I have a lot of people look at me and say the same thing “You should keep writing.” For a long time, I was still writing but I was doing more reading than anything. I was doing research. Now, I’m realizing that after all the reading I’ve done that as long as I keep writing, I can do anything.
I think I write because of my grandmother. I call her Lola. She was a teacher professionally and I know that part of her lives in me. I don’t mean her teaching spirit but the ability to inspire. The job of a teacher is often over looked. The truth is, growing up I probably spent more time in school then I did at home. My teachers knew more about me than my parents did. I’m not blaming my parents for trying to reach their own goals or having their own agendas. I look up to them for making it work, even if it meant making sacrifices in other places. I respect them now more than ever. I look back to my days in grade school when I was trying to figure out how to do everything on my own. I’m glad that now I can comfortably say that it’s the things my parents did not do that make me the person I am today. If you need a motive, look for it in yourself. Find out why you were dealt the situation you’re in and how you can make it work.