer again.
I never felt like I was a bad writer, but it is easy to lose faith that you, out of all the people in the world, can get your work published and heard. Even though I was speaking to a small group of professors and students, I felt the rush of seeing my story impact someone else.
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