Everyone has a story — this is mine

1 Jan

Today, I invite all my readers once again to check out my brand new, completely separate blog which I call East Extra Afterthoughts, where I’ll be reprinting some of my favorite columns from when I was the Our Towns East Extra columnist for the Democrat and Chronicle.

Today’s entry was not actually one of my columns. Instead, it was from a blog I wrote in December 2019. But it does have a nice follow-up story — or as I’m calling it, an afterthought. And for those of you who are new to my blog, it’s kind of a nice introduction to me and why I do what I do.

The power of words

I was a junior in high school when my English teacher said four words that changed my life.

She told me, “You’re a good writer.”

I still remember exactly where I was standing after class that day, and how proud those simple words made me feel. But I didn’t realize then how powerful they were, how much they would shape my future. Because from that day forward, I knew what I wanted to do with my life: I wanted to write. …

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3 Responses to “Everyone has a story — this is mine”

  1. Kathy Taddeo January 1, 2022 at 7:12 am #

    An inspiring journey, Missy. Thank you for sharing. It’s fun to travel through a story with your links!

  2. Ann Buckley January 1, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

    Hey Missy, I’m dying to know who that English teacher was!! 🙂

    • websterontheweb January 1, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      I mentioned it at the end of the blog! Linda Yanchus

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