Now I know that for some weird, strange reason this issue appears to be a divided one on the internet but I submit that it is not. It is simply that we lack the communication skills to properly articulate what we mean when we ‘argue’ this issue very articulately and civilly on Twitter.Read More
I don’t remember, but I’m fairly certain I found Kara’s page on my Instagram Explore page. I had recently written my Mom Jeans post and her post about Mom Jeans popped up in my explore page, I suppose for that reason but, does anyone really know why Instagram does what it does?
Regardless, I was so excited to see her drawing that expressed my feelings on Mom Jeans and I entrenched myself in Kara’s feed for a good while laughing and connecting with her view on life and motherhood.Read More
Sarah is the only ‘fashion blogger’ I follow and I put that in quotes because while she does share her own incredible sense of style, the value she offers is so much more than that. Sarah runs her site, aptly titled Sassy Red Lipstick, where she shares her creativity through fashion, the best cosmetic and beauty finds, lifestyle content including travel and home decor, and it's all covered with tons of self-love encouragement and body positivity, which is one of her greatest skills and assets.Read More
What a stupid thing to say to or about teachers. Mostly because it's meant to be a snub.
"Those who can't do, teach."
This post is not for the sole purpose of defending my own former profession. The purpose is to hopefully show you why I value good teachers, many of my friends and peers, and why you should too.
If you think that someone has the ability to teach something that they really can't do themselves, you would be absolutely right. Teachers teach their students how to do things they are not very good at, all the time.
Do I know how to write the best Literary Analysis essay? No. Do I want to write the best literary Analysis essay? Um, hell no. But you know what I can do and actually want to do? Help my students write their best Literary Analysis essay. And am I capable of that? Hell yes. Why is hell a swear word?
Teachers have an ability to make their students do things they didn't know they were capable of doing. They get to sit by their side and show them what is possible. And watch them turn that possibility into a reality. It is one of the funnest things to do.
So this saying is true in a certain context. The context that no, teachers can't do all the things their students do. Because they all have abilities that their teachers don't have. But what teachers CAN DO is bring out their students' best skills and show them what they are capable of.
That is what a teacher CAN do.
I know I have the ability to teach someone how to tell their best story. I have the ability to give someone tools that allow them to find their voice and make it heard.
With this new copywriting business(can I even call it that?) I know that I can teach and help others how to write their own story. I am the best at telling my story but I'm not sure I'm the best at telling your story. You are the best at that, and I can help you get there.
For the first few clients I take on, this will likely feel pretty experimental but I also know it will feel pretty incredible. To find your voice, and tell your story and connect with the people who support you in the most connective way.