yet her writing does not appeal to her year 12 English teacher.
“English is not your subject”
…and so, she follows the path of Science
“because you’re better at that”
and yet, 20 years later, when she no longer listens,
she writes anyway.
Because that is what is inside of her
because she has ‘stuff’ to say
because she has ‘stuff’ to share
and because she has a heart for it.
Literary brilliance, literary magnetism, literary success,
is about passion, and truth, and reality.
It’s about perseverance
It’s about throwing away the rule book
…and daring to be free
It’s about blocking your ears to the entire universe
in order to unlock the gates to yours.
It’s rebelling against the world with prose
It’s making peace with one’s thoughts
It’s about you
and no-one else,
and having the strength to expose yourself to vulnerability, and failure, and fear and judgement.
It’s about believing, that if your year 12 English teacher says you can’t, it’s not the end.
Because it’s never over, until YOU say so
and if you truly, truly, want it…
you absolutely can.
…and so she writes.