While going through my old emails in an attempt to declutter my inbox, I found an email I had sent to my students in The Craft course in November 2006. I have decided to print it out and keep it where I can always see it. It reminds me of the fire I had in my belly- the passion I have for writing in specific and for teaching the meaning of writing to my students. Back then I was new and at the beginning of my career and I was young and still struggling with matching my words with who I am to be. This is a reminder to me of what made me who I am today.