guest post by Rebekah Cayzer
This fall I teamed up with Kristin Abraham, who teaches at Laramie County Community College, to create some new bloggers. I attended a session of Kristin's Creative Nonfiction and Poetry class and talked about what blog posts are, what they aren't and what topics a blogger might take on.
The students were assigned the task of writing a blog post, targeted to an audience of writers. The results were impressive, and under duress (so many good ones to choose from!) I selected four posts to share on the Writing Wyoming blog. Today's post is the first up--three more will be shared in the coming months.
A Letter to Myself
by Rebekah Cayzer
Dear Younger Self,
The me that was shy and trying to find a place to call her own, thank you.
You picked up the pencil and began to write.
You wrote late into the night, and early in the morning. You never gave up when the critics came.
You were creative, and different. You found your place.
At first it was small, and only consisted of the notebooks and diaries, but then it grew.
You wrote bravely for the Young Author’s contest your school had every year.
Your first character was a part of yourself, placing your heart in her hands.
Each piece you wrote, you created a personality that shined, taking the time to think and plan.
You put in a lot of effort and time into each one, pouring out your heart.
Thank you younger self.
Your choice to write shaped me into who I am.
I became confident, and the pen never left my hand.
Each piece becomes a part of who I am, and you helped me with that.
Thank you for finding a place to call home, it became a home to me too.
I’m thankful you found something to call your own.
Currently a Psychology major at Laramie County Community College, Rebekah Cayzer enjoys her job working as a tutor in the LCCC student success center. She's been writing since she was old enough to make complete sentences.
Rebekah lives in a family of five girls, so growing up she wanted something that made her stand out and be different, which writing became. When she's not at LCCC, usually she's curled up in bed watching NCIS reruns, writing different stories, or listening to music.