Had it not been for a few very special people, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
I’ve always wanted to say thanks, so last week I did. And it felt good to finally say it.
But I couldn’t believe the outpouring of responses we received from our members.
Freelancers from across the country reaching out to each other, to their 4th grade teachers, famous authors, and their students -- just to say simply, “Thanks for the Spark.”
I was touched to see such gratitude.
We all have those people who made a difference in our lives -- and most of them will never know it. For our members, I’m glad to say that’s not the case.
Here are some of my favorites:
— Brian Wood (@brianwood) August 18, 2014
— Kat Friedrich (@eco_journalist) August 17, 2014
— Kevin M. Fitzgerald (@kfitzfitz) August 15, 2014
Ms. Hands my high school art teacher. Believed in me, pushed me, & helped me build my college portfolio #thanksforthespark. <3
— Stevie (@StevieNYC) August 14, 2014
— Clair R (@clair_rigby) August 15, 2014
Ms. Pamela Stith, Pomona Catholic High School - she put great novels in my hands, encouraged my writing & my snark so - #ThanksForTheSpark
— citizenrobot (@citizenrobot) August 14, 2014
To Mr. Rick Powell, who in 7th grade told me my writing was something every time he read our assigned journal entries #ThanksForTheSpark
— Carolina Longoria (@carocarocaro_) August 14, 2014
— Herb'n Maid (@herbnmaid) August 14, 2014
My art teacher in highschool gave me every opportunity and encouragement to go beyond where I could've on my own #ThanksForTheSpark
— Rebecca Overstreet (@RDOverstreet) August 13, 2014
— John Bray (@fishsticked) August 13, 2014
*Who influenced you to follow your passion? It’s never too late to say #ThanksForTheSpark! *