Every Tuesday, I participate in the Slice of Life challenge at Two Writing Teachers. If you want to participate, you can link up at their Slice of Life Story Post on Tuesdays or you can just head on over there to check out other people's stories. For more information on what a Slice of Life post is about, you can go here.
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On my last day in Boston, I spotted this adorable change purse at Trident Book Store and I just had to take a picture. It made me recognize how empowered I always feel after NCTE. I know that for various reasons not everyone can make it to NCTE so I thought I would share some of the encouragement I feel with you. It's actually perfect as so many of us (who were at NCTE and who were not) having jumped onto the #Nerdlution bandwagon. And if you aren't joining in on the Nerdlution, I hope you still find some strength in this. Without further adieu, from me to you.
I believe in you. I know you can do anything you want to accomplish. You have dreams and aspirations and there isn't any reason you can't make them come true. Let yourself be in the moment. Let yourself put your heart into everything that you do. Let yourself embrace all the opportunities available to you. Don't let anything hold you back. Follow your heart and follow your head. You have a great mind and you need to let yourself be free to do what makes you feel empowered. Know that you are important to this world. It's a big, giant place with so many people all here to make an impact in some small or huge way but a significant way no matter the size. You may be one of many, but you can still make a difference. Believe in yourself because you rock, inside and out. You're beautiful. Don't change. Just be awesome.