Thank you so much for your lovely response. I’m more than humbled and filled with great joy that I could be of service, please do feel free to contact me if you’d like me to speak to your student personally.
I didn’t think I was any good until some one came along and took me under their wing to really explore my worth.
There’s a father that we’re born with, and then there’s a father we come to adapt to — a mentor later in life.
I’m quite fortunate to have both; and it definitely help develop my skills and forming a self-esteem that I could share my work.
I used to write and discard every piece because I felt it was lacking in quality — and it wasn’t until my mentor saw my work accidentally and was truly impressed and pushed me towards pursuing a doctorate.
I look back on those accomplishments as just how far I’ve recovered and it helps my self-worth.
Which is why I feel it’s important to help others, why I enjoy spending time with the elderly. Because I felt discarded and someone took a chance on me, devoting their precious time and effort towards someone who did not belief in himself — and didn’t give up on me.
If I hadn’t had that, I’m sure I would’ve given up a long time ago; I’m glad I didn’t.
Hence, I share my story with people so that if some one is feeling that way that once I did; maybe they’ll find some thing of substance from my experience — and if it helps them, it would be the greatest reward for my work.
Thank you so much for your kindness and I’ll be sure to read Tolstoy’s Essay, which you recommended.
Bless your heart,