I credit much of my knowledge to the generosity of others. Whether that be real life mentors or heroes I’ve admired from afar. My theory was that the impact of writing online is limitless both in scale and longevity. Thus, writing would be the best way of paying it forward. But I didn’t know how much, if any, of an immediate impact my blog would have.

Then as I started to write, others began to reach out to me. Relatives would tell me that they enjoyed reading my writing. Old friends saying they’ve read my blog and it’d spark a conversation we never had before. Eventually, I got my first email from someone I didn’t know, thanking me for my work. And let me tell you, there’s nothing more fulfilling than someone else being inspired by your work.

May 15, 2020 · Reflecting on a Semester at the Library

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