We All Need Role Models

A wonderful letter of thanks to our own Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord Blog! Pete has put into eloquent words what we all feel- you’re the best, Sally!

Pete Springer

I’ve been blogging for less than a year; I’d like to think I’ve learned a couple of things during that time. One thing that has jumped out at me is the similarity between my former life (teaching), and one of my newer pursuits (writing). Both endeavors are primarily individual pursuits, and yet the support of others around us is the fuel that keeps our engines going.

When I came out of college, I was only partially ready for all of the challenges that awaited me in the classroom. I had certain advantages that many others did not, having worked as a teacher’s aide for several years. While many of my teacher prep classes focused on learning theory, the best education took place through my practical experiences in elementary classrooms.

When I was starting my teaching career, I learned that many educators were willing to take the time to help. I…

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  1. great post! I miss my role model / mentor, I must admit

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    1. Mine was my dad, and yes, I miss him every day. How about you, Jay?

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      1. Oh… this is tough. I had two women in the business world who really guided me. As a writer I’m lacking that mentor and role model to chat with regularly. I miss this type of relationship.

        Dads are good for this. I understand!

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        1. For writing, I’ve been blessed to belong to a couple of writer’s groups populated with industry leaders who are happy to share their wealth of knowledge. I’d be lost without them!

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          1. You’re so lucky! I’m glad you have that. It’s got to be comforting and exciting.

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    1. Pete wrote a beautiful post here ❤

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  2. Jina Bazzar says:

    I’ve had role models throughout the years, but never for my writing. It’s a lack I feel sometimes. Great share!

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    1. We can all learn from each other 🙂

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  3. chapter18 says:

    Great to have a mentor and it reflects in your posts.

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