Yesterday, I had one of those full-circle moments.
I had never been to a poetry workshop before, but I’m grateful that was my first one because hearing Jessica's poetry and getting to publicly share a poem of my own for the first time opened my mind to the fact that words really do matter.
A month later when I found myself wondering what I could create to make the world a better place, that “words matter” sentiment stood out in my mind and gave way to Car Window Poetry.
Fast forward to yesterday – who knew, a year and a half later, Jessica would invite me to lead a Car Window Poetry workshop for a poetry class she’s been teaching at Colorado College?
I didn’t even consider myself a poet when I first met Jessica. Now, she feels comfortable entrusting two hours of her students’ time to me. I count experiences like these as immense blessings because they remind me of where I started and how far God has brought me in such a short time.
I believe there’s great value in showing up, in saying yes even when you don’t necessarily feel ready or know what you’re getting into. When you open yourself up to new opportunities, you may also discover new identities.
Before you do, don't believe you can't. Write on. Create on. Encourage those around you to pursue their dreams even if they don't feel equipped. You're more prepared than you think you are. And guess what – you might realize you're a poet too!