Who inspires me to be my best?
Me. I inspire myself.
You don't go through an 80+ pound weight loss with no gimmicks or diets without being able to self-motivate. You don't have the courage to leave a dangerous, physically abusive relationship without wanting something better. You don't grow up in a house rife with addiction and mental illness and not want a different life for yourself.
So this one's for me. I kick a lot of ass, and I inspire myself every day to keep that streak of ass-kickery going strong.
I teach 7th and 8th grade English in rural Iowa and hope to reflect, connect, and share with other English teachers. Iowa Council of Teachers of English Executive Board member. Iowa Writing Project superfan. UNI MA:TESS graduate.