Regardless of how many encouraging emails, posts, and comments I read, it seems like all it takes is one person’s negativity to tear away at momentum. If people actually added construction to their constructive criticism, their harsh words might actually serve some purpose. I
was having a pretty rough day at
work yesterday when I opened my FaceBook to see a message from the toughest
teacher I’ve ever had. I instantly
got a lump in my throat. After the
first sentence I got a little choked up.
She had nothing but awesome things to say about my work (my writing that is), and informed me
she thought I’d be a world renowned writer someday. No review, critic, or anything else could even come close to that. This is a woman that was extremely strict, rigorous, and raised the bar every chance she could. She told me she was proud to have taught me. I think I smiled all day after that.